Crochet Pleated Bag

Pretty late to the pleated bag game but it’s always at the back of my mind to try it. I simply love how it looks!

Materials

This bag is super customizable so you may use whatever material you wish but here’s what I used for reference.

Abbreviations

BLOBack Loops Only
CHChain
FLOFront Loops Only
SCSingle Crochet
SSSlip Stitch

Gauge

5 stitches × 5 rows of Single Crochets in 1″ – not very important here, just make any size you want!

Pattern

Bag

Adjust beginning number of CH to desired length, i.e. double of height of bag.

RoundStitchesCount
1CH 101, SC in 2nd CH from hook and every CH
Tip: Work in the 3rd loop
100
2~4CH 1, SC in each stitch100
5CH 1, SC BLO in each stitch100
6~8CH 1, SC in each stitch100
9CH 1, SC FLO in each stitch100
10~12CH 1, SC in each stitch100

Repeat R5~12 to desired width.

As you can see, it’s rows of SC in both loops and then working BLO/FLO to create the pleats. You can work more rows of regular SC for wider folds.

After you are satisfied with the width, fold your work crosswise, and SS both sides together.
Tip: work into the bottom loop of the lower piece and upper loop of the top piece instead of all 4 loops.

Strap

Adjust beginning number of CH to desired length.

RoundStitchesCount
1CH 181, SC in 2nd CH from hook and every CH
Tip: Work in the 3rd loop
180
2CH 1, SC in each stitch180
3CH 1, *3 SC, CH 3, Skip 3* × 5,
120 SC,
*CH 3, Skip 3, 3 SC* × 5
180
4~5CH 1, SC in each stitch180
6CH 1, SS in each stitch180

Adjust the CH space to fit the size of your buttons.

Drawstring

CH 115 × 2
Adjust number of CH to desired length.
Weave around the top of the bag.

And we are done!

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