While this very simple crochet pattern small bag is a joy to make, the uses seem to be endless. This is a yarn stash buster pattern. At under an hour to make, it is a quick crochet project.
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Shower Melt Holder
Initially, my goal was to make a shower melt holder. My friend gave me some amazing shower melts with a mesh bag. I took one look at that and said to myself; I can crochet a pretty and mini bag holder for my shower.
The search was one for a cut little pouch. While there are a variety of drawstring bag patterns on the web, what I had in my mind was not to be found. Therefore, I kept trying until I achieved the look and size that was right for this.
Reusable Bag ~ Crochet Small Bag Pattern
Once the little pouch was made, it also became apparent that it could be used for so many other purposes. Here is what I came up with. You might be even more creative.
- Goody Bag
- Mini Purse
- Little Pouch
- Drawstring Bag
- Treat Bag
- Gift Sack
- Shower Melt Holder
- Soap Holder
- Keepsake Bag
- Trinket Pouch
- Gift Bag
Shower Melt Holder in Fun Colors
I am working on a set of SPA crochet patterns and this little shower melt holder will be included in the set. These were made in several colors that are perfect for a relaxing SPA day. However, my yarn stash had a lot of red and white cotton yarn. Here are a few photos of the pretty little bags in red and white.
Small Bag Made in Red and White Cotton Yarn
Gift Bags for Christmas and Valentines
Once I had made a few mini bags in red and white yarn, I realized how cute they would look filled with little treasures. What a cute presentation for that special someone in your life.
Flower Applique on Drawstring Bag
As I was making the SPA set, I had quite a bit of leftover scraps of yarn. Flowers are easy and quick to make. If you would like that pattern, you can get that one here. In the photo, three of the small flowers are attached. I left the yarn strings on the flowers long so it can be tied and woven back and forth in the flower to hide the yarn ends. I then trimmed off the leftover yarn.
Magic Circle Tutorial
This pattern begins with the magic circle. If you are unfamiliar with the magic circle – no worries. I have a complete tutorial for you here.
Are you new to crochet and not sure of how to complete some of the stitches? It’s okay – I have many crochet tutorials for you.
Close up of Crochet Bag
Directions: Crochet Pattern Small Bag
Each bag is approximately 4.5 inches tall and 9 inches around or 4.5 inches wide
The drawstring is approximately 22 inches long
60 yards of cotton yarn. 4-ply
I used this brand and colors
Peaches & Crème in Red
Peaches & Crème in White
Sugar’n Cream Denim Stonewash
Sugar’n Cream PotPourri Ombre (the tan flower)
Peaches & Crème Fresh Lilac (the light purple flower)
Size H Crochet Hook
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
TRC = Treble Crochet
Crochet Pattern Directions:
Begin with Magic Circle
Round 1: 12 SC in circle, end with SL ST into first SC.
Round 2: HDC and CH 1 in each SC Stitch around. End with SL ST into first HDC.
Rounds 3-12: HDC and CH 2 in each previous row HDC around. End with SL ST into first HDC.
Scalloped Edge on top:
SL ST into the first CH 2 space, then complete [SC, CH 2, TRC, DC]. In each CH 2 space, complete the stitches between the [ ] around. Ending with a SL ST into the first SC space.
Weave in the ends and cut off the excess yarn.
Begin by CH 60, SL ST back to the initial CH ST.
Weave the tie through the CH 2 spaces. Once weaved through, weave the ending yarn pieces through the chain -go back and forth a few times and cut off the excess.
Photo Tutorial of Crochet Bag Pattern
12 SC in circle, end with SL ST into first SC.
HDC and CH 1 in each SC Stitch around. End with SL ST into first HDC.
HDC and CH 2 in each previous row HDC around. End with SL ST into first HDC.
At Round 4, the bag side will begin to take shape.
Top Scallop Edge Tutorial
SL ST into the first CH 2 space, then complete SC, CH 2,
Next is the treble crochet stitch. To complete the treble crochet yarn over twice, put the hook through the CH 2 space, yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, and yarn over and pull through last 2 loops.
Finally, double crochet into the CH 2 space. End with a SL ST into the first SC space.
Quick and Easy Crochet Bag
This crochet pattern is very budget friendly as I can generally get two bags from one skein of cotton yarn. I even get to make some face scrubbies too. They work up quickly, I mean less than an hour a piece.
I hope that the photos have given you some ideas on what you can use these cute crochet bags for. I just love them…
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I hope that you liked this pattern. If you are looking for more ideas for crocheted projects, here are a few others you may enjoy.
Monday 11th of May 2020
Would this be large enough to hold some scrubbies, so they can go in the wash? and will it hold a bar of soap? Thanks PS: You can also copy and paste into Word to print a personal copy
Tuesday 12th of May 2020
This bag holds a shower melt. It would hold a scrubbie or two folded up. I don't think it is large enough for a bar of soap. However, this patter here will hold a bar of soap. https://patternprincess.com/simple-soap-holder-crochet-pattern/
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Sunday 12th of January 2020
would be nice to be able to actually "print" off this FREE pattern without all the ads like it advertised!!!! I will keep looking.....
Sunday 12th of January 2020
The ads help pay for my time in sharing this with you. It is certainly free to view on the website. thanks for stopping by.