Jumbo Size Crochet Bag

I chose some big big big colors for this Jumbo Size Crochet Bag. This bag is designed to carry some fun and happiness to everywhere you use it!

I decided to make a crocheted bag to send to my friend Ricci along with the Bright and Bold C2C Blanket that I made for her a few weeks ago. When I was trying to figure out what type of bag to make the only criteria I had in mind was I wanted it to be BIG and I wanted it to be COLORFUL.

BIG – this really is a jumbo sized bag. The mesh sections stretch nicely so she can stuff as much fun into it as she wants. Beach trips, picnics, and shopping trips are some of the fun things to use this bag for. It’s also big enough to transform grocery shopping and laundromat visits into something fun too!!!

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COLORFUL – I used Red Heart Stripes yarn in Fruity Stripe along with Mainstays Basic Yarn in Purple. I know I’ve said the word fun a few billion times already but that is really the only word I can think of to describe these colors. They are so bright – I mean ridiculously bright. Not like neon but a rich brightness. I loved using this yarn and still have one whole skein leftover. I’m tucking that one away for if I’m ever feeling a little blue I can grab it and make a little something – or even just look at it for a little while to cheer me up!!

This bag was super easy to make. No pattern required. I used the standard method for making a circle with increases in every round for 16 rounds then a few more rounds to make the base. I did not join any of the rounds but used a stitch marker to mark the beginning stitch and DC’d in a continuous circle. The mesh is a round of SC, chain 5, skip 2, SC. Then in the subsequent rounds SC into chain 5 space, chain 5, SC into chain 5 space…… continue until you have as many rounds as you want.

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I had mentioned the other day that I spent the first half of the month plopped in my very comfy recliner suffering from a nasty cold. Thankfully I had enough strength to crochet but couldn’t do much of anything else. Making this bag worked better than any cold medicine I was on. I think the excitement of making a new project combined with the happy bright colors did wonders for keeping my spirits up and my mood positive.

Now I’m not a doctor, but from experience I know and recommend that as soon as you feel a cold coming on grab some brightly colored yarn and a hook. Fix a nice hot cup of tea with honey and lemon in it. Set yourself up in a comfy chair, or the couch or bed and crochet until you feel better!!! πŸ˜€

Thanks for reading!!

~ Tami

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66 responses to “Jumbo Size Crochet Bag

  1. Those colors are great! I feel great when I work with bright colors, too. And it’s nice to make something you yourself have designed. A little ego boost goes a long way!

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    • Thanks Karen!! I loved working with these colors! My next few projects are going to be using browns and tans which I like, but it’s just not the same as using bright happy colors. πŸ˜€

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    • Thank you dear Cobs!!! The bright happy colors were so nice to work with while I was sick. I’m so glad I have some leftover yarn. I have it tucked away for when I need a little dose of bold color this winter. ❀ ❀ ❀

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    • Thanks Kathy!! It is nice to be feeling well again but I’m not going to lie, it was kind of nice to just plop in the comfy chair and crochet with this yarn all day. I almost won’t mind getting sick again!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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      • I think sometimes we get sick because our brain’s need a rest as much as our bodies. I’ve not been truly down with a cold or anything for a long time, but my allergies do put a drain on my energy, and there are just some days (usually several in a row) where I just have no gumption. Sitting with a book or some handwork really can make a difference! I’m glad you had some quiet time, even if it was foisted upon you.

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    • Thanks Rebecca!!! I know I used the words happy and fun a lot in this post but there really wasn’t any other way to describe it. It’s funny because I usually don’t go for such bright colors and I never wear anything very colorful but the past few months I can’t stop using big bright colors. I wonder if it’s my brain saying I need some extra happy. The next few projects I have to make are using browns and tans and I’m honestly not as excited to start on them. By the way – I finished the graphgan and hubby LOVED it. I just need to take some pictures and write up a post. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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      • Well you can use whatever words you want over and over. Happy and fun it really is just that! Maybe it is your brain or senses telling you something haha, bright colours are amazing especially when you use them in the right way. I’m expecting to bright ass Christmas shit from you! Yaaaaaaaay I can’t wait to see it I’m Tryna catch up on posts grrrrrr

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    • Thanks Tammy!! I usually don’t make such brightly colored things for myself, but this yarn is so fun to look at and work with I might just make another one to keep!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  2. That is pretty much the advice my doctor gave me for this virus! You’re practically a medical professional now πŸ˜‰
    I love love LOVE the colours of this bag! They really are making me feel better, even though it’s still not Friday yet.

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  3. Can’t go wrong with bright colors. I like the straps. I think I have some rings lying around here somewhere. I’m pretty sure I rescued some from some purses I threw away. I’ve been thinking about how to design the crochet kit bag for my students. Those straps just might work… πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks Yolanda!! I found those rings in the bottom of one of my stash boxes. I had forgotten all about them. I loved working with the bright colors. It really helped cheer me up while I was making this. That is really clever to salvage rings from old purses. I hadn’t thought of that. But then again I have carried the same purse for at least the last 5 years. It might be time to get a new one, or maybe crochet a new one!!!! πŸ˜€

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  4. What a great bag! The colours would certainly have cheered you up and made something good and positive out of the frustration and misery of being sick! Being currently in the clutches of a nasty flu myself, I will have to try it, though my crochet skills still need a lot of polishing!!! Hope you are feeling much better now ! xxx

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  5. AND IT IS AMAZING… I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT TAMI AND YES I’M YELLING THIS SO EVERYONE CAN SEE LOL… I don’t know if you even thought about using it as I have already… Yet I’ve used it as a backpack so there’s no strain on one shoulder… Next time I do I’ll get my neighbor to snap a pic of it so you can see… IT’S FANTABULOS and my go to for everything now… Love love love it and you πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    • I am SO SO SO happy that you like it Ricci!!! I have yarn leftover and might end up making one for myself too!! What a great idea to use it as a backpack!!! I wanted to make it big enough so that you could use it for just about everything! I can’t wait to see pictures! ❀ ❀ ❀

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      • I love it and my little 14 yr old chihuahua sleeps in it all the time lol if it was smaller I’d carry her in it too haha she’s also taken over my blankie the only time she’s not on it is when I’m in the hammock chair with it haha love you and love them all πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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      • Both my dogs try but Chica is the 2.8 pound princess and Marhbls is Michael’s dog yet she bows down to Chica which is a riot to see lol lol… I do take them with me everywhere.. Chica is my. Epilepsy service dog yet I service her more now that she’s so old.. Yet she does NOT leave my side ever lol

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      • Awwwwww!! ❀ ❀ ❀ Our two dogs are like our children – they are very badly behaved children most of the time but we still love them to pieces!!! πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks Theresa!! It’s miserable being sick with a cold especially when you feel too drained to do anything. Being able to at least sit with my bright yarn and finish a quick easy project really helped me to feel better instead of just focusing on feeling crappy. It was a happy distraction! πŸ˜€

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    • Thank you so much!! It was a really fun project to make. I find crochet to be very relaxing most of the time but there are plenty of projects that do need a bit more patience. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    • Thank you!!! The Red Heart stripes is awesome – the colors are so bright and vibrant. And the price fits my budget too which is always a good thing!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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