Crochet: Cookie Monster Bag

This was the final of my little Sesame Street designs. Since the coin purse, pencil case and nesting bowls were all able to hold things, I wanted to continue that with this piece. And every Cookie Monster needs a bag for their cookies!

The body of the bag is made up with rows with multiple double crochet in one stitch and rows with clusters. Clusters take a little bit of time to get right, but really get the up and down pattern.

I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Cookie Monster Crochet Bag: Adventures of a Subversive Reader

Cookie Monster Bag

Download the pattern here (PDF)

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Yarns – Blue yarn. Small amounts of white, black and two shades of brown (I used acrylics, but quite thick ones. You might need to add rows or adjust tension to get the exact size you want)
Hooks – 5mm and 3mm
Other stuff – scissors, yarn needle, material for lining (if required)

CROCHET (US terminology)

Special Stitch

Cluster stitch – (3 dc cluster) Yo, draw yarn through stitch, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops, (2 loops remain on hook) yo, draw yarn through next stitch, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops (3 loops remain on hook) yo, draw yarn through next stitch, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops (4 loops remain on hook) yo, draw yarn through all loops (like decreasing 3 dcs together)

Front/Back (Make 2)

Use 5mm hook and blue yarn

Chain 33
Row 1 – sc into 2nd chain from hook, sc to end (32)
Row 2 – ch 3, dc 3 into third stitch from end, *skip 2, dc 3 into next stitch, continue from * until two from end, skip 1, dc 1 (31 dc)
Row 3 – ch 1, sc across, last sc in third chain (32)
Row 4 – ch 4, make a cluster stitch beginning 2nd stitch from chain, *ch 2, cluster stitch, continue from * until one from end, dc 1 (10 clusters)
Row 5 – ch 1, sc across, (last 2 dc into the 3rd and 4th chain from row 4) (32)
Rows 6 – 21 – repeat rows 2-5
Row 22 – 23 – repeat rows 2-3
Row 24 – (creating the handle) – ch 4, cluster stitch (from 2nd stitch), ch 2, cluster stitch, ch 2, cluster stitch, ch 14, cluster stitch starting at the10th stitch from the end, ch 2, cluster stitch, ch 2, cluster stitch, dc 1
Row 25 – ch 1, sc in each (32)
Row 26 – 27 Repeat rows 2-3

Eyes

Use 3mm hook and white yarn

Row 1 – sc 6 into a magic circle, ss to close (6)
Row 2 – ch 1, inc in each stitch, ss to close (12)
Row 3 – ch 1, inc, sc around, ss to close (18)
Row 4 – ch 1, sc, inc, sc around, ss to close (24)
Row 5 – ch 1, inc, sc, sc, sc, ss to close (30)
Row 6 – ch 1, sc around, ss to close (30)

Use black yarn to embroider eyes on, off center

Cookie Monster Crochet Bag: Adventures of a Subversive Reader

Cookie

Use 3mm hook and light brown yarn

Row 1 – sc 6 into a magic circle, ss to close (6)
Row 2 – ch 1, inc in each stitch, ss to close (12)
Row 3 – ch 1, inc, sc around, ss to close (18)
Row 4 – ch 1, sc, inc, sc around, ss to close (24)
Row 5 – ch 1, inc, sc, sc, sc, ss to close (30)
Row 6 – ch 1, sc, sc, inc, sc, sc, ss to close (36)

Use darker brown yarn to embroider choc chips on

Cookie Monster Crochet Bag: Adventures of a Subversive Reader

Putting it together

  • Sew the eyes with white yarn just under the handle on one of the two sides. As you sew, stuff the eyes with some toy stuffing to make the eyes 3D
  • Sew the cookie with brown yarn near the bottom on the other of the two sides
  • Sew the two sides together at the bottom

Cookie Monster Crochet Bag: Adventures of a Subversive Reader

  • Line the bag with fabric, making sure that the fabric stops below the handles, and just short of the edges (I used a sewing machine, but you can hand sew it in.)

Cookie Monster Crochet Bag: Adventures of a Subversive Reader

  • Sew the sides of the bag together using blue yarn

Cookie Monster Crochet Bag: Adventures of a Subversive Reader

Cookie Monster Crochet Bag: Adventures of a Subversive Reader

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16 thoughts on “Crochet: Cookie Monster Bag

  1. This is very cute but unfortunately I don’t think I could even sew a button, so if I attempted this I can almost guarantee it won’t look like yours! x
    (visiting from TUSK)

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