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Drawstring Cosmetics Bag: Free Crochet Pattern

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Have you ever wanted a cosmetics bag that safely holds your items, but also lays flat when needed? This drawstring cosmetics bag crochet pattern is designed to do exactly that.

drawstring cosmetics crochet pattern

Drawstring Cosmetics Bag Free Crochet Pattern

This is the 10th installment of the 2021 Household Crochet Series. We’ve had some pretty amazing patterns so far, and I think this may be one of my top three in the series. 🤩

free cosmetics bag crochet pattern

You could, of course, use your drawstring bag to store other things around the house, but I am most excited about using this when travelling. Go ahead and lay it allllll out there, in a way that you can see E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G at once. Then when you’re finished getting ready for your day, simply pull the drawstring on either side of the circle to cinch it up again. GENIUS!!

Crochet cosmetics bag free pattern

I do tie a small knot in mine to keep it from opening back up.

We are making the drawstring almost exactly the same size as the circumference of the bag so that we can connect the two ends and there are no loose strings hanging.

If you need a cosmetics bag for traveling, or for just keeping your countertop clutter-free, this free crochet pattern is for you!

This would also be great for college kids living in a dorm! 😀

Materials:

Dishie Cotton (100% cotton, worsted weight) in “Ash” colorway shown
-approx. 360 yards

6″ Plastic Canvas disc
-optional but really offers good support to the bottom of the bag!

Crochet hook in size G/4mm

Lucet Fork
-again, this is optional but making the cord at the end goes so much faster with it!

I will have a tutorial soon for how to use a lucet fork. There is a learning curve but like with all things worth knowing, it’s worth knowing! 😉

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

In the rounds that have a chain at the beginning, the chain does NOT count as a stitch.

In the bag body, make sure to use a stitch marker to note the first stitch of the round, as we will be working in a continuous spiral with no joining or turning.

We are using double crochet for the bag bottom.

We are using Linked Double Crochet for the bag body. (Tutorial here)

The Linked Double Crochet stitch is great for this pattern because the stitches are connected in a way that prevents the small things (like skinny eyeliner) from poking through and potentially getting lost. We can’t be having that!

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

Pattern:

Make two…

Round 1: Magic Circle, Ch-2, 12dc in circle. Join. (12)

Round 2: Ch-2, turn, 2dc in each st around. Join. (24)

Round 3: Ch-2, turn, * dc in next, 2dc in next * repeat beetween * * around. Join. (36)

Round 4: Ch-2, turn, * dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next * repeat between * * around. Join. (48)

Round 5: Ch-2, turn, * dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next * repeat between * * around. Join. (60)

Round 6: Ch-2, turn, * dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next * repeat between * * around. Join. (72)

Fasten off first circle and weave in ends. Do not fasten off the second circle, but weave in beginning tail. Line up both circles with the plastic canvas in between. Where still attached on circle #2…

Round 7: Ch-2, turn, crocheting through both circles, * Ldc in next 5 sts, 2Ldc in next * repeat between * * around. Do not join, work in a spiral without turning for remainder of pattern. Use stitch marker to note first st of each row. (84)

Round 8: * Ldc in next 6 sts, 2Ldc in next * repeat between * * around. (96)

Round 9: * Ldc in next 7 sts, 2Ldc in next * repeat between * * around. (108)

Round 10: * Ldc in next 8 sts, 2Ldc in next * repeat between * * around. (120)

Round 11: * Ldc in next 9 sts, 2Ldc in next * repeat between * * around. (132)

Round 12: * Ldc in next 10 sts, 2Ldc in next * repeat between * * around. (144)

Round 13: * Ldc in next 11 sts, 2Ldc in next * repeat between * * around. (156)

Round 14: * Ldc in next 12 sts, 2Ldc in next * repeat between * * around. (168)

Round 15: * Ldc in next 13 sts, 2Ldc in next * repeat between * * around. (180)

Round 16: * Ldc in next 14 sts, 2Ldc in next * repeat between * * around. (192)

Round 17: * Ldc in next 15 sts, 2Ldc in next * repeat between * * around. (204)

Round 18: * Ldc in next 16 sts, 2Ldc in next * repeat between * * around. (216)

Round 19: * Ldc in next 17 sts, 2Ldc in next * repeat between * * around. (228)

Round 20: * Ldc in next 18 sts, 2Ldc in next * repeat between * * around. (240)

Round 21: Lhdc in next (to even out the height difference between the Ldc and the following stitch), * sc in next 4 sts, ch-2, sk-2 sts * repeat between * * around. Join to first sc. (240)

Rounds 22 & 23. Ch-2, do not turn, Ldc in each st around. Fasten off using Invisible Join and weave in all ends.

Make a drawstring that is approximately 53″ long. This should be almost exactly the circumference of round 21.

Feed the drawstring in and out of the holes made in round 21. When you get all the way around, join the two ends together and securely weave in all ends.

Now you are ready to carry around your cosmetics (or whatever else you fancy) in style! 💃

See the rest of the 2021 Household Crochet Series, and let me know your favorite pattern so far in the series! I plan on the last two months being even better! ♥

When you finish yours, please share a photo with me by tagging @HeartHookHome across all social media, and in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook!

Cosmetics Drawstring bag free crochet pattern

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8 Comments

  1. Do you have a video tutorial on how to make the drawstring cosmetic bag? I have the two 6 inch circles done, but don't understand the LDC and 2LDC rounds...help! I'm making 2 for my boys' girfriends Xmas presents and filling them with goodies like lotions and hair products. Thanks!
  2. Really loved how this turned out for me. First time doing linked stiches and love them. Took me a minute to get but so glad I kept at it.
  3. Question , after row 21 where you stitch all the way around . Does that include the ones created by the skipped created previously? Thank you!!!
  4. I think I just found the perfect Christmas gift for the girls in my Pilates class. Thanks for always designing the most useful stuff
  5. This gives me an idea to make for my husbands wireless head set & wireless guitar system pieces! And for future Christmas gifts! Thanks!