Crochet Fringe Bag – Free Patterns

In this post, I want to share with you two free crochet bag patterns!

Both of the crochet bag patterns are easy for beginners and just what you need for your summer vacation.

The bags will go with any of your summer outfits and will compliment your beach cover-ups and swimwear.

The first pattern is a simple crochet clutch bag and the second is a crossbody purse. I am feeling so inspired this summer by the Greek aesthetic that I see around me every day, here on the Greek island of Corfu.

The vast lush landscapes of forest greens, olive greens, succulents and sage, mixed with the sand and stone coloured traditional architecture.

Take a peek at the images below and soak in the beauty of the Greek aesthetic >


1. Crochet Fringe Clutch Bag Pattern

I wanted to make and share a crochet clutch bag pattern that is really easy for any beginner crocheters, this pattern uses basic techniques, including; creating a chain and single crochet.

The dimensions of the finished bag are >

  • Width = 8″ / 20.5cm
  • Height = 4.5″ / 11.5cm

I made the bag using Patons 100% cotton 4 ply yarn in the colour ‘limestone’ (1716) I bought 2 balls = 200g which was enough to make 2 bags and have a teeny ball left over.

I separated the yarn into 4 balls and worked with 4 strands of the yarn together so that I could use my size 10mm (US 15) crochet hook, which made the bags really fast to make.

Easy Crochet Bag Pattern

This easy crochet clutch bag is an excellent beginner crochet project, that will introduce you to creating a chain and single crochet.

It’s really simple to make, with a little bit of counting involved and some knowledge of basic crochet stitches.

You start with a simple chain, then single crochet into every stitch, that’s it! It’s really that easy! I have a video tutorial page for basic crochet stitches to help you if you need it.

If you need help with any of the instructions in the pattern, please visit my ‘learn how to crochet’ page, which has video tutorials to help you.

I hope you enjoy the pattern! Let’s get started >

Materials >

1 x 10mm (US 15) crochet hook

1 x 5mm (US 8) crochet hook

1 x Patons 100% cotton 4 ply yarn in the colour ‘limestone’ (1716) *please note I bought 2 x balls = 200g so that I could make 2 bags*

Left-over trims of lace/sewing thread/sewing needle

1 x bead/charm to stitch as a decoration

Darning needle/Tape measure/Scissors/Stitch Markers

Gauge = 2 sts / 1″

Free Crochet Clutch Pattern

Using 4 strands of yarn together (I bought 2 x balls = 200g and made 4 balls from those) – and the 10mm/(US 15) crochet hook

Make a slip knot and chain 21

SC into every stitch until the piece measures = 14.5″

Cut a length of yarn and pull through the last loop to secure.

Making up >

Cut the trims to fit across the width of the front flap and stitch into place with really small stitches so you can’t see them. Then stitch the bead/charm into place if you want to add that.

Next, cut 4 strands of the yarn together that measure = 8″. Pull through and secure into place along the under the edge of the trimmings on the front flap with the 5mm/US8 crochet hook. Cut and trim the edges, so they are all the same length.

Following that, stitch the side seams together catching the ‘V’ shapes to seam. Leaving the bag flap to reach over the main body of the bag. 

Abbreviations >

  • Ch – Chain
  • SC – Single crochet

2. Crochet Fringe Crossbody Bag Pattern

There was a lot of yarn from the 2 balls that I wanted to make two crochet bags, the second is a crossbody bag with really long fringing on the front side.

This bag is really light and you can embellish with any trims you want or just leave it plain depending on your taste.

This easy crochet bag pattern is really great for any beginner crocheters, as it uses basic techniques, including; creating a chain and single crochet.

The dimensions of the finished bag are >

  • Width = 7″ / 18cm
  • Height = 9″ / 23cm

I made the bag using Patons 100% cotton 4 ply yarn in the colour ‘limestone’ (1716) I bought 2 balls = 200g which was enough to make 2 bags and have a teeny ball left over.

I separated the yarn into 4 balls and worked with 4 strands of the yarn together so that I could use my size 10mm (US 15) crochet hook, which made the bags really fast to make.

Materials >

1 x 10mm (US 15) crochet hook

1 x 5mm (US 8) crochet hook

1 x Patons 100% cotton 4 ply yarn in the colour ‘limestone’ (1716) *please note I bought 2 x balls = 200g so that I could make 2 bags*

Left-over trims of lace/beads/sewing thread/sewing needle

Silver bag clips and rings x 2 for long bag strap

Darning needle/Tape measure/Scissors/Stitch Markers

 Gauge = 2 sts / 1″

Free Crochet Fringe Bag Pattern

Bag body >

Using 4 strands of yarn together (I bought 2 x balls = 200g and made 4 balls from those) – and the 10mm/(US 15) crochet hook

Make a slip knot and ch 19

SC into every stitch until the piece measures = 19″

Cut a length of yarn and pull through the last loop to secure.

Strap >

Using 4 strands of yarn together and the 10mm/(US 15) crochet hook ch 90. SC into every stitch for 1 row. Cut yarn and thread through the loop to secure.

Making up >

Cut the trims to fit across the width of the front of the bag and stitch into place with really small stitches so you can’t see them. Then stitch the beads into place if you want to add those.

Next, cut 4 strands of the yarn together that measure = 24″.

Pull through and secure into place along the under the edge of the trimmings on the front flap with the 5mm/US8 crochet hook.

Cut and trim the edges, so they are all the same length.

Following that, stitch the side seams together – catching the ‘V’ shapes to seam.

Feed the bag strap edges through the silver rings and stitch into place  – measuring 1.5″ and then attach to the bag clips. Clip into place either side of the bag.

Abbreviations >

  • Ch – Chain
  • SC – Single crochet

Take a look at the images below >


I hope that you have enjoyed this post and that you will feel the need to make your own crochet fringed bags this summer!

Let me know what you think in the comments and as ever happy making! xoxo

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