Scuby Soft Bag by Sunny Designs: Square bag made with front post double crochet

Hi everyone! My name is Ingrid and I am a designer from the Netherlands. As a child I grew up with very creative parents and I used to do a lot of handicrafts. As I got older, I didn’t do that much anymore. Until 10 years ago when I started picking up crochet and embroidery again. Some years later, I learned how to knit! I enjoy sewing project bags and scissors holders and I also like design crochet and knitting patterns, which I share on my blog, Instagram and Etsy. I love to work with Katia yarns. You can find three designs made with Katia for free (in Dutch) on my blog: a summer scarf with Polynesia, pillow made with Katia Washi and a crochet basket made with Scuby Cotton. But now I share a new free crochet pattern to make this square bag made with Katia Scuby Soft
 
Square Bag

Square Bag

This is an easy pattern for beginners and it works up very fast thanks to Scuby Soft’s bulky weight. Katia Scuby Soft is a resistant but very soft and light cable cord yarn. That’s why Scuby Soft is perfect for making all kinds of home and fashion accessories. Get 6 balls of your favorite color -discover the matte colour range including silver, gold, bronze and copper- and let’s get started! You can also find a diagram of this pattern below. 
 
Crochet bag free pattern

Materials. 6 balls of Katia Scuby Soft (color 308), crochet hook 5.5 mm, tapestry needle and (leather) bag straps. Optional: Fabrics for lining and name tag or label.

Measurements. Height: 30 cm – Width: 40 cm

Stitches

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • fpdc = front post double crochet

Crochet bag free pattern

Crochet Pattern

Notes: We start at the bottom in continuous rounds, you can place a stitch marker

Start: Using the chosen crochet hook and Katia Scuby Soft (color 308), work 40Ch

Round 1: 1sc in second ch, 1sc in each ch across, 4sc in last ch; continue working 1sc in each ch on the other side, 3sc in last ch (82st)

R2: *1sc in next 39st, 2sc in next 2st* Repeat (86)

R3: 1sc in next 40st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 41st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in last st (90)

R4: 1sc in next 41st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 43st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in last 2st (94)

R5: 1sc in back loop in each st across, end with a sl st (94)

Graph

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Notes: After R5 we work the body of the square bag in joined rounds ending with a slip stitch in first st. Starting chains after R6 do not count as a stitch. Work fpdc inserting the hook 2 rows below as indicated on the graph.

R6: 2ch, 1dc in each st across (94)

R7: 1ch, 1sc in each st across (94)

R8: 2ch, 1dc in first st, *1fpdc in next st, 1dc in next st* 19 times; 1dc in next 9st, *1fpdc in next st, 1dc in next st* 19 times; 1dc in next 8st (94) 

R9: 1ch, 1sc in each st across (94)

R10: 2ch, 1fpdc in the same stitch, *1dc in next st, 1fpdc in next st* 19 times, 1dc in next 8st, 1fpdc in next st, *1dc in next st, 1fpdc in next st* 19 times, 1dc in next 8st (94)

Repeat R7-R10 till the desired height. End with one more repeat of R7. Fasten off. 

Graph

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Notes: The blue symbols correspond to the sides of the bag.

Square Bag

Fabric lining and straps

At last, attach the bag straps, optionally add a name tag and line the square bag with fabrics. This can be done with a sewing machine or by hand. Follow this step by step video showing how to add a simple fabric lining.