I’d be happy to help you create a crochet shoulder bag tutorial with a free pattern description. Here’s a simple pattern for a crochet shoulder bag:

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in your choice of color
  • Crochet hook (size H/5.0mm recommended)
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Optional: buttons, beads, or other embellishments

Abbreviations Used:

  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half-double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • rep: repeat



  1. Start by chaining 36 (or any multiple of 6 to adjust the size of your bag).
  2. Row 1: In the 2nd ch from the hook, work 1 sc in each ch across. (35 sc)
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in the first st and each st across. (35 sc)
  4. Repeat Row 2 until your piece measures about 10 inches in length or your desired width for the base.


  1. Ch 1, and continue working sc evenly around the entire base. This will create the sides of your bag. Work 1 sc in each row end and 3 sc in each corner.
  2. Continue working in the round, sc in each sc around until your bag reaches the desired height (about 12-14 inches or as desired).


  1. To create the handles, fold your bag in half (vertically) to find the center point. Mark the two points where you want your handles to start (usually about 7 inches from each side of the bag).
  2. Join your yarn at one of the marked points with a sl st.
  3. Ch 1, and work sc stitches evenly across for about 10-12 stitches. This will create the first handle.
  4. Skip the number of stitches that you want for the width of your handle (usually about 2-4 stitches), and join with a sl st at the second marked point.
  5. Ch 1, and work sc stitches evenly across for about 10-12 stitches to create the second handle.
  6. Finish off, and weave in any loose ends.

Optional Embellishments:

  • You can add buttons, beads, or other embellishments to your bag for decoration and functionality. Sew them on securely using a yarn needle and matching yarn.

Your crochet shoulder bag is now complete! Feel free to customize it with your choice of colors, stitches, and embellishments to make it unique. Enjoy your new handmade bag!