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Free cat schoolbag crochet pattern


You can use this little bag as a school pencil bag, for cosmetics or a handbag. Design your own bag by changing the colors or use patches, beads, flowers to decorate the bag. Below are two examples:  



The bags in the photos do not have a zipper yet: I need to buy them :).

This pattern has been translated into German. Click here for the German translation.

Cat bag crochet pattern

This pattern can be made using any yarn you wish. Choose a hook size that matches the yarn.

Materials:
1) 4.00 mm hook
2) Worsted Weight yarn (white, orange, brown and light green)
3) Black embroidery floss
4) Two 10 mm black buttons
5) Tapestry needle
6) Sewing needle and thread for attaching buttons
7) One 6.5 “ Zipper

Size: approximately 4”x 8” (10 x 20.5 cm)

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sl = slip
tog = together
rnd = round

Notes:
1) The bag is working in rows; the rows start with chain one and join with slip stitch at the end of the row.
2) Tail and Eyes are working in continuous rounds.
3) Mark first stitch of each row/round.

Bag:

Row 1: With orange, ch 31, sc in second chain from hook, sc in next 28 chs, 3 sc in next ch;  working in remaining loops on opposite side of ch, sc in next 28 chs, 2 sc in next ch, join with sl st in first st. (62)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 28 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 28 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, join with sl st in first st. (68)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 28 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 28 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 2 times, join with sl st in first st. (74)
Row 4-13: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st in first st.
Row 14: Ch 1, (sc in next 35 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) 2 times, join with sl st in first st. (72)
Row 15: Ch 1, (sc in nest 34 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) 2 times, join with sl st in first st. (70)
Row 16: Ch 1, (sc in next 33 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) 2 times, join with sl st in first st. (68)
Row 17: Ch 1, (sc in next 32 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) 2 times, join with sl st in first st. (66)
Row 18: Ch 1, (sc in next 31 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) 2 times, join with sl st in first st. (64)
Row 19: Ch 1, (sc in next 30 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) 2 times, join with sl st in first st, fasten off. (62)

Bow:

Bow: Working in rows.
Row 1: With light green, ch 2, 3 sc in second chain from hook, turn. (3)
Row 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (3)
Row 6: Ch 1, sc 3 sts tog, turn. (1)
Row 7: Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, turn. (3)
Row 8-11: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (3)
Row 12: Ch 1, sc 3 sts tog, fasten off. (1)
Sew row 1 and row 12 together

Middle piece:

Row 1: Ch 7, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 5 chs, leave long end for sewing, fasten off. (6)

Sew the middle piece around middle of bow.

Ear (make 4):

Row 1: Working in rows. With brown, ch 2, sc in second chain from hook, turn. (1)
Row 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, turn. (3)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, fasten off.

Sew 2 pieces of ears together.


Tail:

Rnd 1: With brown, ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) around. (9)
Rnd 3-4: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next st, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (6)
Rnd 6-11: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 12: Sc in each st around, join with sl st in first st.

Leave long end for sewing, fasten off.

Eye (make 2):

Rnd 1: With white, ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st in first st, fasten off. (12)

Sew black button on each eye as in picture.


Finishing:

Sew Bow, Ears, Eyes and Tail on Bag as shown in picture on first page.
With black embroidery floss embroider Nose and Mouth.
Sew a Zipper to the Bag. (the bags I made still do not have zipper: Need to buy them :)

You can design your own bag by changing the color of yarn or use patches, beads, flowers,...etc. to decorate the bag.


On FlickR is a group where you can show pictures of your finished bags: http://www.flickr.com/groups/kandjdolls/
You can also add your project in Ravelry. Ravelry is a website where crocheters share their ideas and projects. Here is the link to my bag design on Ravelry: Cat crochet bag on Ravelry.

Copyright 2010 Sayjai. All rights reserved. This is a free pattern. You are not allowed to sell this pattern. You are not allowed to distribute or publish this pattern in any form (this includes blogs and websites). You are not allowed to alter this pattern in any way. This pattern is provided to you freely for personal use only.

18 comments

KooKoo said...

beautiful! I love them, especially the cat one :)

Big Girl Jewelry said...

This is one of the most adorable things I've ever seen! The wheels are turning to find boyish embellishments for my nephew who lives and dies by his pencil case!

Margot said...

the cat is cute!

roxy =^o^= said...

Very sweet! I'm going to make one tonight - thank you for sharing your creativity :)

Gisèle said...

your bags are so beautiful, thank you! especially the cat :) I hope to see it with zippers.

maria said...

Una Maravilla. Precioso, me gusta mucho. kisss

Conny's Cottage said...

Hello S,

wat a lovly blog with your dolls...

greatings send you Conny

sylvie said...

merci beaucoup !

Annemarie's Breiblog said...

That's so lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Yolie said...

I absolutely adore these, and I cant wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing with your readers.

**Yolie

missfarfalla said...

Well done, your works are wonderful and really pretty! Thank you for the free patterns!

Missfarfalla (Italy)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely!
Thank you!!

Tamara said...

Love these! Posted a link to this page on my blog this morning for a back to school roundup. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Jocelyn said...

What a great idea! So cute. I can't wait to make one!

Anonymous said...

Your patterns are absolutely the best! Well written, easy to follow and incredibly cute. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

This came out so very cute! The only thing is I had to add rows to the body to get it to be a usable size for me, but that may just be a preference issue. So adorable!

Kathie Bartlett said...

Thank you for posting this pattern.

Anonymous said...

Adorbs
I love cats