Originally, this was intended as a cute Valentine’s Day gift bag, but my kiddo saw the finished bag and decided it was her new purse. So…here is the Paper Airplane general purpose bag! (or purse, if you wish)

For those of you “enrolled” in the Tunisian Crochet Course (it’s free on YouTube, more on this in a minute), this is the next step project following our 2-color Tunisian Heart Cozy. In this pattern, you will have to navigate a 3-color chart, as well as practice color-stranded crochet. I highly recommend watching the tutorial before working through this pattern, as it covers how to read the chart and how to work 3 colors simultaneously.

Wondering about the Tunisian Crochet Course? It’s a free series of videos on the Mode Bespoke YouTube channel in which we cover the basics, learn new stitches, and create one-of-a-kind projects that get you practicing all your newly-acquired Tunisian Crochet skills! I post two videos a week: one stitch tutorial (on Mondays), and a project tutorial (on Thursdays). Just subscribe to the Mode Bespoke channel and you are ready to go!

What you’ll need to make the Paper Airplane bag:

Yarn: Medium weight yarn, so anything #3 or #4 will work great!

Hook: 5.5 mm Tunisian

Additional materials: Scissors, needle (any needle you can fit your yarn through will work).

Sizing: approximately 8.5 x 9 inches (21.5 x 23 cm)

For this pattern, I’ve made the chart available separately, for those of you that just want the chart and not the full pattern. The full pattern includes a chart, so you do not need to purchase the chart separately.

Purchase the ad-free PDF pattern for the Paper Airplane Bag below:

Abbreviations
TSW  – Tunisian Simple Stitch in White              
TSP    – Tunisian Simple Stitch in Pink  
TSG   – Tunisian Simple Stitch in Grey                 
RP     – Return Pass                  

RP: Yarn over and pull through one loop on your hook (the first loop on the hook). Now yarn over, pull through two loops (loops 2 and 3 on your hook). Continue to yarn over, pull through two loops until you have only one loop on your hook.TSW/TSR/TWG: Insert your hook into the front loop of the vertical stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop.

 Chain 30

 Cast-on:

Insert your hook into the second chain from hook. Yarn over, and pull the hook out of the stitch. You should now have two loops on your hook. 

Go to the next stitch, insert your hook into the stitch and yarn over, then pull up a loop. You’ll now have Complete a RP. 

Row 4:  TSW, 2 TSG. 27 TSW.three loops on your hook. Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. You’ll now have four loops on your hook. Continue adding loops to your hook until you have cast on one loop for every stitch of your chain.

Row 1-2: TSW into every stitch of the row, beginning on the second vertical stitch from your hook.
Complete a RP. 

Row 3: TSW, TSG, 28 TSW.

Complete a RP.

Row 5:  TSW, 3 TSG, 18 TSW, 2 TSP, 6 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 6:  TSW, TSG, TSW, 2 TSG, 16 TSW, 4 TSP, 5 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 7: TSW, TSG, 2 TSW, 2 TSG, 15 TSW, 5 TSP, 4 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 8: TSW, TSG, 3 TSW, 2 TSG, 15 TSW, 5 TSP, 3 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 9: TSW, TSG, 4 TSW, 2 TSG, 13 TSW, 5 TSP, 4 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 10: TSW, TSG, 5 TSW, 2 TSG, 12 TSW, 4 TSP, 5 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 11: TSW, TSG, 6 TSW, 2 TSG, 12 TSW, 2 TSP, 6 TSW.
Complete a RP. 

Row 12: TSW, TSG, 7 TSW, 2 TSG, 19 TSW.
Complete a RP. 

Row 13: TSW, TSG, 8 TSW, 2 TSG, 18 TSW.
Complete a RP. 

Row 14: TSW, TSG, 9 TSW, 2 TSG, 17 TSW.
Complete a RP. 

Row 15:  TSW, TSG, 9 TSW, 2 TSG, 16 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 16: TSW, TSG, 4 TSW, 8 TSG, 18 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 17:  TSW, TSG, 3 TSW, 2 TSG, TSW, TSG, 21 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 18: TSW, TSG, 2 TSW, 2 TSG, 2 TSW, TSG, 21 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 19: TSW, TSG, TSW, 6 TSG, TSW, 21 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 20:  TSW, 3 TSG, 26 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 22: TSW, 1 TSG, 7 TSW, TSG, 20 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 23: TSW into every stitch of the row. 
Complete a RP. 

Row 24: 11 TSW, TSG, 18 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 22: TSW, 1 TSG, 7 TSW, TSG, 20 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 23: TSW into every stitch of the row. 
Complete a RP. 

