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T-Shirt Yarn Crochet Bag (Free Pattern)


I've got another fun, free crochet pattern for you today. This crochet bag is made with two colors of t-shirt yarn and has faux leather handles. I absolutely fell in love with t-shirt yarn while making this project and can't wait to try making something else with it down the road. It's got such a great weight and texture!


Are you ready to make your own fab t-shirt yarn purse?

Materials

2 skeins Lion Brand Fettuccine Yarn
Size N crochet hook
2 faux leather purse handles
Black thread and a large needle

Let's talk for a sec about the supplies for this project.

Fettuccine Yarn  is made from fabric remnants so each ball is unique and you won't know what your local store has until you go check it out. It's not like normal yarn that you are guaranteed to find certain colors. I kept my eyes out for months and when I saw the two skeins I used sitting there next to each other, I loved how they looked together. I have seen other t-shirt yarn (I think it was at Hobby Lobby) that seemed to be more consistent in coloring, but didn't come in unique patterns like Fettuccine.

Also, purse handles... the best selection by far was at Joann. Other craft stores just don't really have very many options. Save yourself the run around and start at Joann.

Okay, on to the pattern! First I'll share the step-by-step instructions with photos. Then I'll share the whole pattern at the bottom of the post in case you're like me and want to print it out.

Directions

Using Yarn A (in my case, the gray), chain 15. Turn.


In second ch from hook, single crochet across.


Ch1. Turn.


In second ch from hook, single crochet across.


Ch 1. Turn.

In second ch from hook, single crochet across. SC 3 in last space, which will begin your "turn" around the corner.


Ch2 along the short edge.


SC3 in the next space to round the other corner. From now on, you will continue working in the round instead of turning your work.


Single crochet across.


SC3 in corner just like you did before.


SC across the short edge, then SC3 in corner again. Connect to the beginning with a slip stitch. Now the bottom of your bag is complete!


Change to Yarn B (floral), then SC in the back loop only all the way around. This creates a nice ridge to help the bottom of the bag sit flat. Continue SC around for a total of five rounds, or until you run out of yarn.


Switch back to Yarn A and SC four rounds. Slip stitch around once to create a nice edge, then you are done!

I found the best way to attach the handles was to tack them in place with hot glue to keep them from shifting, then stitch through the holes with doubled up thread. And don't be lazy like me and think hot glue is enough. Your handles will fall off... ask me how I know! 


If you want to be fancy, you could add a fabric liner inside. My stitches were pretty tight, so I'm not going to worry about it. I just tucked my ends in really well and am leaving it as-is.

Isn't it cute?


My husband was all, "You made that?!?" And I was like, "Hello, Mr. Doubty Mustafa. Do you not know me at all? Of course I made it!" 



T-Shirt Yarn Crochet Bag Pattern

Materials:

2 skeins Lion Brand Fettuccine Yarn
Size N crochet hook
2 faux leather purse handles
Black thread and large needle

Instructions:

Row 1: Using Yarn A, ch 15. SC in second ch from the hook. SC in each remaining ch to end. Ch 1. Turn.

Rows 2-3: SC in each st across; Ch 1. Turn.

SC across. 3SC in last stitch. Do not turn. Instead, work in the round from now on. 2SC along short edge. 3SC in corner. SC across. 3SC in corner. 2SC along short edge. 3SC in corner. Slip stitch.

Switch to Yarn B. SC in the back loop only all the way around, then SC around for a total of 5 rows.

Switch back to Yarn A and SC four rows. Slip stitch around the top edge. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attach purse handles first with hot glue, then with thread.

Finished size is approximately 9" by 14".
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