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Camellia Bag ~ Free Crochet Pattern

Camellia Bag crochet pattern: an easy and enjoyable project to craft a beautiful cosmetic bag.
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Looking for an easy and satisfying project to crochet while watching your favorite TV show? Try the Camellia Bag crochet pattern and create a beautiful bag perfect for holding makeup or other small items for yourself or your loved one.

Do you have a favorite stitch that you always return to when starting a new crochet project? Well, the stitch I used in this bag is my absolute favorite. It’s easy to work with, creates a beautiful texture, and looks fantastic in both solid colors and variegated yarn. I’ve used it in my Winter Sled Beanie and the North Pole Christmas Stocking patterns. Both designs are favorites among fans and have been bestsellers in their categories. So whether you are making this bag for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, you will enjoy the process and will be very pleased with the end result.

You can also browse through my Bag Pattern Collection to discover various other bag styles.

Yarn Choice

For the Camellia Bag, I chose a variegated worsted weight yarn Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek Yarn. Although it’s acrylic yarn, it feels like cotton yarn, so I’m not worried about the bag stretching. Plus, I’m planning on lining the bag, which will add extra stability. This yarn comes in a range of stunning colors, allowing you to choose one that matches your style perfectly and create a gorgeous bag that complements your persona. Other yarns like will work too.

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Adding a Fabric Lining to Your Bag

My sewing skills are basic—I can only hand sew—but I’ve managed to line all my crochet bags following these simple steps, and trust me, if I can do it, you can too. I fold the fabric in half, place my crochet bag on top, trace around it leaving a small margin, then cut and sew the sides. Next, I insert the fabric pouch into the bag, adjust it, and sew it around the opening. For closures, I prefer magnetic snaps or invisible snaps. Adding a zipper is also doable with basic hand-sewing skills. I’ve included an easy step-by-step tutorial along with links to YouTube tutorials that will guide you through the process seamlessly.

A crochet bag holding makeup with a plant

Make Your Own

Besides your yarn and color choice, you can further customize this bag to fit your needs and style. You can adjust the size of your bag by simply making a foundation chain (a multiple of 2) larger or shorter, then crochet to the desired height, adding or removing rows as needed. Additionally, you can transform this bag into a crossbody bag by adding a long strap or make it a wristlet by adding a short wrist strap. You can also crochet the same pattern around wooden handles like my Naomi bag. So, the style is up to you as the pattern is very versatile.

Pattern support

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Recommended Yarn

Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek , worsted yarn, 100% acrylic, color shown: Blushy

Yardage

About 135 yd

Crochet hooks

  • (H) 5mm
  • (G) 4mm

Gauge

 My Gauge using a 5 mm hook is 4” square = 18 rows x 15 SC

Bag Dimensions

My bag measures 9”in height and 7″ in width.

Other Materials

  • Tapestry needle: to weave in ends
  • Metal Tag
  • Fabric: 12”/12” square
  • Embroidery thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Pins

Abbreviation

  • CH: Chain
  • ST: Stitch 
  • SL ST: Slip stitch
  • SC: Single crochet
  • DC: Double crochet
  • BLO: Back loop only 
  • Rnd: Round
  • Rep: Repeat

Step 1 – Crochet the Bag

With a 5 mm hook, CH 30 to make a foundation chain.

Rnd 1

2 SC in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC in next 27 ST, 3 SC in the last CH. Continue crocheting along the back unused loops of the foundation chain, SC in next 21 ST (crochet over the tail to hide it), SC in the last CH already holding 2 SC, join with a SL ST into the 1st SC, CH1.

Rnd 2

*(SC, DC) in next ST, skip next ST,* rep * to * around. 30 (SC, DC) groups. Crochet continuously next round.

Rnd 3

*(SC, DC) in next SC, skip next,* rep * to* around. 30 (SC, DC) groups. Crochet continuously next round.

Rnd 4-19

Repeat Rnd 3. At the end of last round, change to a 4 mm hook.

Rnd 20-27

With a 4 mm hook, SC BLO in every ST around, finish with SL ST in the 1st SC BLO then fasten off. 

Weave in ends and cut your yarn.

Step 2 – Lining the Bag

Lining the bag is easy – no need for major sewing skills (hand sewing works!).
You will make a fabric pouch the same size as your crocheted bag, slide it in,
and stitch up the top. I chose a magnetic snap to close the bag, but you
can add a zipper following the link below. if you prefer.

  • Iron the fabric you are planning to use.
  • Attach your tag.
  • Lay your fabric out on a smooth surface, fold it in half.
  • Place your bag on top of it. The bottom of the bag should be on top of the
    folded side of the fabric.
  • Trace around the bag leaving roughly 1/2-inch extra fabric along the sides
    and top of the bag, then cut out your fabric.
  • Sew the sides of the fabric leaving the top side only unsewed. You just
    made a pouch!
  • Place the pouch inside of the bag, the right side of the fabric facing out.
  • Adjust the lining carefully, fold down the fabric roughly 1/2 inch at the top
    and clip or pin to the crochet bag.
  • Use a needle and thread to stitch around the top of the bag, sewing the
    lining and crochet together.
  • Attach the magnetic closure.

Watch these youtube videos for visual guidance.
 How to line a crocheted bag.
 How to line a bag and add a zipper without a sewing machine.

Step 3 – Sharing is caring!🤝

I would love to see your version of this pattern. I invite you to share step-by-step progress, color choices, and the final result of the Camellia Bag with The Crochet Village Community on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure you tag @thecrochetvillage. Can’t wait to see your bag!

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Hi, I'm Assia

The passionate crochet designer behind The Crochet Village. I'm all about infusing my patterns with a mix of my modern outlook and contemporary flair, while staying true to the solid crochet techniques that have been passed down through generations in my family. Making crochet cool, trendy, and, most importantly, fun! ❤️

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