Animal print is so popular right now. And to have those cute bag accessories the best option is to go faux, and even better crochet it yourself! I recently heard a story about a famous person wearing real animal fur and it inspired me to create this fashion option. 

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I’m not one to pay attention to celebrities unless they do something funny lol. Often I can’t place faces with names and I have no idea who won the Oscars. Which is okay because I have many friends that will keep me up to date. 

I wasn’t allowed to watch much TV as a kid, we didn’t have cable and it was pretty much only some Saturday morning TV. Which I’m okay with, but I never gained that pop culture interest. 

But recently I heard something about a Kardashian that I did pay attention to. I know, a Kardashian. Don’t run away please, I’ve got a fashion solution to the negative pop culture chaos. 

So here is what happened reported by Buzzfeed.

Kylie Jenner reposted Kim Kardashian’s post about the tragedy of animals dying in Austrialian fires. If you are not sure what Kardashian is what Kardashian, don’t fret, me either.

What was shocking was the next thing Kylie Jenner posted only hours later. An image of her new pedicure….. wearing her $1,500 Mink Louis Vuitton Slippers.

 

Yep, palm to face. Like ugh. 

It just felt a little hypocritical right? And to each their own, but if you want fashion without animal cruelty, many artists can give you that. And that’s my goal today.

One thing I love about supporting faux animal artists is they care where their materials come from. They know about their product and choose the best choices for the animals and customers.

It’s also often more sustainable and environmentally friendly to go with the faux option. Plus, your friends will love you more for not killing a tiger for the stripes.

I hope this unique animal print bag not only is an awesome accessory in your closet, but a great way to celebrate the beauty of animals without harming them. 

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Are you ready to jump right in? Before you get started take a moment to jump on over to this post to not only learn about the different ways to do crochet color-work, but also for a freebie! The printable Sheep Yarn Bobbins are super helpful and also cute. You can even cut them out on a cutting machine!

Supplies:

• Crochet Hook 4 mm (G), I highly recommend Furls Hook (affiliate link) or a Clover Crochet Hook (link below). I love both of these.
• Yarn Needle
• Scissors
• 1.5 inch rectangle purse ring (2)

Yarn:
• I Love This Cotton
Antique Gold (Gold)
Burnt Sienna (Red)
Black
Ivory

Yardage:
• Approx. 410 Yards [375 meters]
If the gauge is met, other yarns of the same weight can be substituted. Cotton Yarn is suggested.

Gauge:
• 23 sc sts and 18 rows = 4×4” [10 cm] with G-hook

Many of the supplies can be found at the affiliate links below:

Measurements:
• 8.5 inches (21 cm) wide
• 9 inches (23 cm) tall
Bag laid flat.

Abbreviations:
• blo- back loop only
• ch- Chain
• RS- Right Side
• sc- Single Crochet
• sts- Stitches
• WS- Wrong Side

Skill Level:
• Easy/Advanced Beginner

Notes:

– This pattern is worked in the round. The ch 1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch. 

– Since there are a wrong side and a right side to the bag, a combination of intarsia and carrying yarn can be used on the inside of the bag for the colorwork. Experiment and see what works best for you.

– Please visit https://brianakdesigns.com/ways-to-colorwork-in-crochet/ for a full tutorial on colorwork as well as a FREE Sheep Yarn Bobbin Printable to assist you with this project. No one loves tangles.

– Here is a fun tutorial if you want to add a No-Sew Bag Liner: https://brianakdesigns.com/no-sew-bag-liner/

– When the pattern is written as sc 3 this means to sc in each of the next three stitches (3 stitches in total worked). When the pattern is written as 3sc, this means to sc 3 into the next stitch.

 

Animal Print Bag Bottom:

A colorwork chart is below.

