Barbie Bikini Drawstring Bag (Free Crochet Pattern)
How to Crochet a Drawstring Bag for Barbie
I wanted to make something that could carry the Barbie Bikini I crocheted, and I thought it would be a good idea if Barbie could also carry it around with her to the beach or pool. The bag has a drawstring to make sure nothing falls out of the bag when you store it.
Materials and Gauge
- No. 1 Steel Hook
- Size No. 10 Crochet Cotton Thread
- Tapestry Needle
- Gauge is not important for this project
Abbreviations Used in American Terms
- Ch - chain
- St(s) - stitch(es)
- Sl st - slip stitch
- Dc - double crochet
- Shell - 5 dc in the indicated stitch
Drawstring Bag Pattern
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as dc all throughout), work 12 dc in the circle; join with sl st in the first dc. (12)
Round 2: Ch 2, work 2 dc in each dc, join. (24)
Round 3: Ch 2, (work 1 dc in the next dc, work 2 dc in the next dc) around, join. (36)
Round 4: Ch 2, (sk 1 dc, dc in the next dc, dc in the previously skipped dc) around, join. (36)
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, join. (36)
Rounds 6-11: Repeat Round 4 and 5 alternately. (36)
Round 12: Ch 2, (work 5 dc in the next sc, sk 2 sc) around, join. (12 shells)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Before going to the next part of the pattern, here is a brief photo tutorial on how to do the stitch pattern in Round 4:
The Rest of the Bag
I made a twisted tie to fasten this bag, but you can also make a chain if you prefer that kind of look. Weave the tie into Round 10 and trim off the ends.
Since there are 12 shells on top, you want to work on the side shells with 5 shells each in between them at the front and back. Because I’m a lefty, I joined my strap to the 4th dc of the selected side shell (for a righty, I think it is the 2nd dc of the selected shell since you count from right to left instead of left to right).
Join with a sl st to the dc stated above, ch 50, sl st in the 2nd dc of the other side shell (4th dc for righties). Sl st in the 3rd dc of the same shell, turn, sc in each of the 50 ch, sl st in the 3rd dc of the first side shell. Sl st in the 2nd dc of the first side shell, turn, sc in each of the 50 sc, sl st in the 4th dc of the opposite side shell (2nd dc for righties).
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
How to Pack Barbie's Bikini in the Bag
I fold the top and bottom, respectively, and tie opposing ties to look like the photo above. This minimizes the space the bikini takes up, and it can now fit inside the drawstring bag perfectly. Enjoy making this for your doll, and have fun playing on the beach!