Tunisian Sampler Bag

Tunisian Crochet Bag

I have always loved the look of Tunisian crochet, it yields some really beautiful projects, 

and the technique is interesting.

Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern Tunisian Sampler Bag from Blackstone Designs

I have to admit, I found it a little intimidating when I first learned about it, so I didn’t try it 

until just a few years ago. Even then, I only learned a couple of basic stitches and 

then never really did anything with it.

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 Well, a few designers I follow on Instagram have been posting their finished tunisian crochet 

pieces and they were so beautiful, I felt inspired to give it another try! I’m so glad I did!

With this project, I wanted to make something beginner friendly, that would allow for several 

repeats of each stitch, so I could practice. I figured a long strip could easily be 

folded in half to make a purse, so that’s what I decided on. I hope you like it!

Here’s how to make your own:

 Tunisian Sampler Bag

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Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern Tunisian Sampler Bag


DK  Weight Yarn (#3)

  • 3 oz/275yds

K/6.50mm Afghan Hook

1 ½” Button

Yarn Needle


Optional Materials

Charm (Eat, Sleep, Crochet Charm on Etsy)

K/10.5/6.5mm Crochet Hook


Not important for this project


Approximately 9 x 9.5”

Stitch Guide

arnd = around

ch(s) = chain(s)

sc = single crochet

sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)

tss = Tunisian simple stitch

twtss = Twisted simple stitch

tps = Tunisian purl stitch

YO = yarn over

Skill Level


Written in U.S. Terms

Free Pattern for Tunisian Sampler Bag from Blackstone Designs


  • First loop on hook counts as the 1st stitch for every row.
  • Any weight yarn and any hook size can be used, but make sure the hook is at least 2 sizes larger than the hook size suggested on the yarn label.
  • Rows 2-13 are the Twisted Simple Stitch, Rows 14-23 are the Tire Tread Stitch, and Rows 24-32 are the Tunisian Simple Stitch. Rows 33-64 are repeats of the previous rows in reverse order.
  • In Tunisian crochet, only one side is the working side throughout (right side).


Tunisian Simple Stitch (tss) – Insert hook from right to left under vertical bar and pull up a loop.

Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps) – Hold yarn in front of work, insert hook from right to left under vertical bar, and pull up a loop.

Twisted Simple Stitch (twtss) – Insert hook from left to right under vertical bar and pull up a loop.



Ch 35,

1. FWD: (Working in the back bump of the chain): Draw up a loop in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. 

    RTN: YO, pull through one loop on hook, *YO, pull through 2 loops on hook* to end.

2. FWD: *Twtss in next stitch, Tss in next stitch* across

    RTN: Work off loops as indicated in step one

3-13. Repeat row 2

14. FWD: *Tps in next stitch, Tss in next stitch* across

      RTN: Work off loops as indicated in step one

15. FWD: *Tss in next stitch, Tps in next stitch* across

      RTN: Work off loops as indicated in step one

16-23. Repeat rows 14 & 15

24. FWD: Tss in next stitch across

      RTN: Work off loops as indicated in step one

25-41. Repeat row 24

42-51. Repeat rows 14 & 15

52-64. Repeat row 2

65. *Twtss in next st and pull through loop on hook, Tss in next st and pull through loop on hook* across; Fasten.


Cut 12 – 36” pieces of yarn. 

Hold all strands together and knot one end. Divide into 3 groups of 4 strands, braid them together, then knot the other end.


Ch 10; Fasten.


  • Fold strip in half, right side together, and sew up the sides. The fold is the bottom.
  • Turn bag right side out, sc in each st arnd, then sl st in each st arnd; Fasten.
  • Attach handle to inside of bag, one end of handle to each side seam. Sew through the knot.
Tunisian Crochet Stitch Bag Free Pattern

Let me know what you think in the comments!

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Hope to see you there!! 

Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern for Handbag

Eat, Sleep, Crochet Charm on Etsy 

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