Easy Crochet Rectangle Bag Free Pattern

Create this gorgeous easy crochet rectangle bag with this free crochet pattern!

This gorgeous crochet tote bag is made with cotton yarn (the best yarn for crochet bags, lily sugar n cream works great too) and worked in a repeat row alternating 2 rows for the body of the bag.

Great for a beginner skill level, this crocheted bag is a good choice for a quick on the go project!

This simple crochet bag is made with basic crochet stitches, 5.00 mm hook (size H) and yarn needle.

 The body of the bag is worked into a simple rectangle with the sides of the bag folded into a triangle shape and then sewn together using the whip stitch.

A perfect bag that is the right size for the grocery store, beach bag and farmers market!

The finished bag measures 15″ wide X 16″ tall (at tallest height, 7″ from the middle), 7″ strap drop. 

This stitch pattern for the big rectangle body of the bag features stunning texture.

A beautiful bag that makes a perfect gift! 

Fun to make in your favorite color, this is a great crochet bag project for any crocheter!

Check out my other free modern crochet bag patterns.

Easy Crochet Rectangle Bag

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  • 100% cotton (size 4) yarn, I used Yarn Bee Fundamental Cotton (100% mercerized cotton) in Green. 2 skeins needed, about 7 oz. or 320 yards. 
  • Size H, 5.00 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle


st(s)- stitch(es)

hk- hook

ch- chain

hdc- half double crochet

flo- front loop only

blo- back loop only


17 sts X 8 rows = 4″

Final Measurement:

15″ wide X 16″ tall (at tallest height, 7″ from the middle), 7″ strap drop


Ch 44

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from the hk and each st across, turn (42).

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in the blo in each st across, turn (42).

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in the flo in each st across, turn (42).

Continue to work rows 2 and 3 until your piece has a total of 66 rows.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Your rectangle will measure approx. 31″ wide X 11″ tall.


With the wrong side facing you fold one corner down to form a triangle and fold the other corner up to form a triangle on the other side.

The triangle will be 22 rows across, the middle part 22 rows across and the last triangle 22 rows across.

Cut a long piece of yarn and with your tapestry needle, whip stitch up the side of the bag to join the sides, starting in the corner. Fasten off on the inside and weave in ends.

Repeat on other side.


Ch 70

Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from the hk and each st across, turn (69).

Rows 2-6: Ch 1, sl st in the top loop of each st across, turn (69).

Fasten off on last row, weave in ends.

Cut a long piece of yarn. With tapestry needle sew the strap on the inside of the top corner of the bag. 

Repeat on other side.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

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