Step-by-step guide: how to make a maxi jute crochet bag

Making a crocheted jute maxi bag can be a creative and fun activity. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do this:

Materials needed:

  1. Jute: Choose strong, good quality jute thread. We made it with our soft jute which is a high-quality jute. The amount of jute needed will depend on the size you want for your bag.
  2. Crochet hook: Use a crochet hook of appropriate size for the jute yarn you choose. You can try a 4.5 crochet hook
  3. Scissors: You will need a pair of scissors to cut the jute thread.
  4. Bag handles (optional): If you would like to add handles to your bag, you can purchase them or make them yourself using materials such as rope or jute thread.
Soft jute used for crocheted bag
Video tutorial maxi bag crochet with jute


  1. Prepare the jute thread: Start by cutting jute thread into the desired lengths for your bag. Be sure to leave enough space for the seams and the top and bottom edges of the bag.

  2. Make a chain: Make a slip knot on the end of the jute yarn and crochet a basic chain. This chain will determine the width of your bag. Measure the desired length and be careful to keep the number of stitches even to achieve a symmetrical bag.

  3. Make the body of the bag: After completing the base chain, begin working on the sides of the crocheted bag. Use simple stitches, such as low or high stitch, to create rows of knits that will form the body of the bag. Continue working in height until you reach the desired height for your maxi bag.

  4. Close the sides of the bag: Once you have reached the desired height, fold the rectangle you created in half to form the bag. Make sure the sides line up correctly. Using a strong sewing stitch, such as a low stitch, sew the sides of the bag together. Continue sewing to the end of the sides.

  5. Add handles (optional): If you wish to add handles to your bag, measure the desired length and attach the handles to the sides of the bag. You can use slip knots or sew on the handles to ensure a good hold.

  6. Trim: Once the sides and handles are securely attached, you can make a trim on the top edge of the bag using a decorative stitch or crochet garland border. This will add the finishing touch to your jute maxi bag.