Cotton Rope Bag or Basket

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Cotton Rope Bag or Basket Pattern


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Crocheting: Cotton Rope Bag or Basket
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls



Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sc, dc, chain, slip stitch

Pattern Description:

This is a 13 page pdf file (illustrated) of pattern instructions to make this cute drawstring bag. A thick cotton clothesline is crocheted with cotton crochet thread (size 5) to form a sturdy flat bottom that can double as a basket by rolling down the sides. This makes it a pretty and practical gift basket. Also, handy for packing loose items on a long trip. Great for the beach, too.

There is also a tutorial for the crab stitch edging.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials List:
Steel Crochet Hook Size 6

Cotton Clothesline - 100 ft by 3/16 inches I bought mine at Walmart and had enough for three purses. (Diamond Brand Cotton Clothesline)

Crochet Thread Size 5
Bernat Cotton thread (85g/3oz - approx.
1 skein for each purse. You will use most of it.

You will also need:
Fabric glue
Sewing Needle: with a large eye to sew in the crochet thread loose ends.


Base: About 7 1/4 inches long by 5 1/2 inches wide
Height: About 9 1/4 inches high

All patterns are written using US crochet standard terms. If you have any problems please contact me.

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  • Crochet Steel Hook size 6
  • Fabric Glue
  • See description

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