Helping our users. Crochet Buckle Bag.
1 ball of Bernat Maker Home Dec Yarn (290 m/317 yds) in Clay color;
Crochet hook 8 mm;
1 x clip on bag strap (about 95cm/37″ long);
Leather cord 2x 85cm/33″ length;
Plastic sheet (optional for base insert).
Stitches control: 13 sts x 14 rows = 4” x 4”.
Start by making a Magic loop.
Round 1: 10 sc into magic loop (10)
Round 2: 2 sc into each stitch (20)
Round 3: *1 sc, 2sc into next stitch*, repeat ** till round complete (30)
Round 4 & 5: sc all stitches (30)
Round 6: *1sc in next 2, 2sc in next stitch*, repeat ** till round complete (40)
Round 7: *1sc in next 3, 2sc in next stitch*, repeat ** till round complete (50)
Round 8: sc all stitches (50)
Round 9: *1sc in next 4, 2sc in next stitch*, repeat ** till round complete (60)
Round 10: sc all stitches (60)
Round 11: *1sc in next 5, 2sc in next stitch*, repeat ** till round complete (70)
Round 12: sc all stitches (70)
Round 13: *1sc in next 6, 2sc in next stitch*, repeat ** till round complete (80)
Round 14: sc all stitches (80)
Round 15: sc all stitches INTO BACK LOOP ONLY (80)
Base is done.
Round 16-51: sc all stitches for 36 rows (or till side is 25cm/10″ tall).
Slip last stitch and weave in end.
Lay the crochet section flat and clip on the bag straps an equal distance apart about 3 rows down from the top edge.
The crochet fabric is very strong so there is no chance the bag will tear away or break. You may get a little stretching in the stitch gap like this.
Weave leather cord in and out of stitches, about 4 rows down for 1st cord, and 5 down for second cord with about 2 inch spacing.
Make sure the ends of each cord finish facing out and on opposite sides.
Tie off the leather cord ends
Optional step – If you prefer a firm base on a bag, go ahead and cut out a circle from a plastic sheet to fit the base (plastic packaging is ideal).