Made A Crochet Baby Bag
Crochet Baby Bag Instead of a Blanket
Try crocheting this beautiful baby bag. Instead of giving a baby blanket -- give a crochet baby bag. This crochet one-piece will keep your baby warm and toasting. No feet hanging out of a baby bag. You can substitute yarn colors for any color you desire.
Crochet Baby Bag Material List
- White Yarn - 2 balls of sport weight yarn (6 oz.)
- Yellow Yarn - 1 ball of sport weight yarn (6 oz.)
- 12 inches of Velcro (White or Yellow)
- Crochet Hook - Size H
Sport weight yarn is yarn that is lighter than regular sweater yarn. Sport weight yarn usually has a gauge of 5.75 through 6.5 stitches per inch.
Special Crochet Gauge Instructions
Four inches of stitches should equal 11 double crochet stitches (width)
Four inches of stitches should equal 5 rows of stitches (height)
Crocheting The Baby Bag
Starting with your white yarn chain 42 stitches loosely. Double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook. Double crochet in the next 38 chain stitches.
Row 2 starts with 3 chain stitches. Then turn material. Double crochet across this row. Repeat Row 2 (24x). This is the back section of your crochet baby bag.
You are now about to start the right shoulder. Chain stitch 3 stitches and turn. Double crochet in the next 11 double crochet stitches. Now perform a double crochet decrease and close off row.
A double crochet stitch decrease is when you have 2 loops remaining on the hook and you work another double crochet -- leaving 3 loops on the hook and draw the yarn through all 3 loops (making a decrease stitch).
Double Crochet Decrease and Increase Stitching
You are now about to start the left shoulder. Turn you material the wrong side facing you. Attach your yarn to the right edge and repeat the same step you preformed for the right shoulder.
Let's begin the front section of your baby bag. With the white yarn chain stitch 42 stitches loosely. Repeat the same row 1 instructions you performed for the back section. Repeat row 2 instructions you preformed for the back section (6x).
We are now about to create the right opening for your crochet baby bag. This should be your row 8. Chain stitch 3 stitches and turn your material. Double crochet in the next 19 double crochet stitches. Repeat row 8 until you have completed 24 rows.
Row 25 - Turn your material. Slip stitch to the 5th double crochet stitch. Double crochet decrease once. Then double crochet in the next 14 double crochet stitches.
On to Row 26. Chain 3 stitches. Double crochet in the next 12 double crochet stitches. Double crochet decrease one and close off row.
We now need to create the left opening for your crochet baby bag. Turn your material so that the right side is facing you. With your white yarn start at the right edge of row 7.
Chain stitch 3 stitches then double crochet in the next 19 double crochet stitches.
Row 9 - Chain stitch 3 and turn your material. Double crochet in the next 19 double crochet stitches. Repeat (24x).
Repeat row 25 and 26 from the right side instructions and close off row.
Now join the front of your crochet baby bag to the back of your crochet baby bag.
How To Join Crocheted Materials
You are now crocheting the baby bag hood. With your white yarn chain stitch 24 stitches loosely. Double crochet in the 4th chain stitch. Double crochet in the next 38 chain stitches.
Row 2- Chain stitch 3 stitches and turn your material. Double crochet in the next 39 double crochet stitches.
Repeat row 2 (5x) and close off row.
Grab your yellow yarn. We are about the complete the trim. Attach the yellow yarn to the right edge by chaining 3 stitches. Now double crochet in the next 39 double crochet stitches and close off.
Attach hood to neck opening.
With your yellow yarn (on the left front opening) chain 3 stitches. Now double crochet 31 stitches down the left side and close off. Now do the right side opening.
Sew in your Velcro.
For the neck opening tie you will be using the yellow yarn. Chain stitch 75 stitches loosely and close off. You can now weave in and out this tie through the neck opening. Knot the end.
You have just completed your crochet baby bag.
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