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Sassy Ruffle Bag (free pattern)

Last week I receive a box of new goodies from Red Heart Yarns!

Red Heart Yarns

When I opened the box and saw the Sassy Fabric I thought, “What am I going to do with this?” I’ve never used anything like it so of course it’s the first thing I grabbed to play with. I did a little searching and found a lot of scarf patterns. They’re pretty but I wanted to do something different.

A little about the Sassy Fabric. You can visit Red Heart’s Website and see how it works but basically running along one end are small oval holes (this is where you insert your hook) and along the other side are scallops. Overall I liked the Sassy Fabric. It’s very light and has a lot of movement to it. While the Sassy Fabric is on the pricier side a little goes a long way for this project.
Now to the pattern! 🙂

Sassy Ruffle Bag


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1 skein of Red Heart with Love Pewter

1 skein of Red Heart Yarn Boutique Sassy Fabric Red Dot

J hook

Yarn needle



Ch = chain

St = stitch

Ss = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Fk hdc = forked half double crochet

Rev sc = reverse single crochet


Approx. 12 sc by 15 rows = 4” square

*Gauge is not important for this project but if you’d like the exact measurements be sure to check your gauge.


Finished bag is approx. 14” by 10” (laying flat, not including the handles).

Special Stitches

Forked Half Double Crochet (fk hdc):Yo, insert hook into 1st st indicated, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into next st indicated, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 3 loops on hook, yo, pull through 3 remaining loops on hook.


  • Please read ALL instructions before beginning.
  • The bag will be worked as one piece in the round, at the end of each round you will join with a ss into the first st of the round. The ch 1 or 2 at the beginning of the round does not count as a st.
  • This stitch will work with any number of stitches so you may start with any number of chains if you’d like to make the bag larger or smaller. *Just note you will have to change the stitch counts for the handles


Ch 35

Round 13 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in the next 32 chs, 3 hdc in the last ch, continue working on the opposite side of the ch, hdc in the next 32 chs, join. (70)

Round 2Ch 1, 2 hdc in the 1st 3 sts, hdc in the next 32 sts, 2 hdc in the next 3 sts, hdc in the next 32, join. (76)

Round 3 – Ch 2, fk hdc in last st of the previous round and the 1st st of the previous round (this st will go over the ch 2), *fk hdc in the same st as the previous fk hdc and the next st; repeat from * across, join. (76)

Round 4-6 – Repeat round 3.

*You will now add the Sassy Fabric ruffles.

Round 7 – Ch 1, Insert hook, from front to back into first hole of the Sassy Fabric, sc in the 1st st (when you complete the sc you will pull the last loop through the hole of the Sassy Fabric), *insert hook into the next hole of the Sassy Fabric, sc in the next st; repeat from * around, join, fasten off the Sassy Fabric. (76)

Repeat rounds 3-7 two more times.

Round 18-23 – Ch 1, sc in every st around, join. (76)

Fasten off.


Lay the bag down flat, join where the line is pointing in the photo.

Round 1 – Ch 1, sc in the first 7, ch 40, skip 25 sts, sc in the next 13, ch 40, skip 25 sts, sc in the last 6, join. (26 and 2 ch-spaces)

Round 2 – Ch 1, sc in the first 7, sc 40 time in the ch-space, sc in the next 13, sc 40 times in the ch space, sc in the last 6, join. (106)

Round 3-4 – Ch 1, sc in every st around, join. (106)

Round 5 – Ch 1, rev sc in every st around, join. (106)

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

If you have any questions feel free to ask!


**I have been given a skein of Sassy Fabric from Coats & Clark for this pattern. Even though I love the fabric, the generous donation from Coats & Clark has not biased my opinion of the product.

27 thoughts on “Sassy Ruffle Bag (free pattern)

  1. How interesting! I’ve seen fabric like that before but never tried it. Thanks for the pattern 🙂

  2. Les puedo pedir que si mandan en español por favor

    1. I do not speak Spanish but I will look into having this done for me 🙂

  3. Hi. I had a question about round one. I am a little confused on how I get 70 stitches. Do I make a chain off one of the hdc’s? Thank you for your help. 🙂

    1. Hi Kandace,
      I’m not quite sure what you are asking. How many stitches do you end up with?

      1. I ended up with 37 stitches, and i am confused about what to do with that other half of that first round, do I go back the way I came to get the 70? Thank you for your time 🙂

        1. Be sure to keep reading the rest of that round. It says to continue on the opposite side of the chain. Complete the rest of the round on the opposite side of the foundation chain and it will bring you to 70 🙂

  4. oh great thank you okay that will help. I was wondering if my brain was somehow only processing half of the directions or something lol. Thank you so much for your help 🙂

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  6. Love this bag. I am currently working on it but have one question. when doing rounds with the fabric yarn are you dropping your yarn or holding both the yarn and fabric together. Hope this makes sense! Thank you so much!

    1. Keep the yarn and fabric on your hook.
      Basically you are crocheting a round AND adding the fabric at the same time.

      1. Thank you so much for clearing that up! 🙂

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  10. Did you put any lining in the bag? if so what did you use?

    1. I did not but that’s something you could easily do.

  11. I made this pattern with the pink and white (couldn’t find the red) and the gray and it came out beautifully! Such an easy to follow pattern.

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  13. I love this idea! I had tried making one of those scarves using the Sassy fabric and someone moved my knitting and the needles fell out so it’s still sitting there waiting for me to finish. This is the answer! Thank you, now everyone will think I’m amazing and I have you to thank!

    1. Thanks! You ARE amazing, lol!

  14. Where do you get the Sassy Fabric?

  15. Oh my goodness I have already made 2 bags and am on my 3rd.. I think Joanns isn’t going to sell the fabric anymore so I went a bought a ton of it so that way I can continue to make these bags.. If I could share a photo of the ones I have done so far I would but they are on my Facebook page.. Love this pattern.. Very well written!! And have also shared this site to others..

    1. Thank You!

  16. Love this colorful bag.

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