Round 1: With Ivory yarn chain 34, sc in the second chain from hook and the next 31 sts, 3sc in the last chain. Rotate your work in order to work around the opposite side of the chain, sc 31, 2sc in the same as first, join. (68 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in first, sc 1, 3sc in next, sc 31, 3sc in next, sc 1, 3sc in next, sc 31, 2sc in the same as first, join. (76 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first, sc 3, 3sc in next, sc 33, 3sc in next, sc 3, 3sc in next, sc 33, 2sc in the same as first, join (84 sts)

Round 4: ch 1, sc in first, sc 5, 3sc in next, sc 35, 3sc in next, sc 5, 3sc in next, sc 35, 2sc in the same as first, join. (92 sts)

Round 5: ch 1, sc in first, sc 7, 3sc in next, sc 37, 3sc in next, sc 7, 3sc in next, sc 37, 2sc in the same as first, join. (100 sts)

Animal Print Bag Body:

The colorwork instructions below are for one side of the bag, repeat the instructions twice for each round.

For the rest of the pattern, the stitches will be worked in the back loops only (blo). Follow the chart joining and chaining 1 at the end of each round.

Round 6: (sc ivory) x 23, (sc black) x 7, (sc ivory) x 20

Round 7: (sc ivory) x 18, (sc black) x 7, (sc ivory) x 3, (sc black) x 7, (sc ivory) x 15

Round 8: (sc ivory) x 11, (sc black) x 9, (sc ivory) x 12, (sc black) x 15, (sc ivory) x 3

Round 9: (sc black) x 3, (sc ivory) x 3, (sc black) x 8, (sc ivory) x 29, (sc black) x 7

Round 10: sc ivory, (sc black) x 7, (sc ivory) x 42

Round 11: (sc ivory) x 20, (sc black) x 8, (sc ivory) x 22

Round 12: (sc ivory) x 15, (sc black) x 7, (sc ivory) x 4, (sc black) x 11, (sc ivory) x 13

Round 13: (sc ivory) x 11, (sc black) x 6, (sc ivory) x 18, (sc black) x 11, (sc ivory) x 4

Round 14: (sc black) x 13, (sc ivory) x 28, (sc black) x 9

Round 15: (sc ivory) x 4, (sc black) x 4, (sc ivory) x 42

Round 16: (sc gold) x 50

Round 17: (sc gold) x 50

Round 18: (sc gold) x 50

Round 19: (sc gold) x 26, (sc black) x 9, (sc gold) x 15

Round 20: (sc gold) x 21, (sc black) x 20, (sc gold) x 9

Round 21: (sc gold) x 17, (sc black) x 7, (sc gold) x 13, (sc black) x 6, (sc gold) x 7

Round 22: (sc gold) x 17, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 20, (sc black) x 4, (sc gold) x 6

Round 23: (sc gold) x 50

Round 24: (sc gold) x 50

Round 25: (sc gold) x 2, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 30, (sc black) x 2, (sc gold) x 13

Round 26: (sc black) x 4, (sc gold) x 32, (sc black) x 5, (sc gold) x 7, (sc black) x 2

Round 27: (sc black) x 2, (sc gold) x 38, (sc black) x 10

Round 28: (sc gold) x 41, (sc black) x 6, (sc gold) x 3

Round 29: (sc gold) x 3, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 14, (sc black) x 5, (sc gold) x 17, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 5

Round 30: (sc gold) x 5, (sc black) x 2, (sc gold) x 8, (sc black) x 7, (sc gold) x 28

Round 31: (sc gold) x 5, (sc black) x 14, (sc gold) x 12, (sc black) x 5, (sc gold) x 14

Round 32: (sc gold) x 7, (sc black) x 8, (sc gold) x 14, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 2, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 13

Round 33: (sc gold) x 28, (sc black) x 2, (sc gold) x 5, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 12

Round 34: (sc gold) x 27, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 4, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 13

Round 35: (sc gold) x 13, (sc black) x 7, (sc gold) x 7, (sc black) x 9, (sc gold) x 14

