Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Things to Make: Free Crochet Hobo Bag Pattern



It's been a while since I offered a FREE PATTERN on my blog...so I thought I'd share one of may latest creations with you all!

The HOBO BAG!







I really love that way it turned out!

Material Needed:
Size K crochet hook
A bunch of Cotton yarn (I used a large skein of Bernat Handicrafters, and one skein of Lily Sugar and Cream...sorryI didn't take the time to keep track of the amounts!)
Tapestry or yarn needle
Scissors

Abbreviations:
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = beginning
sk = skip
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
dctog = dc together (a decrease st)
sl st = slip stitch

Pattern is written in Standard American Terms
***NOTE***
This pattern has NOT been tested...so if you find any errors, feel free to leave suggestions in the comments below!

Crochet Hobo Bag

Ch 41.
Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each ch across. (40 sts)
Row 2 - 12:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each sc across.
Row 13:  Ch 1.  Do NOT turn.  Working along end, work 12 sc evenly.  At corner ch 1, sc in same sp.  Working along beginning edge, work 40 sc evenly to end.  At corner ch 1, sc in same sp.  Working along end, work 12 sc evenly.  At corner ch 1, sc in same sp.  Working along next edge, sc 40 evenly to beg.  Join with sl st to first sc.
Row 14:  Ch 1. Working in back loops only, sl st around, chaining 1 in each corner.  Join with sl st to beg ch.  This creates the rectangular base of the bag.


Base of bag




Row 15:  Ch 1, turn.  *Sc in next 40 sts.  Sk corner.  Sc in next 12 sl st.  Sk corner.*  Rep from * to * one more time.  Join with sl st to beg sc.
Row 16 - 18:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to beg.
Row 19:  DO NOT TURN.  Ch 3, dc in next 11 sc.  Sk next sc.  Dc in next 38 sc.  Sk next sc.  Dc in next 12 sc.  Sk next sc.  Dc in next 38 sc. Sk last sc.  Join with sl st to beg ch.  DO NOT TURN.
Row 20 - 34:  Ch 3, DO NOT TURN.  Dc in next dc, and in each dc around.  Join with sl st to beg ch. 
Row 35:  Ch 3, DO NOT TURN.  *Dctog over next 2 sts.* Rep from * to * around.  Join with sl st to beg ch.
Row 36 - 40:  Ch 1, DO NOT TURN.  Sc in same st.  Sc in each st around. Join to beg with sl st.








For Strap:

Row 1:  Sl st in next 6 st.  Ch 1, sc in next 8 sts.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 2 - 50 (Or however long you want the strap to be!):  Sc in each sc across, Ch 1, turn. On last row, fasten off, leaving a long tail of yarn.
Using needle, st strap to opposite side of bag with whip st.  Fasten off, weave in ends.








NOTE:  The base of my bag measures about 14.5" x 4" and it's about 14" tall, not including the strap.  I switched color on my bag on row 29 to add some contrast.  I also added a simple crochet flower as an accent.








I think this bag would make a great beach bag or catch all bag...or even a reusable grocery bag!  I hope you have fun trying this pattern out!!

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44 comments:

Mindy said...

Great bag!

Me and my lil chef said...

Heading to the store to pick up some yarn.. thanks for the pattern and can't wait to see how mine turns out.

Our Seven Dwarfs said...

Love it! Thanks for the pattern. I will have to whip this up soon!

Jill

Elise Engh said...

That bag is so lovely! I can't say that I've seen too many crochet bags that I have liked, but I like yours! Thanks for the pattern!

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" me " said...

nice colors!

HILLARY said...

I don't crochet but way to go nice job!

Walking by Faith said...

Thanks so much for the free pattern! This is adorable and I cannot WAIT to make one for myself! :)

Sara said...

Great bag, thanks.

~♥~Linda~♥~ said...

The bag I made from this pattern was a huge hit. Thank you for the cute pattern. I am working on my second bag now

Joyce said...

I am going to make this bag. If it's as easy as it seems, I might make these for "sister gifts" for my 4 sisters. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Supper keen bag! i can't wait to make one! its going to be a x-mas present for some lucky person<3

Anonymous said...

Having trouble! At row 15 I have 4 extra stitches before the conner so instead of 40 I have 44 Why??? What am I doing wrong???? Help please!!!

