Crochet Lay Flat Make-Up Bag

Flat Crochet Makeup Bag

The crochet lay flat make-up bag or a drawstring flat bag is an easy crochet pattern that was created to help keep your make-up and other small items pulled together.  The beauty of this bag is it was designed to lay flat which will allow you to see all your items at once.

This shallow crochet drawstring bag will help maximize your makeup storage. The crochet drawstring bag mimics the Lay-n- Go makeup bag and is an easy way to access make-up, small toys such as Lego or other items. I love that this pattern gives you the flexibility to design the perfect size bag for your needs.

Below are some steps, in my beginning crochet series, to help you get started with this project:

How to make a magic circle, a chain, a half double crochet stitch and how to make a double crochet stitch.

MATERIAL NEEDED for Crochet Lay Flat MakeUp Bag

• Yarn Suggestion- 2 Skeins of Red Heart Super Bulky Yarn or 5 Bulk Yarn
• Hook Size – 6mm crochet hook
Scissors
Measuring Tape

Legend:
  • CH- Chain Stitch
  • SC- Single Crochet
  • DC-Double Crochet
  • HDC- Half Double Crochet
  • SL ST – Slip Stitch
Crochet Flat Make-Up bag
crochet lay flat makeup bag

 

 

 

 

Written Instructions-Crochet Lay Flat MakeUp Bag:
Round 1

Using the Red Heart Super Bulky Yarn or  a Bulky Yarn, make a magic circle. Ch 3 (this will serve as your first dc stitch) Place 7 additional DC stitches. Using the tail end pull the circle together. SL ST 8th stitch to the first stitch (creating a circle). 

Round 2

ch 3 place a total of 16 DC Stitches (2 DC stitches in each stitch around). Remember, the ch 3 will count as the first dc stitch so you will create an additional 15 stitches. SL ST last stitch to the first stitch to join the round. 

Magic Circle for Crochet Bag
Magic Circle for Crochet Bag

 

 

 

 

Round 3

ch 3 place a total of 32 DC Stitches (2 DC stitches into each stitch around) Remember, the ch 3 will count as the first dc stitch so you will create an additional 31 stitches. SL ST last stitch to the first stitch to join the round. 

Round 4 (increase round)

ch 3, place 1 DC in the same stitch (this will give you 2 dc stitches in the same space) and then 1 DC, 2 DC ,1 DC etc. into each stitch around (total of 48 stitches) SL ST last stitch to the first stitch to join the round. 

 

Lay Flat Make-Up Bag
Lay Flat Make-Up Bag

 

 

 

 

 

Round 5 (increase round)

ch 3, place 1 DC in the same stitch (remember the ch 3 counts as a dc stitch, this will give you 2 dc stitches in the same space) and then 1 DC Stitch, 1 DC Stitch, 2 DC Stitches (this is the pattern), 1 DC, 1 DC Stitch, 2 DC stitch  repeat. into each stitch around (total of 64 stitches). SL ST last stitch to the first stitch to join the round.

Round 6 (increase round)

ch 3, place 1 DC in the same stitch (remember the ch 3 counts as a dc stitch, this will give you 2 dc stitches in the same space) and then 1 DC Stitch, 1 DC, 1 DC, 2 DC Stitches (this is the pattern) 1 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC , 2 dc repeat. into each stitch around (total of 80 stitches). SL ST last stitch to the first stitch to join the round.

Round 7-10 (repeat rounds)

In the video tutorial I completed a color change, using a pink yarn, (used a different color yarn) this color change, is an optional step.

ch 3, place 1 DC stitch in each stitch around (you should have a total of 80 stitches the same amount of your previous round) SL ST last stitch to the first stitch.

Round 8

ch 3, place 1 DC stitch in each stitch around,  SL ST last stitch to the first stitch.

Round 9

ch 3, place 1 DC stitch in each stitch around,  SL ST last stitch to the first stitch.

Round 10

In the video tutorial I completed another color change, using the original gray yarn, (used a different color yarn) this color change, is an optional step

ch 3, place 1 DC stitch in each stitch around,  SL ST last stitch to the first stitch.

Round 11 ( Drawstring Area)

In the video tutorial I completed another color change (used a different color yarn) this color change, is an optional step

ch3 skip a stitch,1 HDC Stitch, ch 1, skip a stitch then 1 HDC Stitch (this is the pattern, ch 1, skip a stitch, 1 HDC, repeat SL ST last stitch to the first stitch.

Note: This will create the space for the drawstring.

Tie off all the loose ends, weave in and cut.

Crochet Lay Flat Makeup Bag
Crochet Lay Flat MakeUp Bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawstring Cord:

Create a cord approx. 37 inches weave through top of bag. You can create a cord by doing a chain stitch until you reach your desired length.  

Another way to create a drawstring see below:

Tips:
This project can be customized to make a smaller or larger bag. Just complete less increased rounds, for a smaller bag and more increased rounds, for a larger bag.

I placed a round of slip stitches around the top of the bag to make the bag look more finished. This is an optional step.

3 thoughts on “Crochet Lay Flat Make-Up Bag

  1. In some places, what you do on the video for the lay flat makeup bag DOESN’T match what’s in the written pattern. Like the position of the border row towards the end & how many rows come before/after it; the stitch you use for the drawstring holes (written instructions say DC, but you say HDC (half double crochet) in the video; & maybe some other things. This makes doing the project confusing—as in do you follow the written or video instructions in those places?

    1. Oh no, that’s good feedback. I often write my patterns while completing the project and I create the videos later. Let me look at it and I’ll post an update. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks again, I really appreciate the feedback.

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