Crochet Gym Bag- Free Pattern & Photo Tutorial

Crochet Gym Bag- Free Pattern & Photo Tutorial

Hello everybody, am so excited to share this pattern with you today!! A crochet gym bag! why not right??!
One month ago I was shopping for sportswear and I saw all those gym bags so the idea popped immediately into my mind. I need a gym bag why not make one. And I wanted it to look modern and sportive. So I got a paper and a pencil, I tried to draw a few designs and at first I decided to go with a duffel cylindrical shape and I actually did it but I was not satisfied with the results so I unravelled my work and ended up doing this one and honestly am loving the result.

If you didn’t see my previous bag patterns check them Here and Here

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Now lets talk a little bit about this gym bag pattern

The bag is made with macrame yarn so its really sturdy and durable and the straps at the bottom of the bag to hold the yoga mat are made of elastic so they are flexible. To make sure if you have a thicker mat it will fit. The handles are made of durable strong nylon straps. Finally the boxed corners at the bottom make the bag roomy so that it can fit all your gym essentials.

The materials you will need for this gym bag pattern are:

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Measurements:

60 cm x 30 cm ~ (24″ x 12″)

Gauge:

Gauge: 10 cm square= 11 Stitch and 12 rows (sc)

Skill level: Beginner

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • ss- slip stitch

Notes:

  • The pattern is written with US terms
  • The bag is made of three parts that are crocheted separately and joined together
  • Chain one is NOT considered as the first stitch throughout this pattern

The Front and Back Panels of The Bag

With a 4mm hook, Chain 65
Row 2: Work SC in each chain. Chain 1 and turn
Row 3: SC in the very first stitch and all the remaining stitches, Chain 1 and turn  
Row 4: Repeat the previous row at the end of this row your last SC will be in the first SC of the previous row. Not the chain one space.  Chain 1 and turn
If You don’t get the previous row. Check this tutorial to get straight edges by the amazing Sewrella
Row 5-33: repeat row 4.

Repeat the whole process one more time

The base of the bag

With a 4mm hook, Chain 25
Row 2: Work SC in each chain. Chain 1 and turn
Row 3: SC in the very first stitch and all the remaining stitches, Chain 1 and turn  
Row 4: Repeat the previous row at the end of this row your last SC will be in the first SC of the previous row. Not the chain one space.  Chain 1 and turn
Row 5-62: repeat row 4.

Assembling the bag parts

You now will have three parts and you are going to assembly them like shown in the picture bellow

Also if you are planing to line your bag its a good idea to lay you rectangle on a piece of fabric and cut your fabric now.

I Used the same macrame yarn and a crochet hook to join the rectangles together.

Now you are going to fold your rectangle as shown in the picture down align the sides together and sew the edge of the front panel to the edge of the back panel from both sides.

Boxed corners:

To create more room at the base of the bag you are going to sew the corners like shown in the picture bellow. The dimensions will be 5 cm long and 10 cm wide. I have also included a link to a clear tutorial of how to do this. Boxed corner tutorial.

Sewing Handles and yoga holder straps

Cut two 64 cm pieces of nylon straps. and sew them as shown in the picture bellow

Cut two 25 cm long pieces of elastic
Sew them to the line where the base of the bag and the front/back panels meet. (see the picture bellow)

Finally if you are planning to add a lining (I recommend that u do.) You can now sew it to the bag. Here is a tutorial that can help you to do this.

I hope you liked this pattern. If you made one, share it with me on Instagram. I would love to see how you adapted it and what variations you made 🙂

Take care and happy crocheting.

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