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Free Crochet Belt Bag Pattern

Aug 21, 2023

This crochet belt bag pattern is a great project to stitch up to keep your hands free while you're out and about. This free crochet bag pattern features the granny stitch and stunning cluster stitches to create a textured crochet bag.

Free crochet Belt Bag Pattern

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Crochet Belt Bag Pattern for Beginners

I am pleased to welcome Christine Botelho of Rows.of.Crochet back as a guest designer on the Cosy Rosie UK website.


Christine is one of my favourite crocheters and helps me to bring my own designs to life with her support in editing my patterns.


Last year, during the Hodgepodge Blanket CAL, she help look after the community group while I was in hospital and is always available to answer a query when needed.


Today, Christine is sharing her Not Your Granny's Fanny Pack design to feature in the 2023 Stitching with Granny Event.


From 1st-25th August 2023, a different pattern has been highlighted that uses the granny stitch (3dc) and the differing patterns available is quite mind blowing.


On 21st August 2023, you can take 50% off the printable PDF of this pattern using the discount code found by clicking the button below.

There is also a pattern bundle that will allow you to get your hands on all 25 of the patterns featured in the event. To get your copy, click the button below. Please note - this link uses Christine's affiliate link - this means that if you purchase the bundle using this link, Christine will earn a commission, but the price you pay remains unchanged.



I'll hand the reigns over to Christine to share her Not Your Granny's Fanny Pack pattern.


Hi, I’m Christine, wife, mom to one awesome human and one big furbaby. I am a yarn and hook collector, tech editor, pattern designer and most of all crochet lover!  When I'm not crocheting, I am tending to my 200 plants. 


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You can purchase a printable copy of the Not Your Grannys Fanny Pack in the Rows.of.Crochet pattern shop.


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Yarn:

Bernat Softee Cotton, #3 weight yarn (60% cotton, 40% acrylic; 254 yds/232 m per 4.2 oz/120 g skein)

  • 1 skein Sandstone


HOOK & OTHER MATERIALS

  • US Size H/8 (5.0mm) crochet hook
  • US Size G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook
  • 7”-9” zipper
  • D rings (optional)
  • Fabric for lining (optional)
  • Adjustable Strap
  • Stitch Markers
  • Yarn needle


SIZES/FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • 13” across x 5” wide


GAUGE

  • Gauge is not critical for this project


Pattern Notes

  • Similar #4 weight yarns may be substituted; please check gauge.
  • Beginning ch-3 counts as dc throughout. Ch-5 counts as (dc, ch 2).
  • Chainless Starting Double Crochet can be made in place of beginning ch-3 if preferred.
  • Sl st to 1st stitch of each round to join.
  • Groups of 3 dc are skipped in Rounds 1-4.
  • Finishing for Fanny Pack is very customizable - Pictured is flat option


Special Stitches

FPpuff (Front Post puff) = yo, insert hook from front to back around indicated, yo, pull up loop, [yo, insert hook around same from front to back, yo, pull up loop] 3 times (9 loops on hook), yo, pull through 8 loops on hook, yo, pull through 2 loops


Skill level: Easy

  • Intermediate


Materials:

  • Any Aran/worsted weight yarn
  • 5mm Tunisian Crochet Hook or 5mm Straight Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle


Gauge:

  • gauge not essential - Use a larger or smaller crochet hook to obtain the correct finished square size.


Finished Size: 

  • 8" x 8"


Big Square | Crochet Belt Bag Pattern

Big Square (make 1)

Round 1: With H hook, make magic ring, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc, ch 2] 3 times in ring, join—12 dc, 4 ch-2 sps.


Round 2: Sl st in next, ch 5 (counts as (dc, ch 2)), (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, *ch 2, skip 1 dc, dc in next, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around to last dc, ch 2, skip last dc, join to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5—28 dc, 4 ch-1 sps, 8 ch-2 sps.


Round 3: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same, ch 2, FPpuff around next, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, FPpuff around next dc, ch 2; repeat from * around, join—24 dc, 4 FPpuffs, 4 ch-1 sps, 8 ch-2 sps.


Round 4: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same, [ch 2, dc in next ch-2 sp] 2 times, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, [ch 2, dc in next ch-2 sp] 2 times, ch 2; repeat from * around, join—32 dc, 4 ch-1 sps, 12 ch-2 sps


*Note for Rounds 5-10 – these rounds are where “corner” dc will be worked in, outermost dc are the sts that will be used.


Round 5: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc , ch 2, 3 dc) in same, ch 2, skip 2, dc in next, ch 1, FPpuff around next dc, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, FPpuff around next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc(corner), ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip 2, dc in next dc(corner), ch 1, FPpuff around next dc, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, FPpuff around next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc(corner), ch 2; repeat from * around, join—36 dc, 8 FPpuffs, 8 ch-2 sps, 20 ch-1 sps.


*Note for Rounds 6-10 – when instructed to dc in next, skip all ch-sps, dc will be made in a FPpuff or a dc.


