Use up some of your scrap yarn while making a fun and color scrap fringe bag. Follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorial to learn how to make one in a custom size.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Crochet Scrap Fringe Bag pattern. You will also find all the materials list, stitch list, gauge, video tutorial, and sizing information.
Crochet Scrap Fringe Bag
Do you have a basket of yarn balls that need to get used up? You can use them to make this cute scrap bag with built-in fringe. This bag requires very little sewing and weaving in ends.
Yarn Substitution and Sizing
This bag has a very simple design. You can easily adjust the size by working more chains in the foundation chain and by working extra rows for more height.
You can use any size yarn for this project. You will only want to make sure that you are using all the same size yarn for the project. For example, instead of worsted weight (#4 yarn), you can use all super bulky yarn. You will just need to use an appropriate-sized hook.
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Crochet Scrap Fringe Bag
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2.1 oz or 110 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Any Color
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
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Note: The yarn used in the pictures is Red Heart Super Saver in Charcoal and Red Heart Super Saver Fair Isle Candy Stripes (discontinued).
Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 4 SC X 5 Rows = 1 inch
Size: The bag shown is 6.5 inches wide (not including fringe) by 5.5 inches tall. This bag is very easy to adjust the size.
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together – Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook (2 loops on hook), insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook, (3 loops on the hook) yarn over and pull the first loop through all the loops on the hook. Your decrease is complete.
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Crochet Scrap Fringe Bag Pattern
-Written in US terms.
– For the Bag Body rows, we will be fastening off at the end of each row and creating a new strand of yarn that will then be worked into the previous row. Make sure to turn your work between rows.
– I do not count my CH1, turning chain, as a stitch for the bag flap rows.
– This bag’s size is easy to adjust. To make the bag wider, work any even number of chains. Crochet the bag body rows until the project is twice the desired height of the bag. (The bag will be folded in half when assembled.) Work extra of rows 2 – 56 until you only have a row with 4 stitches remaining. Then work the last 3 bag flap rows.
Create a slip knot 6 inches from the end of the yarn.
CH 28 (or any even number of chains to adjust size) Fasten off leaving a 6-inch yarn end.
Bag Body Row 1: Create a slip knot 6 inches from the new yarn end, Work a SC in each chain of the foundation chain. Fasten off leaving a 6-inch yarn end. Turn your work! (28 Single Crochets)
Note: The beginning and final yarn ends of each row will be used to tie the sides of the bag together.
Bag Body Rows 2-56: Create a slip knot 6-inches from the new yarn end, Work a SC in each ST of the last row. Fasten off leaving a 6-inch yarn end. Turn your work!
Note: When working with scrap yarn, alternate colors as often as you like or work until you are out of one color and start a new color. Do not add new colors in the middle of the row.
Note: To adjust the height of the bag, add extra bag body rows until your project is twice the desired height of the bag.
Bag Flap Row 1: Working into the last row of the bag body. SC2TOG, SC in each ST across until only 2 STs remain. SC2TOG. Do not fasten off.
Bag Flap Rows 2 – 12: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, SC in each ST across until only 2 STs remain. SC2TOG.
Note: After row 12 you should have 4 stitches for the row. If you made the bag larger, then continue repeating the above row until your last row only has 4 stitches.
Bag Flap Row 13: CH1, turn, SC2TOG, SC2TOG.
Bag Flap Row 14: CH1, turn, SC2TOG. Fasten off.
Bag Flap Row 15: Create a new slip knot and insert your hook. Starting on the side of Bag Flap Row 1, Work a SC into the side of each of the bag flap rows. CH 2 at the top point of the bag flap, working down the other side of the bag flap, work a SC into the side of each bag flap row. Fasten off.
If you would like to add a button hole at the top of the button flap, then work additional chains at the top point of the bag flap. How many you add will depend on the size of your button. Weave in the 4 yarn ends created when crocheting the bag flap. Do not weave in any of the yarn ends created when crocheting the bag body.
Note: The pattern is written for the child-size bag and single crochet is used for the bag strap. If you are making a larger size bag, consider replacing the single crochets with double crochets or working extra rows for a wider strap.
CH 71 (CH 140 or more for an adult-sized strap)
Strap Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. SC in each CH across.
Scrap Fringe Bag Assembly
Take your bag and fold the bag body section in half. Starting at the top opening of the bag on one side, grab two yarn ends from the front of the bag and two yarn ends from the side of the bag. Hold them together and create an overhand knot (demonstrated in the video) as close as you can to the side of the bag.
Move to the next 4 yarn ends (two from the front of the bag and 2 from the back), and knot those yarn ends together. Repeat this until you have knotted all yarn ends on this side of the bag.
Repeat the process for the second side of the bag.
If you adjusted the height of the bag then you may not have a perfect number of yarn ends to knot together. Consider knotting 2 yarn ends together at the end of the bag or making the last knot a larger knot by knotting 6 yarn ends together. When both sides are complete trim your fringe to the desired length.
Sew the bag strap on the inside of the bag, just below bag flap row 1. If you chose to add a button hole to the bag flap, then sew a button to the front of the bag.
Now your Crochet Scrap Fringe Bag is complete and ready to be enjoyed. They work up fast and make a great gift.
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