Lotus Flower Crochet Bag

A flower bag with a lotus. We also have a variation on the original pattern.

Lotus Flower Crochet Bag

What you need

This pattern is a vintage pattern and may use vintage terms. Although this pattern is from a print publication it has not been recently tested.





Instructions

Ch 7, join, in ring work 10 s c. Join after each round of work.
2nd round-Ch 5 (to count as 1 tr and 2 ch) tr in 2nd s c, * ch 2, tr in next s c, and repeat from * around. 10 sps in round.

3rd round-Ch 7, skip 1 tr, s c in next, and repeat from beginning around. 5 loops in round.
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4th round-In each loop make 1 s c, 8 tr, 1 s c.

5th round-Slip st down to back of s c of 3rd round. * Ch 8, s c in next s c of 3rd round and repeat around.

6th round-In each ch loop make 1 s c, 9 tr, 1 s c.

7th round-Slip st down back to s c of 5th round — * Ch 9, s c in next s c, and repeat from * around.

8th round-In each ch loop make 1 s c, 1 tr, 9 d tr, 1 tr, 1 s c. This completes center rose.

9th Round-Ch 25 (lst 3 ch count as 1 tr), slip st in 22nd ch from needle, * ch 9, slip st in 5th d tr of rose petal, ch 21, slip st in same d tr. Ch 9, 1 tr between petals, ch 21, slip st in tr last worked. Repeat from * around.

10th round-Slip st along lst 5 sts of 21 ch. d 5 (to count as 1 tr tr), * 1 tr tr each in next 2 ch, 1 long tr (wind 4 times) each in next 3 ch, in next ch make 1 long tr, 1 ch, 1 long tr, 1 ch, 1 long tr. In each of next 3 ch make 1 long tr, 1 tr tr each in next 3 ch, 1 long tr in center st of 9 ch, 1 tr tr in 5th st of 21 ch.

Repeat from * around. This completes leaves.

11th Round-Ch 12 (to count as 1 tr tr and 7 ch), s c in 5th ch from needle, * ch 7, s c in 5th ch from needle, ch 2, s c in long tr at top of leaf, ch 7, s c in 5th ch from needle, ch 7, s c in 5th ch, ch 2, tr tr in long tr between leaves. Ch 7, s c in 5th ch, and repeat from * around.

12th round-Slip st to center between 2 picots, *ch 7 and picot, ch 7 and picot, ch 2, s c between 2 picots of next loop and repeat from * twice around.

14th round-Slip st to center of lst loop, midway between picots. Ch 14 (to count as 1 tr and 11 ch), * tr in center of next loop. Ch 11, repeat from * around.

15th round-1 tr in every 2nd st, 1 ch between. Make 1 round of 1 s c in each st, then 1 round of 1 slip st in each st.

User CrochetNut has contributed this revised version below Thanks CrochetNut

Lotus Flower Bag American Revised Version

Ch 7, join, in ring work 10 s c. Join after each round of work.

2ND ROUND – Ch 5 (to count as 1 dc and 2 ch) dc in 2nd s c, * ch 2, dc in next s c, and repeat from * around. 10 sps in round.

3RD ROUND – Ch 7, skip 1 dc, sc in next, and repeat from beginning around. 5 loops in round.

4TH ROUND – In each loop make 1 sc, 8 dc, 1 sc.

5TH ROUND – Slip st down to back of sc of 3rd round. * Ch 8, sc in next sc of 3rd round and repeat around.

6TH ROUND – In each ch loop make 1 sc, 9 dc, 1 sc.

7TH ROUND – Slip st down back to sc of 5th round — * Ch 9, sc in next sc, and repeat from * around.

8TH ROUND – In each ch loop make 1 sc, 1 dc, 9 tr, 1 dc, 1 sc. This completes centre rose.

9TH ROUND – Ch 25 (1st 3 ch count as 1 dc), slip st in 22nd ch from hook, * ch 9, slip st in 5th tr of rose petal, ch 21, slip st in same tr. Ch 9, 1 dc between petals, ch 21, slip st in dc last worked. Repeat from * around.

10TH ROUND – Slip st along 1st 5 sts of 21 ch. Ch 5 (to count as 1 d tr), * 1 d tr each in next 2 ch, 1 tr tr (yo 4 times) each in next 3 ch, in next ch make 1 tr tr, 1 ch, 1 tr tr, 1 ch, 1 tr tr. In each of next 3 ch make 1 tr tr, 1 d tr each in next 3 ch, 1 tr tr in centre st of 9 ch, 1 d tr in 5th st of 21 ch. Repeat from * around. This completes leaves.

