Sunday, November 22, 2015

Boho Twist Crossbody Bag FREE crochet pattern

EVERYONE needs one of these cute little bags!!!  It is a simple construction and large enough to carry all of your essentials. Worked in the round with a bit of lacy openwork to show off bits of your zippered fabric lining, which I am going to show you how make with a picture tutorial!! 

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SIZE:  8 inches wide x 10 inches tall (excluding strap)

·         Aunt Lydias Crochet Cotton Thread/Fashion 3, Size 1, Super Fine, 150 yds each – 2 balls, 300 yds total. You can also use two strands of size 10 cotton held together and get the same results.
·         Size C (2.75 mm) crochet hook
·         One 9 inch all-purpose zipper
·         Two pieces of fabric measuring ½ inch larger (all the way around) than finished crocheted piece.  Approx. 9” x 11”
·         Coordinating Sewing thread, sewing machine (optional) and hand sewing needle.

GAUGE: 6 dc = 1 inch, 3 dc rows = 1 inch

·         Ch (chs) – chain (chains)
·         Hdc – half double crochet
·         St (sts) – stitch (stitches)
·         Sl st – slip stitch
·         Beg – beginning
·         BLO – back loop only
·         Trc – treble crochet
·         Tr double cross st – treble double cross stitch: skip 2 sts, trc in next two sts, working behind previous sts, trc in 2 skipped sts.
·         Rsc – reverse single crochet
·         Tr cross st – treble cross stitch: skip next st, trc next st, working behind previous st, trc in skipped st.

Rnd 1: Ch 45. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 41 chs.  5 hdc in last ch.  Working down opposite side of ch, hdc in 41 sts across.  3 hdc in last ch.  Sl st in top of beg ch to join.  (92)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st as join. 2 hdc in next st, hdc next 42 sts, 2 hdc in next 4 sts, hdc next 42 sts, 2 hdc next 2 sts. Sl st in top of beg ch 2 to join.  (100)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc next st, 2 hdc next st, hdc next 44 sts, 2 hdc next st, hdc next 5 sts, 2 hdc next st, hdc next 44 sts, 2 hdc next st, hdc last st. Hdc in same st as join.  Sl st in top of beg ch 2 to join.  (105)
Rnd 4: Work in BLO this round only. Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st in top of first sc to join.  (105)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in each st around. Sl st in top of first hdc to join. (105)
Rnds 6-7: Ch 2, hdc in each st around. Sl st in top of beg ch 2 to join.  (105)
Rnd 8: Ch 3, * work tr double cross st, dc next st. Repeat from * around.  Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join.
Rnds 9-25: Repeat Rnd 8 seventeen times.
Rnds 26-29: Ch 2, hdc around. Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join.
Rnd 30: Ch 1, rsc around.  Sl st in first st to join.  Finish off.

Leave a long tail at the beginning and end of your strap for sewing it to the bag.
Row 1: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across.  (4)
Row 2-4: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (4)
Row 5: Ch 3, turn. Tr cross st, dc last st. (4)
Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Sc across.
Repeat rows 5 and 6 fifty five (55) more times (or to desired length).
Last 3 rows: repeat row 6.  Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Set aside strap and begin lining tutorial below.

Cut two pieces of fabric 1/2 inch larger than the finished crochet piece.

Fold over and press 1/2" along the top edge of the fabric.

Pin the zipper to the inside of one lining piece with the zipper pull facing you and the top edge of the zipper (which looks like the bottom edge in this picture) even with the edge of the lining.  It looks backwards, but I promise it is not.

Using a zipper foot on your sewing machine, or carefully by hand, stitch the first side of the zipper to the fabric lining.  Repeat with the other side.

After your zipper has been stitched in it will look like this.  

And this is how it should look on the inside of the lining.

Pin the edges of the lining together like so.

Stitch a half inch seam allowance, then trim the edges down.

You will not be able to stitch all the way to the zipper, that is okay.

Zig Zag around the cut edges to prevent fraying.  This is not absolutely necessary, but I did this because the contrast between my lining and the crochet piece is very stark and any fraying seemed to peek out between the crochet stitches.

Insert the lining into the crocheted piece, line up the end of the zipper with the side of the bag and pin in place.

Do the same thing with the other end of the zipper.  This will hold the lining in place while you get the rest of it pinned.

Pin the lining every 1-1/2 inches to hold secure.

Make sure that your zipper peeks out above the crochet work.

Thread a hand sewing needle with coordinating thread and stitch the bag to the zipper.  Do not go all the way through to the lining, or your stitches will show.  Go slowly and try to just grab the zipper fabric with the needle.

Looks pretty nice, huh??

Using the long tails on the ends of the strap, stitch the strap to the last 4 rows before the rsc row.  

VOILA!!!!  It is finished!!

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