Crochet Drawstring Bag Ideas and Free Patterns

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The season for Crochet Drawstring Bags is officially open! Excited? Yes! So much! If you are getting ready for summer trips and heavenly holidays, you have landed in the right corner of the internet, undoubtedly. We all love classic handbags and trendy shoppers, obviously, but today let’s focus on something slightly different. Drawstring bags mean functionality and comfort for fashion lovers of all ages and genders. The exemplary patterns we have selected for this post will surely be a perfect starting point for your experiments with colors, yarn types, and forms.

Follow the instructions of three brilliant crochet designers and customize the patterns to make the bag of your dreams. It is so easy, trust us. And so fun! They have got us all covered! Check out these patterns under the links below and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook Fanpage and Pinterest in order to find more creative ideas.

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Handbags and Tote Bags.

free crochet drawstring bag patterns

1. Bokky Bag

Practice the art of overlay mosaic crochet with this project from Yvonne van Zijl. Her bag features a Capricorn head motif which looks great both in contrasting and delicate palettes. Try this free pattern if you are an intermediate-level crocheter because it requires some basic skills. This bag will fit everything you need in your day-to-day adventures.

Level: intermediate Author: Yvonne van Zijl

tapestry crochet drawstring bag in light purple and green

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2. Mudcloth Bag

What an awesome accessory! As we read in the description of this design, African mud cloth inspired Rebecca Langford to create the original, richly patterned piece. Have you heard about mud cloths before? They are traditional Malian fabrics made of locally grown cotton, dyed with fermented mud and plant dyes. Read more on this fascinating theme before you start crocheting your version of the drawstring bag. You will certainly have even more fun with the project!

Level: upper beginner Author: Rebecca Langford

 Crochet Backpack

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3. Mosaic Bucket Bag

We have just seen Rebecca Langford’s version of traditional mud cloth, now let’s admire her take on a mosaic. Mixing different types of yarn, the author has achieved a modern, trendy effect. You can use her instructions to crochet this beautiful bag or give a new life to other patterns you have in your collection. Actually, why not both? Go for it!

Level: intermediate Author: Rebecca Langford

Crochet Bag

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4. African Flower Bag 

The African Flower motif is so popular among crocheters for a reason! Just look at how beautiful it looks on this drawstring bag. If you need a summer accessory to spice up your outfits, look no more! Gunilla Karlsson wrote a pattern that will inspire you to create wonders. Aren’t you so excited?

Level: intermediate Author: Gunilla Karlsson

Crochet Bag

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5. Sand Dollar Beach Bag

This is a perfect example of simplicity with a twist, literally! If you are looking for comfort and fashion minimalism this season, Merri Purdy’s design will surely meet your requirements. A versatile accessory like that will suit all the outfits you have planned for the summer. So convenient, isn’t it? Yes!

Level: intermediate Author: Merri Purdy

Crochet Bag

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6. Summer Slice Drawstring Bag 

What a fabulous bag! Kathy Olivarez clearly got inspired by summer and its wonderful colors. If you are missing a crochet drawstring bag in your collection of fashionable accessories, grab the hook! We would love to see the results of your work!

Level: intermediate Author: Kathy Olivarez

Drawstring Bag

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7. Rosette Drawstring Bag 

What a precious stitch! And a precious little drawstring bag! If you are still not familiar with genius accessories by crochet designer Stephanie Jessica Lau, where have you been all this time? You should certainly catch up, starting with this lovely pattern.

Level: intermediate Author: Stephanie Jessica Lau

Crochet Drawstring Bag

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