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

Hmmm...It could be that you're adding an extra stitch at the end of every few rows...It's easy to do that...I do it all the time! ;) Maybe go back and check...I know it's a pain! Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

That is the nicest crocheted bag I have ever seen. I hope my crochet skills are up to this:)

Anonymous said...

This Bag looks sooooo hip! how long did it take you to make?

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

Thanks! It took me an hour or two...I work pretty fast, but it's also fairly straightforward and simple...so it didn't take much time! :)

Serea79 said...

Awesome! I am making this for my 18 year old niece, she wanted me to make her a hobo bag, so we searched and search together online, and she saw this one and absolutely fell in love, hands down-she HAD to have this one, so Im gonna make it Im worried she will get the white color at the bottom of the bag dirty so the only thing Im gonna change is the colors. Really appreciate the free pattern here, thank u and have a happy holiday!

Anonymous said...

is the handle supposed to be center or kind of offset?? i love this pattern, i cant wait too see it all finished and I'm almost there :)

Thank you

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

The handle is centered on the sides of the bag...hope that helps!!

Anonymous said...

hi how do you do dctog pls help

Koki Crochet said...

start with normal DC, whenyou have 2 loops on your hook go to next stitch and yarn over, yarn over a loop , now you have 3 loops on your hook yarn over all three loops .

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

Thanks Koki Crochet! I'm sorry I missed this comment earlier!! Good luck! :)

Koki Crochet said...

you're welcome! btw your fantastic bag is my next crochet pattern after i finish my cousin twins' baby hats! thanks a lot for the instructions.

Anonymous said...

I love this bag. I made it for myself the other day, and its just right. Now I am going to make one for my friend for her birthday.

Anonymous said...

I love this bag I am on my second one, my sister "borrowed" mine. The only thing I did different was add a few more rows 3 more at the rows 16 -18 part and 4 more of hdc at row20-34 part. I used Lotua Blossom Bernat Handicrafter the BIG 340g size and and whte. My second one is being done in Lily sugar and cream in the Daisy Ombre and white, my oldest wants one in Lily sugar and cream Key Lime Pie color and white to match a top I made her.

sarahdipities said...

So glad you like the pattern!! The colors you've made sound wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what ch stands for...I've never used a crochet pattern before...thanks <3

Anonymous said...

ch = chain

Katie B said...

Thanks for the pattern! I made it yesterday and posted a photo on my blog.

Ronduh said...

Just finished this bag and it turned out great! My stitches are a little tight so the next one I make will be a little looser. I already have the colors picked out for the next 3! Thanks again xoxoxoxo

Gina Muncy said...

Great bag. I lined mine with material to make it an everyday purse. Thanks for the great pattern

Anonymous said...

I skip row 14 and then do row 15 in BLO. I also do not turn where indicated. Easier but still looks the same in the end.

Anonymous said...

hey!
the colors in the pattern look really nice, do you know the name of the yarn used for the bottom section of the bag?

Anonymous said...

im stuck on row 19.. help?!

Andrea said...

Can I use acrylic yarn instead?

Destiny Perry said...

Did you use the whole skein of the handicrafter?

Sarah Anderson said...

I can't remember the name of the colorway of the yarn I used, sorry!

I didn't use the entire skein of yarn...but I did use most of it, if I remember correctly!

gorillagirl83 said...

I'm a beginner... in row 20-34 I'm confused. Do you ch 3 only the first time? And join with sl st to beg CH any the first time?

Sarah Anderson said...

gorillagirl - the ch 3 is at the beginning of *each* row...then you join with a sl at at the end of *each* row. Hope that helps! ;)

Andrea said...

Do you find your bag to stretch out quite a bit if you put a heavier object in it - even like a full wallet? Did you line it with anything to give it more support?

Tina Bryant said...

I find the same issue with stretching. I was thinking of lining with denim or in rows 20-34 I was considering alternating rows with a single crochet since its tighter and not as loose. It may take a couple more rows than 34 to get to same height but may pull it in a little. I have not tried it yet.

Sarah Anderson said...

That's a great suggestion, Tina! I find that the bag does have a lot of stretch to it...I've really only used mine for a beach bag, to put swimsuit, towel and sunscreen in, so it hasn't been a huge issue for me, but lining it would be awesome!

Candia Cook said...

Do you have to use cotton yarn?

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