Crochet Carrot Bag

Crochet Carrot for Easter

Crochet Easter Basket Carrot

Crochet Carrot Bag

Easter is almost here and for many that means Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Baskets.  There are so many baskets to choose from on the market but how about crocheting something a little different.   A few years ago I crocheted this little orange carrot bag.  One of the reasons I really  like it is that kids can use it after Easter is over.   I think it is a great Easter Projecter – Crochet alternative to traditional basket. During a Easter egg hunt the bag can be used to store your Eggs.  After the holiday it can be used to carry small toys.



Materials Needed to make your crochet Carrot Bag:

Crochet Hook  I / 9  5.5mm


yarn needle

Orange yarn ( approx 3 oz)  Medium weight acrylic (I used carrot by #RedHeartSuperSaver)

Green yarn (small among) Medium weight acrylic

Small button

(Optional)  Small piece of yellow felt for organic sticker and fabric marker.  If you add the sticker you will also need orange thread.

(In this pattern I only chain 1 to go up to my next row even though I am using a hdc stitch).   You will be turning your work on every row.

Carrot (Make 3 in Orange color)

Instructions to make your crochet carrot bag:

To begin:  Chain 8,  hdc in each st beginning in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2 – 3: ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in each st, 2hdc in last st

Row 4 – 5: ch 2, hdc in ea st

Row 6:  ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in ea st, 2hdc in last st

Row 7: ch 1, hdc in ea st

Row 8 – 9: ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in ea st, 2hdc in last st

Row 10 – 18: ch 1, hdc in ea st

Row 19 – 25: ch 1, hdc2tog (decrease), hdc in ea st, hdc2tog (decrease) over last 2 st , fasten off after last row.

Sewing together:   Lay one carrot shape on top of the other.  Sew one edge to the other edge of second piece.  Sew other carrot piece onto remaining edge.  Sea along the outer edges leaving an opening along one edge of approximately the size you want your opening.

Handle strap (orange yarn):  chain 50,  hdc in ea ch beginning in 2nd cha from hook

Row 2 – 4:  ch 1, hdc in ea st, fasten off after last row.

Sew handle onto carrot:  Fold handle strip in half.. pin in place along top edge openings.  (with open side to the center )  See photo of finished item below.   Tuck handle into the carrot.  Sew the edges to the carrot.  You can sew all 3 layers together at the same time if you prefer.  Turn bag inside out.

To finish edge of opening.  Attach yarn anywhere along top edge.  Chain 1, work in a row of sc along the top edge.  (It doesn’t have to be perfect.) fasten off.

close up of carrot button hole

Button attachment:  (This is an optional step.  You don’t have to add a button.)  Attach orange yarn along one of the top edge opening (I center it)  chain 3, sl st back into beginning st.  Fasten off, sew in tails.   Sew button onto opposite edge.  This loop with become your button hole.

For green leafs:  (In green yarn)  You have 2 options:

1)You can either cut strips of yarn (approx 14 inches) and just attach to the edge (wide edge) or you can attach your yarn as a fringe.  Use as many strips as you like.

2)  attach your green yarn along the wide edge.  Chain 20, sc into each chain beginning in 2nd chain from  hook, sl st into 1st ch, fasten off.  Repeat as many times as necessary to cover your edge.

organic carrot thumbnail for blog     close up or carrot fringe


Sew in all your tails.

Optional Organic sticker:  Cut out a small oval of felt.  I chose yellow but you can choose whatever color you like.  With a fabric marker just write “Organic” or whatever you want to write.  You can even put the childs name on it.  Sew the sticker onto the outside of your carrot bag.   Enjoy!

If you are a visual learner or prefer to watch a video tutorial please click on the video below.  It is a free step-by-step Video Tutorial.  The link is on the next page.  Enjoy

 Free YouTube Carrot Bag Video Tutorial.  Enjoy

I hope you enjoy this product.  I like it as an alternative to a store bought basket.    Please share this post with your crochet friends.  Follow me on my other social media sites.  The icons are down below.  Any questions or comments please write them below.



