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Got time for a quickie? Quick Little Bag fills the bill. No pockets in that ensemble? Quick Little Bag. Just a few things to carry? Quick Little Bag does it.

Quick Little Bag ~ free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home

Quick Little Bag
Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

This Quick Little Bag is just that, and it came about due to a lack of pockets! I was at a trade show and realized most of my outfits for the long weekend had no pockets. I had a big shoulder bag, but my phone and business cards kept getting lost in it. So I grabbed some Red Heart Unforgettable and a crochet hook and whipped up this bag. Problem solved! I made a new sample for the pattern that is a little thinner, longer, and has a flap. Enjoy!

Ravelry Link

5″ square

Red Heart Unforgettable: Winery

US 9/I/5.50 mm

16 sts x 16 rows = 4″ in pattern ~ However, gauge is not incredibly important as it is a bag, not a fitted item.

Other supplies:
yarn needle
yarn pins or safety pins

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip stitch
sc ~ single crochet
dc ~ double crochet
sp(s) ~ space(s)
st(s) ~ stitch(es)

Getting Started:
From row 2 on, there is no starting chain. Just follow the pattern, it will work out fine.


Base Piece:
Row 1: Ch 19, sc in second ch from hook and each remaining ch across. ~ 18 sc
Row 2: Turn, * skip 1 sc, (sc, dc) in next sc, repeat from * across. ~ 18 sts
Rows 3~44: Turn, (sc, dc) in each sc across. ~ 18 sts
Clip yarn and weave in ends.

Fold & Join:
Fold piece so the bottom of piece (row 44) lays over between rows 6 and 7, leaving a 6 row flap outside the folded section. Place a pin or two on each side to keep it in place.
Row 1: Attach yarn to one of the folded corners on the bottom of the bag, 20 sc evenly up the side of the folded section of the bag do not place any sc on the unfolded flap sections, ch 150, 20 sc evenly down the other side of the folded section of the bag. See the image below for clarification. ~ 190 sts


Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sl st in each st of row 1. ~ 190 sts

Cut yarn and weave in ends.


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31 Comments on Quick Little Bag

  1. Kimberlee
    August 27, 2015 at 6:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Cute little bag- love the stitch you used. Pinned to my crochet board.

  2. Diana
    August 27, 2015 at 6:18 pm (2 years ago)

    I don’t understand this pattern. How do you start with 18 stitches, then put a sc and dc in each and still have 18 stitches? Can you please clarify?

    • Jessie
      August 27, 2015 at 10:26 pm (2 years ago)

      The repeat starts from the * so you skip one, then put a sc and dc in the next and repeat all of that. You still end with 18 sts.

    • Tina
      February 6, 2017 at 12:01 pm (1 year ago)

      Because your putting 2 stitches in every other stitch so it still ends up being 18 stitches in the end.

    • Nancy Peace
      March 26, 2017 at 6:26 pm (11 months ago)

      You skip the dc and put 1sc and 1dc in each sc.

  3. cindyzs/freespiritczs
    August 29, 2015 at 5:27 am (2 years ago)

    are we supposed to chain one and turn or at least turn for each row of the base piece??? or is it worked in a spiral around or what? very confusing! thanks

    • Jessie
      August 29, 2015 at 9:25 am (2 years ago)

      The pattern is worked in rows, so you turn at the start of each row. There is no starting chain, it’s not needed when the first st is a sc.

      • geri
        October 14, 2015 at 1:39 pm (2 years ago)

        Thanks Jessie. I’m making a few of these for stocking stuffers this year. My original bag gets so many compliments and questions about the pattern that I know the gifts will be a big hit.
        Keep sharing your great work!

  4. Angela
    May 11, 2016 at 11:49 pm (2 years ago)

    I understand the repeat from row 2, but rows 3-44 don’t have an *. It just says “(sc, dc) in each sc across” which would be two stitches in each sc. That is going to increase a lot of stitches. I just really don’t understand this.

    • Jessie
      May 12, 2016 at 7:56 am (2 years ago)

      You (sc, dc) in each SC (Single Crochet) across, so that’s every other st.

  5. Geri
    May 15, 2016 at 11:28 am (2 years ago)

    I forgot to ask about the picture with the arrows indicating where you start the row of sc along the folded edge of the bag: It looks like you have embroidered 9 or 10 stitches along the row where you have folded the flap. Am I right or just seeing things?

    • Jessie
      May 15, 2016 at 12:13 pm (2 years ago)

      There is no embroidery in this bag, so I think you may be seeing things.

      • Geri
        May 15, 2016 at 12:17 pm (2 years ago)

        Call me geri-atric then =)

  6. cynthia wilson
    September 24, 2016 at 10:43 am (1 year ago)

    I made this handy little bag and it came out well. I had a little “portable pocket” at my condo and wanted one for at home. So many of my clothes seem to have no pockets, and I need something for my phone and.. whatever. If I can figure out how to attach a picture of my finished bag I will do so. Thank you Jessie! :0)

    • Jessie
      September 24, 2016 at 11:40 am (1 year ago)

      There’s no way to attach a picture here, but you can make a project page on Ravelry and link it to the pattern, or you can join my Facebook group linked at the bottom of all my patterns and post a picture there. I’m so glad you liked the pattern and it worked out well for you! 🙂

  7. Jenna BonBon
    December 15, 2016 at 8:19 pm (1 year ago)

    Just finished this for a gift for a good friend. Super happy with how it turned out! I used a larger hook and two strands of yarn, one light purple and the other a bit darker. It’s so cute! Thanks for the pattern and your hard work!

  8. geri
    December 15, 2016 at 10:08 pm (1 year ago)

    I modified your pattern and made it into a Quick Little Twin Compartment Bag! My BF asked if I could make a bag like one I showed her (your pattern) and she wondered if I could add another compartment–one for her phone and the other for a notepad and pen. I made the pattern and crocheted a separate square in the same yarn and whip stitched that square to the front of the bag. Looks seamless and my BF loves it like crazy. Just make sure the measurements are the same for both the separate square and the front half of the bag (do not include the flap).

    • Jessie
      December 16, 2016 at 4:02 pm (1 year ago)

      Sounds cool!!

  9. Tina
    February 6, 2017 at 11:59 am (1 year ago)

    Thank you so much for the fun and easy pattern, especially thank you for posting it directly to your site and not just as a downloadable PDF since I can’t download PDF on my phone and just wanted access to a pattern easily on the go. You now have another follower!

  10. Krys
    March 22, 2017 at 11:20 pm (11 months ago)

    Hi love the pattern, will like to make it double, can you tell me how many stitches to start with, not very good at doubling patterns. Thanks.

    • Jessie
      March 23, 2017 at 11:36 am (11 months ago)

      Just start with twice as many stitches.

      • krys
        March 25, 2017 at 3:13 pm (11 months ago)

        thank you!

  11. Vyann
    August 19, 2017 at 12:56 pm (6 months ago)

    Hi Jessie, your little bag is so cute! I wondered if you would mind if I made some of your bags to sell at a local craft fair? Of course I would give credit to you for the pattern! Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Jessie
      August 21, 2017 at 8:38 pm (6 months ago)

      Sure! Good luck!

  12. erlina
    October 17, 2017 at 6:58 pm (4 months ago)

    Thankyou jessie.

  13. Ruchi
    February 6, 2018 at 12:56 am (2 weeks ago)

    Thanks for the pattern. I made one with tweed wool and it looks good.


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