This instructable focuses on the brown bag, but I have also included a picture here of a blue-grey bag that I made using this same pattern; however, it was made from a strong and coarse cotton yarn (it was actually recycled netting fibre) to show you how different the bag can look depending on what fibre/yarn you decided to use.
To all you lefties out there I am left handed and crocheted this bag left-handed. It can, however, just as easily be crocheted right-handed. The pattern works for both.
Step 1: Supplies & Stitches
Dark Chocolate Brown: 8– 50 gram balls – 65 meters per ball
Lighter shade Brown: 2 – 50 gram balls
36 inches of cording for bag strap (optional)
Crochet hook Size G
Remnant for lining, needle and thread
Sewing machine and or serger – not essential, but if making lining for bag makes it quick and easy!
Stitches used and abbreviations:
Single crochet: sc
Double crochet: dc
Double crochet two together: dc 2 tog
Triple crochet - tr
Shell edging: dc 7 times into stitch
Slip stitch: sl st