Row 24: 11 TSW, TSG, 18 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 25: 4 TSW, 2 TSP, 5 TSW, TSG, 18 TSW.
Complete a RP. Row 26:  3 TSW, 4 TSP, 23 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 27: 3 TSW, 5 TSP, 6 TSW, 23 TSG, 15 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 28: 4 TSW, 5 TSP, 5 TSW, 23 TSG, 15 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 29: 3 TSW, 5 TSP, 22 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 30: 3 TSW, 4 TSP, 10 TSW, TSG, 12 TSW.
Complete a RP.Row 31: 4 TSW, 2 TSP, 11 TSW, TSG, 12 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 27: 3 TSW, 5 TSP, 6 TSW, 23 TSG, 15 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 28: 4 TSW, 5 TSP, 5 TSW, 23 TSG, 15 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 29: 3 TSW, 5 TSP, 22 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 27: 3 TSW, 5 TSP, 6 TSW, 23 TSG, 15 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 28: 4 TSW, 5 TSP, 5 TSW, 23 TSG, 15 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 29: 3 TSW, 5 TSP, 22 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 30: 3 TSW, 4 TSP, 10 TSW, TSG, 12 TSW.
Complete a RP.Row 31: 4 TSW, 2 TSP, 11 TSW, TSG, 12 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 32: 20 TSW, TSG, 9 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 33: 20 TSW, TSG, 9 TSW.
Complete a RP. 

Row 34: 23 TSW, TSG, 6 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 35: 12 TSW, TSG, 10 TSW, TSG, 6 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 36: 12 TSW, TSG, 2 TSW, TSG, 14 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 37: 10 TSW, TSG, 4 TSW, TSG, 9 TSW, TSG, 4 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 38: 10 TSW, TSG, 7 TSW, TSG, 6 TSW, TSG, 4 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 39: 8 TSW, TSG, 9 TSW, TSG, 11 TSW
Complete a RP.

Row 40: 8 TSW, TSG, 11 TSW, TSG, 9 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 41: 20 TSW, TSG, 4 TSW, TSG, 4 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 42: 8 TSW, TSG, 16 TSW, TSG, 4 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 43: 8 TSW, TSG, 21 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 44-45: 10 TSW, TSG, 11 TSW, TSG, 7 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 46: 13 TSW, TSG, 5 TSW, TSG, 10 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 47: 13 TSW, TSG, 2 TSW, TSG, 2 TSW, TSG, 10 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 48: 16 TSW, TSG, 6 TSW, TSG, 6 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 49: 23 TSW, TSG, 6 TSW.
Complete a RP.

Row 50-51: TSW into every stitch of the row. 
Complete a RP. 

Row 52: 5 TSW, 2 TSP, 15 TSW, TSG, 7 TSW.
Complete a RP

Row 53: 4 TSW, 4 TSP, 14 TSW, TSG, 7 TSW.
Complete a RP

Row 54: 4 TSW, 5 TSP, 21 TSW.
Complete a RP

Row 55: 5 TSW, 5 TSP, 19 TSW, TSG, 10 TSW.
Complete a RP

Row 56: 4 TSW, 5 TSP, 10 TSW, TSG, 10 TSW.
Complete a RP

Row 57: 4 TSW, 4 TSP, 8 TSW, TSG, 13 TSW.
Complete a RP

Row 58: 5 TSW, 2 TSP, 6 TSW, TSG, 2 TSW, TSG, 13 TSW.
Complete a RP

Row 59: 13 TSW, TSG, 16 TSW.
Complete a RP

Row 60-61: 10 TSW, TSG, 19 TSW.
Complete a RP

Bind-off

Finish the RP for the last row of your project, then insert your hook into the second stitch of the row (as if you were working a TSR) and single crochet: pull up a loop, yarn over, and pull through both loops on your hook. Insert your hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, and single crochet. Repeat until you have crocheted one single crochet for every stitch of the row. Once you finish, cut your yarn and weave in all of the yarn ends before sewing the cozy closed.

Sew

Line up the corners of the bag (so that the narrow sides overlap), and sew along the side and bottom to close the bag.

Handle

Top Border: Single crochet 2 rows along the top of the bag, in the round, beginning on the stitch directly after the side seam. Do not cut the yarn, as you will be adding 3 additional rows for the handles.

Handle: Place stitch markers on stitch numbers 8, 24, 40 and 56. Single crochet to stitch number 8, then chain 16. Skip to stitch number 24 and single crochet. Single crochet into every stitch until you reach stitch number 40. Chain 16, then skip to stitch number 56 and single crochet. Single crochet in each stitch to the end of the round.

Single crochet along the top of the bag until you reach the chain. Single crochet 20 into the chain space, then continue to single crochet into every stitch until you reach the second chain space. Single crochet 20 into the chain space, then continue to single crochet until you complete the round.

Single crochet into every stitch of round, then cut your yarn and weave in any remaining ends.


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