Weekend Makes: Crocheted Bags

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Weekend Makes: Crocheted Bags includes 25 simply beautiful crochet bag patterns. A variety of bag designs were chosen for this book. You will find patterns a drawstring bag, a clutch, a yoga mat bag, a phone wallet, as well as, all purpose bags, drawstring bags, and shoppers.


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Weekend Makes Crocheted Bags Book Review (GMCBooks)

Title: Weekend Makes: Crocheted Bags
Available from Amazon.
Curated by: Emma Osmond
Publisher: GMC Books
ISBN: 978-1-78494-618-0
Current List Price: *22.99

25 Quick and Easy Projects to Make

Weekend Makes: Crocheted Bags

Weekend Makes: Crocheted Bags is 144-pages in length. It includes 25 quick and easy projects for a variety of crocheted bags.

You will find the table of Contents on page 6. The patterns included in the book were curated by Emma Osmond and are from a number of different Designers. The Tools and Materials section starts on page 10, Crochet Terminology and Abbreviations on page 12, Crochet Basics on page 14 and the Crochet Stitches are outlined between pages 16 and 25.

The Tools and Materials section explains the basic tools you may need to make your crocheted bag.

Weekend Makes: Crocheted Bags from GMCBooks

The crochet patterns are located from page 26 to page 140.

Weekend Makes: Crocheted Bags

  • Knot Bag | Intermediate | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 4.5 mm (7) crochet hook | Designed by Amy Parker
  • Beach Bag | Easy | Light Weight Yarn [3] | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook | Designed by Samanta Fornino
  • Checked Rucksack | Intermediate | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 4 mm (G) and 5 mm (H) crochet hooks | Designed by Emma Wright
  • Jute Clutch | Easy | No. 2 Light Jute Yarn and Light Weight Yarn [3] | 5 mm (H) crochet hook | Designed by Samanta Fornino
  • Round Raffia Bag | Requires Experience | No. 3 lightweight Raffia Yarn and Light Weight Yarn [3] | 6 mm (J) crochet hook | Designed by Emma Wright
  • Bobble Box Tote | Easy | Light Weight Yarn [3] | 5 mm (H) crochet hook | Designed by Emma Wright
  • Patchwork Bag | Intermediate | Light Weight Cotton Yarn [3] | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook | Designed by Amy Parker
  • Tweed Bag | Easy | Light Weight Yarn [3] | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook | Designed by Amy Parker
  • Backpack | Intermediate | Super Fine Yarn [1] | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook | Designed by Emma Osmond
  • Yoga Mat Bag | Intermediate | Light Weight Cotton Yarn [3] | 4.5 mm (7) crochet hook | Designed by Emma Osmond
  • Applique Circles Bag | Requires Experience | Light Weight Yarn [3] | 3.25 mm (E) crochet hook | Designed by Kathy Merrick
  • Cross-body Drawstring Bag | Requires Experience | Bulky Weight Cotton Yarn [5] | 6 mm (J) crochet hook | Designed by Louise Bollanos
  • Cross-body Phone Wallet | Easy | Bulky Weight Yarn [5] | 6 mm (J) crochet hook | Designed by Louise Bollanos
  • Slouchy Shoulder Bag | Easy | Bulky Weight Yarn [5] | 6 mm (J) crochet hook | Designed by Louise Bollanos
  • Drawstring Storage Bag | Easy | Bulky Weight Yarn [5] | 6 mm (J) crochet hook | Designed by Louise Bollanos
  • Leopard Print Pouch | Easy | Light Weight Yarn [3] | 4 mm (G) crochet hook | Designed by Emma Wright
  • Maker’s Project Bag | Easy | Bulky Weight Yarn [5] | 6 mm (J) crochet hook | Designed by Louise Bollanos
  • Picnic Bag | Intermediate | Anchor Creativa Fino | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook | Designed by Emma Osmond
  • Raffia Clutch | Easy | No. 3 lightweight Raffia Yarn and Light Weight Yarn [3] | 4.5 mm (7) crochet hook | Designed by Samanta Fornino
  • Cotton Shopper | Intermediate | Super Fine Cotton Yarn [1] | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook | Designed by Emma Osmond
  • Rainbow Clutch | Intermediate | Light Weight Yarn [3] | 5 mm (H) crochet hook | Designed by San Bee
  • Simple Shopper | Easy | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 5 mm (H) crochet hook | Designed by Emma Wright
  • Small Clutch Bag | Intermediate | Light Weight Yarn [3] | 5 mm (H) crochet hook | Designed by Samanta Fornino
  • Summer Shopper | Easy | Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6] | 9 mm (M) crochet hook | Designed by Samanta Fornino
  • Striped Bag | Intermediate | Super Fine Weight Yarn [1] | 3 mm crochet hook | Designed by Emma Osmond

See more of the projects here.

Crochet Stitches

All of the projects are written in UK crochet terms. The projects included range in difficulty level with patterns available in easy, intermediate and to requires experience.

If you are used to following US crochet patterns, don’t let the fact that these are written in UK terms hold you back! You can find the US equivalent terms on page 12 and since each stitch is explained in the Crochet Stitches section, with helpful diagrams, it is easy to double check how a stitch is being made.

  • making a slip knot
  • chain stitch (ch)
  • double crochet (dc) – US single crochet (sc)
  • half treble crochet (htr) – US half double crochet (hdc)
  • treble crochet (tr) – US double crochet (dc)
  • double treble crochet (dtr) – US treble (tr)
  • working in rows
  • working into a ring
  • magic ring
  • shaping – increasing (inc)
  • shaping – decreasing (dec)
  • joining in a new yarn
  • fastening off
  • joining seams

Which crocheted bag is your favorite?

I personally love the Patchwork Bag designed by Amy Parker. I love how the instructions are simple and easy to follow and the wide-range of crocheted bags included. There really is a project bag for everyone’s tastes, whether you need something for small items, a mesh shopper for the market, or a large tote to take with you on the go.

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4 Comments

  1. I love the slouchy shoulder bag. I think I’ll make it this weekend. 😊

  2. I think I’d make the drawstring storage bag first. It would also make a great project bag!