Easy Crochet Bag For Dolls Free Pattern and YouTube Tutorial

Whether your adorable doll needs a beach bag or a bag to go to school, my crochet bag for dolls pattern is accessible for beginner crocheters but interesting enough to keep experienced crocheters engaged.  Kids will love that this mini tote bag is functional so they can store their little treasures in it and this free pattern includes a step-by-step video tutorial so you’ll love how easy it is to follow along.

This crochet bag for dolls was designed to be made in a single piece in order to minimize sewing.  The only sewing that’s needed for this project is sewing the buttons onto the bag at the end of the project.

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This pattern is Week 16 of the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along and is designed to fit the 10-inch amigurumi dolls created for this crochet along however, this little crochet bag can be used for a wide variety of amigurumi toys. Find the pattern for Advent Adam here.

Want to learn more about the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL? Check out the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calender Crochet Along home page that contains the pattern release schedule and a rundown of everything you need to know! All the free patterns in the CAL include video tutorials.

For the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along, we’re making an amigurumi boy doll named Advent Adam (or Advent Addy) and then enough different outfits and adorable accessories to fill a DIY advent calendar – it’s the perfect gift to give that will engage children’s imaginations for hours of doll play.

Where Can I Get a Printable Copy of This Doll Clothing Pattern & The Crochet Doll?

  • Grab an ad-free PDF, printable version of the complete doll pattern (all three parts of the doll together) and 1 full outfit pattern in one convenient pdf file in my Ravelry and Etsy shops

    OR

  • Buy the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL Bundle in my Ravelry or Etsy shops and get this pdf pattern download of this and all the CAL patterns in printable bundle files PLUS the following bonus patterns exclusive to the bundle:
    • Extra hair cap pattern & added embroidery instructions to make Advent Addy (a female doll) with photo tutorials.
    • Chef’s Hat & Apron pattern for the dolls
    • Swim top pattern (for Advent Addy)
    • Frog Bucket Hat
    • Mini Crochet Frog Toy

    • Additional, exclusive bonus patterns with the release of each part of the bundle (there will be a minimum of 8 bonuses this year! (incl. the above-listed bonuses))
blue square with text 2023 amigurumi advent calendar CAL bundle

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Important Note About The Supply List for this Crochet Mini Tote Bag for Dolls Pattern:

We will not be utilizing all of the supplies listed in the supplies list this week. We will be using them to complete our crochet doll outfits and accessories that we will crochet for our amigurumi doll over the coming weeks.

This is not an exhaustive list of all of the supplies we will need. This is everything we will need for Weeks 12 – 20 of the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the finished item created with this free crochet pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own patterns or design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.  This pattern is for personal use only. 

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Skill Level:

  • Easy

Terminology:

  • US terms

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

  • BLO = Back Loop Only

  • BOB = Bobble (See Special Stitches)

  • CH = Chain

  • CH SP(s) = Chain Space(s)

  • DC = Double Crochet

  • DC2TOG = Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together in the same ST (See Special Stitches)

  • FLO = Front Loop Only

  • FO = Finish Off

  • HDC = Half Double Crochet

  • MC = Magic Circle / Magic Ring

  • PM = Place Marker/Stitch Marker

  • RS = Right Side

  • SC = Single Crochet

  • SC3TOG = Single Crochet 3 Stitches Together (see Special Stitches)

  • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease

  • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase/ 2 SC STs in the same ST

  • SK = Skip

  • SL ST = Slip Stitch

  • SP(s) = Space(s)

  • ST(s) = Stitch(es)

  • WS = Wrong Side

  • YO = Yarn Over


Special Stitches and Techniques:

  • Bobble (BOB): YO, insert hook into indicated ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through first two loops on hook, *YO and insert hook back into the same ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through first two loops on hook, repeat from * one more time. You should have 4 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all loops on hook.

