Ripple Brim Bag Pattern – Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

This free ripple brim bag pattern was originally published by Coats and Clark’s in 1955 in Hats and Bags, Book No. 310.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage bag pattern to crochet this classic ripple brim bag. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted bag pattern.

Free Crochet Bag Pattern:
Ripple Brim Bag Pattern

Vintage Crocheted Bag


Coats & Clark’s O.N.T “Speed-Cro-Sheen” Mercerized Cotton, Art. C.44: 7 balls of No. 51 Spice.

Milwards Steel Crochet Hook: No. 2/0 (double zero)
1/4 yard each of brown felt and buckram for lining
5 packages of Walco gold drop beads, Style No. 7368
12 packages of Walco gold drop beads, Style No. 7336
3 round cork molds, 1 inch in diameter and two 3/4 in in diameter, Style No. 6060.


Gauge: 5 sc make 1 inch; 6 rnds make 1 inch.

There is also a pattern for a matching hat. The ‘required materials’ are what is required to make BOTH the bag and matching hat.


The Bag

Starting at center bottom, ch 2.

1st Rnd – 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each sc, increasing 7 sc evenly on each rnd until piece measures 7 inches in diameter.

Next Rnd – Picking up back loop only, sc in each sc around.

The Side Piece

Sc in each sc until side piece measures 6 inches.

Next Rnd – Picking up back loop only, sc in each sc around.

The Top

1st Rnd – * Sc in next 4 sc, dec 1 sc. Repeat from * around.

2nd Rnd – * Sc in next 3 sc, dec 1 sc. Repeat from * around. Work without decreasing until top measures 3 inches. Sl st in next sc.

The Beading

Ch 5, * skip 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join to 3rd ch of ch-5.

Next Rnd – Sc in same place as sl st, make 2 sc in each sp and sc in each dc around. Sc in each sc for 5 more rounds.

Next Rnd – Sc in next sc, * skip 1 sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. Line bottom and 6 inches of side of bag with felt and buckram. Trim bag with beads.

The Cord (Make 2)

Using 4 strands, make a chain 24 inches long. Break off. Draw through beading at top of bag. Cover 2 remaining corks as before. Trim with beams and attach to each end of cord.

This free crochet pattern for a pearl encrusted bag was originally published in the American Thread Company’s Puritan Crochet Book

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