Crochet Circle Bag Pattern

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This crochet circle bag is just what you need for a day trip to the beach!

This bag is a great size for holding all of your beach day essentials, pack up your beach towel, your sunscreen, and your current book and get ready for a relaxing day out.

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crochet circle bag

This simple crochet circle bag pattern was inspired by the ‘Evil Eye’ that I see literally everywhere here in Greece.

I have a few pieces of jewellery with this symbol – to protect myself from ‘evil spirits’ and general bad vibes.

If you have visited Greece – you no doubt have something with this circular eye symbol painted on – from jewellery, key chains, pottery, charms to clothing – it sure is popular!

Learn more about this below >

“The ‘Nazar’ or ‘Evil eye’ is over 5000 years old. It is found in all major religions and through countless cultures.

It is believed that the eye protects its owner from evil spirits and the jealousy and ill will of others.

Worn on the body as jewellery or placed in the home and car, it’s mystical quality works right up until this modern day”

— unknown


Free Crochet Circle Beach Bag Pattern

I wanted to make and share a crochet circle bag pattern that is really easy for any beginner crocheters, this pattern uses basic techniques, including; single crochet and double crochet.

The dimensions of the finished bag are >

  • Width = 17″ / 44cm
  • Height = 17″ / 44cm
  • Straps = 22″ / 56cm

I made the bag using Lion Brand Fast Track yarn in the colours Airstream White ‘ and ‘Beached Blue ‘ perfect for summer.

It’s so great to crochet with and I used my size 10mm (US N/15) crochet hook, which made it really easy to make.

I also added a little tassel decoration to hang from one of the straps in the ‘Greek style’ of blue and white, with a ‘bad eye’ fish-shaped wooden charm for good luck.

Crochet Circle Bag Free Pattern

This crochet bag is an excellentbeginner crochet project, that will introduce you to creating a chain, single crochet and double crochet.

It’s really simple to make, with a little bit of counting involved and some knowledge of basic crochet stitches.

You start with a simple chain, then single crochet into every stitch, with two rows of treble crochet thrown in.

If you need help with any of the instructions in the pattern, please visit my ‘learn how to crochet’ page, which has video tutorials to help you.

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Materials >

2 x Lion Brand Fast Track – Airstream White

1 x Wool and the gang – Mixtape Yarn – Beached Blue

1 x 10mm (US N/15) crochet hook

Darning needle/Tape measure/Scissors/Stitch Markers

Optional – Tassels/charms for decoration

Finished size >

Diameter: 15”/38cm
Strap length: 22″/56cm

Gauge >

8 sts + 8 rows = 4”/10cm in single crochet

Please Note: The front and back of the bag are worked in separate spiralled rounds – you can use a stitch marker to see where the start of the round is.

The straps of the bag and the middle section are worked separately then joined together when all of the pieces are finished. 

Front >

Yarn A – Lion Brand Fast Track – Airstream White

Yarn B – Wool and the gang – Mixtape Yarn – Beached Blue

With Yarn A make a magic loop

Round 1: Ch 6, and join into the ring, ch 1 work over the end of starting ch and into the ring. Work 12 dc into the ring, join with a ss to first sc – join all rounds in this way. Do not join, place marker for beginning of the round. Pull on the tail end to close the magic loop.

Round 2: ch 1, *2 dc, in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 3: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 4: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Change to Yarn B >

Round 5: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 6: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc,* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 7: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 8: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Change to Yarn A >

Round 9: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 10: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 11: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 12: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 13: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 14: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc*  in each st. rep from * to *.


Back >

With Yarn A make a magic loop

Round 1: Ch 6, and join into the ring, ch 1 work over the end of starting ch and into the ring. Work 12 dc into the ring, join with a s to first sc – join all rounds in this way. Do not join, place marker for beginning of the round. Pull on the tail end to close the magic loop.

Round 2: ch 1, *2 dc, in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 3: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 4: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 5: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 6: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc,* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 7: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 8: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 9: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 10: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 11: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 12: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 13: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* in each st. rep from * to *.

Round 14: ch 1, *2dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc*  in each st. rep from * to *.


Outer edge section >

With Yarn A make a magic loop.

Round 1: Chain 70, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and into the following sts, turn

Round 2: SC into every st, turn

Round 3: SC into every st, turn

Round 4: SC into every st, turn

Cut yarn and secure.


Bag Handles >

Measure 11.5″ across the top of the bag – where you want the handles to be. Place stitch markers at either side of the 11.5″ gap. This is where your handles will go.

With the wrong side of one bag circle facing you, sc into 3sts with Yarn A and then ch 35, join the ch to where the stitch marker is placed and sc into 3 sts.

Turn, then sc into every st, cut yarn and secure. You can add a couple of stitches to tidy up the handle edges if needed.


Making up >

Sew in all loose ends.

Stitch the front of the bag to the outer edge section, catching the V’s on either side to create a neat edge. Do the same to the back circle.

Abbreviations >

Ch – chain
Rep – repeat
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
St(s) – stitch(es)


I hope that you have enjoyed this post and that you will feel the need to make your own crochet circle bag!

*All photographs were taken in Ipsos, Corfu, Greece*

Let me know what you think in the comments and as ever happy making! xoxo

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