The Everyday Sunflower Bag Crochet Pattern

Hey Everyone!

I am so excited to share the newest pattern to the bag family, “The Everyday Sunflower Bag.” The is the first bag that I haven’t worked up in the round and I had so much fun exploring a new technique.

This bag is constructed in 4 parts: the front and back panels, the side/bottom panel and the strap. After they have been worked up they are slip stitched together to created the “bucket” of the bag. I also chose to do something a little different with the strap.

I did a poll on Instagram to see what the preferences were when it came to the length of the strap. I also wanted to know if one strap is preferred over two. The response was that most people prefer a kind of cross body long strap style. To keep the bag functional I wanted a strap that would be able to hold weight so I decided to go with a more tubular strap rather than I flat strap.

I am actually super obsessed with the look of the tubular strap, but it also makes the strap super comfortable on my shoulder. With these new design elements I hope this bag is just as functional for you as it is stylish. Feel free to play around with different colors and fibers. I cant want to see what everyone comes up with.

Happy Crocheting!

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You can purchase the Printable PDF on Etsy here! The PDF includes the complete step-by-step pattern so you can follow along on paper, highlighting and making notes as needed. It is a total of 11 pages, including the front and back cover pages. I’ve also included a PDF download of the chart for this pattern.

Materials

*4.00 mm Crochet Hook

Weight 4 Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (yarn I used listed below)

*Yarn Needle

*Scissors

Yarn Choice

Feel free to use any worsted weight cotton yarn that you prefer. I personally like to use any of the cotton yarns carried by Lion Brand Yarn. Because of the popularity of Lion Brand Yarn some shades may be low or out of stock. In this case I have heard that Hobby Lobby “I Love This Cotton Yarn” is also a good choice of cotton yarn.

For this bag I used the following yarn:

-Lion Brand Re-Up Cotton in Ecru-approx. 500 yards

-Lion Brand Re-Up Cotton in Mango Chutney-approx. 20 yards

-Lion Brand Re-Up Cotton in Sunflower-approx. 20 yards

-Lion Brand Re-Up Cotton in Dark Brown- approx. 15 yards

-Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Golden Rod-approx. 20 yards

Stitch Key (US Terms)

Ch = Chain

St/sts = Stitch(es)

Sl St = Slip Stitch

Sc = Single Crochet

Color Abbreviations

E = Ecru

S = Sunflower

MC = Mango Chutney

G = Goldenrod

DB = Dark Brown

Special Notes

-The bag is worked in 4 separate pieces, the front and the back panels, side/bottom panel and strap.

-The bag is worked in rows.

-The 1st st of each row should be placed into the same stitch as the turning chain.

-The turning chain does not count as the 1st stitch of the row.

-The pattern is written as: # of single crochet stitches (color abbreviation), example: 8 (E) means 8 sc in Ecru.

-The odd rows are the right side rows. Even rows will be the wrong side.

To learn how to do a seamless color change click here!

Dimensions:

11 inches wide x 11 inches long, Strap: 39 inches long

Gauge: 18 sts x 22 rows worked in single crochet

Pattern

I have created a chart for the front panel pf the bag for those who prefer to follow a chart rather than a written pattern. The PDF version of this chart is included with the pattern purchase in my Etsy Shop. Here is the free online version for you to use.

FRONT PANEL

Begin by chaining 51 in Ecru.

