Yarn Buddy – FREE crochet pattern

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This pattern came togheter beacuse i was tired of the dogs and kids getting to my yarn ball when i was crocheting on the couch, always leaving it a mess, i have tried yarn bowls and they dont quite get the job done, i needed something that could be closed to protect the yarn from sticky kid fingers and rolling around on the floor. Thats when the yarn buddy came to life. As a bonus i made a pocket to be able to have all i need for my current project in one place, always having markers, siccors and my needle in one place and not having to look for them all the time, wich is also a problem for me. This yarn buddy solved that problem, when i am done crocheting for the night i put my hook in the buddy and have all i need in one place for the next day.

The yarn buddy is fast and easy to make, it fits chunky yarn balls as well as the smaller ones. It has the option to add a strap to easily carry your yarn buddy around, make a removable strap or sew your strap in place. It is all up to you.

I used Paintbox simply chunky, i opted for a smaller hook then suggested to get a sturdier feel. It took little less then 2 balls including the strap.

I used 3 coat buttons from an old coat that i already had.

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For this you will need:

Hook: 5,0mm

Yarn: 2 balls of paintbox simply chunky



Ch 8, Sl st into first ch, creating a circle

  1. Ch1, 12 sc over chain, sl st tog (12)
  2. Ch1, *1sc, Inc* x 6, sl st tog (18)
  3. Ch1, *1sc in 2 sts, inc* x 6, sl st tog (24)
  4. Ch1, *1sc in 3 sts, inc* x 6, sl st tog (30)
  5. Ch1, *1sc in 4 sts, inc* x 6, sl st tog (36)
  6. Ch1, *1sc in 5 sts, inc* x 6, sl st tog (42)
  7. Ch1, *1sc in 6 sts, inc* x 6, sl st tog (48)
  8. Ch1, *1sc in 7 sts, inc* x 6, sl st tog (54)
  9. Ch1, work 1 sc each st in back loop only,(54) Ch1 turn

10-21. 1 sc in each st, Ch1 turn (54)

22. 1 sc in each st, ch 10 turn (64)

23. Skip ch 10, 1 sc in 54 sts, ch 1 turn (54)

24-37. 1 sc in each s,  ch 1 turn (54)

38. 1 sc in each st, sl st tog, Ch1 turn (54)

From now on do not turn your work

39. Working in back loops only, *1sc in 7 sts, dec* x 6, sl st tog, ch 1 (48)

40. *1 sc in 6 sts, dec* x 6, sl st tog, ch 1 (42)

41. *1 sc in 5 sts, dec* x 6, sl st tog, ch 1 (36)

42. *1 sc in 4 sts, dec* x 6, sl st tog, ch 1 (30)

43. *1 sc in 3 sts, dec* x 6, sl st tog, ch 1 (24)

44. *1 sc in 2 sts, dec* x 6, sl st tog, ch 1 (18)

45. *1 sc, dec* x 6, sl st tog, ch 1 (12)

46. *dec* x 6 (6)

Sew The hole shut and fasten yarn.


Ch 26

  1. In 2nd ch from hook make 1 sc in each ch, ch 1 turn (25)

2-15. 1 sc in each st, Ch1 turn (25)


Here you can choose any length you want your strap to be by removing or Adding rows before the last Button hole. Or if you don’t want a strap you can just skip this part.

Ch 6.

  1. In 2nd ch from hook make 1 sc in each st, ch 1 turn (5)
  2. 1 sc in each st, ch 1 turn (5)
  3. 1 sc, ch 3, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in last st, ch 1 turn (5)
  4. 1 sc, 3 sc in ch-sp, 1 sc in last st, ch1 turn (5)

5-160. 1 sc in each st, ch 1 turn (5)

161. 1 sc, ch 3, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in last st, ch 1 turn (5)

162. 1 sc, 3 sc in ch-sp, 1 sc in last st, ch1 turn (5)

163. 1 sc in each st. Fasten yarn

Assembling the bag:

Measure where you want to place your pocket, 1 sewed mine in place approx. 9 sts, from the opening. Sew along the short sides and the bottom of the pocket, sew the pocket down in the middle creating 2 pockets.

Sew a button for the closure and one button on each side if you made a strap.

Little mary lamb pattern series has been released!

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Little mary lamb cozy blanket

Little mary lamb huggy blanket

Little mary lamb stuffed toy

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12 Replies to “Yarn Buddy – FREE crochet pattern”

  1. Samantha says:

    I’m a visual learner…would you be willing to make a video of you making this?

  2. Meg, says:

    Thank you. I have been looking for this type of pattern for a long time. Regards, Meg

  3. Patti Jo Taylor says:

    Thank you so very much for this pattern. I can’t really afford to buy them, so this really helps.

  4. Patsy says:

    Loved your site. You have so many pretty things. I love to crochet. It so relaxe me. And I just love your yard buddy what a smart idea.

  5. Jackie says:

    I have been trying to print this pattern but it will not let me. I even tried buying it and yet again it won’t let me. Could you please tell me how I can print it

    1. admin says:

      Hi jackie, the free version is not printable but the pdf file you purchased is printable. send me an email at swecraftcorner@gmail.com and i will try my best to help you get it printed
      All the best

      1. Lindell says:

        That seems unfair as there are those of us that can’t afford to buy patterns due to being on disability and my eyes are bad so can’t read the pattern off the computer.

        1. admin says:

          i am sorry you feel that way, how ever copying a post online and printing it out or turning it into a pdf yourself is a violation of copyright law. And when i had the option to copy and print the site my designs where distributed as pdfs on different sites. And i wont have my patterns stolen so i removed that option. I am sorry your eyes are bad and i try to offer some of my designs for free but i unforturnatly cannot have my designs stolen. and printing a blogpost or saving it as a pdf is stealing.

        2. Ann says:

          She has kindly put a video up on YouTube which you can follow if you can’t read the free pattern.

  6. Judy says:

    What a brilliant idea! And so simply and elegantly exicuted. I love it. Smaller yarn and hook should make one for sock yarn. Thank you so much.

  7. Amanda north says:

    Could someone tell me if these patterns are in uk or American terms please


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