This make up bag crochet pattern is a super easy, beginner-friendly crochet pattern that can be made in a few hours. Because who doesn’t love a quick, easy crochet pattern?
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One of my favourite features of this bag is the suede tassel. I hunted high and low to find the perfect tassel for this project. After going to a few shops locally and searching online, I found this beauty on Etsy at Moxie’s Leather. Their tassels were gorgeous and I was so excited to support another Canadian maker that I couldn’t wait for it to get here. I think it was the perfect finishing touch to this bag.
I also added another one of the Tim Holtz Word Bands to this bag. I have used them on the last two bags I’ve designed (The Rainbow Saver Tote Bag and the Shoreline Seeker Tote) and I really enjoyed the look they give to the bags. The one I used on this bag says “Encourage your hope, not your fears”.
Colour Block Make Up Bag Crochet Pattern
Get the inexpensive ad-free PDF copy of this pattern in my Etsy or Ravelry shops.
- Bernat Handicrafter in White (1- 50g Skein) and Classic Navy (1 – 50g Skein)
- 4 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- 8” White Zipper
- White Sewing Thread and Sewing Needle
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Band (Optional)
- 4” Leather Tassel (Optional) – I got mine from Moxie’s Leather on Etsy
- 1 – 9mm Split Jump Ring to attach Tassel to Zipper (Optional)
- Sewing Pins
- Measuring Tape
- Fabric Pencil (or something to mark where you need to sew on the bottom of the bag)
- CH = Chain
- SC = Single Crochet
- SL ST = Slip Stitch
- FO = Finish Off
- Finished size: Approximately 3.75 inches tall x 8.75 inches wide (at widest part) x 3“ deep (at base).
- 9.5 sts across x 9 rows = 2” square
- This pattern is written in American standard terms
- This project is worked in the round. The end of each round is joined with a slip stitch to the first stitch of that round.
Make Up Bag Crochet Pattern
Using Classic Navy, CH 71. Join with a SL ST to the first CH to form a ring. CH 1. (70)
Rows 1 – 12: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join to the first stitch with a SL ST. CH1. (70)
Change to White
Rows 13 – 23: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join to the first stitch with a SL ST. CH 1 (70)
Row 24: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join to the first stitch with a SL ST. (70)
FO. Weave in ends.
With the bag inside out, line up the bottom stitches. Using Classic Navy, sew the bottom of the bag together, sewing through each set of lined up stitches. FO and weave in ends.
Applying the zipper:
Pin in the zipper and using the sewing thread and needle, sew the zipper to the bag.
To make the square bottom:
Keeping the bag inside out, turn it upside down. Lay the bag so that the bottom faces up and one of the corners lays out in a triangular shape, with the seam centered. Use a ruler and measure 1 1/8” from the tip of the cover and mark a line across the corner at that point. Using Classic Navy, sew through both layers across that line. Repeat on the other corner. Fold the corners towards the center of the inside of the bag and using a length of classic navy secure the corners down to the bottom of the bag.
If using the word band, sew it to the front of the bag in the center, just below the opening.
If using the tassel, attach it to the jump ring and attach the jump ring to the zipper to act as a zipper pull.
Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb. Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design. Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.
Like to crochet bag patterns? Check out my free crochet patterns for The Vendbar Tote, Sloth Hook Case and The Shoreline Seeker Tote.
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4 thoughts on “Colour Block Make Up Bag Crochet Pattern”
Have you ever sewn the zipper in on a sewing machine? I am thinking it would pull out easily sewing by hand? And have you made one with a lining? Thinking make up is dirty? Would like to see a pattern for putting in the lining, too. Very cute!
I have not sewn any of my zippers in with a sewing machine. I do it by hand and I haven’t had a problem with any of the zippers yet. I’ll try to make a tutorial for lining the bags soon. Pattern Paradise has a tutorial for this that you may find helpful in the meantime 🙂 https://pattern-paradise.com/2014/06/12/tutorial-how-to-line-a-crocheted-bag/
I am making this colour block makep bag. The abbreviations include SCINC = Single Crochet Increase, and SCDEC, but they are not in the directions. All 24 rows say 71 single crochets. Am I missing somthing, because the picture of the finished bag does look like the top is wider than the bottom. thank you! I love your patterns.
Thanks for catching those Lynn. The shaping stitches aren’t used in the pattern and need to be removed from the abbreviations. I’ll update it 🙂