2.05.2014

Learn To Crochet: Yarn and Leather Bag Pattern

It's about past time for a new crochet pattern, today's pattern is a great beginner's pattern. You'll need to use this slip stitch video and double crochet video to make this crochet and leather bag!

Crochet & Leather Bag Pattern:
Materials Needed: Leather, Sewing machine, crop-o-dile (or other strong hole punch), yarn needle, yarn of choice, J Crochet hook.

Leather Bottom Steps: Cut out two rectangles of leather and sew around three sides leaving a large side open. Fold inside out and using your crop-o-dile, punch holes into your leather equal distances apart around the opening of your leather. Using your yarn needle and yarn, sew around the edge of the leather opening.

Crochet Steps: 
Start on the side of leather where the seam is, draw up a loop, and slip stitch into the first stitch that is attached to the leather. Chain two. Double crochet around leather until you reach the beginning. Connect with a slip stitch, chain two and double crochet around. Continue this until you reach the height you want (or in my case...run out of yarn!).

Leather strap: 
Cut a thin strip of leather and fold in half hot dog style. Cut at an angle on the end to make a point. Cut another thin strip and punch holes on the ends. Connect to your crocheted bag and connect the pointed strip to the back.
This bag is so easy to customize to the size you need. Mine measures about 7.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches tall. You could make this for a computer bag, iPad case, small clutch or just a cell phone holder.
For more crochet videos, check out my YouTube channel. 


23 comments:

  1. I am still practising my nalbinding right now but next I think I am going to try crocheting out! Great tutorial!

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    1. I just saw your nalbinding today, I need to give that a shot! Your nalbinding projects look great, Shy!

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  2. Ouuuaw, superbe !!

    www.IndiaCha.com

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  3. Looks awesome, and like a great way for me to start to crochet again. ^_^

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    1. Thanks Amy! I would love to see when you are finished:)

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  4. handmade things are indescribable value
    beautiful work! ❥

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  5. This looks so great! I definitely want to try this, but possibly a smaller clutch version! :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah! This pattern is so versatile, I want to make a small coin pouch as well!

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  6. This is beautiful! I love those colors together!

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    1. Thank you, Melanie! I am a sucker for mustard yellow!

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  7. This reminds me how easy it is to crochet, and how I really need to start doing it again! Very stylish. :)

    SimpleSilverLinings.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, it is very easy to forget how easy crocheting is, but once you get back into it you'll never stop ;)

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  8. super cute - love the color combo!

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  9. Oh how lovely! Such a beautiful color. I would love to learn how to crochet.... seems so fun!

    xo, Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  11. I have been wanting to crochet and this looks like a beautiful first project. xoxo

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  12. I have been wanting to crochet and this looks like a beautiful first project. xoxo

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  13. I love yarn and fabric together and this is a great project to use up some of my scrap leather! Great color combo too. Thanks for sharing.
    Sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/02/knit-socks-on-straight-needles-and.html

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  14. You read my mind, really. I have same idea!

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  15. Where do you get all of your leather?

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    1. I get my leather at my local leather shop: Springfield Leather Co.
      I suggest looking in your area for a leather shop, or a Tandy leather Co.

      If you have neither, a great online resource is the leather hide company.

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