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Just A Crochet Rectangle Bag

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Looking for a crochet bag pattern that's as addictive as your favorite show? The Rectangle Crochet Danbury Bag is your answer! It's a beginner-friendly project that even the most notorious gossip columnist (ahem, Lady W) would approve of.

With its simple stitch repeat and two-seam construction, you can effortlessly craft your own stylish bag while keeping up with the latest episodes. The Hexagon Granny Square Bag and Herringbone Clutch are also quick and simple projects to keep your hands busy while unwinding with your favorite characters!

Two crocheted bags: one beige and one with blue, gray, and white stripes, are placed under a frosted evergreen branch next to a wooden tray with a lit candle. The rectangle crochet bag adds a quaint charm to the cozy scene.

Grab some yarn, a hook, and the remote control, and indulge in some cozy YOU time. The simplicity of this pattern and your hook's rhythmic motion allows you to immerse yourself entirely in the fantasy unfolding on your screen.

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What you'll love about this easy rectangle bag pattern.


  • 2 Easy Seams - This crochet bag is made as one flat rectangle, then folded and finished with only two seams.
  • Simple Stitch Repeat - The texture of this bag is made with simple crochet stitches in a simple repeat, so it's perfect for an evening of Netflix and Crochet!
  • Customizable - Add your own personal flair to this cute bag by using colorful buttons and snaps, or even adding tassels to the corners.
A flat lay of knitting supplies featuring two skeins of yarn, a knitted project, a pair of scissors, crochet hooks, a lit candle, and a potted white plant on a white surface. Among the items is an enticing element: the beginnings of a rectangle crochet bag.

Crochet Supplies

Yarn


WeCrochet Comfy Worsted
75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic; 109yds/50g

Yarn Quantities


380 yards
Solid Color Bag: 4 balls; Three Color Striped Bag: 2 balls Color A, 2 balls Color B, 1 ball Color C

Yarn Substitutions


WeCrochet Comfy Color Mist - 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic; 219yds/100g

Lion Brand Made With Love - 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic; 185yds/100g

Dishie - 100% Cotton; 190yds/100g

Remember always to check the gauge and drape when substituting yarns.

Crochet Hook


Size US G (4.0mm) Crochet Hook or hook to obtain gauge.

Notions


Scissors
Yarn Needle
Removable Stitch Marker
Faux Leather Snap

Skill Level


Beginner

One Size


Bag rectangle measures 30 inches by 10 inches before folded.

Abbreviations


blo - back loop only
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)

Gauge


18 sts and 15 rows = 4" by 4" in st pattern.

How to Crochet A Gauge Swatch


Working a gauge swatch will let you know if you will have the correct sizing for this pattern. It will also help you practice the stitches used in this project and improve your stitch work for a flawless look.
Are you struggling to match the gauge? Check out the blog post on What is Crochet Gauge and How To Fix It

Construction

The Danbury Rectangle Bag only needs two seams to finish! It's perfect for any level of crocheter looking for a texture-rich and easy-to-make project.

Love two-seam construction? Try making the Autumn Wheat Beginner Crochet Cardigan or the Sparrow Sweater in coordinating colors to match your new bag!

Special Stitches


Puff Stitch: Yarn over and insert your hook into the stitch/space. Yarn over again and pull up a long loop. (Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch/space. Yarn over again and pull up a long loop) two more times (7 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through the first 6 loops; yarn over and pull through the remaining loops.

Pattern Notes

  • The chain 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

Hate Weaving in Ends? Try This Crochet Trick

If you craft this bag with stripes and lots of color, there will be many ends to weave in. If you are crocheting a border along the edges, you can use a special knot for changing colors to reduce the number of ends to weave in.

Instructional crochet image showcasing hands tying a knot with text "Best knot for joining" and "No more ends!" Images of yarn, a crochet hook, completed crochet pieces, and a Granny Crochet Dress highlight the seamless techniques being taught.

Video Tutorial for the Easiest Crochet Bag Ever!

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Written Crochet Pattern Instructions

Main Rectangle

Ch 135.
Row 1:

Sc in the second ch from the hook and in each across. | 134 sts

Row 2:

Ch 1, sc in first, *(sc, dc) in next st, skip the next st, repeat from * until the last st, sc in last, turn.


Repeats:

Repeat Row 2 until there is a total of 38 rows, do not fasten off.


If making color changes, see colorwork charts for rows to change colors. Or mix it up and design your own color changes.

Sizing Tip

  • This crochet bag needs to be a 1:3 ratio. If you need to add more or fewer rows to get the correct height, please do

  • Want to make this bag with any yarn? Your starting chain and first row should be 30 inches. Then crochet in pattern until your bag is 10 inches in height.

Folding the Bag


Lay the bag fabric in front of you and fold the top left corner down, and the bottom right corner up, this will create the parallelogram shape.

Two black curved arrows on a gray background, one pointing down and to the left, and the other pointing up and to the right, frame a stylish rectangle crochet bag.

Keeping the previous sections folded, grab the right side of the fabric and fold again across the diagonal dotted line.

A grey parallelogram, resembling a folded rectangle crochet bag, is depicted with a thick black arrow pointing from the middle of the left side to a point inside the shape. The parallelogram is divided into two triangles by a diagonal line.

Seaming

Next we will either do a crochet surface sl st or a hand sewn seam on the front and the back of the bag. This is shown with a red dotted line in the next image. With these two seams we will have created the finished bag shape.

An unfinished knitted triangular shawl with blue, beige, and white stripes lies flat with a ball of white yarn and red guide stitches on a white background, beside a rectangle crochet bag.

Style

Style the Danbury Crochet Bag with a variety of outfits. This pattern is so addicting you will want to make several with your favorite colors, or a neutral solid to go with anything. Pair it with the Easy Stitch Crochet Cardi Pattern as seen in the photos, or throw it over your shoulder for a pop of color with a neutral summer outfit.

Handle

If using multiple colors, use Color A for the handle.


Leave a tail for sewing onto the bag later and ch 3.


Puff st in the 3rd ch from the hook. Turn your work by rotating to the left.
Working in the ch space, puff st, turn.
Working into the space between the last two puff sts made, work a puff st, turn.


Repeat this last step until there are a total of 58 puff sts, or the desired length. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

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A woman in a light-colored dress stands indoors holding a rectangle crochet bag. She is smiling with long dark hair. There are potted plants in the background.

Finishing

With your yarn needle, stitch the bag handle to each top point of the bag, weaving in well before fastening off.


If desired, sew on a leather snap to close the bag.

Weave in all ends, wash, and lightly block if desired. 

That’s all there is to creating your own swoon-worthy rectangle bag! Pair your new Danbury Bag with a light and lacy wrap like the Picot Shawl or the graceful Chardonnay Wrap to add a hint of romantic allure to your outfit.

Cheers, and happy crocheting!

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