Cute Cherry Themed c2c Crochet Bag Pattern

Welcome to my cheerful cherry-themed crochet bag pattern! I’m so excited to share this fun project with you. This bag is a bit larger, making it perfect for all your summer adventures. Whether you’re heading to the beach or just out and about, this cute bag will be your new favorite accessory. Let’s grab our crochet hooks and dive into making this adorable bag together! The free pattern is below.

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Melissa Hassler from Lovable Loops modeling her free cherry themed crochet bag pattern

Free Crochet Bag Pattern

This bag is made from 17 corner-to-corner (C2C) squares, each with a cherry on it. After you crochet the squares, you just sew them together and then crochet the straps.

PDF Version

This easy crochet bag pattern is also available as an ad-free PDF in my Etsy Shop.

Video Tutorial

I have a corner to corner (c2c) video tutorial on my YouTube channel to help you get started if you are new to this crochet method. 

Note: In the tutorial I chain 5 for a new row and chain 2 for a new square. I no longer do that. I prefer to chain 6 for a new row and chain 3 for a new square.

Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: G-6 4 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Yarns 24/7 Cotton.
    • 3 skeins white
    • 1 skein red
    • 1 skein grass
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Optional. Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 

Crochet Bag Pattern

Skill Level

Advanced beginners. This crochet tote bag pattern is made using the corner to corner (c2c) stitch pattern method. It involves color changes.  

Finished Measurements

My crocheted bag measured 20 inches wide, 14.5 inches long not including the straps, and 23 inches long including the straps. 

Gauge

8 squares (ch 3 + 3 dc) = 4 inches

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet decrease
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches

Corner to Corner (c2c) Technique

  • The pattern is made using the c2c technique of making “squares” back and forth in diagonal rows starting in the bottom right corner and ending in the top left corner.
  • Each square is made of a chain 3 + 3 double crochet.
  • Chain 6 to start a new row and chain 3 to start a new square.
  • You can follow the picture graph or the written pattern.
  • The written pattern tells you how many squares to make of each color and in what order.

Pattern Notes

  • You will need 17 squares total.
  • The pattern is written in US terms. 
  • ↙ You are working on the “right side”.
  • ↗ You are working on the “wrong side”. 

Bag Instructions

Crochet 17 squares following the picture graph or the written pattern.

↙ Row 1: white x 1 (1 square) 
↗ Row 2: white x 2 (2 squares) 
↙ Row 3: white x 3 (3 squares) 
↗ Row 4: white x 2, red x 1, white x 1 (4 squares) 
↙ Row 5: white x 1, red x 2, white x 2 (5 squares) 
↗ Row 6: white x 2, red x 3, white x 1 (6 squares) 
↙ Row 7: white x 2, red x 2, white x 3 (7 squares) 
↗ Row 8: white x 1, red x 1, white x 2, red x 1, green x 1, white x 2 (8 squares) 
↙ Row 9: white x 2, green x 1, white x 3, red x 2, white x 1 (9 squares) 
↗ Row 10: white x 1, red x 3, white x 6 (10 squares) 
Corner: Start decreasing on both ends 
↙ Row 11: white x 2, green x 1, white x 3, red x 2, white x 1 (9 squares) 
↗ Row 12: white x 1, red x 1, green x 3, white x 3 (8 squares) 
↙ Row 13: white x 1, green x 2, white x 4 (7 squares) 
↗ Row 14: white x 6 (6 squares) 
↙ Row 15: white x 5 (5 squares) 
↗ Row 16: white x 4 (4 squares) 
↙ Row 17: white x 3 (3 squares) 
↗ Row 18: white x 2 (2 squares) 
↙ Row 19: white x 1 (1 square) 

Border

Add a border to each cherry square. I used red yarn. Make 2 sc in each square along the sides and in each corner square make (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc).  

Fixing the Stems

You will have two spots where the cherry stem squares on the right side will not “connect” at the corners. This is normal- it’s just the result of making diagonal (c2c) rows. Simply use your yarn tails to weave the yarn back and forth a couple times to connect them. 

Picture tutorial for Lovable Loops cherry themed crochet bag pattern

Assembly

Arrange your squares like the picture shows with the “right sides” facing you. The cherries on and below the solid black line should be upside down. Use a tapestry needle to sew the squares together.

Picture tutorial for Lovable Loops cherry themed crochet bag pattern

Fold the bag in half along the solid black line. Make sure the “right sides” of the squares are facing outward. Next, fold in the sides along the dotted black lines. Sew the sides with matching colors (as seen in the photo above) together. 

Adding the Straps

Picture tutorial for Lovable Loops cherry themed crochet bag pattern

Round 1: Join yarn on the right side of the top square (purple arrow) and sc along that side (green line). Chain 90 (yellow dot) and join to the other side (red dot). Sc along that side (orange line). You are doing to repeat these instructions on the other side of the bag. Sc2tog where the bottom of the squares on each side meet (arrows).

Round 2: Sc in each stitch and in each chain. Sc2tog where the bottom of the squares on each side meet (arrows).

Rounds 3 & 4: Sc in each stitch. Sc2tog where the bottom of the squares on each side meet (arrows).

Finishing

Fasten off and then weave in your ends. 

Lovable Loops cherry themed crochet bag pattern

Looking for more Free Crochet Patterns?

Are you ready to start your next project? You may also like these crochet bags: neon hearts bag, cactus bag, music note bag, heart patch bag, and land & sea turtles bag.

Let’s Connect!

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