Round 36: (sc gold) x 10, (sc black) x 12, (sc gold) x 7, (sc black) x 4, (sc gold) x 17

Round 37: (sc gold) x 10, (sc black) x 4, (sc gold) x 4, (sc black) x 4, (sc gold) x 28

Round 38: (sc gold) x 10, (sc black) x 5, (sc gold) x 3, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 18, (sc black) x 7, (sc gold) x 4

Round 39: (sc gold) x 2, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 7, (sc black) x 8, (sc gold) x 18, (sc black) x 9, (sc gold) x 3

Round 40: sc gold, (sc black) x 7, (sc gold) x 30, (sc black) x 2, (sc gold) x 5, (sc black) x 2, (sc gold) x 3

Round 41: sc gold, (sc black) x 2, (sc gold) x 3, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 17, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 9, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 4, (sc black) x 2, (sc gold) x 3

Round 42: sc gold, (sc black) x 2, (sc gold) x 4, (sc black) x 2, (sc gold) x 14, (sc black) x 8, (sc gold) x 8, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 2, (sc black) x 2, (sc gold) x 4

Round 43: (sc gold) x 2, (sc black) x 2, sc gold, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 13, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 5, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 8, (sc black) x 5, (sc gold) x 5

Round 44: (sc gold) x 3, (sc black) x 4, (sc gold) x 13, (sc black) x 4, (sc gold) x 4, (sc black) x 4, (sc gold) x 18

Round 45: (sc gold) x 20, (sc black) x 3, (sc gold) x 5, (sc black) x 2, (sc gold) x 20

Round 46: (sc gold) x 21, (sc black) x 2, (sc gold) x 4, (sc black) x 2, (sc gold) x 21

Fasten off and weave in ends. Continue to Bag Tabs.

Animal Print Bag Charts:

Split across 4 sections:

Bag Tabs (Make 2):

Row 1: Ch 6, sc in the second chain from hook and across, turn. (5 sts)

Row 2-14: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn.

I-cord:

With red yarn chain 5, insert hook into the second chain from hook, yo, pull up a loop; repeat for the remaining chains. (5 loops on the hook)

*Remove the first 4 left loops from the hook and pinch so they don’t move or use a knitting needle or chop stitch to hold them.

Chain the loop on the hook. Place the next loop to the left-back onto hook and chain 1, repeating this step until all loops are back on the hook.

Repeat from * until the i-cord is approx. 50 inches or desired length.

I-cord Tutorail: https://brianakdesigns.com/how-to-crochet-an-i-cord/

Assembly:

Wrap a bag tab around one of the rectangle purse rings, using a tapestry needle stitch the tab securely to one side of the bag.

Wrap one end of the i-cord around the rectangle purse ring, using a tapestry needle stitch the tab securely in place. Fasten off and weave in all ends. Repeat for the other side of the bag.

Nettleton Bag

Nettleton Bag

I love the modern and simplistic color pops on this fun bag! An added bonus video is also linked in the pattern to create the Macrame Feather Keychain shown on bag.

One of my favorite thing about handmade crochet bags is the uniqueness. I get comments all the time and it’s extra special that it cannot be purchased at a store and is one of a kind.

Hygge Infinity Crochet Clutch

Hygge Infinity Crochet Clutch

I love downsizing. I mean who doesn’t?! Sometimes it’s nice to ditch all the bulk and just travel light with a clutch. This clutch pattern includes the Infinity Crochet technique to create popping cables with NO HOLES! Super important for keeping things in your bag...

Llama Easter Basket

Llama Easter Basket

No drama llama here! Just pure llama cuteness. Until my husband decides to help me lobby to change the neighborhood rules I guess this will be the only llama at my house. Adorable for collecting eggs or for a nice storage basked for toys. Easter baskets do not get any cuter than this and the unique construction creates a sturdy side to make egg hunting a success.