The colour block make up bag 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
Skill Level: Beginner
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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 (HERE)
1 – 9mm Split Jump Ring to attach Tassel to Zipper (Optional)
Fabric Pencil (or something to mark where you need to sew on the bottom of the bag)
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
SL ST = slip stitch
FO = Finish Off
Size: Finished size: Approximately 3.75 inches tall x 8.75 inches wide (at widest part) x 3“ deep (at base).
Gauge: 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.
Using Classic Navy, CH 71. Join with a SL ST to the first CH to form a ring. CH 1. (71)
Rows 1 – 12: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join to the first stitch with a SL ST. CH1. (71)
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. CH1 (71)
Row 24: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join to the first stitch with a SL ST. (71)
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.
Finishing Touches: 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.
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