Free Crochet Pattern – Spike Stitch Makeup Bag

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Bags are my favorite things to make, and my favorite free crochet patterns to share because they are so useful! Not to mention, it’s July and hot, who wants to be crocheting up a wool hat?! Maybe someone who really wants to get a head start on the holiday gift giving season…but I digress.

When I design crochet patterns for bags, I reach for cotton yarn 90% of the time. Cotton is easy to wash and even more important, holds up to the repeated washing very well. Of course you use what yarn you like, and maybe more importantly, whatever yarn you have on hand at the moment! If you want the bag to be able to stand up I would recommend a stiff yarn.

This crochet makeup bag is big enough to hold all (or at least most of) the essential items for prettying yourself up AND it’s long enough to fit your eyeliners without having them peeking out the top – I checked. With an H hook, the finished bag worked out to 7″ across x 5″ tall. The drawstring was done as a chain with a J hook and two strands of yarn held together. You could just as easily chain long enough with one strand and the H size hook. A braid would look nice as a drawstring too!

My favorite thing about this crochet bag is how it stands up on its own when it is open, allowing you to grab what you need easily without your sh*t falling all over the counter. And, of course, the actual spike is just fun. If you are new to the “spike stitch” (as I am), do not let the verbage scare you, it is literally a single crochet. For this pattern, you just work your single crochet into the stitch one round below your current round. You can do it. I have faith in you. Have fun and happy hooking!

Free Crochet Pattern, Makeup bag
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Free Crochet Pattern – Spike Stitch Makeup Bag

EasypeasyWorsted Weight Yarn

Special Stitch: Spk = Spike stitch – Single crochet 1 row below current st, pulling up yarn to height of sc.

H hook for body of bag, J hook for drawstring
30 yards Worsted Weight Cotton yarn for each color

Color A = Purple
Color B = Green
Color C = Blue

1. W/ Color A,
Ch 21
Sc in back bump of 2nd ch from hook
Sc in back bump of next 18 chs
3 sc in last ch
(Rotate, working around the

other side of ch)
Sc in next 18 st
2 sc in last st
Join to first sc w/ sl st

2. Ch 1
2 sc in same st
Sc in next 18 st
2 sc in next 3 st
Sc in next 18 st
2 sc in next 2 st
Join to first sc w/ sl st

3. Ch 1
Sc in same st
2 sc in next st
Sc in next 18 st
2 sc in next st
Sc in next st
2 sc in next 2 st
Sc in next st
2 sc in next st
Sc in next 18 st
2 sc in next st
Sc in next st
2 sc in next 2 st
Join to first sc w/ sl st

4. Ch 1
Sc in BL only of same st and each st around
Join to first sc w/ sl st (56 sc)

5. Ch 1
Sc in same st and each st around
Join to first sc w/ sl st

6. W/ Color B
Ch 1
Sc in same st
Spk in one row below next st
* Sc in next 3 st
Spk in one row below next st *
Rep from * to * until 2 st remain
Sc in last 2 st
Join to first sc w/ sl st

7 . Ch 1
Sc in same st and each st around
Join to first sc w/ sl st

8. W/ Color C
Ch 1
Sc in same st
Spk in one row below next st
* Sc in next 3 st
Spk in one row below next st *
Rep from * to * around until 2 st remain
Sc in last 2 st
Join to first sc w/ sl st

9. Ch 1
Sc in same st and each st around
Join to first sc w/ sl st

10. W/ Color A
Ch 1
Sc in same st
Spk in one row below next st
* Sc in next 3 st
* Spk in one row below next st *
Rep from * to * around until 2 st remain
Sc in last 2 st
Join to first sc w/ sl st

11. Ch 1
Sc in same st and each st around
Join to first sc w/ sl st

12. Rep round 6

13. Rep round 7

14. Rep round 8

15. Rep round 9

16. Rep round 10

17. Rep round 11

18. Rep round 6

19. Rep round 7

20. W/ Color C
Ch 1
Sc in same st
Spk in one row below next st
Sc2Tog in next 2 st
* Sc in next st
Spk in one row below next st
Sc2Tog in next 2 st *
Rep from * to * around
Join to first sc w/ sl st

21. Ch 1
Sc in same st and each st around
Join to first sc w/ sl st (42 sc)

22. W/ Color A
Sl st into next st OR join new color in next st
Ch 2 (does not count as st)
DcSpk in one row below next st
Ch 2
* Sk 2 st
DcSpk in one row below next st
Ch 2 *
Rep from * to * around
Join to first dc w/ sl st

23. Sl st into ch-2 sp
3 sc in ch-2 sp
* Sk dc
3 sc in ch-2 sp *
Rep from * to * around
Join to first sc w/ sl st
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Drawstring:
W/ J hook, holding 2 strands together,
Ch 64
Fasten off.
Weave throgh ch-spaces of round 22, with ties exiting at side of bag.

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