Diamond Cable Bag – FREE Crochet Pattern

Make a crochet bag with a unique stitch pattern…introducing the Diamond Cable Bag!

I don’t know about you, but I looove crochet texture. There are endless possibilities when it comes to combining different stitches!

When I saw a diamond cable stitch in this stitch dictionary, I just KNEW it needed to become a bag.

Diamond Stitch Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern

It was only a matter of time before the stitch became the perfect bag for my Operation Christmas Child Shoebox!

Although this is the very last crochet pattern in the charity CAL, it is actually one of the first I designed! Funny, right?

Diamond Stitch Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern

Is the bag easy to make?

So, I go back and forth with this question. The bag is not TOO difficult. But, there are some techniques used that are a little tricky.

I would probably label this pattern at an intermediate level, just because the placement of the post stitches is a little unusual (you’ll have to work in previous rounds).

IF you are concerned about this, I highly recommend purchasing the ad-free PDF pattern, because I include a stitch chart for visual learners.

Diamond Stitch Bag PDF PATTERN

When you buy the pattern this way, you can download it instantly and save it forever! There is also a tutorial included to help with the Thermal Stitch Strap.

If you’re good with the written instructions only, go ahead and scroll down for the free bag pattern!

Diamond Stitch Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern

What’s the Deal with this Diamond Stitch…how do you make it?

The Diamond Cable Stitch is the stitch you see at the body of the bag. It basically uses post stitches worked over rounds of single crochet to get the diamond effect!

Personally, I LOVE the texture of this stitch, but as I mentioned, it takes a little getting used to.

Make sure you grab the PDF pattern if you want a stitch chart. My goal is to also make a tutorial of this stitch soon…so look out for that! 😉

More Crochet Bag Patterns

I have a few other bag patterns here on the blog, and they are both different styles from this one!

Instructions

Alright, let’s get started on this bag using the diamond stitch!

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Materials:

● Approx. 400 yards of worsted weight yarn – I used 2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft
● G/4.25mm crochet hook
● Yarn needle
● Fabric for lining (if desired)

Notes:

  1. Ch 1 at the beginning of rnds or rows does NOT count as a sc
  2. For an easy to reference stitch chart for the body of the bag, please
  3. Tutorials are placed at the end of the pattern to make for easy printing
    Measurements:
    Approximately 7.5“ wide and 8” tall, not including straps

Gauge:

Diameter after first 9 rnds of the base: 3”
Note: gauge is really not necessary for this pattern, unless you’d like your bag to be the same
size as mine.

Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.)

Chain – ch
Single crochet – sc
Double crochet – dc
Front post triple crochet – fptr
Repeat – rep
Round(s) – rnd(s)
Skip – sk
Space(s) – sp(s)
Chain space(s) – ch-sp(s)
Stitch(es) – st(s)
Beginning – beg
Back loop – BL

Special Stitches:

Thermal stitch: see tutorial at the end of pattern

Instructions:

Ch 2. 

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook, join with a sl st to beginning sc. 

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as sl st. 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next sc. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (36 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (42 sc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 5 sc. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (48 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 6 sc. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (54 sc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 7 sc. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (60 sc)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 8 sc. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (66 sc)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 9 sc. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (72 sc)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 10 sc. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (78 sc)

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 11 sc. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (84 sc)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 12 sc. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (90 sc)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 13 sc. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (96 sc)

Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 14 sc. 2 sc in next sc. *Sc in next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (102 sc)

Rnd 18-22: Ch 1, sc in ea around. Join with sl st to beg sc. (102 sc)

Rnd 23: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. Sc in next 3 sc. Fptr in third sc from 3 rnds below. Sk 4 sc from 3 rnds below, fptr in next sc from 3 rnds below. Sk next 2 sc, *Sc in next 4 sc. Fptr in sc to the left of previous fptr made 3 rnds below. Sk next 4 sc from 3 rnds below, fptr in next sc from 3 rnds below. Sk next 2 sc, rep from * around. Join with a sl st to beg sc. (34 fpdc, 68 sc)

Note to Clarify: all the “skip 2 sc” instructions in the previous rnd take place behind the fptr just made. They tend to get hidden back there, so don’t forget about them!

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Rnds 24-26: Ch 1, sc in ea st around. Join with sl st to beg sc. (102 sc)

Rnd 27: Ch 1, sc in same at as sl st. Fptr in LAST sc from 3 rnds below (the sc right before the ch st). Sk 4 sc from 3 rnds below, fptr in next sc from 3 rnds below. Sk 2 sc, *Sc in next 4 sc. Fptr in sc to the left of previous fptr made 3 rnds below. Sk next 4 sc from 3 rnds below, fptr in next sc from 3 rnds below. Sk next 2 sc, Rep from * until 3 sc left. Sc in last 3 sc, join with a sl st to beg sc. (34 fpdc, 68 sc)

Rnd 28-30: Ch 1, sc in ea st around. (102 sc)

Rnd 31: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. Sc in next 3 sc. Fptr in third sc from 3 rnds below. Sk 4 sc from 3 rnds below, fptr in next sc from 3 rnds below. Sk next 2 sc, *Sc in next 4 sc. Fptr in sc to the left of previous fptr made 3 rnds below. Sk next 4 sc from 3 rnds below, fptr in next sc from 3 rnds below. Sk next 2 sc, Rep from * around. Join with a sl st to beg sc. (34 fpdc, 68 sc)

Rnds 32-55: Rep rnds 24-31 three times.

Rnd 56-59: Rep rnds 24-27 one more time.

Rnd 60: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 4 sc. Sk next sc. *Sc in next 5 sc, sk next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to beg sc. (85 sc)

Rnd 61: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 15 sc. Sk next sc. *Sc in next 16 sc, sk next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to beg sc. (80 sc). Do not fasten off. 

STRAPS

Note: written instructions are below, but scroll down to see a tutorial for help with the thermal stitch.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 11 sc. TURN. (12 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the BL of ea sc across. TURN. (12 BL sc) 

*Work in the thermal stitch from here on out for the straps!*

Row 3: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc in next 9 sc. Sk next sc, sc in last sc. TURN. (10 sc) 

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc and next 9 sc. TURN. (10 sc) 

Row 5: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc in next 7 sc. Sk next sc, sc in last sc. TURN. (8 sc) 

Row 6: Ch 1, sc across. TURN. (8 sc)

Rep row 6 until strap measures HALF of the length you desire. 

Go back to rnd 61 of the bag to make the second strap. Skip 28 sc. Then, repeat the same as for the first strap.

DRAWSTRING: 

Ch 116. Sk first ch, sl st in each ch across. Fasten off and weave in ends. Weave through the bag in the holes from the LAST fptr rnd.

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Happy Crocheting!