Hello, and welcome back! Before we hop into today’s pattern, I first want to address and apologize for my two-month absence. I recently moved to a different state and then the holidays got hectic but, I’m back and ready to rock and roll for you guys.
Today’s pattern is of a cute little letter bag for Valentine’s Day! I got the inspiration for this bag from a pattern I did last year of an envelope by Crochet To Play. This bag is great to use around the holiday, especially if you have any plans the day of. It is big enough to fit a phone, wallet, small book, etc. The body of the envelope is worked in one piece and then you add the strap and details after. Another plus is that this pattern does not take long (I made two in an afternoon!). If this pattern sounds appealing to you then keep scrolling.
Valentine’s Day Letter Bag Pattern
Difficulty: Great for crocheters of all levels.
- Color A, I used a skein of Red Heart Super Saver (White)
- Color B, I used a skein of Red Heart Super Saver (Red)
- 5.00 mm crochet hook
- A yarn needle
- A button in desired color
st (sts) – stitch (stitches)
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc dec – single crochet decrease
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
blo – back loop
flo – front loop
Rnd – round
rem – remaining
ldc – linked double crochet
This stitch is a variation of the classic double crochet stitch we all know very well. I used this stitch because it makes the end product sturdier and solid. If you are unfamiliar with this stitch, check out this video by WEBS – America’s Yarn Store that demonstrates this stitch very well.
- This pattern is worked in rows. This means you will be chaining and turning after each row crocheted.
- The chain three (one) at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
The Body of the Envelope:
Rnd 1: Ch 37, ldc in the 3rd ch from hook, ldc in every rem st (34)
Rnd 2-12: Ch 3, ldc in every rem st (34)
Rnd 13: Ch 3, ldc in blo of every st (34)
Rnd 14: Che 3, ldc in every rem st (34)
Rnd 15: Ch 3, ldc in blo of every st (34)
Rnd 16-29: Ch 3, ldc in every rem st (34)
Continue to the top portion of the envelope. Do not fasten off just yet.
The Top of the Envelope:
Rnd 30: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 30 sts, sc dec (32)
Rnd 31: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 28 sts, sc dec (30)
Rnd 32: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 26 sts, sc dec (28)
Rnd 33: ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 24 sts, sc dec (26)
Rnd 34: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 22 sts, sc dec (24)
Rnd 35: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 20 sts, sc dec (22)
Rnd 36: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 18 sts, sc dec (20)
Rnd 37: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 16 sts, sc dec (18)
Rnd 38: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 14 sts, sc dec (16)
Rnd 39: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 12 sts, sc dec (14)
Rnd 40: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 10 sts, sc dec (12)
Rnd 41: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 8 sts, sc dec (10)
Rnd 42: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 6 sts, sc dec (8)
Rnd 43: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 4 sts, sc dec (6)
Rnd 44: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 2 sts, sc dec (4)
Rnd 45: Ch 1, sc dec x2 (2)
Rnd 46: Ch 1, sc dec (1)
Continue to the next part of the pattern. Do not fasten off just yet.
Ch 1 and sc in every stitch around the piece. Fasten off and weave in all the ends.
Rnd 1: Ch 5. Sc in the second ch from hook and in each rem ch (4)
Rnd 2-180: Ch 1 and sc across in each stitch (4)
You can adjust the strap to your desired length, I did 180 rows for the strap on the bag in the photos. Just remember to account for part of the strap running down the side of the bag. Fasten off.
In a mc, crochet 3 trc, 4 dc, 1 trc, 4 dc, 3 trc, ch 3, and sl st into the mc. Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew the applique to the bag.
Step one: Sew the strap to the bag. I found using white yarn to sew the strap looked better. Fold the envelope so the front loops from rounds 13 and 15 on the body of the bag are facing out. Then, using pins, place the ends of the strap down both sides of the bag and sew. The strap is what will be completing the bag and holding it together so make sure you take your time sewing.
Step two: Sew a button on the point of the envelope. I used a white button so it was not too noticeable but you can use any color of your choice. Fold the top of the envelope down and pick up a stitch about two rows down. I chained 8 but you can chain as many as you want for the desired length. Then slip stitch back into the stitch you picked up. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Step three: Sew the heart to the top right corner of the bag. Then add the two lines on the front in the middle.
There you guys have it! I hope you liked this quick and simple Valentine’s Day letter bag pattern. I hope to start posting more content now that my life has settled a little bit and I have some great stuff coming your way. I always love to see your finished products from my patterns so don’t be shy to tag me on Instagram or send me an email. I hope you guys have a great day and I’ll see you next time. Happy crafting.
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