Friday, December 7, 2012

Bunches of Barbie Bags - Crochet Patterns

Hello once again!

Today I have some very small, very quick and easy accessories for you to crochet. Barbie bags! Because we know with all the clothes Barbie has, she simply must have bags to match!

Here are a set of 4 bags for Barbie. All open and can be used to put small items in (perhaps Barbie needs to tote around some shoes or sunnies, who knows!) They use varying hooks and yarns so please read the supplies list on each one. There is a large granny bag, a produce bag (just like the string ones mum takes to the stores!!), a handbag with a front flap and a little basket type bag.

Id also like to put it out there that I am open to ideas, suggestions and requests when it comes to crochet patterns for Barbie, Ill do my best to work something up!

So onto the bags!

1. Granny Bag
2.5mm and fingering weight yarn (fine baby)
I used Moda Vera Gelato
Make 2

R1: ch4, join to make a loop.

R2: ch3, dc twice more into the loop *ch2, dc 3 times* 3 times, join. (ch2's make the corners, you should have a very small square)

R3: sl st across to the first ch2 corner space, ch3, dc into the space 2 times, ch2, dc into the same space 3 times (one corner complete) *ch1, dc 3 times, ch2, dc 3 times* into the remaining 3 corners, join with a sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.

Place the 2 squares together and join your yarn with a sl st in a corner. sc evenly around 3 sides of the squares which will stitch them together to form the bag. Be sure to put 2-3 sc in the corners to help the bag retain its square shape. when you get to the top of the bag do not end off. Chain 30 to make the bags handle, sl st to the opposite corner to join the handle. End off and weave in ends.

Produce Bag
crochet thread
2.5mm hook
4mm hook

R1: with the 2.5mm hook ch3, dc into the 3rd ch 8 times, join

R2: ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each remaining stitch (16) (ch3 counts as dc)

R3: Swapping to the 4mm hook for the middle of the bag , ch3, dc in each st around

R4: ch4 (counts as dc and ch1), sk 1 *dc, ch1, sk1* repeat around, join

R5: sl st into the next ch1 space, ch4 (dc and ch1), sk 1 *dc, ch1, sk1* repeat around, join

Swap back to the 2.5mm hook to complete the top

R6: ch1, sc in the same space, sc in each ch1 space and dc around, join (16)

R7: ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.

R8: (handles) ch1, sc in the next 4, ch4, sk4, sc in the next 4, ch4, sk4, sl st to the ch1 to complete handles. Finish off weave in ends.

Basket Type Bag
3mm hook
dk weight yarn

R1: ch7, hdc2 in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in the next 4, hdc3 times in last ch, (working arounf the corner on the opposite side of the stitches you just completed) hdc in the next 4, hdc in the same stitch you started with, join

R2: ch2, hdc in the back loops only of each stitch around, join.

R3: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join (14)

R4: ch2, 2hdc in the next, hdc in the next 7 stitches, 2hdc in the next, hdc in the last 5 stitches, join.

R5-6: ch1, sc in each st around, join.

For handles. I place my handles 4 stitches apart on the sides, you may choose to place them closer and have a longer handle. I mark off the 4 middle stitches on the side, slst to join the yarn, chain 10 and slst to the opposite side so the 4 middle stitches are between the handles. You could also ise ribbon for the handles.

Handbag with front flap
dk weight yarn
2.5mm hook
Small button

R1: ch9, hdc in the 2nd ch from hook and each across to the end, working on the opposite side hdc in each st back to the start, join

R2-3: ch3, dc in each st around

R4: ch3, TURN, dc in the next 4 stitches (If you wish to make the flap another colour this is where you would change your yarn)

R5-6: ch1, turn, sc, dc, dc, sc

Sew on a button to close.
For the handle, sl st to the side of the bag and chain as many as you like (I did 15)

Well there you have it. Some really simple bags that your little one will just LOVE adding to their Barbie collection. Imagine the colour combinations!


  1. I love your barbie patterns and have added your most recently 3 designs (including the catnip toys) to
    The new place for all free crochet patterns. In the future if you have a pattern you'd like listed on the site please feel free to submit it and I'll get it up for you.
    And stop by in the future, I'm adding links daily.


  2. cute bags, i tried making the handbag with front flap the other nite, either it's me, but something's not right with the instructions
    after R4 you are not in the middle of the bag to made the flap? Let me know Thanks Sharon

  3. There are rows missing for the bag with the flap.It does not work. I made the other little granny bag & it turned out beautifully. Thks for sharing!