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Reggae-Inspired Crochet Bag Pattern

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Get jammin' with this Reggae-Inspired Crochet Bag Pattern. This tutorial will show you how to create a fun reggae-themed bag from start to finish. Follow the simple dye instructions to make your yarn those bright red, green, and yellow colors. Once you've customized your yarn to the lively colors you need, follow the free crochet pattern to create the bag. This pattern is perfect for beginners. When you're done, you'll have a colorful accessory to brighten up any outfit.

Reggae-Inspired Crochet Bag Pattern

Materials:

  • Red Tulip® One-Step Dye®
  • Yellow Tulip® One-Step Dye®
  • Disposable plastic table cover
  • 3 skeins of white cotton yarn
  • Plastic wrap

Instructions:

  1. Unwind each yarn skein and wrap each one around your elbow and thumb.
     
  2. For each bundle, use two rubber bands from the dye box to section off three areas.
     
  3. Wet the yarn and wring it out.
     
  4. Cover your workspace with disposable plastic table cover.
     
  5. Mix dye following package instructions. 
     
  6. Set out the three bundles on the table. Dye the left section of each bundle with red. Dye the middle sections yellow, followed by green in the last sections.
     
  7. When the bundles are thoroughly saturated, wrap each one in plastic wrap and let set 6-8 hours.
     
  8. Rinse yarn in sink until the water runs clear. Add new rubber bands, then run through wash cycle in washing machine and then dry on light tumble setting in dryer.
     
  9. Wrap each yarn bundle into a ball.
     
  10. Chain 35 crochet stitches.
     
  11. Turn, chain up two and double crochet 35 stitches, repeat for 30 rows.
     
  12. Fold the bottom end up and crochet single stitches up the sides to connect. Turn the bag inside out.
     
  13. Crochet the strap: Crochet 70 chains stitches, turn, chain one and crochet double stitches all the way across.
     
  14. Cut a piece of yarn 35” and use a yarn needle to stich the strap to the inner sides.
     
  15. Fold the top flap over to complete the look of the purse.
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