Row 1: sc in the 1st chain from the hook and in each chain across. Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 2 – Row 9: sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 10: 24 (E), 2 (S), 24 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 11 – Row 12: 23 (E), 4 (S), 23 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 13: 16 (E), 3 (MC), 3 (E), 6 (S), 3 (E), 3 (MC), 16 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 14: 16 (E), 4 (MC), 2 (E), 6 (S), 2 (E), 4 (MC), 16 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 15: 16 (E), 5 (MC), 8 (S), 5 (MC), 16 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 16: 10 (E), 4 (G), 2 (E), 5 (MC), 8 (S), 5 (MC), 2 (E), 4 (G), 10 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 17: 10 (E), 6 (G), 4 (MC), 10 (S), 4 (MC), 6 (G), 10 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 18: 10 (E), 9 (G), 1 (MC), 10 (S), 1 (MC), 9 (G), 10 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 19: 10 (E), 10 (G), 10 (S), 10 (G), 10 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 20: 11 (E), 9 (G), 10 (S), 9 (G), 11 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 21: 11 (E), 9 (G), 1 (MC), 8 (S), 1 (MC), 9 (G), 11 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 22: 7 (E), 5 (MC), 8 (G), 1 (MC), 8 (S), 1 (MC), 8 (G), 5 (MC), 7 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 23: 7 (E), 5 (MC), 8 (G), 2 (MC), 6 (S), 2 (MC), 8 (G), 5 (MC), 7 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 24: 7 (E), 5 (MC), 8 (G), 3 (MC), 4 (S), 3 (MC), 8 (G), 5 (MC), 7 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 25: 8 (E), 5 (MC), 7 (G), 2 (MC), 6 (DB), 2 (MC), 7 (G), 5 (MC), 8 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 26: 9 (E), 2 (MC), 4 (S), 6 (MC), 8 (DB), 6 (MC), 4 (S), 2 (MC), 9 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 27: 9 (E), 8 (S), 3 (MC), 10 (DB), 3 (MC), 8 (S), 9 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 28: 7 (E), 11 (S), 1 (MC), 12 (DB), 1 (MC), 11 (S), 7 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 29: 5 (E), 14 (S), 12 (DB), 14 (S), 5 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 30 – Row 31: 4 (E), 15 (S), 12 (DB), 15 (S), 4 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 32: 5 (E), 14 (S), 12 (DB), 14 (S), 5 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 33: 7 (E), 11 (S), 1 (MC), 12 (DB), 1 (MC), 11 (S), 7 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 34: 9 (E), 8 (S), 3 (MC), 10 (DB), 3 (MC), 8 (S), 9 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 35: 9 (E), 2 (MC), 4 (S), 6 (MC), 8 (DB), 6 (MC), 4 (S), 2 (MC), 9 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 36: 8 (E), 5 (MC), 7 (G), 2 (MC), 6 (DB), 2 (MC), 7 (G), 5 (MC), 8 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 37: 7 (E), 5 (MC), 8 (G), 3 (MC), 4 (S), 3 (MC), 8 (G), 5 (MC), 7 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 38: 7 (E), 5 (MC), 8 (G), 2 (MC), 6 (S), 2 (MC), 8 (G), 5 (MC), 7 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 39: 7 (E), 5 (MC), 8 (G), 1 (MC), 8 (S), 1 (MC), 8 (G), 5 (MC), 7 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 40: 11 (E), 9 (G), 1 (MC), 8 (S), 1 (MC), 9 (G), 11 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 41: 11 (E), 9 (G), 10 (S), 9 (G), 11 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 42: 10 (E), 10 (G), 10 (S), 10 (G), 10 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 43: 10 (E), 9 (G), 1 (MC), 10 (S), 1 (MC), 9 (G), 10 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 44: 10 (E), 6 (G), 4 (MC), 10 (S), 4 (MC), 6 (G), 10 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 45: 10 (E), 4 (G), 2 (E), 5 (MC), 8 (S), 5 (MC), 2 (E), 4 (G), 10 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 46: 16 (E), 5 (MC), 8 (S), 5 (MC), 16 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 47: 16 (E), 4 (MC), 2 (E), 6 (S), 2 (E), 4 (MC), 16 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 48: 16 (E), 3 (MC), 3 (E), 6 (S), 3 (E), 3 (MC), 16 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 49 – Row 50: 23 (E), 4 (S), 23 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 51: 24 (E), 2 (S), 24 (E). Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 52 – Row 59: In Ecru, sc in each st across. Do not turn. (50)

Row 60: Working back down Row 59, from left to right, sl st back down the row. Fasten off. (50)

Alternative Row 60: After Row 59 Ch 1, turn. Sl st down across. (50) Fasten off.

Alternative Row 61: sl st in each st across. Fasten off. (50)

BACK PANEL

Begin by chaining 51 in Ecru.

Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 2 – Row 60: sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 61: sl st in each st across. Fasten off. (50)

SIDE/BOTTOM PANEL

Begin by chaining 16 in Ecru.

Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain across. Ch 1, turn. (15)

Row 2 – Row 167: sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (15)

  • Do not fasten off after Row 167.

STRAP

Begin by chaining 181 in Ecru.

Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (180)

Row 2 – Row 10: ac in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (180) Fasten off after Row 10.

Constructing the Bag

Before attaching the front and back panels to the side/bottom panel make sure the wrong sides of the front and back panels are facing each other (inwards) and the right sides of the panels are facing away from each other (outwards).

  • Begin with the corner of the side/bottom panel with the yarn still attached. Starting with the top left corner of the front panel, begin slip stitching the panels together working around the left, bottom and right side of the panel. Be sure to place 3 slip stitches on both corners to make the turns.

  • Repeat steps for the back panel, attaching your yarn to the top left corner and working your way around. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Constructing and Attaching the Strap

To create the strap count down 10 stitches from either end of the strap panel and tie on your yarn leaving at least a 4 foot tail.

  • Using a yarn needle begin weaving your tail through the stitches on either side of the strap panel to create a tube, Continue down the panel, fastening off 10 stitches from the end. Weave in your tails.

To attach the strap to the bag tie on your yarn to 10th stitch on one side of the strap with the open side facing up and sew on the strap with a yarn needle. Repeat on the other side of the strap making sure not to twist the strap.

To give the bag a more functional and completed look line the bag with your favorite fabric.

Enjoy!

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