Spike Stitch Bag

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If you want a crochet bag that is super stylish and full of personality, the layered color crochet bag with spike stitch might be the perfect choice for you. In this article, we’ll show you step-by-step how to create an amazing and colorful bag, with the spike stitch.

Necessary materials:

Crochet yarn in different colors
Crochet hook compatible with the chosen yarn
Scissors
tapestry needle
Purse strap (optional)
Step 1: Make the base of the bag

To start the bag, make the base using the magic ring technique. Then make 12 double crochets inside the magic ring and close the ring with a slip stitch. On the second row, make 2 double crochets in each base stitch. On the third row, make 2 double crochets in the first stitch, 1 double crochet in the second stitch and repeat this sequence until the end of the row.

   See also this free pattern “SWEET SUMMER SUNFLOWER BAG”

Continue making increases in this way until the base of the bag is the desired size. Remember to always close the row with a single slip stitch.

Step 2: Make the color layers

Now it’s time to start adding color layers. For this, you need to choose the colors you want to use in your bag and crochet a piece with each color.

Start by making the first layer of color. To do this, attach the end of the thread to the first chain at the base of the bag and make a single crochet in each base point of the previous row. At the end of the row, change to the next color and chain up. Repeat this process for all the colors you want to use.

Continue making single crochet rows in each color until the bag is the desired size. Remember to always close the row with a single slip stitch.

Step 3: Make the spike stitch

Now that the bag is ready, it’s time to start making the spike stitch. This stitch is made with a combination of high and low stitches that give an embossed effect to the piece.

Start by making a regular double crochet. Then make a low point in the same base point as the previous high point. Then make another double crochet in the same base stitch as the previous single crochet. This is a full spike stitch.

   See also this free pattern “SWEET SUMMER SUNFLOWER BAG”

Repeat this sequence of stitches all around the bag. Remember to make a double crochet, a low stitch and a double crochet in the same base stitch to form the spike.

Step 4: Make the bag handles

To make the bag handles, you can choose between two options: crochet the handles or buy ready-made handles and just attach them to the bag. If you choose to make handles, make a chain with the amount of stitches you want for the handle. Then crochet into each chain base stitch until the loop is the desired width.