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Learn to Crochet a Rainbow Heart Crochet Bag

Updated June 28, 2023

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This fun little rainbow bag is by guest designer Heather of @hookonepurlone and makes a fab gift for your child, or alternatively you can hook it up in thicker yarn and make an adult sized one (don’t forget to check your gauge!). What’s not to love? There’s rainbows, hearts and crochet!

Hands in a crochet rainbow heart shaped bag
Rainbow Heart Crochet Bag

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MATERIALS & TOOLS NEEDED

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Aran in:

  • Yarn A: Robins Egg
  • Yarn B: Red
  • Yarn C: Pumpkin
  • Yarn D: Lemonade
  • Yarn E: Green
  • Yarn F: Royal Blue
  • Yarn G: Purple Violet

Approximately 150g of Yarn A was used and small amounts of Yarn B-G

Hook: 4mm

Darning Needle

Scissors

PATTERN NOTES

All instructions for this rainbow heart crochet bag are written in UK terms.

The 2ch at the beginning of each row does not count as a st and therefore the first stitch following will be into the base of the 2ch.

SIZE

The square part of the heart measures 5in. Finished width of square to the top of one of the curves is 7in. If your initial square is larger than 5in the bag may become a bit floppy so therefore I’d recommend going down half or a whole hook size.

Strap length: 45in, this includes the part that joins the 2 sides. This fits my nearly 7 year old perfectly so you may need it to be longer or shorter.

terms and abbrevations

Chain Stitch (ch): Insert hook, yarn over, pull though loop on the hook.

Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook through stitch, yarn over, pull through chain and loop on the hook.

Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook through stitch, yarn over, pull through chain stitch (2 loops on the hook), yarn over, and finally pull through two loops on the hook

Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over, insert into chain space, yarn over, pull through, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over and then pull through remaining two loops.

Double Treble Crochet (dtr): Yarn over twice, insert into chain space, yarn over, pull through, you will have four loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, then pull through remaining two loops.

How to Crochet: a handy reference guide

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As this is a guest post, Bella Coco Crochet is unable to answer any queries. If you have a question, please contact the designer directly and they will be happy to help you.

pattern

Rainbow Heart Bag

Rainbow square:

  • Row 1: Using yarn A, Ch 2, 3 tr in the first ch. Fasten off. (3)
  • Row 2: Attach yarn B, ch2, 2tr into each st. Fasten off. (6)
  • Row 3: Turn work and attach yarn C, ch2, 2 tr into next st, 1 tr into next st rep from to to end. Fasten off. (9)
  • Row 4: Turn work and attach yarn D, ch2, 2 tr into next st, 1tr into next 2 st rep from to to end. Fasten off. (12)
  • Row 5: Turn work and attach yarn E, ch2, 2 tr into next st, 1tr into next 3 st rep from to to end. Fasten off. (15)
  • Row 6: Turn work and attach yarn F, ch2, 2 tr into next st, 1tr into next 4 st rep from to to end. Fasten off. (18)
  • Row 7: Turn work and attach yarn G, ch2, 2 tr into next st, 1tr into next 5 st rep from to to end. Fasten off. (21)
  • Row 8: Turn work and attach yarn A, ch2, 2 tr into next st, 1tr into next 6 st rep from to to end (24)
  • Row 9: Turn work, ch2, 2 tr into next st, 1tr into next 7 st rep from to to end (27)
  • Row 10: Turn work, ch 2, 1dc into next 4 st, 1htr into next 3 st, 1tr into next st, 2tr into next st, 1tr into next 3 st, 1dtr into next st, 2 dtr into next st, 1dtr into next st, 1tr into next 3 st, 2tr in next st, 1tr in next st, 1htr in next 3 st, 1 dc into next 4 st (30)
  • Row 11: Turn work, ch2, 1dc into next 8 st, 1htr in next st, 2tr in next st, 1tr in next 3 st, 1dtr in next st, 2dtr in next 2st, 1dtr in next st, 1tr in next 3 st, 2tr in next st, 1htr in next st, 1dc in next 8st. (34)
  • Row 12: Turn work, ch2, 1dc in next 11st, 1htr in next 2 st, 2htr in next st, 1tr in next 2 st, 2dtr in next 2 st, 1tr in next 2 st, 2htr in next st, 1 htr in next 2 st, 1dc in next 11 st (38)
  • Row 13: Turn work, ch2, 1 dc in next 18 st, 2htr and 1tr in next st, 1tr and 2htr in next st, 1dc in next 18st. Finally, fasten off. (42)

Heart Curves

  • Row 1: Rejoin yarn A in the 11th st in on one of the solid blue edges. Ch2 and ss it into the 2nd st
    away from the starting st on the right. Work 6tr into the first st then ss in 2nd st away from starting st on the left. (Your curve should be attached to the square on both the right and left sides of the starting ch).
  • Row 2: ch2, ss into 2nd st away from your ch st and turn your work. Make 2tr into each st, ss into the 2nd st along from row 1 (12)
  • Row 3: ch2, ss into 2nd st away from your ch st and turn your work 2tr into next st, 1 tr into next st rep from to to end, ss into 2nd st along from the 2nd row (18)
  • Row 4: ch2, ss into 2nd st away from your ch st and turn your work 2tr into next st, 1tr into next 2 st rep from to to end, ss into 2nd st along from 3rd row (24)
  • Row 5: ch2, ss into 2nd st away from your ch st and turn your work 2tr into next st, 1tr into next 3 st rep from to to end, ss into 2nd st along from 4th row, this will be in the corner. Fasten off. (30)
  • Repeat above steps for the second heart curve. Finally, Sew in all the ends.

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Assembly

  • The hearts don’t have a right or wrong side so pick either one and count up from the start of the heart curve 11 stitches.
  • Insert your hook through the front loop only on the heart and through the side of the first row stitch at the beginning of the strap.
  • Make a double crochet through these stitches and then repeat for a further 10 stitches to the square part of the heart.
  • Make double crochet stitches evenly down the sides until you reach the bottom point where the rainbow is. I made 14dc down the straight side of each square but this depends on your tension, so you may need 1 or 2 more or less.

making the Strap

  • Row 1: Using the yarn A ch8, work a tr into the 2nd stitch from the hook,
    tr to end and turn work (6)
  • Row 2: ch2, tr into each stitch to end. Turn work. (6)
  • Repeat row 2 for a further 93 rows (or the desired length) and then fasten off.
  • Make 3dc into the first st of the rainbow square then dc evenly up the other side until you reach the start of the heart curve.
  • Make dc into 11st of the second curve than fasten off your yarn.
  • Repeat for the other side of the bag and sew the unattached end of the strap to the first part you attached to the bag. Finally, sew in the ends.

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4 Comments

  • Diane
    February 14, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    What does “repeat from “to” meM? I do not see the stand alone word to.

    Thank you

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    • BellaCocoTeam
      February 16, 2021 at 12:18 pm

      Hi Diane as this is a guest post you will need to get in touch with the designer for any queries regarding the pattern 🙂

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  • Calsy
    May 23, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    This is my second time trying to do a guest post but when I reach out to them regarding questions they never respond. Frustrating.

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    • BellaCocoTeam
      May 25, 2021 at 10:06 am

      Hi Calsy are you enquiring about doing a guest post for blog.bellacococrochet.com? If so I have not received any enquiry from yourself. Here are the details you require if you would like to submit something :-

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