Materials Needed:

  1. Crochet hook (size appropriate for your chosen yarn)
  2. Yarn (appropriate weight and color)
  3. Scissors
  4. Yarn needle
  5. Optional: buttons, zippers, or other embellishments


  1. Choose Yarn and Hook: Select your yarn and crochet hook. The yarn label should recommend a suitable hook size for that yarn.
  2. Make a Slip Knot: Create a slip knot and place it on your crochet hook.
  3. Chain Stitch (CH): Chain the desired number of stitches to achieve the width of your bag’s base. Typically, crochet around 25-30 chains for a small bag.
  4. First Row: In the second chain from the hook, work a single crochet (SC). Continue to single crochet in each chain stitch across.
  5. Additional Rows: Chain 1 and turn your work. Work a SC in each stitch across. Repeat this row until your piece is the desired length for the bag’s base.
  6. Sides of the Bag: Once the base is the desired size, continue working in rounds (not rows) to create the sides of the bag. You can do this by crocheting evenly around the edges of your base piece, working 2-3 SC stitches in each corner to help the bag lay flat.
  7. Bag Height: Continue crocheting in rounds until the bag reaches the desired height. Remember to occasionally measure it against your needs.
  8. Handles (Optional): To make handles, fold the bag in half and mark where you want the handles to be. Attach yarn at one of the marked points and crochet a chain that’s the desired length of the handle. Skip a few stitches (for the handle width), then attach the chain to the bag again. Repeat for the second handle.
  9. Finishing: Fasten off the yarn and weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle.
  10. Embellishments: You can add buttons, zippers, tassels, or any other embellishments you like to personalize your bag.

Remember, crochet patterns can vary greatly in complexity, and specific instructions for the “MOSU BAG” pattern would be necessary for a more accurate guide. If the pattern is available online or in a book, I recommend obtaining the instructions from there for the best results.