Are you guys planning on going on vacation or to any festivals this summer? Then you need to make this easy crossbody crochet fringe bag!
This simple crochet bag pattern was inspired by festival/beach boho fashion, which is so pretty and full of fringing. I wanted to make and share a pattern that is super easy for any newbie crocheters because I think of myself as more of a knitter, I don't really have a wide knowledge of crochet stitches, so I'm still learning myself and creating patterns for others who are starting out and developing their skills.
I made the bag using the tape yarn from we are knitters in this summer bright minty colour. It's so great to crochet with and I used my size 10mm (US N/15) crochet hook, which made it really fast to make. This bag is not only great for festivals, you can take it on vacation with you to wear at the beach or sightseeing.
Here are a few photos that inspired me to make the crochet bag and the yarn I used to make it >>
*All images for Pinterest*
Crochet For Beginners
This crochet bag pattern has been made with those spring/summer festivals in mind. Great for standing in a field or on the beach with friends and drinks watching your favourite band, it has a crochet long strap, to wear across your body. Large enough to hold your essentials; phone, money, lipstick etc. You could adapt the strap or bag body size to your own specifications, for instance, making the strap shorter or adding some sort of fastening to close the bag.
This 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, it's really that easy! Then you add the crochet fringe edging along the bottom and a crossbody strap. 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 instruction in the pattern, please visit my 'learn how to crochet' page, which has video tutorials to help you.
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Crochet Bag Pattern
This summer crochet bag can be used for holding all of your essentials during your festival weekend, at the beach or anywhere else you want to take it. I'm planning on using mine for beach drinks (all of the summer stuff I am making right now is going to be great for the beach!) when the weather gets warmer, it will look so good with any summer outfits.
I hope you enjoy the pattern! >
1 x 10mm (US N15) crochet hook
The Tape Yarn by we are knitters in Mint
2 x silver clips for the bag handles
2 x silver rings to attach to bag clips
Optional - 3 x tassels for decoration
Darning needle/ Tape measure/Scissors
Free Crochet Bag Pattern
Make a slipknot and chain 20
Single crochet (sc) into every stitch until the piece measures = 16"
Cut yarn and pull through last loop to secure.
The bag body piece should measure = H = 16" / W = 9"
Make a slipknot and chain 94
Single crochet (sc) into every stitch until the piece measures = 44"
Cut yarn and pull through last loop to secure.
Stitch the side seams of the bag - I used a simple mattress type stitch, collecting a stitch on one side, then threading my needle into a stitch on the other side, continuing to do that for each side seam.
The bag strap - Loop the rings through the bag clips, then feed one end of the bag strap through one ring. Stitch it into place and make sure you have the right side facing outwards. Do the same to the other end of the strap. Place the clips into open stitches on either side of the bag.
The decoration - I added 3 thread tassels to the side of the bag for some colour on a piece of leather. You can add whatever you want here, pom poms, key rings, large tassels etc. I found the tassels in a local craft shop.
- Ch - Chain
- SC - Single crochet
Scroll down to see how to attach the crochet fringe edging to the bottom of the bag >
How To Make Crochet Fringe Edging
To finish off this bag, you need to attach the crochet fringe edging along the bottom of the bag.
- Cut 4 yarn lengths = 18" for each section of fringing you want.
- Hook into a stitch in the bottom of the bag near to the edge and pull through, pushing the ends of the yarn through the loop and pulling to secure.
This is really easy to do and I have a video tutorial below to show you how to do it >
I hope that you have enjoyed this post and that you will feel the need to make your own crochet cross body bag!
Let me know what you think in the comments and as ever happy making! xoxo
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