You know you want to make this adorable little make-up bag!
Crochet Make-up Bag
Stitches: chain, single, half double, double, triple.
1: with color 1: ch 31, turn.
2-11: hdc across, ch1, turn (30 st + ch)
***From now on DO NOT TURN, but rather work “in the round” around the rectangle***
12-13: dbl around
14: *sc, trc*
15-16: dbl around
17: *sc, trc*
18-19: dbl around
20: change to color 2, dbl around
21-22: change back to color 1, dbl around
23: *sc, trc*
24-25: dbl around
26: *sc, trc*
27-28: dbl around
29: change to color 2, dbl around, FO.
30: ch 40 in color 2. Weave through the front middle of the bag and tie in a square knot.
I used fabric glue to attach a little felt lining to just the bottom of the bag, and then sewed three little buttons across the top of the back inside wall. If you’re brave, you could add a zipper. I’m not brave, so I went for the buttons. Just make sure your buttons are small enough to fit through your last row of dbls.
I used two different textures of yarn. The white was a baby yarn, and quite thin, and the black was a super awesome thick ribbon yarn. I wish I could tell you what their weights were, but I can’t. One was freecycled, and the other I got on clearance because it didn’t have a label. See how I am? What I CAN tell you is that I made this pattern a few more times, once with some plarn, which was so nice and stiff I decided it should be a basket instead of a bag:
And once with some worsted weight yarn and an I-hook, to which I made the following pattern changes:
Skip Rows 7-11
Skip Rows 26-28
Attach Ch40 to side (as a handle) instead of weaving.