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Sturdy Crochet Crossbody Bag Pattern

Crochet you own bag with this free crochet crossbody bag pattern which is suitable for beginners. This easy crochet pattern uses only the US single crochet stitch and slip stitches to create a study bag that fits all your essentials.

Sturdy Crochet Crossbody Bag Pattern

Sturdy Crochet Crossbody Bag Pattern | Free Crochet Pattern

Make your own go-to summer bag with this easy to follow crochet crossbody bag pattern. Whether you are heading out for a day by the pool or you’re off out on a dog walk, this bag is big enough to hold all your essentials without being to big to weigh you down.

The bag is worked from the bottom up, in a continuous round which prevents any unsightly bumps from the joined rounds and the handle is worked directly on to the bag so there is no sewing or joining required.

If you know how to make a single crochet stitch, you can complete this bag in a very short time and be comfortably carrying everything you need.

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Free Crochet Crossbody Bag pattern

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What’s the best yarn for a crochet crossbody bag?

The best yarn to make a crochet crossbody bag is 100% or a cotton acrylic blend due to the hard wearing nature of cotton.

You’re going to love your handmade bag, so it’s worth using a yarn that will last a long time.

For this pattern, I used Knitcraft Return of the Mac which is marked as a chunky weight cotton – it’s more of a macramé cord, but the weight of this yarn can easily be replicated by holding 2 strands of worsted (Aran) weight yarn together.

For more details about working with multiple strands of yarn, and how to replicate yarn weights with more than one strand of yarn click here.

This yarn was provided by Hobbycraft as part of my role as an employee and Artisan in my local store. 

Return of the Mac crochet pattern

How to make this crochet crossbody bag pattern

Pattern Notes

  • Please read through the entire pattern before beginning, regardless of skill level. Please contact me ([email protected]) if help is needed to understand any part of pattern.
  • This body of the bag is worked in continuous rounds.
  • The handle is worked onto the bag in rows, which are slip stitched to join to the bag. The Final Round is worked in a continuous round.
  • Beginning ch 1 does not count as stitch.
  • When instructed to work in BLO, ensure the right side of the bag is facing.
  • This project is worked in continuous rounds without joining. It is recommended that you use a stitch marker to keep track of 1st of round and move up as you work.


10 sts and 11 rows = 4″ in sc with 8mm crochet hook

Finished Size

  • 10.5″ wide and 9.5″ tall
  • Strap length – 40″


To complete this project you will need:

  • 200m Chunky weight 100% cotton
  • I used Knitcraft Return of the Mac 100% cotton, (200g, 81m)
  • MC – Linen (160m)
  • CC – Sage (40m)
  • 8mm hook
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Needle for chunky yarn

Abbreviations –  US Terms (UK in brackets)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Ch – Chain

Ch Sp – Chain space

Sl St – Slip stitch

Sc (dc) – Single (double) crochet

RS – Right side

How to Crochet a Crossbody Bag – Video Tutorial

Round 1 (RS): In MC, Ch 17, sc in 2nd from hook (place marker), sc in next 14, 3 sc in last, rotate to work in other side of ch, sc in next 14, 2 sc in last, DO NOT JOIN. (34 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in next, sc in next 14, 2 sc in next 3, sc in next 14, 2 sc in next 2. (40 sc)

Round 3: 2 sc in next 2, sc in next 14, 2 sc in next 6, sc in next 14, 2 sc in next 4. (52 sc)

Rounds 4-8: Sc in each around. (52 sc)

Round 9: In CC. Sc in each around.

Rounds 10-12: In MC, Sc in each around.

Rounds 13-23: Repeat Rounds 9-12 ending last repeat on Row 11.

Continue to Mark for Handle.

Mark for Handle

Lay bag flat, mark 7 sts around the side edge leaving 19 sts along each flat edge.

Round 24: sc in each stitch around to 1st marked st, do not fasten off.

Continue to Handle

How to crochet a crossbody bag


Row 1: Sl st to 1st marked st, ch 90, ensuring chain is not twisted, sl st to 4th marked stitch, turn, working into back bump of ch, sc in 2nd ch and each ch across, in BLO sl st across next 2 st on bag, turn. (89 sc)

Row 2: Working into sts in handle, sc in each st across, sl st across next 2 st on bag, turn. (89 sc)

Row 3-5: repeat Row 2.

Continue to Final Round.

Final Round: *Sc into each st around to next handle edge, sc into space at base of handle, sc around post of next st, working in BLO sc in next 5; Repeat from * around to end of next handle base.

Fasten off, weave ends. (Designer used Invisible Join to fasten off)

Crochet Crossbody bag pattern

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Free Crochet Crossbody Bag pattern

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