This is a free round crochet bag pattern that I constructed from two circles. It features crochet bag strap that doesn’t stretch. Use it as a simple market crochet bag for every day.
The Rising Sun round crochet bag was designed some time ago. It was a special design for a crochet box.
I am excited to be revamping this pattern and sharing it with you! It is an easy pattern creating a lovely bag that will have so many uses!
Use it as a project bag for your current WIP or pack some stuff when you heading down to the beach.
This pattern lends itself to so many different colour combinations!
The name Rising Sun Bag pattern came from the sun-resembling combination of the stitches as well as the yarn color.
This cute bag is constructed from two circles so it is a project aimed at adventurous beginner.
Add a simple lining to your bag and you can use it as an everyday bag to carry all your essentials.
The great thing about crochet bags is that they are stretchy if not lined. You can use this to your advantage when packing towels for the beach or blankets for the camping trip.
The possibilities are endless.
Round Crochet Bag Details
The round shape of this bag comes from the two circles which I used to create this simple crochet bag. You will crochet these identical circles separately.
Secondly, a long strip of fabric is crocheted which is then sewn between the two circles. This way, the strip joins the circles as well as create bottom and sides to the bag.
It gives it a little more 3D shape rather than just a flat round bag.
I have also crocheted a bag straps that do not stretch. I started with the foundation chain in the middle of the bag strap.
Then I crocheted on both sides of the foundation chain so it sits nicely in the middle.
We all know how stubborn and non-stretchy the foundation chain can be. I have used it to my advantage and applied it to the crochet strap that doesn’t stretch.
It is an easy pattern creating a lovely bag that will have so many uses! Use it as a project bag for your current WIP or pack some stuff when you heading down to the beach.
This pattern lends itself to so many different colour combinations!
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Cygnet DK yarn (DK weight; 100% acrylic; 298m per 100g ball), 1 ball in Barley (yarn A), Cranberry (yarn B), and Royal (yarn C)
Stitches and Abbreviations (US crochet terms)
ch- chain stitch
sl st- slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc- double crochet
hdc- half double crochet
ch-sp – chain space
RS- right side
WS- wrong side
BLO– back loop only
FLO– front loop only
The circle after completing round 3 measures 6.5cm across using 3.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
- the bag is constructed from two identical circles that are worked separately
- the circles are joined together with a long strip of crochet fabric
- the fabric then creates the bottom and the sides of the bag
- it has two long straps that do not stretch
- the straps are created with the foundation chain in the middle which prevents the straps from stretching
- 2 ch at the beginning of each round doesn’t count as a stitch
- the stitch at the bottom of beg 2 ch counts as a stitch and the 1st stitch is always worked into this stitch unless otherwise specified
Round Crochet Bag Main Pattern
Round Bag Circle Pattern
Start with 3.5mm crochet hook and yarn A
Rnd 1- create magic loop, 2 ch (doesn’t count as a st throughout the pattern), work 12 dc into magic loop starting into st at the bottom of 2 ch, sl st to 1st tr. [12 dc]
Rnd 2- 2 ch, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to 1st dc. [24 dc]
Rnd 3- 2 ch, (1 dc, 2 dc in next) 12 times, sl st to 1st dc. [36 dc]
Rnd 4- 8 ch, (counting the st at the bottom of 8 ch) miss 3 dc, sl st in next dc; (8 ch, miss 3 dc, sl st in next) rep around; fasten off and break yarn. [9 loops]
Rnd 5- join B in 2nd missed dc from prev rnd, (8 ch, miss 3 dc, sl st in next dc BEHIND the loop created in prev rnd; 8 ch, miss 3 dc, sl st in next dc IN FRONT of the loop created in prev rnd;) rep around; working the last sl st to 1st st where yarn B was joined. (See photo below) [9 loops]
