Crystal Madrilejos

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Crocheted Toy Cocoon Bag Pattern

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!

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  1. Anonymous - April 20, 2013 12:23 am

    Thanks! I wound up making one so far with a P hook, and it took me two skeins of LB's homespun to get to row 24, then I changed to a different color and used maybe 1/4 of it to finish it up. It holds a bunch of Lego Duplex pieces, and I am going to be making many, many more!

  2. Andrew and Crystal - April 24, 2013 4:42 pm

    That sounds awesome! I may have to try a multicolored one as well. I would love to see a photo if you have one :) If you want, you can email a photo to

  3. Anonymous - June 22, 2013 2:33 am

    Can't wait to try this… they look marvelous! Thank you for the pattern. It seems very well put together..

  4. Andrew and Crystal - June 22, 2013 2:53 am

    Thanks TEMA! You're very welcome :)

  5. sue hepburn - June 25, 2013 7:07 pm

    Thank you for the pattern. I plan on starting my first one tonight. If they go quickly, I'd like to make at least two for a baby shower I'm attending next week. Be fun to place a couple toys inside. : )
    Thanks again!!

  6. Andrew and Crystal - June 26, 2013 8:36 pm

    Thanks @sue hepburn :)
    And you're very welcome! Would love to see the finished products when you're done.

  7. Sakeenah - November 23, 2013 3:32 pm

    Thank you for this pattern. I have made three of these bags to help organize my mudroom. You can see it here if you like.

    • Andrew and Crystal - November 24, 2013 4:11 am

      Love this! I was just thinking today how I needed to make some for all the stray winter hats and wayward mittens. Thanks for sharing.
      – crystal

    • Sakeenah - December 29, 2013 5:31 pm

      Thanks! They have really come in handy and cleared up some clutter. It's a great pattern. Sorry I didn't see your reply until now.

  8. Gabrielle Lizette DuBois - November 23, 2013 4:45 pm

    I'm just starting with crocheting and loved using this pattern as a base. Thanks so much for sharing. I ended up making my bag a bit bigger to hold all my crocheting supplies and added two handle. :-)

    • Andrew and Crystal - November 24, 2013 4:12 am

      The double handles! So great. I may have to try that out too. Thanks for sharing!
      – crystal

    • Sakeenah - December 29, 2013 5:32 pm

      I like the double handles! Will have to try that.

  9. Jacqui Taylor - December 17, 2013 1:06 am

    ok pls tell me that, yes-have-some is from Ghostbusters…

  10. Anonymous - January 10, 2014 8:46 pm

    I was thinking abut making this and maybe putting a grocery bag inside and put potatoes and maybe onions in it?

    • Andrew and Crystal - January 10, 2014 9:36 pm

      Have you ever crocheted with plastic bags as your yarn? Personally, I've never done it, but I've seen it done. Might make for an interesting experiment to try! That way, you wouldn't have to line it and you could get the air circulating in there still. If you try it out, I'd love to hear how it goes!

  11. Amanda - September 5, 2014 7:21 pm

    I am making a few for my boys’ room. Using three colors of I Love This Yarn (Hobby Lobby) in Peacock, Limelight, and Orange. The colors are vibrant and friendly. I will be hanging them from a rope or chain on the wall by caribeaners or other hook type hardware. Will post picture once completed! Thanks for the pattern!

    • Crystal - September 14, 2014 5:42 pm

      You’re very welcome, Amanda :) Great color combo! Would love to see them when completed.

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  13. Lavona - February 21, 2017 2:25 pm

    Thinking about a curling iron holder ( unheated). Can’t wait to try it! Thanks

  14. Trina - June 21, 2017 6:18 pm

    Awesome idea! I am making a few for gifts. Thanks for posting. It’s a really easy pattern. I just started crocheting about a year ago. I love it

  15. Cheryl - December 14, 2017 2:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing the pattern..I do alot of crocheting, but I had a question Wat kind of yarn would you recommend if say I would want to put my granddaughters bath toys in it? Or just make it like your pattern n just put a plastic bag in it. Thank you

  16. Gigi - January 13, 2018 7:54 am

    These are amazingly easy and pretty! I crocheted them with leftover Caron© Simply Soft© that I had used to make throws and pillow covers. Three strands together with a P-hook was perfect. Now they match my decor and corral clutter from both myself AND my daughter. Next, I want to make some for her room and my sewing corner. I also thought cotton ones would work well in the kichen for holding potatoes and onions, but we’ll see. Thanks for the great pattern!

  17. Saroj - May 23, 2018 4:36 pm

    Thank you so much. My grandchildren enjoyed it. Made clean-up easy.

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  19. Lesley - April 27, 2019 6:17 pm

    Wonderful pattern and easy to follow. Thank you! I modified it somewhat to suit the cotton yarn I had (increased to 72 st). Next time I would double the yarn. There are so many possibilities!


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