Do you love quick and simple projects? I am talking finish it in one sitting quick?! Well if so, this project is for YOU! This bag works up so fast, and uses simple stitches. The end result is a nice sized crossover bag that you can carry around all year!
This was a fun design for me for many reasons! I got to use new yarn I have never tried before, I got to use a new stitch for the purse strap, and I got to make a crossover bag that I truly need for my everyday life! Total win for me, and I am so excited to share it with all of you!
Are you ready to make one of your own?
1 Ball of Lion Brand’s “Rewind Tape Yarn”
*242 yards of similar yarn*
6 mm J hook
5 mm H hook
SC- Single Crochet
HDC- Half Double Crochet
HDC TBL- Half Double Crochet Through the Back Loop (Video Reference)
Special stitch to create the straps : I-Cord (Video Reference)
13 HDC X 9 Rows = 4 X 4 inches
Finished Size of the Bag:
9 X 9 inches
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CH 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
Turn your work after each Row.
Bag is worked flat, then sewn at the sides to complete.
Pattern: Using 6 mm J Hook
1- CH 31, SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC in each CH across. (30 SC)
2- CH 1, SC in each st across. (30 SC)
3- CH 1, HDC in each st across. (30 HDC)
4- CH 1, HDC TBL in each st across. (30 HDC)
Keep repeating 3-4 until you have reached Row 44.
45-46- CH 1, SC in each st across. (30 SC)
Tie off, leaving a long tail to sew up the side of your bag.
Lay your piece flat, then fold in half. You will want your two SC rows at the beginning, lined up with the last 2 SC rows.
Take your yarn needle, and long tail and whip stitch (or whatever seaming method you prefer) and sew the two sides together. Starting at the corner (where the red dot is on the photo) and working down to the bottom of the bag.
Tie off, and repeat on the other side.
We will be creating little loops on the inside sides of the bag, this will be for our straps.
1- Find the seam on the inside of your bag
2- Using your 6 mm J Hook, Attach your yarn to a loop 3 rows down from the top. (close to the seam)
3- CH 6
4- Slip Stitch to a loop 3 rows down on the other side of the seam.
5- You should now have a small loop.
Tie off and repeat for other side.
Creating the Strap:
Using your 5 mm H hook, you will create an I-Cord until it reaches 114 inches long. (Or until it reaches a length best for you. Keep in mind the strap will be folded in half and tied at the top making the strap half the length.)
Tie off and weave in any and all ends.
Take your I-Cord Strap, and feed one end through both loops on your bag. Put both ends of the cord together and make a knot.
Move and adjust the strap through the loops until even.
You did it! Woohoo!! Be sure to share your bags with me on instagram!