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Crochet Circle Bag Pattern {With Fringe}

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This crochet circle bag pattern 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.

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

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

crochet circle bag pattern

The ‘Evil Eye’ Symbol

If you have visited Greece – you no doubt have something with this circular eye symbol painted on it – from jewelry, key chains, pottery, and 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

Crochet circle bag pattern

An Easy Level Crochet Pattern

This pattern is for anyone who is an advanced beginner.

This pattern uses basic techniques, including; how to chain and single crochet.

I made the bag using Lion Brand Fast Track yarn in the colors 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 yes, more fringe!

Crochet beach bag

More Crochet Bag Patterns

There are many other free crochet bags on my blog that you can view by clicking on the links below;

crochet circle bag with fringe

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner.

fringe beach bag

Crochet Circle Bag Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Notes

You start with a simple chain, then single crochet into every stitch, increasing on every alternate round.

The bag is made in 2 pieces, both sides are created with the straps and sides added.

This is then attached together by crocheting into the stitches connecting the side panels.

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crochet fringe bag

Measurements

Finished bag size >

* Diameter = 17″ / 44cm

* Straps = 36″ / 92cm

Finished tassel size > * Diameter = 6″ / 15cm

Gauge = 10 sts in 12 rows in 4″

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The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • 2 x Lion Brand Fast Track – Airstream White
  • 1 x Wool and the Gang – Mixtape Yarn – Beached Blue

Please note – Lion Brand fast Track is now discontinued.

You can find a good sub here – Yarn Sub

Hook

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

Notions

  •  Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers

Other Materials

  • Optional – Tassels/charms for decoration
  • Keyring clip for the tassel
evil eye beach bag with fringing

Abbreviations

The pattern is written using US crochet terms and abbreviations.

You can find a free PDF of both US and UK terms and abbreviations here.

  • Ch – chain
  • Cont – Continue
  • PM – Place marker
  • Rep – repeat
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • SS – Slip stitch
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
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Pattern

*Please note*

Do not turn at the end of the round, but continue working in a spiral, with the right side (RS) always facing.

Keep count of the sts by placing a marker (PM) on the last st of each round.

There are no turning chains in this pattern.

  • Yarn A – Lion Brand Fast Track – Airstream White
  • Yarn B – Wool and the Gang – Mixtape Yarn – Beached Blue

Bag Body – Round Panels – Make 2

With Yarn A – Make a 4 ch and join with an ss in the first ch to form a ring.

  • Round 1: (RS) – 1 ch; 8 sc in ring (8 sts) PM (see notes)
  • Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (16 sts)
  • Round 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: 1 sc in each sc
  • Round 5: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (36 sts)
  • Round 6: 1 sc in each sc
  • Change to Yarn B – Round 7: *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (48 sts)
  • Round 8: 1 sc in each sc
  • Round 9: *1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (60 sts)
  • Round 10: 1 sc in each sc
  • Round 11: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. (72 sts)
  • Change to Yarn A – Round 12: 1 sc in each sc
  • Round 13: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 3 sc. (84 sts)
  • Round 14: 1 sc in each sc
  • Round 15: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 4 sc. (96 sts)
  • Round 16: 1 sc in each sc

Handles and Sides

You will need to use two strands of yarn together for this next part of the pattern.

Round 1: With two strands together – where the marker is and the loop you left open on one of the circle panels, 2 sc, PM, sc 58.

Cont to ch for the bag strap – ch 72 (you can adjust this if you want to make it shorter or longer).

SC into the st next to the marker to secure the handle to the other side of the bag panel.

Cut one thread and continue with the other.

Round 2: 1 sc in every st, inc the handle, and back to the marker.

Round 3: Rep round 2.

Round 4: Rep round 2.

Making Up

Place the right sides of the bag together – and sc into each corresponding st – of the side panels.

They are crocheted together and you will see a seamed line on the inside of the bag (the wrong side).

Leave an opening at the top of the bag – and obviously for the handles, just leave them as they are.

You may need to stretch the handles out a little and make sure they lie straight.

Alternatively, you can crochet the handles together if you wish to have one wide strap.

Weave in all loose ends and remove the stitch markers.

Turn the bag out to the right side – and try it on!

This bag can be worn as a shoulder bag or a crossbody bag.

Fringe

With an alternate color (I used Yarn B) cut a length of yarn – 30 inches/77cm

Hook through one of the sts on the edge of the bag made with a loop, and pull the ends through to create the fringe.

Rep this all the way around the front panel.

fringe tutorial

Tassel

For the bad eye charm bag tassel, I used 4 different colors of mixtape yarn.

Yarn A – White

Yarn B – Light Blue

Yarn C – Dark Blue

Yarn D – Light Brown

Pattern

With Yarn A – Make a 4 ch and join with an ss in the first ch to form a ring.

  1. Round 1: (RS) – 1 ch; 8 sc in ring (8 sts) PM (see notes)
  2. Change to Yarn B – Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (16 sts)
  3. Round 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (24 sts)
  4. Change to Yarn C – Round 4: 1 sc in each sc
  5. Round 5: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (36 sts)
  6. Change to Yarn D – Round 6: 1 sc in each sc
  7. Close last round with an ss.
  8. Cut yarn and secure.

Make fringe to hang from the tassel – by cutting lengths of yarn 30 inches/77cm long.

Pull through and secure along the sides and bottom of the circle.

Attach the keyring clip to the top of the charm and clip it onto the handle of your bag.

crochet fringe bag

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