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Pleated Crochet Bag – Part 1 (NEW BAG!) January 10, 2010

Posted by misscraftyfingers in Crafts, Crochet.
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So I decided to ditch knitting … pretty short attention span i have …. 😛
well, it’s really to rest my arms ….. the numbness freaked me out.

anyway, back to crocheting. i started this project about a week before i dabbled in knitting. after wasting 1 week practicing how to knit and purl, i finally got back to my crochet project.

I finally finished all the stitches last night. :D:D:D so tarahhhhhh!

the pattern is from Keito Dama’s No. 137 issue (page 91). It looks like the fat bottom bag i made for Eelaine. It’s the same yarn, but totally different pattern. It’s quite easy to make really. Basically just double crochet in back loops only for the body. It’s hdc for the bag brim … it’s modified, i don’t know what it’s called, but it’s not easy to do. So i used front and back post double crochet for the brim instead. It also made my bag deeper 😀 which I like because i like big roomy bags! I got lazy with the handles. There were so many stitches and single crochets take so long to build up. So, after doing 2 or 3 rows of sc, i got tired and switched to another 3 rows of HDC and finished the handles with 1 row of sc. 😛 much faster!

Initially, I tried to do this pattern with my own imagination because I couldn’t find the pattern and came up with this by looking at pictures of what others had done on ravelry and reading some of their tips & comments.

T_T see how the sides of my own pattern is not looking quite right? it’s too wide and bunched up at the sides. then …. after almost making the whole bag besides the handles (see above) … i found the pattern online. So I frogged the whole bag I did and followed the pattern I found online because I want THAT BAG! It was ALOT OF STITCHES to frog …. T_T

Well, the bag is done now. I’ve sewed the lining with pockets. Now I just need to stitch the lining into the bag ….. I think I want to put a zipper in for this bag. Gotta figure out how! :p


P/S: Many people have asked for the pattern. I’m pretty sure I’ve infringed copyright laws somewhere but click here for the link. I found it on the internet as well, someone else have scanned it to share.

Posted by Shirley at 7:14 PM
Labels: bags, Crochet, Projects


1. jurnaldelecturi - July 30, 2010


I had the same issue with the handles. Where did you find the online patter? I’ve been searching it for more than 6 months.

Thank you!

misscraftyfingers - August 5, 2010

Hello! I found it here . it’s an image file with the crochet pattern in symbols.

2. Denise - October 18, 2010

hi I’d like about the flower on this bag? did you make it or where can I find this pretty flower please and thank you so much blessings

misscraftyfingers - October 18, 2010

Hi Denise

I think i used the flower pattern from this site: http://minchanka.by/julia/BrownSwimsuitWithBlueRomanticFlowers.html
It’s in Russian, but the flowers are in a diagram. http://minchanka.by/image/Na%20dosuge/julia/BrownSwimsuitWithBlueRomanticFlowers/schemaFlowers.jpg

Denise - October 18, 2010

thank you so much blessings

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4. Michelle - February 8, 2011

Hello, your bag came out great! I have been trying to figure out this bag, i got halfway with the beginning half of the bag, and the increasing, but i can’t seem to figure out the pattern from there with the decreasing =[ im stuck. Do you have any suggestions? it would be greatly appreciated, thanks so much!

misscraftyfingers - February 8, 2011

Hi! thank you! The pattern for the body are mirrored on each side, ie. rows 1 to 10 with the increases, the middle of the body with no increases, and the final 10 rows with the decreases. If you are unsure how to decrease, you can check out this video on how decreases are made for double crochet.

5. Michelle - February 9, 2011

Yayyy, thank you so much, this makes sense, because i was working the row, like hmm there’s a hole here where i decreased, that can’t be right lol Thanks again! =]

misscraftyfingers - February 9, 2011

you’re very welcome!

6. Veta Pearson - January 13, 2012

I love this bag very-very much

7. Ashley Danielle Lang - January 19, 2012

I absolutely love this bag! I pulled up the picture of the pattern and I have no clue where to even start. Do you have this pattern written out anywhere?

8. ajita - February 1, 2012

hi , nice purse do you have the pattern ,written

9. hotcheetos - February 15, 2012

I ladies I’ve been trying to figure out as well but if you have a Ravelry account (which is free) you can go there to look at the pattern!!
here is the link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/natural-boucle-bag

10. Maria - March 4, 2012

Hi nice bag.. i’ve been trying to do this.. i’m a beginner.. i did the the body and now the brim seems difficult… what did u mean when u said about front and back post double crochet.. did u do on one side all front post dc and the other back post.. or just one line… i’ve been trying to do this and it doesn’t seem right.i can’t figure it out!! pls help!!!! thank youuuu!!

11. Rachel Thompson - March 12, 2012

K, i Love THE BAG =) ,
But where is the pattern for thee purse??

12. Rachel Thompson - March 12, 2012

Can You email me the pattern : smallxpackage@yahoo.com

13. Maria - May 28, 2012

Thank you so much!

14. maryam5566 - July 29, 2012


15. Shawna - August 27, 2012

Hi, can you please email me this pattern? I’d love to make this purse! Chrishawna@gmail.com

16. Yoki - September 18, 2012

Hi, I love this bag, could you pls email me the pattern? yw.zuercher@gmail.com, thx!

17. nadine holland - December 17, 2012

Hello i love this bag as well!! could you please send me the pattern!!
nadineholland80@gmail.com thank you so much!!!

misscraftyfingers - December 20, 2012

just did!

18. Y - February 3, 2013

Where is the pattern?

19. misscraftyfingers - February 4, 2013

please read the text carefully. the link is up there.

20. Denise - February 22, 2013

Hi, can you please email me this pattern? I’d love to make this purse! jykao2@yahoo.com

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