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Crochet Gardening Bag

By: Lily Sugar'n Cream

Crochet a sturdy bag with useful pockets for all your gardening items. This gardening bag crochet pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream features attractive complimentary colors of yarn.

Crochet Gardening Bag

Materials:

  • Yarn: Lily® Sugar’n Cream (70.9 g / 2.5 oz)

Main Color (MC) (00084 Sage Green) 9 balls
Contrast A (00083 Cornflower Blue) 6 balls
Contrast B (01712 Hot Green) 2 balls

  • Crochet hook: Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Size: Approx 15 ins [38 cm] long x 6 ins [15 cm] wide x 11 ins [28 cm] deep.

Gauge: 13 sc and 14 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with 2 strands of yarn.

Instructions:

Front and Back Panels
(make 2).
With 2 strands of MC tog, ch 51.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 50 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last row until work from beg measures 9½ ins [23 cm], ending with a
WS row.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end of row. Turn. Break MC.
Next row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row twice more.
Next row: (Holes for Handles). Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 16 sc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 sc. 1 sc in each of next 12 sc. Ch 3.
Miss next 3 sc. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row twice more. Fasten off.

Side Panels (make 2).
With 2 strands of MC tog, ch 20.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 19 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last row until work from beg measures same lengths as front and back before color changing, ending with a WS row. Join A.
Next row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row 6 times more. Fasten off.
Join Panels: Arrange Panels to form a bag, having Side Panels opposite each other.
With WS of 2 Panels tog, join 2 strands of MC with sl st at bottom left corner. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 row of sc evenly along side edge, changing to A where necessary. Fasten off. Rep for rem Panels to form box.

BASE
With 2 strands of MC tog, ch 51.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 50 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last row until work from beg measures 6 ins [23 cm], ending with a WS row.
Join Base to Sides: Place lower edge of Sides behind Base with WS of work tog, aligning corners of Base with fold lines and joining row of Sides. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 rnd of sc around all 4 sides of Base. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Handles (make 2).
With 2 strands of A, ch 53 loosely.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn. 52 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last row once more. Fasten off.
With RS of Basket facing, push ends of Handle through holes on Side Panel to WS. Sew ends tog, being careful not to twist Handle.
Optional: Bring halves of Handle tog and taking 2 strands of A tog, wrap center 3 ins [7.5 cm] of Handle as shown in insert picture. Fasten ends securely.

Pockets (make 2 sets).
Note: Pocket is worked from top down.
With 2 strands of B, ch 75.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row 4 times more. Join A.
With A, rep last row until work from beg measures 7 ins [18 cm], ending with a WS row. Fasten off.
Bottoms of pockets: With RS of work facing, miss first 6 sc. ***Join B with sl st to next sc. Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 13 sc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row for 1¾ ins [4.5 cm], ending with a WS row. Fasten off.****
With RS of work facing, miss next 12 sc.***
Rep from *** to *** once more, then from *** to **** once.
Sew sides of Bottoms to missed sts to form 3-D pocket.
Sew 1 set of Pockets to Front and Back.
Mark dividing lines for 3 pockets. With A, sew through both thicknesses from bottom to top of pockets along dividing lines.

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