This is a free crochet pattern and video tutorial showing how to crochet my Shay Cosmetic Bag or Hook Pouch, a cute, easy single crochet bag perfect for running errands or a night out on the town, or if you’re like me, holding your crochet supplies! Great project for beginners or advanced alike.
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I am interested in trying my hand at some tapestry crochet patterns, and was needing a basic pattern to start with. May I present to you the Shay Cosmetic Bag or Hook Pouch! Perfect in a solid color, color blocks, cross stitched on, or worked in tapestry crochet. So many options for this little bag!
I don’t often carry around a purse, and am not really a make up person, but I do enjoy using my bag for crochet hooks, stitch markers, pencils and other crochet essentials!
My Shay series features easy single crochet stitch patterns. Suitable for beginners and advanced alike! Find wearables and accessories here on Cre8tion Crochet, and home decor projects on EyeLoveKnots.
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- 115 Yards of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn – I used Lily Sugar n Cream in the Dark Pine colorway
- H8/5mm Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
- Optional, Jewelry Pliers
- Optional, Fabric for Lining and Zipper (I used a pre-made bag that I get at Hobby Lobby where all the canvas items are, and stuck inside my crocheted bag – it measured 9″ wide by 6″ tall – here is a similar bag on Amazon)
- Optional, Sewing Machine and Matching Thread (for lining)
Yarn Alternatives: WeCrochet Dishie with I9/5.5mm Hook (because it’s a touch thinner)
I recommend cotton yarn because it’s more durable, and this bag will most likely see a lot of use, and being pulled and pushed around in a larger bag/purse.
Other Recommended Yarns (with I9/5.5mm Hook because it’s not as relaxed as cotton): Red Heart’s Super Saver, Caron’s One Pound, Bernat’s Super Value
Jewelry pliers are an excellent tool to use to help weave in ends, as cotton yarn can be quite tough on the fingers when weaving in with just fingers and a tapestry needle.
Just over an hour and fifteen minutes.
9″ Wide by 6.25″ Tall
Gauge, in Pattern:
15 SC by 17 Rows = 4.13″ (or 4 1/8″) Wide
Abbreviations (US Terms):
- HDC – Half Double Crochet (Photo Tutorial)
- SC – Single Crochet (Photo Tutorial)
Beginning chain does not count as a stitch, and slip stitch join to the first stitch.
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Shay Cosmetic Bag or Hook Pouch Video Tutorial:
Shay Cosmetic Bag or Hook Pouch Written Pattern:
Chain 33, then work 2 HDC into the 2nd chain, HDC into each of the next 30 chains, 3 HDC into the next chain, work 30 HDC across the opposite side of the foundation chain, HDC back into the same stitch as the first (to make 3 in this corner). Slip stitch join to the 1st HDC. (66 HDC)
R2: Chain 1, and turn. SC into the 1st HDC, and into each HDC around. Join. (66 SC)
R3 – 25: Chain 1, and turn. SC into the 1st SC, and into each SC around. Join. (66 SC)
Fasten off, and weave in ends. Add a lining if desired.
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I like that this project is not time consuming and that it is a practical one.
Indeed! Thank you!
This cosmetic bag looks like it would be a wonderful handmade gift — attractive and super-useful.
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I love that idea! I have thought of that myself with the bag packed full of goodies.
Mica - Away From The Blue says
Oh what a cute little pouch! I like that colour and it looks really practical, it holds so much! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for joining the Weekday Wear Link Up! Hope you had a lovely weekend 🙂 It’s a 3 day one here which is awesome.
Thank you, Mica! This green color really gives me Fall vibes. I tend to lean towards it this time of year.
Rhondda Mol says
Your crochet cosmetic case turned out great! Thank you for linking up at our weekly Link Party! You are being featured at our Wednesday Party #471 this week. Here’s the direct link to the post in case you’d like to share your feature: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/crochet-cosmetic-bag-wagon-wheel-potholder-easy-autumn-leaves-link-party-471/
Hope to see you again next week! Rhondda
I really appreciate that, Rhondda! Popping over to check out this week’s party.