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Free Crochet Patterns

DOLLI, CANDINA & PINKY

Crochet bags with paper yarn are fun. Make it big, medium or small as you wish. The names Dolli, Candina and Pinky are inspired by the sweet cool colour shades of pink and lilac. Decorative buttons and a crochet flower stand out on simple double crochet (dc) bags.  Backward dc or slip stitches at the top and the flaps of the bags add texture as well as strength. 

Pinky

Finished size: 9x14x2cm

Materials

Case

Rnd 1: ch 17, 2dc in the 2nd ch from hook, dc in the next 14 chs, 4dc in the last ch, turn to work along other side of ch, dc in the next 14 chs, 2dc in the last ch (36 sts)

Rnds 2-7: bdc in each st around (36 sts)

Rnd 8: ss in each st around (36 sts)

Rnd 9: dc in each st of Rnd 7 around (36 sts)

Rnd 10: ss in each st around (36 sts)

Rnd 11: dc in each st of Rnd 9 around (36 sts)

Rnd 12: ss in each st around (36 sts)

Rnd 13: dc in each st of Rnd 11 around (36 sts)

Rnd 14: ss in each st around and fasten off (36 sts) 

Flap

Rnd 1: ch 10, 2dc in the 2nd ch from hook, ch 3 and skip the next 3 sts to create a buttonhole, dc in the next 5 chs (9 sts)

Rnd 2: ch 1, turn; dc across the next 8 sts, 4dc on the side of the 1st st of Rnd 1, turn to work along other side of Rnd 1, dc in the next 8 sts (20 sts)

Rnd 3: ch 1, reverse dc in each st of Rnd 2 and fasten off (20 sts)

 

Sew the flap on the inner side of the back of the case. Sew the wooden button to the front on the case. 

Holder

Rnd 1: 6dc in an adjustable ring, pull the yarn end to tighten up and ss on the first dc of this round (6 sts)

Rnd 2: [ch 2, 2tr in the same st, ch 2 and ss in the same st] 6 times, ss and fasten off

Dolli

Finished size: 17x20x8cm

Materials

Bag

Rnd 1: Yarn A; ch 17, 2dc in the 2nd ch from hook, dc in the next 14 chs, 4dc in the last ch, turn to work along other side of ch, dc in the next 14 chs, 2dc in the last ch (36 sts)

Rnd 2: [2dc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next 14 sts, 2dc in the next 2 sts] 2 times (44 sts)

Rnd 3: [dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 18 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next st] 2 times (48 sts)

Rnd 4: [dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 18 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts] 2 times (52 sts)

Rnd 5: [dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 18 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts] 2 times (56 sts)

Rnds 6-8: dc in each st around, ss (56 sts)

Rnd 9: Yarn B; bdc in each st around (56 sts)

Rnds 10-25: dc in each st around (56 sts)

Rnd 26: ss in each st around (56 sts)

Rnd 27: bdc in each st of Rnd 25 around (56 sts)

Rnd 28: ss in each st around, ss and fasten off (56 sts)

Handles

Make two. Follow the instruction below for each handle.

Yarn A; ch 35, 2dc in the 2nd ch from hook, dc in the next 32 chs, 4dc in the last ch, turn to work along other side of ch, dc in the next 32 chs, 2dc in the last ch, ss and fasten off (72 sts).

Fold the handle in half lengthwise with the wrong sides facing each other. Use Yarn A to sew the edges of the handle together starting from the 5th st to the 26th st and fasten off. Sew the opened ends of each handle to the bag. 

