Crochet Mini Shoulder Bag

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Today, we’re crocheting a simple mini shoulder bag / baguette bag. This DIY mini shoulder bag is super cute and super fun to make!

Crochet shoulder bag

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Video Tutorial

You can follow along with my YouTube video to crochet your shoulder bag! I have timestamps included to section the video and help you jump to any point you need to!

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Project Level

This easy crochet shoulder bag tutorial is for those that are slightly more advanced than beginner! This bag is worked in rounds, which an absolute beginner may not be familiar with. Also, the attachment of the strap can be a little difficult, but you can crochet the strap separately, then sew it on. The rest is pretty easy. We use half double crochet for the entire project!

Materials

Final Dimensions

The bag will be approximately 22 cm (9 inches) wide and 14 cm (5.5 inches)

Notes and Tips

  • This pattern is written using US crochet terms
  • Tighten your slip stitches to make the seam smaller and less visible
  • The chain 1 at the beginning of each round does NOT count as a half double crochet
  • If you’re having trouble with the bag strap, consider chaining the length of the strap you want and half double crocheting across it. Then, simply sew the strap onto the ends of the bag
  • Weave in your loose ends on the inside of the bag

Abbreviations

ch = chain

st = stitch

hdc = half double crochet

sl st = slip stitch


Body

Foundation Chain

Make a slip knot and ch 34 (or to your desired width) + ch 1 turning

Round 1

2 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc across except last ch, 2 hdc in last ch

Rotate to work along bottom of foundation ch.

2 hdc in 1st ch, hdc across except last ch, 2 hdc in last ch

sl st to first hdc of the round (72)

Round 2 – 18

ch 1, hdc in st at base of ch and in every st across, sl st

Fasten off.

Strap

Flatten the bag and designate 2 st for the left and right side, making sure the number of st between the sides are equal.

Attach your yarn to the st on the right side in the back.

ch 55 (or desired strap length), sl st to left back st, sl st to left front st

hdc across strap chain, sl st to right, front st

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

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4 Comments

  1. I love the simplicity of this. I’m a crochet teacher, so introducing single crochet this way will hopefully encourage them to keep going!

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