  • Double Crochet Two Stitches Together in the same ST (DC2TOG): YO, insert hook into indicated ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through first two loops on hook, YO and insert hook back into the same ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through first two loops on hook. You should have 3 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all loops on hook.

  • Invisible Finish/Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Skip a stitch and place the tapestry needle through the top of the next stitch from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST worked under the back loop of the stitch and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end. Learn how to do this with my invisible finish/join tutorial.

  • Single Crochet (SC) Join: With a slip knot already on the hook, insert the hook into the designated stitch. YO and pull up a loop.  YO and pull through both loops on the hook. View the SC Join tutorial here.

  • Single Crochet 3 Together (SC3TOG): Insert hook into the first St, YO and pull up a loop, *insert hook into the next ST, YO and pull up a loop, repeat from * one more time. There should be 3 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all three loops. View the SC3TOG tutorial here.

Finished Size:

  • To fit Advent Adam & Addy dolls – 10” tall dolls


Gauge:

  • Clothing: 4 sts across x 6 rows = 1” square

Notes:

  • These clothing and accessory patterns are designed to fit my Advent Adam and Addy dolls.  Gauge is important for ensuring that your doll clothes fit your doll appropriately.  If you don’t plan to match gauge, ensure that you maintain a consistent tension throughout each project.  Using the same yarn line and hook throughout each project can also assist with minimizing gauge/tension changes.

  • For a cleaner SCDEC on pieces worked in continuous rounds, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each ST rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease.  Check out my invisible decrease tutorial on to see it done.

  • For pieces worked in turned rows, use a normal SCDEC stitch instead of the invisible decrease.

  • Colour changes are done using the last YO of the previous stitch (except where otherwise indicated).

You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern with all three parts of the doll together + 1 outfit in one convenient file in my Ravelry and Etsy shops
OR
Buy the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL Bundle in my Ravelry or Etsy shops and get updates in your Ravelry library or Email (for Etsy buyers) when new parts


Crochet Mini Tote Bag for Dolls Video Tutorial

YouTube video

Tote Bag

(Base of the bag is worked in a continuous spiral and the closure flap is worked in turned rows)

Base of bag


Using Colour K, CH 12.

Round 1:  SCINC in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC 9, work 3 SC in the last CH. Working on the other side of the chain, SC 10. (24)


Round 2: SC, 3 SC in the next ST, SC 9, work 3 SC in the next ST, SC, 3 SC in the next ST, SC 9, 3 SC in the last ST. (32)

Round 3: Working in BLO, SC around. (32)


Rounds 4 – 11: SC around. (32)


PM in STs 2, 3, 18 and 19 of Row 11


Closure Flap


Row 12: CH 1 and turn. SC 12.  Leave remaining STs unworked. (12)

Rows 13 – 20: CH 1 and turn. SC 12. (12).

Row 21: CH 1 and turn. SC 3, CH 7, SK 6 CHs, SL ST in the 7th CH, SC in the next 6 STs of Row 20, CH 7, SK 6 CHs, SL ST in the 7th CH, SC in the last 3 STs of Row 20. (14 STs & 2 CH-6 SPs)

FO and weave in ends.

Bag Strap

Attach yarn in Colour K with SL ST to ST 2 of Row 11.  CH 50.  SL ST in ST 18 and 19 of Row 11 and turn.  SL ST in each CH back to the other side of the bag. SL ST in ST 3 of Row 11. 

FO and weave in ends.

Finishing

Sew a button to the front of the bag across from the CH-SPs in Row 21.  Use CH-SPs to fasten bag closed by slipping them over buttons.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed making this mini crochet totebag for dolls! Stay tuned for the next free pattern in the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL on July 7th for the release of the next free pattern release of the crochet along. Until then, happy crocheting!

I’d love to see your crochet creations! Share your adorable dolls sporting their adorable crochet mini tote bags with me on social media by tagging me @theloopylamb or using #theloopylamb in your posts.

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