Crochet Sunflower Bag – Free Pattern
For this Sunflower Bag you will need:
Hook: I – 5.25 MM
Working in the Round
DC – Double Crochet
TC – Triple Crochet
Single Crochet Join
You will need one skein each of the color yarn of your choice – I used:
You will need one color for the center of the flower, one color for the flowers and trim, and one color for around the flowers and handles. I usually make the flowers the same color as the trim for the bag and handles but you can change it however way you would like.
Lay out the squares like the picture above. The four squares on the bottom and top will be the back and front of the bag and the two on each side will be the sides of the bag. Then the two left in the center will be the bottom.
Starting at the bottom in the middle of the bag you will join your squares using a Single Crochet Join. There are different ways of doing this but I decided to go through all 4 loops, which will create a nice tight join.
With wrong sides together, start by making a slip knot with your trim color, then insert your hook through all 4 loops in the corner chain of your first two squares.
Yarn over and pull through, you will now have 2 loops on your hook counting your slipknot. Yarn over and pull through both loops. This will be your first Single Crochet.
Insert your hook through your next set of stitches, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops, yarn over again and pull through both loops.
Repeat across the edge of your squares until you reach the end.
When you reach the end of the row, which will be the Chain Stitch in the corner, insert your hook directly into the next 2 squares and keep going across. Crochet together 5 sets of squares. (Like the picture above)
Fold the bag over so that you have 4 squares on the back, 2 on the bottom and 4 on the front. Take 1 of your other squares for the sides and line up 1 of the corners (right side facing out) with the top corner of the front squares. Repeat the Single Crochet Join, starting in the corner, with a slip knot and crochet along down two squares. When you reach the bottom of the bag Slip Stitch in all 3 corners joining them together. Continue with the Single Crochet Join across the bottom 2 squares. When you reach the other bottom corner repeat from the other corner and Slip Stitch in all 3 corners. Then continue with the Single Crochet Join up the other side. (See photo above)
Repeat this around the Back Side of the bag. Then repeat the Single Crochet Join around the middle of the bag. You will then close the remaining bottom edges with the same Single Crochet Join. The last trim you’ll do is 1 row of Single Crochet around the top of the bag. Tie off and weave in your tails.
To make the handles
Ch – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
Start with your base handle color, leave a long tail for sewing the handle onto the bag.
Ch – 63
Starting in the Back Loop of your Chain HDC in the 3rd Chain/Loop from your hook and on each Chain across. (By going in the Back Loop of your Chain it will make your V pattern on both sides of your handle.)
When you reach the end of your handle, Ch 2 and turn. (61 Stitches)
HDC in each Stitch across to make the other side of your handle. Tie off but leave a long tail for sewing your handle onto your bag.
With your trim color make a slip knot. (Remember to leave a long tail for sewing your handle onto the bag) Insert your hook into the first Chain Space between the first two HDCs. Yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull though both. *Ch 3, then skip 2 HDCs and Single Crochet in the space between the Stitches. Repeat from * across the handle. (See picture above)
Repeat With a yarn needle, sew your handles to the top of your bag. across the other side of the handle.
Line up the middle of the bag straps with the center of the squares. With a yarn needle, sew your handles onto the top of your bag using a Whip-stitch.