Free Butterfly Crochet Hexagon Bag Pattern

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This quick and simple crochet pattern will teach you how to make a stylish hexagon tote – using only two hexagons and 1 rectangle for the side. Embellished with beautiful butterflies and premade handles for a functional and practical tote.

Crochet bags are the perfect stylish accessory for the crochet enthusiast who is also a fashionista. Similar to my granny hexagon bag, you can make them in all different styles, colors, and sizes to complement every outfit. This specific pattern uses just four pieces – two hexagons and one rectangle – to form a beautiful and useful bag with ample space for all of your belongings. When you are finished, you can embellish it with various sizes of butterfly appliques or anything else that suits your style.

This hexagon tote bag is not only gorgeous but also practical. It’s made using the sc thermal stitch to provide texture and durability. If you have never used it, I have provided a video tutorial that covers all the essentials of this stitch. So even beginners should be able to master it!

Customizing Your Butterfly Hexagon Bag

There are so many ways to customize this fun project and make it your own. Depending on your choice of yarn and colors, you can significantly influence the overall aesthetic of this versatile design to make it appropriate for various activities. Make this crochet hexagon tote in a fun, bright color to take to the beach or in classic black for date night. You could also use it on a shopping spree in place of plastic bags.

Although my sample calls for worsted yarn and a 5.5 mm hook, you could experiment with a different yarn weight to change the size of the bag. For example, you could try bulky yarn to make a larger bag. Or size down to make a smaller bag.

For my bag, I glued various-sized butterflies into my bag. It provides a beautiful aesthetic without much extra work. Just a few dots of hot glue and you’re good to go! So if you wanted to add different designs, the choice is yours! Add flowers, dragonflies or even bumblebees to make your bag unique!

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And of course, you may like to embellish it in a different way. You could add any number of appliques. Or if you’re going for a sleek and simple look, you don’t have to add any decoration at all. 

You’ll finish it off by adding pre-made bag handles. Some possible bag handles you can buy are bamboo, metal, or beaded handles. Really, you are only limited by your creativity!

Now let’s get to the free pattern!

Crocheting Bag Patterns

Well, this gorgeous Butterfly Hexagon Bag is not my first crochet bag pattern. I have made 44 other crochet patterns for bags, purses, and totes – many with zippers, pockets, reversible, or even with removable pockets.

My new ebooks include all 45 bag crochet patterns and even explain how to add lining step by step. And of course, the ebook also comes with lots of videos.

Get the PDF of the Butterfly Hexagon Bag Pattern

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In “The Crochet Club” membership the pattern is interactive with check-off boxes so you can keep track of where you are in the pattern (and saved per user login) without any ads and is printer-friendly!

Want more crochet hexagon and square bag patterns? Here are a few you might like to try:

  1. Bag from 7 Crochet Hexagons
  2. Patchwork Project Bag
  3. Patchwork Diamond Bag
  4. Crochet Bum Bag

Just a reminder, this pattern uses US terms and abbreviations. Now, let me give you the supplies and tools you need in order to crochet this exciting hexagon bag pattern!

How to Crochet the Butterfly Hexagon Bag

Materials you will need


6 sts x 3 rounds = 2 square inches 


13 x 13 inches (5 inches thick) 

Stitches used in the pattern (US terms)

Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE 

Video Tutorials: Helpful to Crochet the Butterfly Hexagon Bag

This Butterfly Hexagon Bag uses the SC Thermal Stitch. In case you never tried it before, here is a detailed video tutorial for it.

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Free Pattern for the Crochet Butterfly Hexagon Bag

Pattern Notes 

First, you’ll crochet 2 hexagons and then the one bag side before sewing all of the hexagons together and add the rings and straps at the end on the top. 

2 Hexagons

R1: MR, 12 dc into ring 

All first DC stitches are ATC 

R2: *[1 dc,1 tr, 1 dc] in first st (this is the first corner), 1 dc inc in next st. Repeat from * 6 times. (30 sts), sl st 

R3: 1 dc, *[1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc] in next tr, 4 dc, Repeat from * 5 times. Then, [1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc] in next tr, 3 dc. (42 sts) 

R4: *1 dc in each st until you hit the corner tr stitch, place 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc] into the tr st, repeat from * all around 

Repeat R4 five more times. 

1 Bag Side

R1: ch 16,  starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc per ch (8 sts), sl st 

R2: 1 sc thermal st per st, turn 

Repeat R2 until each long rectangle fits around 5 sides of the hexagon (mine was 168 rows (counted both sides of the thermal crochet piece). 

Crochet Butterfly Hexagon Bag
Crochet Hexagon Butterfly Bag

Butterfly Crochet Hexagon Bag Assembly

Sew the long rectangle (side of the bag to give it thickness and space inside) between the 2 hexagons (like the image above). Optionally add plastic canvas with lining on the inside. 

Sew the 4 rings (2 on each side) to the bag and attach the leather purse straps (or crochet straps). 

Crochet Hexagon Butterfly Bag

Finishing Touches

Optionally hot glue butterflies and flowers to the front of the bag. 

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Free Crochet butterfly hexagon bag

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