Description: Create your own stylish and functional crochet shoulder bag with this easy-to-follow tutorial. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a beginner looking for a fun project, this pattern will guide you through each step to make a versatile and trendy shoulder bag. The finished bag is perfect for carrying your essentials while adding a touch of handmade charm to your outfit.
- Worsted weight yarn in your choice of color(s)
- Crochet hook (size will depend on the yarn chosen)
- Yarn needle
- Magnetic snap or button (for bag closure)
- Stitch markers (optional)
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- sl st: slip stitch
- st(s): stitch(es)
- Create a foundation chain of 40 stitches (or desired width of your bag base).
- Row 1: Starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, work 1 sc in each ch across. Turn.
- Rows 2-20: Repeat Row 1. This forms the base of your bag.
- Join your yarn at one corner of the base.
- Round 1: Work 1 sc in the end of each row of the base. When you reach a corner, work 3 sc in the corner stitch to turn. Continue working around the entire base. Join with a sl st to the first sc.
- Rounds 2-15: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2.
- Round 16: Ch 2, hdc in the next 10 sts, ch 10 (for the handle), skip the next 10 sts, hdc in the next 20 sts, ch 10 (for the handle), skip the next 10 sts, hdc in the remaining sts. Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2.
- Round 17: Ch 1, sc in the same st and in each st around, working 3 sc in each ch-10 space. Join with a sl st to the first sc.
- Attach the magnetic snap or button to the inside of the bag, aligning them with the center of the handles, to create a secure closure.
- Weave in all ends using a yarn needle.
- Attach any additional embellishments, such as tassels or pom-poms, if desired.
Congratulations, you’ve just completed your crochet shoulder bag! This stylish accessory is now ready to accompany you on your daily adventures.
Feel free to customize your bag by choosing different yarn colors, adding a lining, or experimenting with stitch patterns. Enjoy your new handmade creation!
Please note that this pattern is a basic guide. Adjustments can be made to the size, stitches, and handles to suit your preferences. Happy crocheting!