How To Crochet A Boho Bag

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Fancy learning some new stitches to add to your crochet skills and make a perfect summer bag at the same time? Then have a go at this colour bag designed by Miki @sfmgs using our NEW Knitcraft Cotton Blend yarn.

 

TRIBAL BOHO INSPIRED BEACH BAG

You Will Need

Knitcraft Cotton Blend – 100g balls

Yarn A: Black x2

Yarn B: Yellow

Yarn C: Denim Blue

Yarn D: Red

Yarn E: Green

Yarn F: Lilac

3mm crochet hook

1 set of Boodles Unum Wooden Bag Handles

Yarn needle

 

Abbreviations

Ch – chain

Ch-sp – Chain Space

St – Stitch

St-sp – Stitch Space; space between individual crochet stitches

Dc – double crochet (US sc)

Tc – treble crochet (US dc)

Ss – Slip Stitch

FO – Fasten Off

Yrh – Yarn over hook

Puff st – puff stitch;  [Yrh, insert hook into st, yrh, pul] 3 times into same stitch, yrh, 

draw through all 7 loops on hook. Secure with sl st.

SP-2 = spike stitch over 2 rows: spike stitch is an elongated crochet stitch. For SP-2, instead of inserting your hook directly into the row below, yarn over and insert the hook into the 2nd row below and complete the stitch.

SP-3 = spike stitch over 3 rows: spike stitch is an elongated crochet stitch. For SP-3, instead of inserting your hook directly into the row below, yarn over and insert the hook into the 3rd row below and complete the stitch.

Crab stitch – Dc from left to right instead of right to left. (vice versa for LH crocheters)

 

Special Techniques:

To create a denser fabric, this bag is made by crocheting into the spaces between stitches using a slightly smaller hook than recommended.

Gauge: 5 st = 1″ linear with a firm, even tension.

 

How To Make

R1: With yarn A, slipknot and ch 67.  Dc into 2nd ch from hook.

Dc into each ch to end. Ch1, turn.  (66 st)

 

R2: Dc into each st sp to end. Ch1, turn.

 

R3-16: Repeat R2. At end of R16, ch1 but do not turn. (66 st)

 

R17: This round will edge your work so far.

Rotate work and make (2dc) into st sp created by final R16 dc st.

Dc into next 14 sp.

(2dc)

Dc into next 64 sp.

(2dc)

Dc into next 14 sp.

(2dc)

Dc into next 64 sp. Join with ss.

 

R18: Ch1, dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO. (164 st)

 

R19: Join yarn B into any st sp. Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss.

 

R20 – 22: Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss. At end of R22, join with ss and FO. (164 st)

 

R23: Join yarn A into any st sp. Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss.

 

R24: Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.  (164 st)

 

R25: Join yarn C into any st sp. Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss.

 

R26-27: Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss. At end of R27, FO. (164 st)

 

R28: Join yarn D into any st sp. Ch1 as 1st dc. SP-2, SP-3, SP-2 over next 3 st sp.

Repeat [dc, SP-2, SP-3, SP-2] 40 times to end. Join with ss and FO. (164 st)

 

R29: Join yarn C into any st sp. Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss.

 

R30: Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO. (164 st)

 

R31: Join yarn A into any st sp. Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss

 

R32: Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO. (164 st)

 

R33 – 34: With yarn B, repeat R31 – 32. (164 st)

 

R35 – 36: With yarn A, repeat R31-32. (164 st)

 

R37 – 38: With yarn E, repeat R31-32. (164 st)

 

R39: Join yarn F into any st sp. Ch2 and make puff st into same st sp. Ch3. Miss 3 st sp.

Repeat [(puff st, ch3), miss 3 st sp] 40 times to end. Join with ss and FO. (41 st)

 

R40: Join yarn E into any ch-3 sp. Ch1 as 1st dc. (3 SP-2) into same ch-3 sp.

Repeat [(dc, 3 SP-2)] into each ch-3 sp to end. Join with ss. (164 st)

 

R41: Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO. (164 st)

 

R42-43: With yarn A, repeat R31-32. (164 st)

 

R44: Join yarn D into any st sp. Ch3 as 1st tc. Tc into st sp before ch3 just made to make criss-cross.

Miss 1 st sp.

Tc into next st sp.

Tc into missed st sp.

Repeat [miss 1 st sp, tc, tc into missed st sp] to end. Join with ss and FO. (164 st)

 

R45-46: With yarn A, repeat R31-32. (164 st)

 

R47 – 53: Repeat R37-43 taking care to match up R49 Puff st’s.

 

R54: Join yarn B into any st sp. Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss.

 

R55 – 67: Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss. At end of R67, Join with ss and FO.  (164 st)

 

R68-77-: Repeat R23-32. (164 st)

 

R78: Join yarn B into any st sp. Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss.

 

R79-83: Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into st sp to end. Join with ss. At end of R83, join with ss and FO. (164 st)

 

R84: Join yarn A into any st sp. Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end.  Join with ss.

 

R85: Ch1 as 1st dc. Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss.

 

R86: Ch1. Crab stitch in each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO. (164 st)

 

Finishing:

 

Sew/weave in ends.

Steamblock if desired.

Push out puff stitches to make sure they pop!

 

With yarn D make 41 2″ tassels and sew onto bag every 4th st sp of R67.

With yarn needle and yarn A, sew on bag handles.

 

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