Circle bags are all over the stores this summer and this airy jute version is super simple to crochet! You’ll see the free pattern below as well as a picture tutorial to help you along (the ad-free printable version is in my shop here). I’ve seen a lot of other cute crochet circle bags as well, but wanted to make my own style with this inexpensive but beautiful jute. What I love most about this bag is that it looks store bought and it cost only $6.00! It also features an airy look and uses a circular granny stitch (similar to what I recently used in my Boho Crochet Top here) to start that’s very easy. It has a bit of the bohemian look, but it’s still got clean, classic lines that I love. This purse is so pretty for the summer time and I think it would make a lovely gift for my friends as well.
So airy and fun for summer break! That’s why I’m calling it the “Summer Break Jute Circle Bag”. See that touch of boho granny circle in the middle?! Just enough to add a little interest.
This particular jute cord came from Wal-Mart and it was only $1.99 per roll. I used a total of three rolls and it worked up in just a couple of days time. The construction is really easy as it’s essentially two crocheted circles that are then connected. Handles are added at the end and are made with slip stitches. Simple, right?
Do you plan to go anywhere over the summer? We hope to do some camping trips and visiting family and friends. These shots were taken in Pueblo West, Colorado.
Wouldn’t this be a fun bag to take to the beach or farmers market? I plan to use mine all summer long! New fave bag right here. 🙂
See the free pattern and photo tutorial below, or you may purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern including all important photos on Etsy HERE.
Summer Break Circle Bag – Jute Free Crochet Pattern
Description: While this looks store bought, it’s made with beautiful, inexpensive jute cord! Simple to make and beautiful to use all summer long. A touch of boho with classic lines, this is a keeper!
You will need:
US Size K 6.5 mm crochet hook
3 rolls of Jute Cord 170 g/roll 400 ft/roll 2 ply #20 ( I purchased mine at Wal-Mart for $1.99 each)
13″ diameter x 3″ wide
Abbreviations & Skills:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sts – stitches
hdc – half double crochet
hdc flo – half double crochet through the front loop only
sp – space
You will start by crocheting two circles. From there, you will make the center of the bag and then seam together. Finally, you’ll crochet the simple handles and attach with a tapestry needle and length of jute. Enjoy!
Ch 5, sl st in 1st ch to join and form a ring
Round 1 Ch 3 (counts as dc st), dc 11 times into ring, sl st into 1st st to join (12 sts)
Round 2 Ch 3 (counts as dc st), dc in sp just below, 2 dc in each sp around, sl st to join (24 sts)
Round 3 Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp as ch 3 between dc set, * 3 dc in next sp between dc set; repeat from * around working 3 dc in each sp between sets around, sl st to join (36 sts )
Round 4 Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st as ch 3, *1 dc in each of next two sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to join (48 sts)
Round 5 Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st as ch 3, * 1 dc in each of next three sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to join (60 sts)
Round 6 Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st as ch 3, * 1 dc in each of next four sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to join (72 sts)
Round 7 Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st as ch 3, * 1 dc in each of next five sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to join (84 sts)
Tie off and weave in ends.
Once you’ve made your circle, you now want to make the base of the bag.
Base of The Bag
Secure jute to one of the circles outside stitches.
Row 1 Ch 2, hdc flo in each st across the row, working around the circle, until you’re hook and stitches are about 8″ from the first st of the row (see photos below for assistance)
Row 2 Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across the row
Row 3 Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across the row
Row 4 Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across the row
After four rows, tie off and weave in ends.
Next, you will attach the 2nd circle to the bag by seaming with a slip stitch.
Attaching the 2nd circle
Secure yarn circle, slip stitch to base, working through both loops on the circle and the front loop only on the base, matching the front of the bag.
Handles (Make 2)
Row 1 Sl st in each st across the row (28)
Tie off and weave in ends
With a tapestry needle and length of jute, whip stitch the handles evenly onto the bag. Tie off and weave in ends.
Block if necessary. My bag needed a little shaping, so I made it damp, filled it with polyfil to shape it, and let it air dry. It turned out beautifully!
Below: Completing round 3
Below: Beginning the base of the bag. Attached the jute and now half double crocheting through the front loop only.
Below: Finishing the base. Next, you will slip stitch the 2nd circle onto the base of the bag. Tie off and weave in ends.
Below: Slip stitching the second circle onto the bag (through the front loop only)
Below: Starting the handles
Below: Attaching the handle
And that’s all there is to it my friends! Such a fun, practical bag. I hope you enjoyed it and please consider sharing it! It really helps me be able to continue to post free patterns like this one. You’re the best!
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