Crochet Flower Bag

Crochet Flower Bag crocheted in tan yarn with bright blue loom flowers along the top - includes 2 handles and a mesh stitch for body of bag - bag is shown on a tree next to a lake

Crochet Flower Bag

The Crochet Flower Bag is an easy crochet project that uses only 2 basic stitches and a fun Flower Loom Gadget by Clover. This time of year everyone loves to see the flowers blooming again and with Mother’s Day coming up, many people are thinking about giving flowers, too. I thought that making a simple bag shape with easy crochet stitches would help the pretty loom flowers stand out so that this bag is not only practical but eye-catching.

Clover Flower Loom

The Clover Flower Loom is a high-quality craft tool that can be used to create a wide variety of styles and shapes of yarny flowers. Included in this Crochet Flower Bag pattern I show you step-by-step how to use the gadget and make the flowers you see in the photos. There is also a video tutorial here to show you how to use the Flower Loom and help you be successful. Thank you to Clover USA for providing the loom for this project!

Skill Level: Easy

Supplies to make the crochet flower bag - flower loom gadget by Clover, yellow, blue and tan yarn plus needles and crochet hook

Supplies for the Crochet Flower Bag:

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Size 3 Cotton yarn – Approximately 500 yds for the bag and a very small amount for the flowers in 2 colors

(The tan yarn I used for my bag is no longer available but the link above shows a yarn that would be a good substitute – The blue yarn is I Love This Cotton by Yarn Bee and the yellow is Sinfonia by Omega)

I (5.5mm) Clover crochet hook

Clover Flower Loom

Clover Jumbo Tapestry needle

Finished Measurements: 

Flower =3” diameter ; Bag = 14” wide x 12” tall; Handles = 27” long x 1” wide


4” =  13 hdc stitches; 4” = 10 rows of hdc

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Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook

Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

YO (yarn over)

Hk (hook)

Lp (loop)

Ch (chain)

St (stitch)

Sp (space)


First a rectangle is crocheted to create the bag base

Then stitches are worked in a round around the rectangular base to create the body of the bag

Handles are crocheted and sewn on once bag body is complete

Then flowers are made and sewn to top of bag

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Crocheting the bottom of the crochet flower bag - long rectangle with hook and yarn

Instructions for the Crochet Flower Bag:

Ch 40

Row 1:

Hdc in 3rd ch from hk and in each ch across. Turn. (38 hdc)

Row 2: 

Ch 2, hdc in each st across. Turn.

Rows 3 – 8:

Repeat Row 2. Do not fasten off.

Showing how to start crocheting in the round for the sides of the crochet flower bag

Now you will work in rounds:

Round 1: 

Ch 2, work 8 hdc along short side of rectangle just completed making sure to evenly space; hdc in base of each st along next long side of rectangle, work 8 hdc along next short side of rectangle (again making sure to evenly space); hdc in each st across last long side of rectangle; join with sl st to 1st hdc of round. (92 hdc)

Round 2: 

Ch 2, hdc in same st and in each st around; join with sl st to 1st hdc.

Rounds 3 – 5:

Repeat Round 2

STarting the mesh stitch for sides of bag

Round 6: 

Ch 4, (sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1) around ending with a sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch-4. (48 ch-1 sps)

Rounds 7-20: 

Sl st into next ch-1 sp; ch 4, (sk next st, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) around ending with a sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch-4. 

Round 21: 

Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in each ch-1 sp and each dc around; join with sl st to top of starting ch-2. (96 hdc)

Round 22:

Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st to top of starting ch-2.

Rounds 23 – 28:

Repeat Round 22. Fasten off.

Handles – Make 2:

Both handles of the crochet flower bag laying flat on wooden background

Ch 90

Hdc in 3rd ch from hk and in each ch across. (88 hdc) Fasten off.

Now working on the other side of the ch, join with sl st to 1st ch; ch 2, hdc in each ch across. Fasten off.

Sewing on the handles

With tapestry needle and matching yarn, sew handles on to inside top of bag making sure they line up and overlap about 2-3” (for extra security)

Close up photo of the 3 blue and yellow loom flowers that are sewn to top edge of bag

Flowers – Make 3:

Make 3 flowers using Clover’s Flower Loom and sew to top center of bag as shown in photos

If you prefer watching a video to help you learn how to make these flowers, then here is a video for you!

