Chameleon Bag by Anna Piskorz

Chameleon Bag

September 2018
all 3 are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in half double crochet (HDC) in US, HTR in UK
3.0 mm
600 - 700 yards (549 - 640 m)
one size
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Isn’t it every woman’s tragedy - our favourite handbag just doesn’t match all of our outfits? Guess what? You won’t ever have this problem again, with the Chameleon Bag. As its name suggests, it is extremely versatile, and can be adapted to any outfit in a few seconds. How? - Just change the square attached to its front and back: pull the buttons sewn to the bag through corners of your square and… that’s it! Or, for a more discrete look, use your bag without any squares on.

This easy to follow pattern provides full written instructions (US standard crochet terms), and includes many pictures illustrating the trickier parts. A print-friendly version is also available for download. The instructions include directions for adding a liner and 2 zipped pockets to your bag. However, if you don’t want to sew, it also provides an option to make crochet pockets.

You will get:

  • Full written pattern for the bag itself, including lining instructions, and several step by step pictures

  • Full written pattern for the Spring in Paris square (attached to the bag in pictures), with several step by step pictures

  • Full written pattern for one additional square from the Chameleon Bag Palette. With my ongoing promotion, you just need to put any of my squares in your cart, at the same time as the Chameleon Bag, no code needed! The discount will show at checkout


Scheepjes Catona (Sport Weight, 100% cotton, 125m/50g) – 3 balls in Jet Black
Scheepjes Stone Washed (Sport Weight, 70% cotton/ 30% acrylic, 125m/50g) – 2 balls in Black Onyx (Color B in pattern); 1ball in Moon Stone
* 5 to 8 colors of Scheepjes Catona (1 small 10g ball of each color is enough) for the square

This design has been tested in and is suitable for both Sport (#2) and DK (#3) weight yarn, from different brands

  • 3mm crochet hook, or hook to obtain an acceptable gauge
  • 8 small buttons (12mm diameter)
  • scissors and darning needle for weaving ends

* Fabric for lining, 2 15cm zippers for pockets, 1 30cm zipper for bag

CROCHET LEVEL: Intermediate (post stitches used). However, it has been successfully tested by advance beginner level crocheters.