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 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)
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)
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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Instructions for the Crochet Flower Bag:
Hdc in 3rd ch from hk and in each ch across. Turn. (38 hdc)
Ch 2, hdc in each st across. Turn.
Rows 3 – 8:
Repeat Row 2. Do not fasten off.
Now you will work in rounds:
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)
Ch 2, hdc in same st and in each st around; join with sl st to 1st hdc.
Rounds 3 – 5:
Repeat Round 2
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)
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.
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)
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:
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.
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)
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
2. Thread end of yarn through hole in side of loom and knot; Pull yarn through notch to secure
3. Pass yarn to left of first spike and across circle to the left of opposite spike
4. Wrap yarn around opposite spike and back across circle & around first spike
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
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
10. Continue in this manner around entire flower center
11. Then work long stitches across stitched circle just created to fill-in flower center
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!
Your Crochet Flower Bag is Complete and Ready to Use!
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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