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Textured Crochet Bag Pattern

Are you a T-shirt yarn/Tape yarn lover? Then you will love this textured crochet bag. The Viola Puff Bag is a roomy, fun tote to use for crochet projects or running errands. Made with bulky yarn, it works up quick and easy. You’ll want to make several to use for different occasions. The use of the Aligned Puff gives this bag a visually pleasing look. A herringbone half double crochet trim rounds it out well.

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A Pinterest pin of a colorful crochet bag hung over the torso of a mannequin where a white shirt.

Supplies Needed for this crochet bag

I purchased a mystery box from Lion Brand and one of the yarns inside was Lion Brand Rewind Yarn Never having worked with tape yarn before, I was intrigued to try it. I wanted a fun pattern to match the fun “Viola” colorway. You could also choose to use any #5 bulky.

My hand sure got a work out with all those puff stitches. I’m so thankful I had a Furls US K 6.5 mm Hook

Needle for sewing handles on and weaving ends

Gauge is 7 Puff st=4” and 9 rows=4”

Skill Level

Advanced beginner +

Special Stitches Used

This textured crochet bag gets it awesome texture from aligned puff stitches and one of my favorite stitches, the herringbone half double crochet.

Puff st: *yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through; rep from * 3 more times, you should have 9 loops on your hook, yo, pull through all loops, ch 1 to close

HBhdc: yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through st and first loop on hook, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

A work in progress shot of a crochet bag. A wooden disc sits nearby with the logo letter of SMJ.

Abbreviations Used {US Terms}


RS=right side

sc=single crochet



hdc=half double crochet

ch 1-sp=chain 1 space

tch=turning chain

HBhdc=herringbone half double crochet

sl st=slip stitch

Fhdc=foundation half double crochet


  • Bag is worked in rows.
  • Two pieces are made and then slip stitched together.

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Pattern Instructions for the Viola Puff Crochet Bag

Bag Sides:{Make 2}

Ch 32

Row 1: {RS} sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1, sc next; rep from * to end, turn [16 sc, 16 ch 1]

Row 2: ch 2 counts as hdc, sk first st, Puff st in ch 1-sp, *ch 1, Puff st in ch 1-sp; rep from * to end, hdc last sc, turn [15 Puff st, 15 ch 1, 2 hdc]

Row 3: ch 1, sc in hdc, *ch 1, sk 1, sc next ch 1-sp; rep from * to end, sc in tch [16 sc, 16 ch 1]

Rows 4-25: rep rows 2-3 Do not turn at end of row 25, continue to edging.

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Row 1: Ch 1, 3 HBhdc in corner, HBhdc evenly in ends of rows making 32 stitches, 3 HBhdc in next corner, 32 Hbhdc across row 1 chain, 3 Hbhdc in next corner, 32 HBhdc evenly in ends of rows making 32 stitches, 3 Hbhdc in final corner, 32 HBhdc across final row, sl st in beginning stitch [140 HBhdc]

Rows 2-3: rep row 1

Place the two bag sides wrong sides together. Slip stitch in back loops 3 sides together, leaving final side open.


Fhdc 60, work 2 hdc in the 60th st, working on other side, hdc in each st until one st remains, 2 hdc in end st. Fasten off. Sew to each side of bag.


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