Make A Crochet Bag Preview: March 18, 2023

Grey crochet handbag witith pink, orange, blue and green zig-zagged stripes across and black handles on top of a wooden chair with dried flower bouquet inside

This week, find out how to make a crochet bag.

How To Make A Crochet Bag

Crochet bag opened up to reveal dark blue floral patterned inside fabric

Courtesy of Search Press.

Our crochet bag combines good looks with practicality.

You will need Paintbox Wool Mix Super Chunky or similar in shade Stormy Grey (904) with contrasts in Blush Pink (954), Vintage Pink (955), Washed Teal (932) and Slate Green (926).

In addition to the yarn, you will need lining fabric, bag handles and an 8 mm crochet hook.

You can find out more about the yarn at

We have graded this as an easy make. The bag is crocheted in one piece over 29 rounds. The colourful pattern is embroidered on once the crochet is complete, using the contrast shades and a large-eyed tapestry needle.

Once the embroidery is worked, insert the lining and add the bag handles.

Your bag is then ready for use.

This bag design is taken from the book, “Embroidered Crochet” by Anna Nikipirowicz, published by Search Press, price £12.99. We have an offer of free p & p in the magazine.

To find out more about the book, visit

We think this is the perfect accessory and would also make a lovely gift ­– maybe even filled with Easter eggs or spring flowers.

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The cover of The People's Friend issue March 18th with illustration of coastal town of West Cork

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Find the full instructions for how to knit a colourful sweater in our March 18, 2023 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents. Or subscribe to the magazine to get every issue delivered straight to your door, making sure you never miss an issue. 

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Jacqueline Munro

Jacqueline is the Digital Content Editor at "The People's Friend", looking after our website, social media channels and podcast.