This post contains affiliate links.
I have been on such a bag making kick, as you probably know. It’s my new obsession. So as I made this bag, I made sure to write down the pattern to share with you all!
Summer is coming and it’s time to stock up on cotton yarn projects! Boho bags will definitely be my summer love.
I chose to work with Hobby Lobby’s I love This Cotton yarn because I truly love the softness of it.
As for embellishments, I have found a fabulous line called Spirited Life at Joann Fabric that works perfectly with my boho bags. This is the one I chose for this project:
Gather your supplies and let’s make a gorgeous bag!!!!
1 Skein I Love This Cotton Yarn (Pewter shown)
1 Crochet Hook Size I (5.50 mm)
1 Yarn Needle
1 Beaded Embellishment
Row 1: hdc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in each stitch to end (50 st) (Be sure to do your hdc in the bottom loop of the stitch so that you may match up the stitches while sewing purse shut – see photo)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch to end (50 st)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in 3rd loop only to end (50 st)
Row 4-16: Ch 1, turn hdc in each stitch to end (50 st)
Row 17: Ch 1, turn, hdc in 3rd loop only to end (50 st)
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch to end (50 st)
Do not fasten off
Fold work in half long ways and line up your stitches. Turn work 90 degrees and begin working down the sides, stitching two sides together.
Edging: sc in both stitches down side, closing the gap as shown, 2 sc in corner, work 18 sc across bottom, 2 sc in corner, sc in both stitches up other side to end, ch 1, cut yarn and pull through to secure.
Tie off and weave in ends.
Row 1: hdc in 2nd chain from hook and in each stitch to end, finish off and weave in ends.
Tuck ends of strap into sides of top of bag and securely sew in place with yarn needle, finish off and weave in ends.
In magic circle, work 10 hdc, sl st to 1st hdc and tighten magic circle, finish off with tail for sewing
Weave sewing needle with tail in and out of each of the 10 hdc, fold work in half and pull tail tight until you have formed a button. See photos.
Sew button where desired to the front panel of your purse, sew in ends.
sl st a loop to the center of back panel and chain 12 (or however many chains you need to wrap around the button on your work) sl st in same stitch at center of work, finish off and weave in ends.
Secure your jewelry or embellishment to front of work
Cut 48 pieces of yarn approx. 17″ in length for fringe. Tie 8 sets of 6 strands as shown in photos to bottom of bag, spaced evenly, trim as desired.
Your bag is finished!!!! These are perfect for summer outings and make great gifts! Please be sure to share your creations here with us all in the comments – I love seeing your work!!!
Happy Hooking, Hookers!