Barbie Laptop Messenger Bag (Free Crochet Pattern)

Updated on January 30, 2018
dezalyx profile image

My favorite hobby is crocheting doll clothes. Using what I've learned from reading existing patterns, I create my own designs for Barbie.

Pullip using the Barbie Laptop Messenger Bag.
Pullip using the Barbie Laptop Messenger Bag. | Source

How to Make a Laptop Messenger Bag

Having recently discovered printable miniatures, I made the laptop from Simple Kids Crafts. For Barbie to carry the laptop around, I created this free crochet pattern for a messenger bag. It also fits other 12" (or 1:6 scale) dolls like Monster High, Pullip, etc. You can also make it fit 1:12 scale dolls by following the general directions of making the bag and doing the math.

Materials and Gauge

  • Size No. 3 steel crochet hook
  • Size No. 10 crochet cotton thread
  • 1 small bead (for the button)
  • Gauge is not important for this project



Starting with the base:

Row 1: Ch 18, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (17)

Row 2 - 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (17)

Continuing on to the sides:

Round 5: Working in back loops only for this Round, ch 1, sc in each sc of Row 4 across, rotate the base and continue working 1 sc for each end of row, rotate the base and work 1 sc on the opposite side of the working ch (from Row 1), rotate the base again and work 1 sc for each end of row, join with sl st in the first sc, do not turn. (40)

Round 6 - 18: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join. (40)

Now working on the flap:

Row 19: Working in back loops only for this Row, ch 1, sc in 17 sc, sk the remaining sts, turn. (17)

Row 20 - 27: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (17)

Row 28: Ch 1, sc in the first 7 sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc, hdc in next sc, sc in the last 7 sc, turn. (16)

Row 29: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 sp across. (17)

Fasten off. Sew a bead in the front of bag to serve as a button.

Finishing with the strap:

Row 19: Join thread with a sl st on the next stitch of Row 18 we skipped previously when making the flap, ch 1, sc in the same st, sc in the next 2 sts, turn. (3)

Row 20: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (3)

Repeat Row 20 until you reach the desired strap length.

Sl st the end of strap to the matching end on the opposite side of the bag.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Laptop, Folder With Files, Laptop Messenger Bag
Laptop, Folder With Files, Laptop Messenger Bag | Source

What's in My Doll's Bag?

Since I keep seeing "What's in My Bag" videos on YouTube, I decided to make a doll version of it featuring the bag in this project. As the name implies, this bag was made to fit a laptop for Barbie or a 1:6 scale doll. I made the laptop by following the simple tutorial from the video below.

How to Print the Laptop

Instead of printing out the template provided, I went to Small Stuff's Print Mini and printed out the Laptop (Simplified Version) template in play-scale size. This gave me photos for the inside as well as the outside of the laptop.

You can also fit in folders, documents, and papers you print from the site. In the photo, I used the folder template and just cut small pieces of paper to use as documents.

Have fun filling in this easy-to-make bag for your dolls!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Ceres Schwarz profile image

      Ceres Schwarz 

      6 years ago

      The laptop messenger bag looks good. The images really show how nice the crocheted bag turned out. This will be useful for all those that want to make their own messenger bags for their dolls.

    • purl3agony profile image

      Donna Herron 

      6 years ago from USA

      This pattern is super cute. What a great idea! Voted up!!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)