11TH ROUND – Ch 12 (to count as 1 d tr and 7 ch), sc in 5th ch from hook, * ch 7, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 2, sc in tr tr at top of leaf, ch 7, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 7, sc in 5th ch, ch 2, d tr in tr tr between leaves. Ch 7, sc in 5th ch, and repeat from * around.

12TH ROUND – Slip st to centre between 2 picots, *ch 7 and picot, ch 7 and picot, ch 2, sc between 2 picots of next loop and repeat from * twice around.

14TH ROUND – Slip st to centre of 1st loop, midway between picots. Ch 14 (to count as 1 dc and 11 ch), * dc in centre of next loop. Ch 11, repeat from * around.

15TH ROUND – 1 dc in every 2nd st, 1 ch between. Make 1 round of 1 sc in each st, then 1 round of 1 slip st in each st.

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Comments

  1. i love this pattern but i need a little help with row 5 i don quite understand pleease help!!

  2. Using size 7/1.65mm hook and 10 thread, this is working up beautifully! It’s about 7 inches in diameter, unstretched. Just need to decide how to finish it…

  3. It’s kind of confusing at first. I would love to see a zoom feature so we can see what it is supposed to look like as we go along. Its a beautiful pattern, I just hope I can complete it as shown.

  4. i don’t understand how round 12 is done. help! please!

  5. Did you use a purse frame, or do something to keep the outside of this purse stretched? Mine lays funny if I don’t stretch it out. Did I do something wrong? I don’t see any instructions on how to finish this project in the instructions or the comments below, other than just lining it.

  6. i kind of like this one.

  7. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says:

    Unfortunately we can not add an abbreviation chart to all our projects. If you are a beginner you can grab one via google.

  8. favored1s says:

    looks gorgeous, but for beginners there should be a stitch abbreviation key tr=? sc= single crochet would be helpful

  9. Valady49 says:

    How do you close the bag? Do you use a zipper? Or one of the purse clasps that are so hard to find. What size would it be?

  10. I like this pattern a lot and it is now one in my to do list. I think providing a bit more information on hooks and yarn would help though.

  11. i love this pattern. I used a G hook and it came out HUGE. i would recommend using smaller than an E hook. Pattern is relatively easy i am a beginner and made it through without much trouble. good luck!!

  12. 5 stars for the sheer beauty. Vintage patterns can be troublesome but I’ll have a stab at it

  13. Yes, you need to line it. I had to do it by hand, as I dont own a sewing machine. I also made it much larger…18″ in diameter. I used a matching light cotton for the front and a heavier floral print for the inside. I have a pic of it on Ravelry.

  14. don’t know if any of these comments are recent but would be great to know what to do at the end- does it need to be lined? do you make a crochet backing for each piece?? what to do!

  15. This looks beautiful! I can’t wait to try it!

  16. why is row 13 missing ?

  17. I would have given it a very good except you have to decide WHAT to do when you finish the panel. Make another one for the BACK? Do you just sew back and front together? What about the strap? I created my own bag as I went along and it came out GREAT!

  18. Round 13 isn’t missing. Round 12 is stitched twice.

  19. did not state materials or crochet hook size

  20. using a size 6 crochet hook, and size ten thread, it seems to be working up very nicely. Have to alter the pattern a bit, and it should be noted that british measurements are being used in this pattern!

  21. I like the pattern. Using an H hk with worsted weight yarn makes a big bag. I looked at European crochet instructions to learn the corect way to read this pattern. Turns out very pretty.

  22. The pattern is good, but if the intructions were more precise. The 56 is confusing and the 5 chs as 1 tr etc is a bit confusing as tr normally stands for treble crochet st. If you can rectify the instrctions would love to try it out.

  23. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says:

    Please post your Updates/Improvements to this vintage pattern so that others can complete the pattern.

  24. mackie13 says:

    There is NO info on materials and the instructions r confusing.

  25. The 13th round seems to be missing. I am hoping I can make it work anyway but…Nice pattern tho

  26. not sure what the 56 4th round In is, can you elaborate?

  27. No info on materials

  28. There is no information on what the materials needed are. I do like the pattern though.

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