Have you ever worked up a crochet bag and then couldn’t decided on a good strap that would be sturdy and wouldn’t stretch??
In the past when I tried working i-cords and other crochet cords for straps I found that they were too confusing to follow even when a video was available.
Because I hated most crochet straps for bags I decided to figure out a way to make my own that I would love. I finally came up with a technique for straps that I will forever use for any crochet pattern that requires straps or handles!
I am calling this strap the Ultimate No-Stretch Crochet Strap!
This strap technique can be worked up in 3 easy steps. Follow along below to learn how to work this sturdy no-stretch crochet strap.
You can create the straps independent of a bag and then sew them on or when it comes time to create straps on a bag you can follow these same steps as well.
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Step 1: Work a length of chains needed for a crochet strap or handles. (Picture shows the back bump/bar that you will work your stitches into in Step 2)
Step 2: In the back bump/bar of the chain stitches you will work a double crochet stitch (dc) in each chain space.
Step 3a: This is where the magic happens! You will fold the double crochet stitches of the strap in half. You can pin it in half using stitch markers or just fold as you go along when working Step 3b.
Step 3b: Now you will single crochet (sc) into each double crochet as follows, insert hook through both top loops and through both bottom chain loops and create your single crochet (sc).
Here is a completed strap shown below. The single crochet stitches are on the top and the folded double crochet stitches shown on the bottom.
I hope this way of working handles and straps for crochet bags becomes your new favorite technique!