Round 6: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same, ch 2, skip 2, dc in next, [ch 1, FPpuff around next, ch 1, dc in next] 3 times, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip 2, dc in next, [ch 1, FPpuff around next, ch 1, dc in next] 3 times, ch 2; repeat from * around, join—40 dc, 12 FPpuffs, 8 ch-2 sps, 28 ch-1 sps.

Free Crochet Belt Bag Pattern

Round 7: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same, ch 2, skip 2, dc in next, ch 1, FPpuff around next, ch 1, dc in next] 4 times, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc), ch 2, skip 2, dc in next, [ch 1, FPpuff around next, ch 1, dc in next] 4 times, ch 2; repeat from * around, join—44 dc, 16 FPpuffs, 36 ch-1 sps, 8 ch-2 sps.


Round 8: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same, ch 2, skip 2, dc in next, [ch 1, FPpuff around next, ch 1, dc in next] 5 times, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip 2, dc in next, [ch 1, FPpuff around next, ch 1, dc in next] 5 times, ch 2; repeat from * around, join—48 dc, 20 FPpuffs, 44 ch-1 sps, 8 ch-2 sps.


Round 9: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same, ch 2, skip 2, dc in next, [ch 1, FPpuff around next, ch 1, dc in next] 6 times ch 2, * (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2 skip 2, dc in next, [ch 1, FPpuff around next, ch 1, dc in next] 6 times ch 2; repeat from * around, jooin—52 dc, 24 FPpuffs, 48 ch-1 sps, 8 ch-2 sps


Round 10: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same, ch 2, skip 2, dc in next, [ch 1, FPpuff around next, ch 1, dc in next] 7 times ch 2, * (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2 skip 2, dc in next, [ch 1, FPpuff around next, ch 1, dc in next] 7 times, ch 2; repeat from * around, join— 56 dc, 28 FPpuffs, 52 ch-1 sps, 8 ch-2 sps.


Round 11: Ch 1, sc in same, working in sts and ch-sps, sc in each around, placing 1 sc in each ch-1 sp and 2 sc in each ch-2 sp, join—152 sc. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Small Square | Crochet Belt Bag Pattern

Small Squares (make 2)

Round 1: With G hook, make magic ring, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 1, [3 dc, ch 1] 3 times in ring, join—12 dc, 4 ch-1 sps.


Round 2: Sl st to ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around, join—24 dc, 8 ch-1 sps.


Round 3: Sl st to ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around, join—36 dc, 12 ch-1 sps.


Round 4: Sl st to ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] 2 times, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sps, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] 2 times, ch 1; repeat from * around, join—48 dc, 16 ch-1 sps.


Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same, working in sts and skipping ch-1 sps of sides only, sc in each around, join—52 sc. Fasten off 1st square, do NOT fasten off 2nd square, sl st in corner sc, continue to joining

Free Tunisian Granny Square Pattern for Beginners

Joining the Squares | Crochet Belt Bag Pattern

If preferred, add lining to Big Square.


With WS together, place Small Square’s corner sc and Big Square’s corner sc together, working through both layers, sc evenly around 3 sides of Small Square/1 side of Big Square—38 sc


Designer left working loop with locking st marker in it until zipper was sewn in.

Repeat for opposite side with 2nd Small Square.


For Flat Option

Using preferred method, sew in Zipper, making sure equal number of sts are left on each end.

 Once Zipper is sewn in choose 1 side to fasten off, with opposite side’s working loop, working through both layers and working toward Zipper, sl st in each across to Zipper, working on 1 side of Zipper, (sl st, ch 1) in each across to end of Zipper, working through both layers, sl st in each across to end of piece, ch 1, turn, (sl st, ch 1) in each across toward Zipper, working in unworked side of Zipper, (sl st, ch 1) in each across to unworked sts on opposite end, working through both layers, sl st in each across, ch 1, turn, (sl st, ch 1) in each across to Zipper.


Sew D-Rings to back side of sl sts on opposite side of back, add preferred strap.


For Flat Bottom Purse

Follow Joining Square as above, square up sides of Small Square, add plastic canvas to bottom if preferred.

Fold un-worked side of Small Square in toward Big Square (forming a v), working through both layers sl st in each across or sew each side.

Sew or sl st across a few sts of each side of sideways v at top of bag to hold shape.

Strap Options

Strap

If an adjustable Strap is preferred, attach hooks to each corner of bag using preferred method.

Attach D-rings to either side of Strap, attach Strap to hooks.


Crochet Strap

Row 1: With G hook, ch 202 (or preferred number of chains for desired length), hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across, turn—200 hdc.


Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same, *skip 2, 3 hdc in next; repeat from * across to last, hdc in last, turn— 200 hdc.


Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in each across. Fasten off, sew ends to each corner using preferred method or attach each end of Strap to D-ring or clasp.

Weave in all ends

A huge thank you to Rows.of.Crochet by Christine Botelho for sharing her free crochet belt bag pattern with us.


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