Little Scrappy Bag (free pattern)

These cute little satchels are so easy and quick to make! They only take about a half hour to crochet, and have only the most basic stitches. I made one for my son as a way to carry around those small toys that he needs to have with him at all times, and it was so fun that I spent the next two days making a whole bunch more. These little satchels are a great way to use up even really tiny scrap yarn balls, and are also a great way to experiment with color combos.

Note: This pattern is written so that the bag can be made as one continuous piece, without having to cut the yarn. If you want to change colors, do so at anytime with whatever method you prefer. As you work the pattern, the side that is facing you – the front – becomes the outside of the bag, so your stitches will all be facing the same way and will have that uniformity. 🙂

Base:

Ch 17

Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 14 ch, 4 sc in last ch, [On the other side of the ch, sc in next 14 ch, 4 sc in next ch, sl st to 1st sc]

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 15 st, 3 sc in each of next 2 st, sc in next 17 st, 3 sc in each of next 2 st, sl st to 1st sc

Round 3: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 16 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 19 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, sl st to 1st sc

Body:

Round 4: Ch4 (counts as 1st dc and ch1), *sk st, dc in next st, ch1, rep from * all the way around, sk st, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4, sl st into next ch sp

Round 5: Ch4 (counts as 1st dc and ch1), *sk st, dc in next ch sp, ch1, rep from * all the way around, sk st, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4, sl st into next ch sp

Rounds 6-15: Rep round 5

Round 17: Ch1, 2 sc in same ch sp, 2 sc in each ch sp all the way around, sl st to 1st sc, sl st into next sc

Strap:

Ch110, sl st to sc directly across from where ch started, sl st to next st, sc in each ch of the 110, sl st to sc next to the sc where ch110 is anchored.

Cut yarn, weave in ends.

Good! Now grab some more scraps and make another one. 😉

Striped Beanie (scrap buster)

I needed a quick way to use up some scrap yarn before my closet became overrun with those little colorful yarn balls, so I started making these beanies and basically couldn’t stop for several days. I really found making them to be quite addictive! I made all different sizes and color combinations. Some of them were given away as Christmas presents, and those pictured are the ones I have left.

These beanies were made from the bottom up – I made the brim by going back and forth in rows, slip stitched it together, then worked in decreasing rounds until I reached the top. The pom poms are the cherry on top and were made with my pom pom maker. (You can get a set from Walmart.com for under $4, and they’re so much fun to make!)

These striped beanies are a great scrap buster and super fast, so get creative with your colors and get crocheting!

Here’s the free pattern:

Yarn – worsted weight, 2 colors, small ball of each

Hook – 5.00

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

Sc – single crochet

Hk – hook

St – stitch

Sl st – slip stitch

Hdc – half double crochet

Hdc2tog – half double crochet two together

In color A, Ch 8

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch to end, turn

Row 2: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st, here and throughout) Working in back loop only, sc in 1st st and each st across, turn

Repeat row 2 until band matches the circumference of the head.

Sl st last row to first row

Now you will be working in the round, slip stitching the last stitch of each round to the first stitch.

Round 1: Ch 1 and sc evenly around – one sc for each row

Round 2: Ch 1, Hdc in each sc around, changing to color B on last yarn over of last st

Round 3: Ch 1, Hdc in each stitch around, changing back to color A on last yarn over of last st

Round 4: repeat round 2

Round 5-6: ch 1, Hdc (color B) around, changing to color A on last yarn over of last st of row 6

Round 7: repeat round 2

Round 8: repeat round 3

Rounds 9-10: ch 1, with color A, Hdc around

Round 11: ch 1, hdc2tog in first 2 st, *1 Hdc in each of next 4 st, hdc2tog in next 2 st, repeat from * to end

Round 12: ch 1, hdc2tog in first 2 st, *1 Hdc in each of next 3 st, hdc2tog in next 2 st, repeat from * to end

Round 13: ch 1, hdc2tog in first 2 st, *1 Hdc in each of next 2 st, hdc2tog in next 2 st, repeat from * to end

Round 14: ch 1, hdc2tog first 2 st, *1 Hdc in next st, hdc2tog in next 2 st, repeat from * to end

Round 15: ch 1, hdc2tog in first 2 st and each 2 st across

Using yarn needle stitch top together.

Make largish pom pom in color B and attach.

Weave in ends.

😘