Rnd 6- 3 ch behind the loops, at the back of your work, 1 sc into 1st A loop, 3 ch, 1 sc into 1st B loop; (3 ch, 1 sc in next loop alternating A & B loops) rep around, 3 ch, sl st to 1st sc. [18 ch-spaces, 18 sc]
Rnd 7- 2 ch, 2 dc in 1st sc; (2 dc in next 3 ch-sp, 1 dc in next sc; 3 dc in next 3 ch-sp, 1 dc in next sc) 9 times in total omitting the last dc, sl st to 1st dc instead. [64 dc]
Rnd 8- 2 ch, start working in the st at the bottom of 2 ch throughout the pattern, [(4 dc, 2 dc in next) twice, 5 dc, 2 dc in next] 4 times in total, sl st to 1st dc. [76 dc]
Rnd 9- 2 ch, [(5 dc, 2 dc in next) twice, 6 dc, 2 dc in next] 4 times in total, sl st to 1st tr. [88 dc]
Rnd 10- rep Rnd 4 [22 loops]
Rnd 11- join A and rep Rnd 5 [22 loops]
Rnd 12- rep Rnd 6 working 1st sc into B loop and alternating A and B loops. [44 ch-spaces, 44 sc]
Rnd 13- 2 ch, (1 dc in sc, 2 dc in next 3 ch-sp) rep around, sl st to 1st dc. [132 dc]
Rnd 14- 2 ch, (10 dc, 2 dc in next) 12 times, sl st to 1st dc. [144 dc]
Rnd 15- 2 ch, (11 dc, 2 dc in next) 12 times, sl st to 1st dc. [156 dc]
Rnd 16- rep Rnd 4 [39 loops]
Rnd 17- join B and rep Rnd 5 [39 loops]
Crochet Bag Pattern continues…
Rnd 18- 3 ch behind the loops at the back of the work, 1 sc into 1st A loop, 2 ch, 1 sc into 1st B loop; (2 ch, 1 sc in next loop alternating A & B loops) rep around, 2 ch, sl st to 1st sc. [78 ch-spaces, 78 sc]
Note: in Rnd 19 the 2 ch-sp counts as one stitch, so each dc or increase is either made into sc or 2 ch-sp.
Rnd 19- 2 ch, starting in same st at the bottom of 2 ch (12 dc, 2 dc in next) 12 times, sl st to 1st dc. [168 dc]
Rnd 20- 2 ch, (13 dc, 2 dc in next) 12 times, sl st to 1st dc. [180 dc]
Rnd 21- 2 ch, (14 dc, 2 dc in next) 12 times, sl st to 1st dc. [192 dc]
Rnd 22- rep Rnd 4 [48 loops]
Rnd 23- join A and rep Rnd 5 [48 loops]
Rnd 24- rep Rnd 18 working 1st sc into B loop and alternating A and B loops. [96 ch-spaces, 96 sc]
Note: in Rnd 25 the 2 ch-sp counts as one stitch, so each dc or increase is either made into sc or 2 ch-sp.
Rnd 25- starting in same st at the bottom of 2 ch (7 dc, 2 dc in next) 24 times, sl st to 1st dc. [216 dc]
Rnd 26- 2 ch, (17 dc, 2 dc in next) 12 times, sl st to 1st dc. [228 dc]
Rnd 27- 2 ch, (18 dc, 2 dc in next) 12 times, sl st to 1st st. Fasten off and break yarn. [240 dc]
Crochet Bag Bottom and Sides
Join C in any dc from the last rnd of the circle.
Row 1- with RS facing 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), starting in the same st at the bottom of 1 ch, work 180 hdc in BLO, turn your work. [180 hdc]
Row 2- Row 10- 1 ch, starting in the same st, 180 hdc, turn. Do not fasten off. [180 hdc]
Turn inside out with WS facing and line up the 2nd circle. With yarn C work 1 sc through FLO of the bottom of the bag and BLO of the 2nd circle 180 times.
Fasten off and break yarn.
Round crochet bag strap that doesn’t stretch
With yarn B chain 120, fasten off and break yarn.
Row 1- join C in last chain, 2 ch (doesn’t count as a st), starting in same st at the bottom of 2 ch, work 1 dc in each ch across [120 dc]
Row 2- 2 ch, 120 dc. Fasten off and break yarn.
Row 3- join C in 1st ch on the underside of foundation ch, 2 ch, work 1 dc into each ch across on the underside of the foundation chain. [120 dc]
Row 4- rep Row 2
Sew the handles onto the bag referring to the photos for placement.
Sew in all ends.
THIS PATTERN WAS DESIGNED AND WRITTEN BY VERONIKA CROMWELL OF BLUE STAR CROCHET COMPANY. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND DO NOT SHARE, COPY, ALTER OR RESELL THIS PATTERN AS YOUR OWN. YOU CAN SELL FINISHED ITEMS PRODUCED FROM THIS PATTERN, A LINK TO THE ORIGINAL PATTERN AND CREDIT TO ME AS THE DESIGNER WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU.
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2 thoughts on “Free Round Crochet Bag Pattern – Rising Sun Bag”
I like this bag and its title is appropriate too. I wouldn’t change the colours; it looks very cheerful and at this time of the year with grey skys, it helps to lighten the mood. This will be a project for me. (after the current items in the queue are done)
Thank you for sharing this.
Thank you! 😊