The Cozy Sherpa Crochet Bag: Free Pattern

When the chill of fall and winter sets in, there’s nothing quite like accessorizing your outfit with a handcrafted crochet bag. Made from plush fleece sherpa yarn, this bag not only adds a cozy touch to your style but also provides a practical solution for carrying your essentials. In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of creating this unique crochet bag.


You will need:

  • Honey-colored Go For Fleece Sherpa yarn (Level 7 Jumbo), roughly 330 grams or 160 yds (about 2 skeins)
  • An 8mm Clover Amour hook
  • A yarn needle
  • 5 lock ring stitch markers
  • Optionally, a medium-sized Periea bag organizer and a custom faux leather garment tag

Dimensions and Gauge:

The finished bag should measure about 14 inches across and 10.5 inches tall (not counting the handles). Your gauge should be 8 stitches and 7 rows equal to 4 inches in single crochet.

Pattern Instructions:

  1. Base of the Bag: Start by creating a rectangular base. Chain 21, and starting from the second chain from your hook, single crochet 20. Repeat this pattern for seven rows. Do not cut the yarn at the end; instead, we’ll continue to the body of the bag.
  2. Body of the Bag: Begin crocheting around the base. For the first round, chain 1, mark it, then single crochet 7 across one side, 20 across the next side, 7 across the third side, and finally, 20 across the last side. Slip stitch to the first chain. This should give you 54 stitches. Repeat this pattern for the next two rounds.
  3. For the fourth round, chain 1, mark it, then follow this pattern: single crochet 8, increase, and repeat six times. Slip stitch to the first chain, giving you 60 stitches. Repeat this for rounds 5 to 16.
  4. Bag Handles: Once you’ve achieved the desired height (around 8.5 inches), it’s time to create the handles. Place four stitch markers on each side of the midpoint on the long sides of the bag, about 6 inches apart. The number of stitches between each set of markers should be roughly 12.
  5. For the 17th round, chain 1, mark it, then single crochet to the first marker. Chain 25, then skip the stitches between the first and second marker, and single crochet to the second marker. Repeat for the other side to create the second handle. Continue working single crochets until the end of the round. Slip stitch to the first chain.
  6. For the 18th round, chain 1, mark it, then single crochet in each stitch around, including each chain of the handles. Slip stitch to the first chain.
  7. For the final round, chain 1, mark it, then single crochet in each stitch around. Slip stitch to the first chain. Finally, fasten off and weave in ends.

Optional: You can add a medium-sized Periea bag organizer inside for added convenience and style!

Working with Fluffy Yarn:

Working with fluffy yarn can be a bit challenging if you’re new to it. Here are a few tips:

  • You may need to feel for the next stitch instead of looking for it.
  • Stitch markers can help you keep track of the beginning of each round.
  • Keep a record of the number of rounds you’ve completed.


Crafting this Cozy Sherpa Crochet Bag is a delightful project for any crochet enthusiast. It’s a perfect blend of style, texture, and practicality. With its fluffy exterior, this bag delivers an unmatched tactile experience, making it a cozy accessory that you’d love to carry around. The bag is not only visually appealing but also incredibly functional, especially when used with the optional bag organizer for additional compartments and a zipper closure.

Experimenting with fluffy yarn might be a new experience for some, but it’s undoubtedly an interesting one. The yarn’s unique properties, while adding an extra layer of challenge, also provide the opportunity for a more forgiving crochet experience. Mistakes are less visible, and the final product is luxuriously soft to the touch.

Designed with the colder months in mind, this bag is ideal for those looking for a fashionable yet practical accessory that can stand up to the colder climate. Its design complements fall and winter outfits perfectly, making it a go-to choice for this season’s fashion. And let’s not forget the warmth it provides – a perk that’s unique to this fluffy and cozy bag!

Image / Pattern / Full Tutorial: All About Ami

Whether you’re planning to create this bag for personal use or as a gift, you’ll find that the Cozy Sherpa Crochet Bag is a project that brings joy in every stitch. Its quick completion time makes it a satisfying project, great for those who enjoy seeing their creations come to life in no time. With various color options available, you can customize it to suit individual preferences.

In conclusion, crocheting this Cozy Sherpa Bag is more than just creating a piece of accessory; it’s an experience in itself. From feeling the fluffy yarn to seeing the finished product, it’s a journey of creation that every crochet lover will appreciate. So why wait? Grab your hook, choose your favorite yarn color, and dive into the world of fluffy yarn crafting. Don’t forget to share your creations on social media using the hashtag #cozysherpabag to connect with other crochet enthusiasts. Happy crocheting!

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