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Casual Crochet Shoulder Bag

Designed by Erin Elkins





crocheted shoulder bag

Project may be made with Boye Pocket Guide: Teach Yourself Crochet.

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx – approximately, beg – begin(ning), ch – chain, dc – double crochet, lp – loop, rem – remaining, rep – repeat, rnd – round, sk – skip, sl st – slip stitch, sc – single crochet

FINISHED SIZE

Approximately 12" x 11" (not including handle)

GAUGE

15 sc for 17 rows = 4". Gauge is not critical for this project.

MATERIALS

Boye® Crochet Hook, size US G/7 (4.5mm)
Tapestry Needle
6 oz. #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
Bag shown here was made using Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170g; approximately 315 yds/288m)

BODY OF BAG

SMALL (9") fits women’s sizes 6 - 7½
MEDIUM (9 1/2") fits women’s sizes 8 - 8½
LARGE (10") fits women’s sizes 9 - 10

MATERIALS

Ch 51.

Rnd 1: 3 sc in second ch from hook, sc in each rem ch up to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, ?turn work to begin working on opposite side ?of ch, sc in each unworked lp of ch, sl st to ?first sc – 102 sc.
Rnd 2:Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc – 102 sc.
Rnd 3:Ch 3, (4 dc) in same sc, * sk 2 sc, ?(5 dc) in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc, rep from * to within last 2 sc, sk 2 sc, sl st to top ?of beg ch-3 and into next 2 dc.
Rnd 4:Ch 1, sc in same dc, * (5 dc) in next sc, sc in third dc of 5-dc group, rep from * to within last sc, (5 dc), in last sc, sl st to first sc. .
Rnd 5:Ch 3, (4 dc) in same dc, * sc in third dc of 5-dc group, (5 dc) in next sc, rep from * to within last 5-dc group, sl st to top of beg ch-3 and into next 2 dc. Rep Rnds 4-5 until piece measures approximately 10" high, ending with Rnd 4..
Next Rnd:Ch 3, (2 dc) in same sc, * sk dc, sc in each of next 3 dc, (3 dc) in next sc, rep from * to within last 5-dc group, sk dc, sc in each of next 3 dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Next Rnd:Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc – 102 sc.Repeat previous rnd once more, fasten off.

STRAP:
Ch 151.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn – 150 sc.
Row 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Fasten off after final row.

FINISHING:
With tapestry needle, sew short edges of strap to bag with approximately 1" of strip inside bag, as shown in photo. Weave in all ends carefully.

Level of Difficulty: Easy



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