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Crochet Boho Bag Pattern & Tutorial

Crochet Boho Bag Pattern & Tutorial

I picked up this skein of Bernat Pop! in scarlet sizzle with no real plans, just cause it was pretty, I’m sure you can relate! I decided to create a bag using only this one skein. The color changes create a pleasing pattern for you, without any planning. I designed this bag to be sturdy but still lightweight. While there is some stretch (as with all yarn), it is minimal and therefore suited to a purse. I love projects that only require one skein of yarn and this one worked out so well!


1 skein Bernat Pop! in Scarlet Sizzle

Size H crochet hook

1 1/8″ button

scissors, yarn needle

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Pattern Notes:

Worked in the round. Beginning chains count as a stitch.

My finished bag dimensions were about 8″ wide and 9″ deep (with items inside). It’s about 2 ft tall with the strap extended. I’m just under 5′ 2″ and am able to wear it both on my shoulder and as a cross-body bag. If you are taller (and most people are!) making adjustments to lengthen the strap are easy and covered below.


4 DC X 2 rows = 1″ square

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1.10 DC in magic circle, join with slip stitch, pull tightly closed

2. Ch. 3 (all ch. 3s count as 1st DC), DC in same stitch, 2 DC in each around, join with a slip stitch (20 DC)

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3. Ch. 3, DC in same, *{2 DC, DC 1} repeat around from *, join with a slip stitch (30 DC)

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4. Ch. 3, DC in same, *{2 DC, DC, DC} repeat around from *, join with a slip stitch (40 DC)


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5. Ch. 3, DC in same, *{2 DC, DC 3} repeat around from *, join with a slip stitch (50 DC)

6. Ch. 6 (counts as 1 DC + 3 chains), {DC, skip 1, Ch. 3} (25 DC & 25 chain spaces)

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7. *{Ch. 3, slip stitch to skipped DC from previous row (Creates bottom of the ‘V’), Ch. 3, slip stitch to top of DC} (completes the ‘V’ shape) repeat from * around until end of round (25 ‘V’s)


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8. Ch. 6, back post DC to DC from round 6 (first picture),*{Ch. 3, back post DC to DC from previous round}, repeat from * to end of round.

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Slip stitch to 3rd chain from the Ch. 6 starting chain to finish the round.

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9. *{Ch. 3, slip stitch to chain space from previous round. Ch. 3, slip stitch to top of DC from previous round}.

Repeat rounds 8 & 9 for a total of 17 sets, ending on a row like #8.

Here are some more pics of the ‘V’s as the pattern is worked:

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A picture of the inside of the bag where you can easily see the back post stitches:

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To Finish:

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Ch. 4 *{2 DC in chain space from previous row, ch. 1} repeat from * to end of round, join with a slip stitch.

For the strap:

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Slip stitch 4, Ch. 1, turn (so you start & finish your strap width on DC, not chain spaces)

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*{SC 7, Ch. 1, turn} repeat as needed, until strap is long enough, or the yarn runs out.

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Match up stitches so they’re straight and slip stitch into place on opposite side.

This is the actual tail I was left with! Since it was so close and everyone’s tension varies, just be aware.

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Yarn stretches so if your strap is a bit shorter it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. If you’d prefer a longer strap, then you can shorten the width by a few stitches and then you’ll have more yarn to lengthen the strap with.

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Sew on a button to one side. 1 1/8″ button size worked well for the chain spaces in the top row.

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Hope you enjoy your crochet hobo bag, or gift it to a loved one!






5 thoughts on “Crochet Boho Bag Pattern & Tutorial”

  • “Row 8. Back post DC to DC from previous round” – this makes no sense to me and the picture is confusing. The previous round (Row 7) is all 3 chains and slip stitches. There are no DC’s in the previous round. Can you explain what you mean by DC to DC in previous round?

    • Hi Jennifer,
      Sorry that’s confusing. It should read “back post DC to the DC from round 6.” I changed it on the pattern. You are back post double crocheting around the top of the DC from round 6, which is the same place you slip stitch 3 to create the top of the ‘v.’ I hope that helps clear up any confusion. Please don’t hesitate to ask for more clarity.

  • 4. Ch. 3, DC in same, *{2 DC, DC 2} repeat around from *, join with a slip stitch (40 DC)…

    Confused about the 2DC, DC2. Previous row has 30 DC so 2DC,DC2 will give me 60 DC instead of the 40DC

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