Here’s how to use Clover’s Flower Loom for the Crochet Flower Bag:

1.  Assemble Flower Loom as shown below

Flower Loom gadget with yarn

2.  Thread end of yarn through hole in side of loom and knot; Pull yarn through notch to secure

STep one of making the flower - the starting knot

3.  Pass yarn to left of first spike and across circle to the left of opposite spike

STep 2 of making the flower on the loom - wrapping the yarn around pegs

4.  Wrap yarn around opposite spike and back across circle & around first spike

Wrapping the yarn around more pegs

5.  Lead yarn across circle to wrap around next spike on the RIGHT (being careful to still start on left of the spike and wrap around the back side of spike)

6.  Lead yarn across circle to wrap around next opposite spike (which is to the LEFT of starting spike)

Repeat #5 and 6 all the way around the circle loom

All pegs are shown wrapped with blue yarn

Then Repeat #3 – 6 again so that you go around entire circle a second time

7.  Cut yarn and pass end through hole on opposite side of loom square base – Tie knot in yarn end and pass through slot to secure

8.  With a 36” length of a contrasting color of yarn threaded onto tapestry needle (that comes with flower loom) start sewing center of flower

Bring needle up through flower from back and insert needle back down through nearby petal space

9.  Bring needle up again through flower from back a few petal spaces over

Pass needle back down through flower back near where previous stitching ended

Starting to sew the center part of blue flower with yellow yarn

10. Continue in this manner around entire flower center

Outer edge of center circle shown with yellow yarn

11. Then work long stitches across stitched circle just created to fill-in flower center

Filling in the center of the flower with yellow yarn and long cross stitches

12. Tie center-stitching yarn ends in a knot on back side of flower

Remove flower from loom and tie yarn ends together in a knot – Trim yarn ends – Tada!

Finished blue and yellow loom flower shown sewn to Crochet Flower Bag

Your Crochet Flower Bag is Complete and Ready to Use!

Crochet Flower Bag laying flat on brown wooden background - bag is solid crochet stitches for top and bottom with an open mesh stitch for center section - 3 blue and yellow flowers are sewn along top edge and 2 long handles

Now your Crochet Flower Bag is complete 😊 Which color flowers did you choose? I love how the blue and yellow look together but there are many options for flowers. I was thinking that this Crochet Flower Bag would make a good market bag to take to the grocery store to use for your fresh produce (and reduce the amount of plastic bags you need to use). You can also add some felt or fleece to the bottom to give it more stability.

I hope you enjoyed making this Crochet Flower Bag – remember, you can find more of my free crochet patterns here.

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If you love crochet bag patterns, be sure to check out the Crochet Pocket of Thanks here.

Thank you for visiting – Happy crocheting!


Crochet Flower Bag on tree trunk with lake in background to be used as an image for pinterest

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37 thoughts on “Crochet Flower Bag

  1. Absolutely LOVE the “Flower Bag”. My skills are more than a bit rusty, but would absolutely LOVE to give it a try and have you published my results on your web site. Thanks for the inspiration, I know about 3 or 4 friends that would love to have one of these/

  2. You have me completely intriged. I am retired, love sewing, crocheting and knitting, however also have a disabled son, 3 rescue dogs and a retired, but aged husband ( me too – – -retired that is). Soooo, now that I have presented you with all my faupaus and have your full and rapt attention do you still recommend that I receive your wonderful offer to make all my Christmas presents???
    Thanks for not laughing AND, if the patterns are not too very complicated, I would absolutely love to try my hand at renewing my crocheing, knitting and sewing skills I used to enjoy in my leisure time.

    1. Hello! Glad you like the flower bag and are inspired to make a bunch of crochet projects for Christmas gifts. It can take a lot of time but if you start early (like now ;)) – you’ll have plenty of time and I think you will enjoy the process, too. Plus, giving a handmade gift to someone you care for is very rewarding.

  3. What a darling idea for a spring bag to hold my latest knit or crochet project. The flowers and flower loom bring back happy memories of the 1960’s and 1970’s when flowers like these were made into afghans. So many happy memories of my mom and I shopping all the yarn stores in Minneapolis.

  4. This is a great beginners pattern. I am going to teach it to my grandson who is learning to crochet. He can make them for his mom & his other gramma.

    1. I love this idea! I hope your grandson has fun making it – it is an easy pattern and works up pretty fast. 🙂

  5. What a cunning bag design. I tried one some years back that didn’t have the solid area at the bottom and it became too stretchy. This looks like it will work well! Looking forward to trying it. Thank you!

    1. You are welcome! You can add a lining to the bottom or the whole thing to make it even more sturdy and less stretchy. 🙂

  6. Looks like a useful and pretty bag. Great idea to see the bag with the flowers using the Clover gadget. It’s more helpful to see an actual item using something made with the gadget. Nicely done.

  7. I think this bag is very cute and useful. I’m going to make it as soon as I finish what I am working on. Thank you for the pattern.

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