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Cute Crochet Book Bag



This free crochet pattern is a great project for anyone to do. It holds books of many sizes. This is great for those students going back to school, young or old. It's a great pattern you will get complemented on. Find this crochet pattern in the 25 Quick and Thrifty Crochet Patterns eBook.


  • Crochet hook size G-6 (4mm)
  • Yarn, any worsted weight (double knit) yarn, preferably cotton. Approx 100g


Form a basic granny square (make 2)
(Chain 6 stitches.join to form loop)

Rnd 1:Chain 3, dc twice into loop, (ch 1 , 3 dc into loop)3 times. Join to top of first chain 3 with sl st (do not turn at end of this or any round)

Rnd 2: chain 4, (3dc 1ch 3dc 1ch in next chain space)3 times. In next chain space: 3dc 1ch 2dc, join to third chain at beginning of round)

Rnd 3: chain3 2dc in space. Ch 1. (3dc 1ch 3 dc in next space, 1 ch 3 dc in next space, 1 ch) 3 times, 3 dc 1ch 3dc in next space, 1 ch, sl stitch to top of 3 chain at beginning of round. Continue to form a granny square with 7 rounds.)

On one edge of each square dc 29 stitches, turn, chain 3 dc 29 stitches across. Continue until you have 5 dc rows, then sc two rows.

Place the two rectangles, wrong sides together, and join with sc along 3 edges, then go back along this sc with reverse sc also known as crab(or rope) stitch.

Pick up 7 stitches at side (where join is), and SC for approx 130 rows, or until strap is desired length. (remembering to allow for stretching), then attach to opposite side.




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This patter is very versatile and useful. I made couple purses as gifts, one as an i-pad carrying case with a handle long enough as cross body and the second as a notebook bag to carry a notebook to school. It builds quickly and looks cute on bright colors variegated yarn.

Member 6618697

Gonna make this for my iPad!!! Tks

madie724 5980123

I just learned how to crochet this summer and I know how to do the basics (chain, sc, sc together/dec, inc, and have started dc). I agree that it would be helpful to have a video, of the beginnings of this at least, to get us started & not confused. I really like this design, btw :)

samanthafrank 8228644

Could you make a video? I'm just a beginner and i'm not understanding any of this.

luvona1 5542389

I think this is so cute, I am going to make this to carry around my renissance fair goodies. :)

Nature Girl79

This is so cute. I love these projects!

Crafter 17133

I'm a beginnner and am confused! HELP! Are rnds 4-7 done exactly the same as round 3?

bookwerm 4299243

the book is designed to be whatever size you want, that's the way the pattern is written. the one in the photo holds a paperback book with a strap log enough to be carried "across the body"

joannewardle 7611766

Can someone tell me what the size of the bag is? I would like sizes with and without the handles. Thank you, Jacquita


I've made a couple of these bags. They are super esay, fast, and inexpensive. They make a great gift when filled with a favorite book. I used brightly colored cotton yarn that was about $3 a skein. It only takes one skein and several hours to complete a bag.


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