Fringe Shopping Bag Crochet Pattern
If you’ve been wanting an adorable bag, big enough to fit everything you need and some more, look no further. The Fringe Shopping Bag is roomy enough to hold all of your groceries or your entire wardrobe.
This Fringe Purse is so spacious and it’s incredibly stylish. Everyone at the store will be asking you where to get one.
It’s made in a tricolor of yarns, and uses the zig-zag puff stitch and single crochet stitch.
The elements of this pattern really work together to make this a one-of-a-kind piece. The fringe detailing that lines the top of the bag really makes it stand out. This Fringe Purse makes a statement, and is sure to be the IT bag of the season.
It’s so versatile and can be used as anything, from a grocery bag to a yarn stash bag. And because it’s so sturdy, it will last you a long time. See for yourself!
Hook(s) size: 4mm
Yarn weight: Worsted
Preferred type of yarn: 50% cotton 50% acrylic
Suggested yarn: Cascade Avalon: Color A – Sandshell (05) Color B – Crimson (04) Color C – Fawn (43)
Yarn Yardage: Color A: 600 yds (12 oz) Color B: 100 yds (2 oz) Color C: 90 yds (1.8 oz)
Tools – scissors, tapestry needle
Gauge: 4” = 12 single crochet by 18 rows
Approx. finished dimensions: Width: 18.5”, Height: 14.5” Handle length: 28” each
- Puff Stitch – YO, insert hook into designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO, insert hook into the same stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO, insert hook into the same stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO, and pull through all seven loops. Chain one.
- FSC – foundation single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, ch – chain, dc – double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), sc – single crochet
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Ch 2 counts as a HDC
Row 1: Ch 2, turn. *Skip 1 stitch, dc into the following stitch. Cross in front of the dc and puff stitch into the previous skipped stitch; repeat from * across. Hdc into the last st. – 22 puff sts, 2 hdc
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Dc into the next st; cross in front of the dc and puff stitch into the space between the puff stitch from the previous row and the ch 2. *Dc into the top of the next puff st
(you will find this by skipping 2 sts), cross in front of the dc and puff stitch in the gap between puff stitches behind dc; repeat from * across. Hdc in turning chain. – 22 puff sts, 2 hdc
Row 3-4: Repeat rows 1 and 2. – 22 puff sts, 2 hdc
Cut yarn and tie off, attach color B
Row 5-8: Repeat rows 1 – 4. – 22 puff sts, 2 hdc
Cut yarn and tie off, attach color C
Row 9-12: Repeat rows 1 – 4. – 22 puff sts, 2 hdc
Cut yarn and tie off, attach color A
Ch 1 is turning ch only, does not count as a sc
Row 13-51: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st across. – 67 sts
Cut yarn and tie off
Repeat pattern to make the other side of the bag. Whip stitch together along the sides and bottom; turn project right side out.
Count 12 sts on either side of the bag, attach yarn on 13th st
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
Row 1: Sc into each of the next 3 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 1 until handle is 28” long. Cut yarn and tie off; count 12 sts from the other side of the bag and whip stitch on to the next 3 sts; repeat for the other side. Sc around the handles and top of bag.
Cut 3 strands of yarn approx 12” each. Fold yarn in half and use your crochet hook to pull top of fringe through top of sc. Pull ends of yarn through and pull tight to create a knot. Repeat around the top of the bag, placing fringe every 3 sts. Trim ends 5.5”.
Sew in all ends
I hope you’re as excited about the Fringe Shopping Bag as we are. It’s perfect for making a run to the grocery store. Or make one as a gift for an expecting mother. This Fringe Purse would make a beautiful baby bag.
Whatever your plans are for this project, it is sure to become an instant hit. Just prepare yourself for all the people who will be begging you to make them one too!
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