Easy crochet cross body bag. Hie everyone, today I am sharing with you a quick and easy crochet cross body bag pattern. The crochet cross body bag has an oval shape and it is easy to crochet even for crochet beginners. You can also check some other crochet cross body bag patterns that I did; the halfmoon bag, the bubbly cross body bag and the Jasmine stitch round bag.
Level of skill Required:
Knowledge on how to crochet single crochet and slip stitch is required for this pattern.
- Crochet Hook size 6 mm
- Macramé/ Rope or t-shirt yarn or any other bulky yarn that is about 3mm thick
- Meters used – 85m
- 6 Stitch markers
- Sewing thread and needle (for button)
- Button (20mm diameter)
One size bag
Finished bag measurements
Width- 22cm, height- 17cm
Crochet Terms in US Terminology
- join – join two stitches together , done by working a slip stitch in the top of the next stitch
- rep – repeat (do it again)
- inc – means increase that is crochet two or more stitches in one stitch
- st (s) – stitch(es)
- ** – means do what is written in-between the asterisks (for example rep** , means repeat what is written in between the asterisks)
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- You are going to work in rounds.
- The number in the brackets at the end of each instruction is the total number of stitches for that round.
Make the bag in 3 steps
- Step 1 – the bottom
- Step 2 – the sides
- Step 3 – the handle and button
Step 1- The Bottom
Foundation round: ch 14. Sc 1 in the 2nd ch from the hook and put a st marker (take note of the color of this st marker or if possible it should be a different color from the rest of the markers as it also marks the starting point of our round), continue with sc in the following chains. Sc 4 in the last ch and put 3 st markers into the last 3 sts (of the 4 sc that you just crocheted). Continue to crochet at the back of the chains, sc 3 in the last chain and put 2 st markers into the last 2 sts. (30)
Round 2: put 2 sc in the 1st st (put back the st marker into the 1st st of the increase, also this st marker is marking the starting point), *continue with1sc in the following sts which do not have stitch markers until you reach a st marker, crochet 2 sc in each of the sts with st markers (put back the st marker into the 1st st of the increase).* Repeat from * to * until you are back at the starting point. (36)
Round 3: repeat round 2. (42).
Remove all the other st markers and remain with the one that marks the starting point (the one in the first st).
Step 2 – The Sides
Round 4: put 1 sc in each st right round until you are back at the starting point. (remember to put back the st marker in the first st)
Round 5 to Round 9: repeat round 4
Round 10: put 2sc in the first st (put back the marker in the first st) *skip the following st, sc 2 in the next st* repeat from * to * until you finish the round. (42)
Round 11 to round 16: repeat round 10.
Round 17: crochet 1 slip st in each st right round. At the end cut and fasten off the ends.
Step 3 – The Handle and button
The cross body handle
Lay your bag flat. Put a st marker on one edge and another marker in st 22.
Make a slip knot and attach it to one st with marker on the edge. From there make a chain of 100 or up to desired length and join with slip st the chain to the other st with marker on the edge (make sure the chain is not twisted before joining).
Turn and crochet slip st along the chain until you are back at the starting point. Cut and fasten off the ends.
Sew the button in the 11th st from the handle, 2 rounds from the top (alternatively sew the button in the middle)
On the other side of the bag that is directly opposite the button make a chain long enough to wrap around the button, in this case chain 11. Turn and join with a slip st in the 8th ch to form a button hole.
Continue with slip st on the remaining chains until you are back at the starting point.
Cut and fasten off the ends. Your bag is done.