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Home : Patterns : Crochet Blooming Bag

Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Blooming Bag

Lion Brand® Lion® Chenille
Pattern #: 40477

Get your hands on the season’s must-have accessory, a flower-trimmed crocheted bag. The bloom is pinned on so you can easily switch it to a cardigan, jacket or hat; a zippered pocket on the back provides a convenient spot for keys.

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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

12 inches x 9 inches [30.5 x 23 cm]

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Color (A)
Lion® Chenille

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Color (B)
Lion® Chenille

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Lion® Chenille
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Lion® Chenille (Article #530). 100% Acrylic; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (174yds/158m) pull skeins

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•  530-403 Lion Chenille Yarn: Paris Print
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•  530-147 Lion Chenille Yarn: Purple
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Note: CC
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Additional Materials
Size D-3 [3.25 mm] crochet hook One 12 inch[30.5 cm] zipper to match Pin back (optional) Sewing thread and needle

Crochet Blooming Bag

Lion Brand® Lion® Chenille


16 sc + 15 rows = 4" [10 cm]. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


With MC, ch 29. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 28 sts. Continue in sc and, AT SAME TIME, increase 1 st at both ends of every row until there are a total of 48 sts. Work even on these 48 sts until there are a total of 34 rows. Fasten off.


Place Front and Back with right sides together. Beginning at top, slip st Front to Back along side, bottom and remaining side. Turn right side out. Sew zipper into Bag opening.

STRAP – Make 2

Ch 4. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 3 sts. Work even in sc on these 3 sts until Strap measures 31" [78.5 cm] or desired length. Fasten off. Slip st long edges of Straps together to make a double thickness. Sew ends of Strap to sides of Bag.


With CC, ch 53.
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch (V-stitch made); repeat from * across; turn – 25 Vstitches.
Row 2:Ch 3 (counts as dc), 5 dc in first ch1-space, *sc in next ch1-space, 6 dc in next ch1-space (shell st made); repeat from *, ending 6 dc in last ch1-space – 25 shells. Fasten off, leaving long tail for anchoring Flower.


Thread large-eyed blunt needle with tail and weave to base of last st. Starting at that end, roll first shell tightly to form center bud; anchor at base of shell with 2 sts. Roll remaining strip to form Flower, then secure by stitching in and out through layers of foundation ch at bottom of Flower. Attach Flower securely to Bag or sew or glue pin back to back of Flower.

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CC = contrasting color ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
MC = main color sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Crochet Blooming Bag Reviewed by Brittany Brown on 2011-10-10 *****
I loved this pattern. It was very easy to follow and i love the way it turned out. i changed it up a bit, i used vanna's choice yarn, made it striped, and instead of a flower i made a jack skellington face. i made my strap thicker too. i will definitely do this pattern again!

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