The Crochet Cardigan that can be converted into a bag!

I’m excited to share another of my convertible projects with you! If you have been following me for some time now, you will know that I love to design crochet projects that serve multiple functions! Scroll down for some of my past designs.

But today, I have a unique project, it is a cardigna that can converts into a bag!

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This length cardigan can styled in three different ways:

  1. As a Knee Lenght cardigan
  2. As a short cardigan without the lower squares.
  3. As a bag.

Another exciting thing about this project is the bag!

Can you imagine this bag can be compressed into an even smaller version?

After designing the knee-length cardigan and my testers began testing, the plus-size testers bag seemed super big! This gave me a better idea and made me convert the bag into smaller sizes.

Depending on the cardigan size, you can compress your bag into at least 2 different sizes.

So, for the medium size, you can style and carry your bag in 4 different ways! Imagine how functional the plus size bags can be.

Which of the styles is your favorite?

The convertible cardigan with an option to carry a compressible bag is only available in a paid pattern. Use the link below or scroll for material details.

You can grab a copy of the PDF on ETSY or Ravelry using the links below.

PDF Pattern on Etsy

PDF Pattern on Ravelry

What supply is needed for the convertible cardigan bag

Yarn – Hobbii Kind Feathers,  DK weight, #3(100% Acrylic, 246 yd/225 m per 3.5 oz/100g Ball) 

Estimated Total Yardage 

Main Color =

800  (800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500) Yards 

Contrasting Color 1 = 820 (860, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500) Yards

Contrasting Color 2 = 250 (250, 280, 280, 300, 300, 350, 400, 400) Yards 

Hook – 6 mm Crochet Hook

Other materials 

  • Zippers – Separating Zippers is advised. The length will be determined once you finish Section 1.
  • Buttons – About 12 pcs (this is needed for the bag straps). About 8 – 10mm mm each.
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Snap buttons –  9 – 12 pcs


Gauge for the squares = Each square measures 5” by 5”.

Guage for the body of the cardigan = 

15 sts over 8 Rows = 4 x 4” made in dc before blocking.

Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Beginning chains count as a stitch except when stated otherwise throughout the pattern.
  3. Stitch count is written after each row/round, with the smallest XS written first and the other in the ().
  4. Stitch count written in black is for all sizes, but at some points, the stitch counts are color-coded for clarity, i.e. XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL).

Difficulty Level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches Abbreviations

Chain/chains – ch/chs

Chain space – ch sp

Stitch(es) – st(s) 

Slip Stitch – sl st

Single Crochet – sc

Double crochet – dc

Half double crochet – hdc

Finished Measurements 

Size(s) and color codes – XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Bust Measurement: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”

Hip Measurement: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”

Armhole Circumference: 11 (12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20)” 

Length of Cardigan (Knee length): 36 (37, 38, 38, 38, 40, 40, 40, 40)”

Length of Cardigan (After removing the lower squares for the bag): 18 (18, 18, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20, 20)”

The modeled garment is shown in M

Use your hip measurement to pick a size.

More convertible crochet patterns in the blog:

  1. Crochet top styled as a bag

2. Crochet Reversible hexagon cardigan

3. Crochet Reversible cardigan

4. One dree worn in differnet ways.

Crochet reversible stitch for a convertible dress

5. Crochet reversible beanie and cowl and this beanine also.

6. Convertible dress

Crochet pregnancy, convertible dress

About the Designer

Hi, I am Susanna, the designer behind Fosbas Designs. I love yarn and crochet (obviously, that is why I have a blog to share all my beautiful crochet projects). These designs are aimed at bringing out the crocheter in you.

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