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Clematis Shopping Bag Crochet Version

Difficulty: Easy

The Clematis Shopping Bag is the stylish alternative to a reusable shopping bag. Perfect for the mall, groceries, or as a picnic/lunch tote for the whole family. The bag can be made striped and adorned with the Clematis flower for an eminently feminine look, or try rugby stripes or solids (without flower) for a great-looking but entirely unisex and utilitarian bag.

Felted bags are particularly well-suited as totes for groceries and picnics because they are naturally insulated, don't lose their shape or their immense carrying capabilities when wet, and withstand even harsh treatment, all the while looking fantastic.


See the Additional Details Tab below for more information about finished dimensions, gauge, yarn requirements, and other necessary materials to complete this project.

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Finished Dimensions

Clematis Shopping Bag

12" (30cm) wide
7" (17.5cm) deep
16" (40cm) tall

Clematis Flower

10" (25cm) from petal tip to petal tip

Pattern Difficulty

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) with a double strand of worsted weight yarn.


Yarn Requirements 

Bags: 840 yds (768m) Spring Green (A)
         1050 yds (960m) Mint (B)
         100 yds (91.5m) Lime (C)
         210 yds (192m) Violet (D)
         40 yds (36.5) white Fizz (E)

Needles and Other Materials

Size L (8mm) hook for bag
Size H (5mm) hook for flowers
Locking stitch markers
Sewing needle
Nylon sewing thread
13.5 x 22.5 in sheet of stiffener
4-6 Noni 24mm bag feet OR 4 - 8 Noni Gumdrop Bag Feet

Pictured Samples

The sample pictured was created using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool in Spring Green and Mint with Violet and Lime flowers and white Fizz in the center.

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Clematis Flower

First Edition

Rows 6 - 16: Ch 1, turn; sc in each stitch across - 14 stitches.
Row 17: Ch 1, turn; sc, sc2tog, sc in next 8 stitches, sc2tog, sc - 12 stitches.
Row 18: Ch 1, turn; sc, sc2tog, sc in next 6 stitches, sc2tog, sc - 10 stitches.
Row 19: Ch 1, turn; sc, sc2tog, sc in next 4 stitches, sc2tog, sc - 8 stitches.
Row 20: Ch 1, turn; sc, sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches, sc2tog, sc - 6 stitches.
Row 21: Ch 1, turn; sc, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc - 4 stitches.
Row 22: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog, sc2tog - 2 stitches.
Row 23: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog - 1 stitch. Finish off.