Easy Music Note c2c Crochet Bag Pattern for Beginners

I’m excited to share this crochet bag pattern that’s all about music notes. I got the idea for this beautiful bag while planning a trip to Nashville with my best friend from high school. It’s a great project for music lovers and anyone who enjoys crocheting. Get started and create your own bag that’s not only useful but also full of musical charm! The free pattern is below.

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Lovable Loops music note crochet bag pattern

Free Crochet Bag Pattern

This bag is made from 13 corner-to-corner (C2C) squares, each with a music note on it. After you crochet the squares, you just sew them together and add a guitar strap to finish it off. Instructions for adding crochet straps are also included.

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 in white and dragonfly.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 
  • Guitar strap: I used an adjustable crossbody guitar strap for my bag.
  • D hook rings (4): I used these exact D rings. The pack comes with a variety of colors. I used the gold color to match the clasps from the guitar strap. 

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.  

Crochet Bag Pattern Finished Measurements

My crocheted bag measured 13.5 inches wide and 13 inches long from the top of the sides to the bottom of the bag. 

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
  • sl st = slip stitch

c2c Crochet 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 13 squares total.
  • The pattern is written in US terms. 
  • ↙ You are working on the “right side”.
  • ↗ You are working on the “wrong side”. 

Crochet Bag Pattern Instructions

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

Border

Add a border to each music note square. Make 2 sc in each square along the sides and in each corner square make (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc).

Crochet Bag Pattern Assembly

Arrange your squares like the picture shows. The music notes below the red line should be upside down. Then, use a tapestry needle to sew all the squares together.

With the inside of the bag facing you, fold the bottom up where the red dots show. Next, fold in the sides where the black dots are, and use a tapestry needle to sew the seams.

Lovable Loops music note crochet bag pattern

Add the D Rings

If you want to add crochet straps, you do not need to add the D rings. Scroll down for instructions.

You will sew the D rings to the inside of the bag. Fold the top of each corner down and sew around the flat part of the D ring. Make sure it is very secure.

Lovable Loops music note crochet bag pattern

Adding a Guitar Strap

Attach the guitar strap to the D rings.

Adding Crochet Straps

The picture below is from my cherry bag.

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 all of your ends. 

Lovable Loops music note crochet bag pattern

Looking for more Free Crochet Bag Patterns?

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

Let’s Connect!

I’d love to hear from you. You can find me on social media- InstagramFacebookPinterest, and my YouTube channel. Until then, happy crocheting! 

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