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Easy Errands Bag



Crochet a handy rectangular bag from Lily Sugar n' Cream with easy knotted handles for daily errands. The stripes in this bag are created by self-striping yarn instead of having to switch yarn balls.

Crochet Errands Bag


  • Yarn: Lily® Sugar’n Cream Stripes (56.7 g / 2 oz) 4 balls of #21532 (Holiday Stripes).
  • Crochet Hook: Size 5 mm (U.S. H / 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.4 grommets.

Size: 9 x 12 x 3½ ins [23 x 30.5 x 9 cm]

Gauge: 13 sc and 14 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].



Front and Back (make alike).
Ch 27.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end of ch. Turn. 26 sc. Work in sc for 11 ins [28 cm].
Next row: (Eyelet row). Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc) twice.
Turn. Work 2 rows in sc. Fasten off. Apply grommets in eyelets.

Gusset: Ch 12.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 11 sc. Work in sc for 33 ins
[84 cm]. Fasten off.
With WS tog, crochet Gusset to sides and bottom of Front and Back.

Handles: Ch 5. Join with sl st in first ch.
1st rnd: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in each ch around. 5 sc. Place marker for end of rnd and slip marker every rnd.
Work in sc for 16 ins [40.5 cm]. Fasten off. Thread handles through grommets and knot ends.

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I did pretty well.. Thanks for the idea!!

marcellatraylor 7070103

Instructions are lacking. Personally I would forgo the grommets, make the handles longer and just tie them in knots with a bit of the ends loose for poms.


I agree. There are no instructions on how to apply gromets. Also, I am not able to print this pattern, all I get is the heading. What happened? Please help!

pwafford 1895400

Interesting, but the instructions don't include the size of the Grommets and how to put them in the product/tote.


very nice

lrvereen 3760133

It doesn't explain how to attach the grommets. Easy ??? errand bag!!!

pkpattim 7669727

Killroy - you are not reading the pattern correctly. First row says, work in sc for 11 inches. Actual pattern site is here http://www.sugarncream.com/data/pattern/pdf/Lily_SugarnCreamweb07_cr_bag.en_US.pdf


Love this pattern! Not necessarily the quickest to make, but very simple! I'm still a beginner (I've only been crocheting since spring break) but this bag has given me no problems at all. I agree with the other comments and I'll reinforce my bag with something, but I won't worry too much about it- I'm going to use the bag to carry my crocheting things! :)


"Turn. Work 2 rows in sc. Fasten off. " This would make the front and back a total of 4 rows tall? Anyone got a fix for this pattern?


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