Crochet Toy Bag for Little Treasures – Free Pattern

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Teach your child organization and have fun with this scrap yarn project! The Little Treasures Bag is a cute and practical toy holder crafted with light weight yarn. Get the free crochet pattern and make one today!

Little Treasure Bag Crochet Pattern ODC

The Little Treasure Pouch Pattern was originally designed by Joanita Theron as a Guest Post. Joanita retired this design from her site and sold the full-pattern rights to Oombawka Design, Ltd. This pattern is now available exclusively at Oombawka Design Crochet. This pattern has been rewritten and updated.

If you, or someone you know, is retiring and closing their crochet blog, please feel free to reach out to arrange for your patterns to be included at Oombawka Design too.

Little Treasures Bag Crochet Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Light Worsted Weight / DK Weight Yarn [3]
  • Colors: Pink, Blue, Green, Dark Pink and Yellow were used
  • Crochet Hook: 4 mm (G)
  • Finished project yardage: 25 g of Light Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Sizes

  • Approximately 5.9 inches (15 cm) in length

Gauge

Due to the nature of this pattern, the yarn and hook used is only a suggestion. Any Light Weight Yarn will provide similar results.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • DMR – double magic ring (*read notes)
  • g – grams
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • R – row
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd – round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yds – yds
  • * – ** Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
  • () – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
  • [] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Tutorials

Notes

  • This is a great project to use up scrap yarn you have leftover from other projects.
  • The bag is made using 5 different colors. The bottom of the bag is Color A, each of the sides is worked in a different color – Color B, C, D and E. You may choose whichever colors you want or even use the same color for the entire project.
  • I use a DMR (double magic ring) to begin my projects that are worked in rounds. You may substitute a magic ring (magic circle), or a chain 3 and slip to form a ring, if you prefer. See the alternate starting methods here.
  • Initial ch 3 counts as 1 dc
  • Sides of the Bag: I join with a single crochet to create the sides of the bag but you may alternately join with a slip stitch and chain 1 and work the first sc in the same stitch.
  • Add the Little Treasures Bag pattern to your Ravelry library here.
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Little Treasures Bag Crochet Pattern

This project is a fun way to use up your scrap yarn. Plus your small child will enjoy having a little treasure pouch to carry and store their small toys!

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook:

Bottom of the Bag

With Color A:

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 11 dc in the DMR. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st. 2 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st. 1 dc in the next st. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st. 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5:  Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st. 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [60 dc]

Finish off and weave in ends. 

Little Treasure Bag Tutorial 1 - Bottom of Bag

Sides of the Bag

With Color B, C, D or E:

Working into the bottom of the bag, join* your chosen color yarn with a single crochet (sc) into the back loop (BL) of any stitch from Rnd 5. (*See notes for alternative joining method).

R1: 1 sc in each of the next 14 sts, leave the rem sts unworked, ch 1, turn. [15 sc* includes the sc to join]

R2-R10: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [15 sc]

R11: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. [13 sc]

R12: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [13 sc]

R13: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. [11 sc]

R14: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [11 sc]

R15: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. [9 sc]

R16: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [9 sc]

R17: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. [7 sc]

R18: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [7 sc]

R19: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. [5 sc]

R20-R21: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [5 sc]

Rnd 22: We will edge side now, work along the side edge making 1 sc in each row end, rotate your work and work 1 sc in the rem FL across the bottom of the bag, rotate your work and work 1 sc in each row end back to the small edge of the side. Sl st into the first sc of the small edge of the bag. Finish off and weave in ends for this side panel.

Repeat the instructions for the Sides of the Bag 3 more times to create 4 side panels in total.

Little Treasure Bag Tutorial 2 - Sides of Bag

Starting at the bottom of the bag, whipstitch the 4 sides together, leaving the tops open.

Little Treasure Bag Tutorial 3 - Seaming and Top of Bag

Top of the Bag

With Color A:

Join yarn with a single crochet (sc) in any sc from one of the Side Panels in R21. (*See notes for alternative joining method).

Rnd 1: Make 1 sc in each sc from R21 (for all 4 sides) and 2 sc into the joining whipstitch seam spot between each of the side panels. Sl st to the first sc to join. [28 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join. [28 sc]

Rnd 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in the first sc, ch 1, sk the next sc. *1 sc in the next sc, ch 1, sk the next sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. [14 sc, 14 ch1sp]

Little Treasure Bag Tutorial 4 - Crochet Cord

Crochet Cord

Using your 3 mm crochet hook:

With Color B:

R1: Leaving a yarn end of about 4 inches (10 cm), ch 100. Finish off leaving a yarn end of about 4 inches (10 cm). 

With Color C:

Leaving a yarn end of about 4 inches, join with a sl st in the first ch of R1. Ch 20, make 4 sc in the second ch from the hook and 4 sc in each rem ch across. Finish off leaving a yarn end of about 4 inches (10 cm).

With Color D:

Leaving a yarn end of about 4 inches, join with a sl st in the second ch of R1. Ch 20, make 4 sc in the second ch from the hook and 4 sc in each rem ch across. Finish off leaving a yarn end of about 4 inches (10 cm).

Braid the yarn tails together and knot the end. Trim them to the same length.

With a yarn needle, weave the cord through the ch1sp loops from Rnd 3 of the Top of the Bag.

With Color E:

Leaving a yarn end of about 4 inches, join with a sl st in the last ch of R1 (the end without the other curlicues). Ch 20, make 4 sc in the second ch from the hook and 4 sc in each rem ch across. Finish off leaving a yarn end of about 4 inches (10 cm).

Braid the yarn tails together and knot the end. Trim them to the same length.

Little Treasure Bag Tutorial 5 - Finishing

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3 Comments

  1. This pattern is so very cute! Young children love to carry their favorite toys in bags or backpacks. I want to make at least one for my grandchildren.

  2. This pattern is so cute and ideal for my Grand daughter, thank you for sharing the pattern.

  3. So cute! This pattern would also make great dice bags for “grown-up” gamers. And one could easily change the look by changing the colors.