My daughter, Savannah wore this Instagram bag last week on her Carter’s audition.  She got compliment the moment she stepped in and out of the studio.

This bag is really a head turner !

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So, I like to share the pattern with you.

Final bag’s size 5″ x 5″


Medium worsted yarn: dark brown, cream, black and white.  I used Caron Simply Soft.

Crochet hook size 4.5 mm / G


felt: red, yellow, green, blue and black

Hot glue gun

How To:

Bag { cream color yarn}

Step 1: Chain 19.

Step 2: chain 1.  Work 3 sc into the 2nd chain from  hook.  1 sc for the next 16 sts, 3 sc at the last chain. 1 sc across on the other side of the stitch. Slip stitch {38}

Step 3-18: chain 1.  1 sc all around.  Slip stitch.

Fasten off.

Change yarn color to dark brown.

Step 19-22: chain 1.  1 sc all around.  Slip stitch.

Step 23: chain 1, TURN. 1 sc all around, in back loop only.  Slip stitch.

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Step 24-30: chain 1.  1 sc all around.  Slip stitch.

Fasten off.

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Strap { dark brown yarn }:

Step 1: Make chains as long as you want the strap to be. { mine is about 34″ }

Step 2-3: 1 sc across.

Step 3: chain 1, TURN. 1 sc across.

Fasten off.

Lens { black yarn }:

Step 1: chain 2, Work 6 sc into 2nd chain from hook.

Step 2: chain 1. 2 sc in each st across.  Slip stitch. { 12 }

Step 3: chain 1. *2 sc, 1 sc in next st* repeat across.  Slip stitch. { 18 }

Step 4: chain 1. *2 sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* repeat across.  Slip stitch. { 24 }

Step 5: chain 1. *2 sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts* repeat across.  Slip stitch. { 30 }

Change color yarn to cream.

Step 6: chain 1. *2 sc, 1 sc in next 4  sts* repeat across.  Slip stitch. { 36 }

Step 7: chain 1, 1 sc all around, in front loop only.  Slip stitch. { 36 }

Fasten off.

Step 8: sew white yarn to resemble lens glare.


Sew or glue gun lens into the bag.

Cut rainbow color felts into small strips, red heart and black box.  Arrange and glue them to resemble Instagram icon.

Sew strap using a yarn needle on the inside of the bag

I hope my pattern is understandable.  Let me know if there’s something I need to fix or if you need clarification!

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♪♪ Happy Crocheting ♪♪

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2 Responses to This Post

  • Vanessa

    December 9, 2016 | Reply

    Hi, I’m a beginner in crocheting but I understood most of your pattern. I was wondering how do you make the opening of this bag? Does it have a zipper or does it stay open on top? And on the dark brown part after changing colors, what does it mean with the TURN? Sorry I really am a beginner so, it would really help if you explain further. Thanks ^^

    • Simply Tale

      December 10, 2016 | Reply

      Hi Vanessa,

      The bag doesn’t have zipper so it stays open.

      TURN means turn the work around so that the side that was away from you now faces you.
      Here’s another way to explain it. Say you make 50 stitches. The last stitches is no 50. If the instruction doesn’t say TURN, then your 1st stitch of the new row is on top of the 1st stitch of the previous row. When you TURN, your 1st stitch will be on top of the 50th stitch of the previous row.

      I hope my explanation helps.

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