Zinnia Crochet Crossbody Bag Pattern


In this post, you will see the Zinnia crochet crossbody bag pattern.

This crochet bag is not only a summer staple you can wear again and again but it’s really easy to make.

Using only single crochet and half double crochet stitches throughout the pattern, this is an easy one to follow.

Zinnia Crossbody Bag Crochet Pattern

The stitch pattern used in this crochet crossbody bag design

The base of the bag is a single crochet circle with the main body of the bag worked in hdc – half double crochet.

This bag needed 1 x skein of Martin’s Lab Yarn – Comfy Merino/color Zinnia.

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This yarn was crocheted with two strands together.

crochet crossbody bag

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This pattern is great for beginners.

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Zinnia Crochet Crossbody Bag Pattern

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For the base – Do not turn at the end of the round, but continue working in a spiral, with the right side (RS) always facing.

Keep count of the sts by placing a marker (PM) on the last st of each round.

There are no turning chains in this pattern.

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Skill Level – Basic (Beginner)


  • 14 stitches/12 rows to 10cm/4″ in half double crochet (hdc)

Measurements / Size

  • The drawstring bag measures:
  • Base diameter = 5 inches
  • Height – 9.5 inches
  • Strap = 44 inches
  • Tassel charm length = 3.5 inches
crochet crossbody bag work in progress

The supplies you need


  • 1 x Merino Singles 366m/400yd per 100g in the color Zinnia from Martin’s Lab.
  • Any UK 2ply/USA fingering/AUS 3ply yarn will be suitable for this project.



Other Materials

  • Thread or cord for the tassel (26/28 inches long).
  • Keyring clip x 1 for the tassel – 1 inch
  • Keyring clips x 2 for the bag chain – 1 inch
  • Gold bag chain – 44 inches
  • Pliers
  • Gold thread for the tassel – 8 inches for each tassel.


  • Make 2 small tassels before you begin to crochet the shawl.
  • One tassel will be joined on either side of the bag (see photos).
  • You can view a tutorial showing you how to make tassels here.
easy crochet bag


This pattern is written in US crochet terms.

  • CH – Chain
  • Cont – Continue
  • HDC – Half double crochet
  • Patt – Pattern
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • SS – Slip stitch
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • WS – Wrong side


See notes before you start.

The base of the bag

  • Make a 4 ch and join with an ss in the first ch to form a ring.
  • Round 1: (RS) – 1 ch; 8 sc in ring. (8 sts) PM (see notes)
  • Round 2: 2 sc in each sc. (16 sts)
  • Round 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: 1 sc in each sc.
  • Round 5: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (36 sts)
  • Round 6: 1 sc in each sc.
  • Round 7: *1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (48 sts)
  • Round 8: 1 sc in each sc.
  • Round 9: *1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (60 sts)
  • Round 10: 1 sc in each sc.
  • Round 11 – sc all the sts into the back loop only.
crochet crossbody bag on desk

The body of the bag

*Please note – keep the marker to denote which is the beginning/end of the round.

  • Continue to work in a spiral – ch 2, hdc in all of the ch in every round (in both loops) – until the bag measures = 9.5 inches.
  • You can make the bag as short/tall as you want.
  • Finish the last ch with an ss, secure, and cut the yarn leaving a few inches.
  • Secure and weave in the ends.
  • Weave in all other loose ends.

The drawstring cord

  • With the cord (around 26/28 inches long) weave through the bag leaving 3 sts (or holes) between stitches.
  • About 2 inches below the top of the bag.
  • Pull together and tie in a bow to close the bag.
bag measurement
  • Add the rings to either side of the bag (see the photo below).
  • Then add the bag clips and chain to each side of the bag.
  • You may need to use pliers to open the clasp on the key ring clip to attach the bag chain.
  • You can also add a bag charm/tassel – if you wish, made from leftover yarn.
bag chain

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