Bag #3 – Materials & Giveaway – BagAlongCAL

Gather your supplies for Bag #3 in the 2022 Bag Along CAL! This one has some optional materials to customize your bag. See the full list, and enter the giveaway too!

2022 Bag Along CAL - Bag 3 Materials and Giveaway. Shows 3 skeins of Brava bulky yarn in 3 different colors. A circle in one corner has fabric and assorted sewing supplies. A circle in the opposite corner shows a set of 4 Clover pom pom makers and a tin of Knit Picks stitch markers.

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What is the Bag Along CAL?

Every 2 months in 2022, I’ll release a new, free crochet pattern for a bag. The size, style, and type of bag will vary so that we can explore lots of different techniques.

Stitches n Scraps 2022 Bag Along CAL - 6 patterns, great prizes, #BagAlongCal

See the main 2022 Bag Along CAL post for the full schedule and more details.

Knit Picks Brava Bulky

WeCrochet has provided all the lovely Knit Picks yarns for these bag designs. For this bag, we’ll be using Brava Bulky. This is the same Brava yarn we’ve worked with before, but this time in a thick and squishy, bulky weight!

Brava Bulky yarn in colors Solstice Heather, Denim, and Brindle.

In 3 blue and brown shades, our 3rd bag of the year pairs wonderfully with jeans for a casual summer look. The bulky yarn makes this a quicker project and adds extra strength to the strap.

Bag #2 Materials List

  • Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Bulky 100% acrylic, bulky weight yarn (136 yds / 100 g per skein), 1 skein each of:
    • #28336 Brindle
    • #28358 Solstice Heather
    • #28342 Denim
  • Hook: US size K / 6.5mm hook or size needed to match gauge
  • Notions:
    • Scissors
    • Yarn needle
    • 12 stitch markers or scraps of yarn to use as stitch markers
    • 12-inch zipper (see note below)
    • 1/2 yard fabric for lining (optional)
    • Sewing thread, needle, and pins or clips for lining (optional)

A zipper length between 9 & 12 inches will be ok, but 12 is recommended. The width of the zipper (including the zipper tape on the sides) should be about 1.25 to 1.5 inches.

lining supplies for bag 3 - showing scissors, thread, needle, pins, clips, fabric, and a zipper


11 hdc x 8 rounds = 4 inches.

The first section of the pattern can be used as a gauge swatch.

Bag #3 Pattern

Get the Crochet Mandala Bag Pattern Here. You can also see the full schedule in the main Bag Along CAL post.

Mandala Bag - Free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps - shows 2 different sides to the bag, and the inside lining.

Bag #3 Giveaway

WeCrochet is sponsoring the 2022 bag along event, including some awesome giveaway prizes. For this third giveaway, you could win a set of 4 Clover pom-pom makers, and a tin of WeCrochet metallic stitch markers!

Bag 3 giveaway prizes - set of 4 Clover pom pom makers, and a tin of WeCrochet stitch markers

In addition to marking stitches, the pear-shaped, locking stitch markers are ideal for pinning crochet pieces together for seaming. Plus, make perfect pom poms in 4 different sizes to add a finishing touch to any project (even this one!)


To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid, US shipping address. The winner will be contacted by email, and must reply to that email and provide their shipping address within 1 week in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not reply within 1 week, a new winner will be selected. The giveaway ends on June 24th, 2022 (at 11:59pm, central time). Enter below!

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  • Katrina P

    Thanks for the chance to win. I’ve tried making my own poms without a pom pom maker before and they didn’t turn out. I’d love to win one!

  • Verna

    Have you tried WeCrochet hooks or yarn before? What colors do you plan to use for your bag? What style of bag is your favorite? Have you used a pom-pom maker before? What other uses have you found for stitch markers besides marking stitches?

    I do have a couple of skeins of Brava in my stash but haven’t used them yet because I haven’t found the right project for them. I’d use neutral colors for my bag. Box bottoms are my favorite type of bags and I have used a pom-pom maker before. I use stitch markers for stitch markers as I don’t need to use them for anything else. Thank you Pia!

  • Yolanda

    This looks like a fun bag! I haven’t tried making one yet, I think I’d like to try it with red, white and would be perfect for Independence Day!

  • Brenda

    I haven’t yet used this yarn and am excited to do so. I think I would do the Mandela bag with 2 shades of blue and one of brown. I saw a basket too that I want to try. Thank you

  • Beth McC -- Midwest Redhead

    I love WeCrochet! Great patterns. I can also find beautiful #10 crochet thread in stunning colors. I’ve never used WeCrochet hooks, mainly because I have plenty of hooks already. I have never used a pom pom maker, just plain old cardboard, so it would be great to win these tools!

  • Tonya Saunders

    I love all of the WeCrochet yarn that I have purchased so far. My problem is not enough time to use it all! Silly work keeps getting in the way.

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