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19 Responses to Crochet Carrot Bag

  1. Janet Patrick April 8, 2016 at 10:43 am #

    I would lov e to win the yarn from Yarnspirations! I make prayer shawls and blankets, and hats and blankets for NICU. People are so blessed to receive a handmade project stitched with prayers and love! I love Bernant and Caron!

  2. Jeanne Beverly April 8, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

    I would love to win Caron Simply Soft. Its my favorite and perfect for the charity contest Yarnspirations is running. I want to try all the charity projects, but particularly the preemie hats. My twins were preemies, and their hats from the hospital were HUGE on them.

  3. Tresa Ley April 8, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

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  4. Roberta Hawkins April 8, 2016 at 10:40 pm #

    My plan is to use this yarn for the homeless, depending on what type. I will make blankets for new borns and Preemies for the local hospitals. If there are scraps I will make flower pins for the local senior center.

  5. Dixie April 9, 2016 at 12:13 am #

    I would love to win the Caron Simply soft! I want to make the shell dress for my granddaughter and possibly the sock monkey hat for my 4 month old grandson.

  6. Maria April 9, 2016 at 7:39 am #

    Hi this is Maria! I started following you in You Tube and I love your patterns and tutorials, they’really very easy to understand.

    If I’m one of the winners in the Yarnspirations giveaway, I will crochet a nice blanket for my bed!!! I have the pattern and I would really, really love to do it!

  7. crystal brown April 9, 2016 at 7:47 am #

    i love caron simply soft or the sugar and cream…..i am making baby toy stuffed animals….P.S. i love you Yolanda you taught me to crochet with your videos and i never looked back now i crochet everyday i can’t believe how much i’ve learned from videos( by the way the first thing i ever crocheted was your hello kitty purse) Thanks, Crystal

  8. Josephine Tafuri April 9, 2016 at 9:46 pm #

    Hi, I really like Paton’s glam stripes. I plan on making a Vanna White sweater that I just got the pattern for.

  9. Patty Benbenek April 10, 2016 at 1:29 am #

    How nice of Yarnspirations and you to offer such a nice give away. I am not very familiar with many different brands, so I would be very excited to win any new style of yarn. I would use the winnings to make someone happy while enjoying some relaxation therapy. Thank you for the chance.

  10. Joana Annete April 10, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

    It would mean so much to me too won this giveaway, I learned to crochet last Christmas. I started with your mickey moose inspired hat for my 2 year old twin boys and they just loved them. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and inspiring me to be creative.

  11. Joana Alvarez April 10, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

    Hope I win I love your videos especially the newborn props <3

  12. Joana Annete April 10, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    If I win I plan to make my twin boys some character hats from your channel, they just love them. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring me personally.

  13. MARIA SANCHEZ April 10, 2016 at 9:13 pm #

    I would love to win yarn ispiration para hacer una falda y una bolsita
    To make skirt and little purse for my girl she is 8 years old
    I love all your work señora Yolanda

  14. ROSA NAVARRO April 10, 2016 at 11:11 pm #

    I recently made some baby booties with Caron yarn and I loved the yarn!!! I love all your videos! My mom taught me the basics but I did not keep it up. My passed away 20 years ago. When my daughter (step-daughter) was pregnant I got an urge to crochet. I came across your videos on YouTube and have made baby blankets, booties, beanies…

  15. Rachel Gonzales April 11, 2016 at 2:15 am #

    I would make a new cozy blankie

  16. Cristel Gomez April 11, 2016 at 2:33 am #

    What I plan to do with the yarn if I win? I plan to make clothing for my up coming baby. 😄 Thank you for your tutorials. They are amazing. Great instructor and instructions.

  17. Robin Helms April 11, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

    I love to win! I love to crochet! I’d love to put a smile on you face today! Spring is here and I’d like the second basket of yarn colors to crochet a bouquet of flowers in a basket for you! Thank you very much

  18. Ana Zamora April 11, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

    I want to participate in the give away because I want to crochet a Dress for my friend Gina that is going to graduate on May. She is a great friend of mine and I want to do something special for her.

  19. Lora Harlow April 12, 2016 at 9:42 am #

    I would truly enjoy making storage bins from the yarn for my very new and very small craft/sewing corner and hair accessories for my daughter. I really like the Patton, Sugar n Cream, and Bernat. Thank you for this opportunity!

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