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Carrying Pouch for Mini Dolls · Free Crochet Pattern

This year, I've come up with a series of mini dolls that are perfect to use as "worry dolls", or as portable pocket-sized toys for children to carry around with them.  One of the accessories is a mini bed, and now, there's also a carrying pouch too!

This project is...

  • Beginner-friendly
  • Requires NO sewing!
  • Fast to work up
  • Perfect for carrying tiny treasures
  • Easy to customize 
  • Great as party favors and birthday or holiday gifts
  • Available as a FREE written pattern and also comes with a complete video tutorial!

Don't forget, all the mini dolls can fit in this miniature bag, and they're all FREE patterns on my blog!

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Free Crochet Pattern

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This easy, no-sew pouch is the perfect accessory for carrying mini dolls and tiny treasures around!  It is a small and fast to work up project that can easily be customized in many ways.  You can turn it into a necklace bag, add a keyring to the loop, or attach it to a backpack.  It is easily customizable with different yarn colors and embellishments as well, such as buttons, pom poms, tassels, and beads.  The possibilities are endless!  These little bags make great party favors and birthday or holiday gifts.


Height & Width: 2 ¼ inches (6 cm)

Level of Difficulty:

★☆☆☆ Beginner. 
Requires familiarity with stitches used (below). 

Stitches/Terms Used:

  • FO = fasten off 
  • MR = magic ring 
  • ch = chain 
  • sl st = slip stitch 
  • sc = single crochet 
  • dc = double crochet 
  • fpdc = front post double crochet 
  • dc-inc = dc increase (insert 2 dc in same st)


  • Medium weight (4) yarn 
  • 5mm crochet hook 
  • Scissors 
  • Yarn needle 

Note: The starting chains do not count towards the final stitch count.

R1: In MR, ch 2 and insert 12 dc. *Join with a sl st to the first dc. (12 dc)

R2: Ch 2, (dc, dc-inc) around. *Join. (18 dc)

R3: Ch 2, (dc 2, fpdc) around. *Join. (18 dc)

R4: Repeat R3.

R5: Ch 1, sc around. *Join. (18 sc)

To create a loop: ch 8 and join with a sl st to the same st.

To add optional texture: sl st around in each of the sc in R5.

Finally, fasten off and weave in the ends.

If you'd prefer to crochet along with me, check out my step-by-step video tutorial below!  

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Below are ideas for customization to make your pouch unique and special!
  • Create a necklace bag by attaching the ends of a long string to the sides of the pouch.
  • Add a keyring to the loop to attach it to your keys, lanyard, backpack, etc.
  • Switch to different yarn colors for each round of the bag.
  • Add embellishments, such as buttons, beads, pom poms, and tassels.

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PDF Pattern Download 

If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references, you can get a copy from my Ravelry shop. (Thanks for support Sweet Softies!) 

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Best wishes,