Flower

Rnd 1: 6dc in an adjustable ring, pull the yarn end to tighten up and ss on the first dc of this round (6 sts)

Rnd 2: [ch 2, 2tr in the same st, ch 2 and ss in the same st, ss in the next st] 6 times, and fasten off

Flap

Rnd 1: Yarn B; ch 15, dc in the 2nd ch from hook, dc in the next st, ch 4, skip the next 4 sts to create a buttonhole, dc in the next 8 sts (14 sts)

Rnd 2: ch 1, turn; dc in the next 14 sts, 4 dc in the side of the 1st st of R1, turn to work along other side of R1, dc in the next 14 sts (32 sts)

Rnd 3: ch 1, turn; dc in the next 14 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next sts, dc in the next 14 sts (34 sts)

Rnd 4: Yarn A; ch 1, turn, bdc in the next 14 sts, 2bdc in the next st, bdc in the next 4 sts, 2bdc in the next sts, bdc in the next 14 sts (36 sts)

Rnd 5: ch 1, turn, dc in the next 14 sts, 2dc in the next sts, dc in the next 6 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 14 sts (38 sts)

Rnd 6: ch 1, reverse dc in the st around and fasten off (38 sts)

Sew the bag flap to the inner side of the back of the bag.

Handles

Make two by following the instruction below for each handle.

Rnd 1: Yarn A; ch 81, dc in the 2nd ch from hook, dc in the next 79 sts (80 sts).

Rnd 2: ch 1, reverse dc in the next 80 sts, 2 reverse dc on the side of the 1st dc of Rnd 1, turn to work along other side of Rnd 1, reverse dc in the next 80 sts, 2 reverse dc on the side of the last dc of Rnd 1, ss and fasten off (164 sts).

Candina

Finished size: 35x49x18cm

Materials

Button

Wrap the button with Yarn A, fasten it off at the back of the button and leave enough yarn for sewing it to the front of the bag.

Bag

Rnd 1: Yarn A; ch 31, 2dc in the 2nd ch from hook, dc in the next 28 chs, 4dc in the last ch, turn to work along other side of ch, dc in the next 28 chs, 2dc in the last ch (64 sts)

Rnd 2: [2dc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next 28 sts, 2dc in the next 2 sts] 2 times (72 sts)

Rnd 3: [dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 32 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next st] 2 times (76 sts)

Rnd 4: [dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 32 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts] 2 times (80 sts)

Rnd 5: [dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 32 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts] 2 times (84 sts)

Rnd 6: [dc in the next 4 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 32 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 4 sts] 2 times (88 sts)

Rnds 7-13: dc in each st around, ss (88 sts)

Rnd 14: Yarn B; bdc in each st around (88 sts)

Rnd 15: dc in each st around, ss (88 sts)

Rnd 16: Yarn A; bdc in each st around (88 sts)

Rnd 17: dc in each st around, ss (88 sts)

Rnd 18: Yarn B; bdc in each st around (88 sts)

Rnd 19: dc in each st around, ss (88 sts)

Rnd 20: Yarn A; bdc in each st around (88 sts)

Rnd 21: dc in each st around, ss (88 sts)

Rnd 22: Yarn B; bdc in each st around (88 sts)

Rnd 23: dc in each st around, ss (88 sts)

Rnd 24: Yarn A; bdc in each st around (88 sts)

Rnd 25: dc in each st around, ss (88 sts)

Rnd 26: Yarn B; bdc in each st around (88 sts)

Rnd 27: dc in each st around, ss (88 sts)

Rnd 28: Yarn A; bdc in each st around (88 sts)

Rnd 29: dc in each st around, ss (88 sts)

Rnd 30: Yarn B; bdc in each st around (88 sts)

Rnd 31: dc in each st around, ss (88 sts)

Rnd 32: Yarn A; bdc in each st around (88 sts)

Rnd 33: dc in each st around, ss (88 sts)

Rnd 34: Yarn B; bdc in each st around (88 sts)

Rnd 35: dc in each st around, ss (88 sts)

Rnd 36: Yarn A; bdc in each st around (88 sts)

Rnds 37-40: dc in each st around (88 sts)

Rnd 41: dc in each st around, ss (88 sts)

Rnd 42: reverse dc in each st around and fasten off (88 sts)

Abbreviations

2dc: Double crochet increase by having 2 dc in the same stitch or chain

bdc: Back loop double crochet 

ch(s): Chain(s) 

dc: Double crochet (US single crochet - sc) 

rnd(s): Round(s) 

ss: Slip stitch 

st(s): Stitch(es) 

tr: Treble crochet (US double crochet - dc)