As promised, I put together the pattern for the crocheted toy bags that I’ve been making lately. This is the first pattern I’ve written, so bear with me and please let me know if you find any errors or if any of the directions are confusing.
Crocheted Toy Cocoon Bags
Materials: Any bulky weight yarn. Or you can crochet multiple strands of a smaller weight yarn. For mine I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Worsted/Medium Weight Cotton (in Soft Ecru) but crochet three strands at once to get the bulk I wanted.
Hook: For a larger bag with a stretchier and looser stitch, I used a P hook. These bags hold a surprising amount of toys. If you want a smaller, stiffer, more structured bag, I suggest using a smaller hook. I used an N hook for a smaller bag and found it good for really small toys.
Stitch marker: I used ones like these. But you could also just use a safety pin (I’ve even been known to use a bobby pin, in a pinch!)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st/s = stitch/es
sc2to = single crochet decrease (single crochet two together)
This pattern is crocheted in the round – the SPIRAL way. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, you can see explanations here and here. I prefer the spiral method because it looks cleaner to me and is less confusing than traditional crochet-in-the-round. Just be sure to always use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch in each round.
Round 1: Ch 2, work 6 sc into 2nd ch from hook – 6 sts
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts
Round 3: (sc in next 1 st, 2 sc in next st) 6X – Total 18 sts
Round 4: (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) 6X – Total 24 sts
Round 5: (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) 6X – Total 30 sts
Round 6: (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) 6X – Total 36 sts
Round 7: (sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) 6X – Total 42 sts
Round 8: (sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) 6X – Total 48 sts
Round 9-19: sc in every st around – Total 48 sts
Round 20: (sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog) 6X – Total 42 sts
Round 21-22: sc in every st around – Total 42 sts
Round 23: (sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog) 6X – Total 36 sts
Round 24-25: sc in every st around – Total 36 sts
Round 26: (sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog) 6X – Total 30 sts
Round 27-28: sc in every st around – Total 30 sts
Ch 6 sts for the handle loop
Round 29: sc in every stitch around – Total 30 sts
Fasten off and weave in ends
Have fun and let me know if you have any questions!
Note: This pattern is for personal use only. Please don’t sell this pattern or any project made from this pattern. Feel free to share this and make as many as you please for everyone you know, BUT please please don’t sell them. Thank you!Tags: Crafts, Crochet, Family, Fiber, Home Goods, Kids, Living/Working Space, Toys, Tutorials