Plaid is in style this year so what better way to sport your favorite colors and love for plaid with this buffalo plaid bag crochet pattern! This pattern is quick to whip up using double strands but can also be made with a single strand, though that does alter the size of the bag. Yes, reds, grey, blacks are typically what you see but my love for blues had me making this bag for my own style! And you can, too!
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This bag is perfect for many things. Use it as a daily bag, pack your current projects in it, give it as a gift, or display it at a craft fair. Using double strands decreases the changes of things falling through the stitches and increases the durability. Though this bag is recommended to use double strands, it can be made in single or even bulky yarns. The yarn weight, as well as amount of strands, will alter the size the finished project will be and the yardage needed to complete the bag.
- Yarn: 3 Colors Worsted Weight Yarn like Red Heart Super Saver: Color A 335 yards (black pictured), Color B 235 yards (dark teal pictured), Color C 105 yards (light teal pictured)
- Hook: Size I, 5.5mm
- Yarn Needle
- Measuring Tape
Plaid is In! Show off your love for plaid and colors with your very own Buffalo Plaid Tote Bag! Perfect for those crocheted projects, on the go, as a gift, or for those craft fairs!
I hook with double strands, 11 dc by 6 rows = 4″
- Ch: Chain
- Sc: Single Crochet
- Hdc: Half Double Crochet
- Dc: Double Crochet
- BLO: Back Loop Only
- St(s): Stitch(es)
- *: Repeat instructions between symbol until indicated
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Special Pattern Notes:
Beginning chain does not count as a stitch unless noted.
When stitch counts are listed, they will be listed in sequential order. Chains are not included in counts.
Pattern is worked with double strands of yarn.
Work over colors used in same rows, third color carry up from previous row.
Buffalo Plaid Bag Crochet Pattern
Ch 25 with Color A
R1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook 4 hdc, hdc next 22, 4 hdc in last ch, working down opposite side of ch, hdc next 22, join – 52 sts
R2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same and next 3, hdc next 22, 2 hdc in next 4, hdc next 22, join – 60 sts
R3: Ch 1, hdc in same and next, 2 hdc in next 6, hdc next 24, 2 hdc in next 6, hdc next 22, join – 72 sts
R4: Ch 1, hdc in same and next 5, 2 hdc in next 6, hdc next 30, 2 hdc in next 6, hdc next 24, join – 84 sts
R5-10: Ch 1, hdc in same and each st around, join – 84 sts
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R11: With Color B ch 2, dc in same and next 2, with Color C dc in next 3 using BLO, with Color B dc in next 3, *with Color C dc in next 3, with Color B dc in next 3, repeat * three times, with Color C dc in next 3 using BLO, with Color B dc in next 3, **with Color C dc in next 3, with Color B dc in next 3, repeat ** two times, with Color C dc in next 3 using BLO, with Color B dc in next 3, ***with Color C dc in next 3, with Color B dc in next 3, repeat *** three times, with Color C dc in next 3 using BLO, ****with Color B dc in next 3, with Color C dc in next 3, repeat **** two times, join – 84 sts
R12: With Color A ch 2, dc in same and next 2, with Color B dc in next 3, *with Color A dc in next 3, with Color B dc in next 3, repeat * around, join – 84 sts
R13: With Color B ch 2, dc in same and next 2, with Color C dc in next 3, *with Color B dc in next 3, with Color C dc in next 3, repeat * around, join – 84 sts
Repeat Rounds 12-13 for a total of 11 colored rows (exclude Color A base rounds).
Finish off and weave in ends.
Straps will be connected to the same side when folded flat the long way. Join Color A yarn in right most front loop from Round 11 on the right side. The front loops are markers where to join. When working Row 1, work to the inside of the bag around the back loops as well and not just the front loops. As a result, this will make the strap sturdier and not pull as much on the front loops.
R1: Ch 2, dc in front and back loop of same and next 2 sts – 3 sts
R2-49: Ch 2, turn, dc in same and next 2 – 3 sts
Attach Row 49 to front loops of same side with bag folded the long way. Slip stitching or sew to secure to bag working not just in the front loops but through to the inside to make the strap sturdier. Next, sew or use glue gun to secure to bag. If using glue, it’s recommended to sew to top of bag to add extra strength to the straps. After that, repeat with opposite side.
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Thank you for the pattern it’s well written and I can’t wait to make one for all 4 of us.
Glad you like it! I’d love to see any pictures!
what do you do with the color you arent using during the plaid pattern part of the bag
As stated in the notes section, you’ll be working over the colors used in the same row. The color not used can be carried up.
I would like to a crochet along may I use this pattern for that purpose?
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Hi there, your bag is so beautiful and I have just finished the main bag, I am now starting on the straps and I cannot work out where my yarn goes. Have joined at far right point as directed but how can I get my yarn round the back of the stitch as it's inside?? Confused !!! Please help, thanks in advance ,
I’m sorry for the delayed response. You’re going to be crocheting in that stitch but keeping the yarn in front. If you’re having difficulty with working in that stitch, you can also crochet around the post of the stitch. Does that help?