Basketweave Mini Messenger Bag



Marie Segares/Underground Crafter


Tunisian knit and purl stitches combine to create a mini messenger bag with a great texture. Choose a wool yarn and make the larger version if you plan to felt the bag.Skills UsedBasic crochet and Tunisian crochet stitches (chain, Tunisian knit stitch, Tunisian purl stitch, single crochet)Crocheting flat, and crocheting in roundsSkill LevelEasy

Materials List

Rowan Big Wool (3.5 oz/100 g/87 yds/80 m/100% Merino wool) – 5 (6) skeins 068 Sun (CA) and 1 (1) skein 043 Forest (CB), or approximately 417 yds/381 m (522 yds/477 m) in CA and 20 yds/18 m (40 yds/36.5 m) in CB in any super bulky weight yarn.US Size N-15 (9 mm) Tunisian crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.US size K-10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook for assembly, or size needed to obtain gauge.Yarn needle.

Finished Size

Unfelted (Felted): 12” (30.5 cm) width x 8” (20.5 cm) height x 3.5” (9 cm) depth.


10 sts /10 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern with larger hook. Exact gauge is not critical for this project, but fabric should be stiff and dense, so bag can hold its shape.

The Pattern

The complete pattern is available here on my blog

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