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with Karen Whooley
Online Class

Mix & Match Crochet Bag Techniques

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Need a sturdy bag that's perfect for your style and your day-to-day? Look no further, because crochet is the perfect technique to achieve both! Join designer and instructor Karen Whooley in this online Craftsy class and learn how to crochet a bag with the features you love. You'll work from two simple but desirable patterns, using techniques you can mix and match for beautiful custom results. During class, Karen will share three eye-catching stitches you can substitute in and out with one another for variety. You'll also discover how to customize your bags with pockets, different handle styles and lovely embellishments. And all along the way, you'll find out how to use the magic ring technique, work a long chain cast-on and seam skillfully for a strong, stable bag.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h46m

Included in this Class

1. Project Bag Options

1. Project Bag Options

Learn the ins and outs of bag construction as Karen walks you through how to start your next crochet project with confidence. Open up your bag's potential by examining the two patterns to learn common pitfalls and helpful modifications before you start.

2. Stitch Pattern Options

2. Stitch Pattern Options

Karen shares three interchangeable stitches to make customization easy. The leafhopper stitch takes double crochet to the next level with more stability and stretch. Learn the pitfalls of the star stitch and keep it from slanting. Finally try your hand at colorwork with the zigzag pip stitch.

3. Working the Round Bag

3. Working the Round Bag

The Mother Earth bag is the perfect size to take your next project on the road. This in-the-round bag starts with the magic ring technique to give your bag a solid foundation, then uses offset increases to keep the bottom round. Karen stabilizes the bottom to make sure your yarn won't stretch and sits flat.