I have been asked many times to design a baby bag. Here, at long last is everything I would want myself in a baby bag: a large bag that is so great-looking and practical that any woman would want to carry it. Here's what I love about this bag: the colorful options (stripes, solid, or bi-color), roomy exterior pockets, customizable shoulder strap, a fold-over flap, and an optional zip closure. Also included: a cosmetic bag and a baby changing pad.
15" (37.5cm) wide accross the front/back at bag bottom
15" (37.5cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
7" (17.5cm) deep
16" (40cm) tall
7" (17.5cm) wide across the bottom
6" (15cm) wide across the top
9" (22.5cm) tall
8" (20cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
11" (27.5cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
6" (15cm) tall
16" (40cm) wide
26" (65cm) long
Intrepid beginner: Requires knowledge of basic crochet stitches, increasing and decreasing, working in the round, and some simple hand-sewing.
Pre-felted gauge: 11 stitches and 13 rounds = 4" (10cm) using a size L (8mm) hook with a double-strand of worsted weight yarn.
Large Bag: 310 yards (2112m) Misty Blue
420 yards (384m) Brown
Accessory Bag:420 yards (384m) Misty Blue
100 yards (91m) Brown
Changing Pad: 210 yards (192m) Misty Blue
840 yards (768m) Brown
Size L (8mm) crochet hook
Locking stitch markers
1 Noni 30" (76cm) custom YKK zipper with 2 bottom stops for each bag
4 - 6 Noni 24mm bag feet for large bag
13.5 x 22.5 in sheet of stiffener
2" (5cm) rings (optional, to attach crocheted strap)
JUL 24" (60cm) Rolled leather handle with 2" rings (optional, pictured)
All Samples pictured were made using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool in Misty Blue and Brown.
Baby Bag Tabs for Bag Zipper
Ignore the "rounds" that follow "Repeat rows 1 - 4 for back face of bag opening" -- they are irrelevant to the pattern.
First & Second Edition
Decreases for bag body should be listed as follows: Rounds 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48 and 56.