The Mineral Springs Cosmetic bag is popular for a reason — it’s a one-skein pattern, incredibly cute and it makes a quick (yet thoughtful) gift. In this new rendition, you’ll create a textural bag that’s bold, beautiful and practical! Featuring a zipper closure and a simple, attractive stitch, you’ll love how perfectly this bag stores all your cosmetics and little essentials.
Time: Day Project
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 9.5” x 5.75” [24cm x 14.5cm]
Gauge: 16 sts x 16 rows =4” [10cm] in pattern stitch
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Sarasota (60% cotton, 40% acrylic; 314yds [287.5m]/100g): 237 Dusty Turquoise (1 ball)
Hook: US Size G/6 (4.0mm) or size needed to meet gauge
Notions: 9” zipper, sewing needle and thread, tapestry needle
Ch – chain
St – stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip stitch
Project is worked flat in two pieces, then attached to zipper and seamed.
Sides (make 2)
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, * skip next ch, (sc, dc) in next ch, repeat from * to last 2 chs, skip next ch, sc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), dc in first st, * skip next st, (sc, dc) in next st, repeat from * to last 2 sts, skip next st, sc in last st, turn.
Rows 3-38: Repeat row 2.
Using a needle and invisible thread, sew one long side of each piece to one side of zipper.
With crochet hook and yarn, beginning at the top corner and working along short side away from zipper, join yarn and seam using 23 sc, work 3 sc in the corner, work 34 sc along long side, work 3 sc in next corner, work 23 sc along final short side.
Weave in ends.