How to Crochet a Mini Festival Bumbag

Don’t dampen your style with a boring backpack this festival season when you can hook up this tassel bumbag instead. Keep your phone within easy reach with this fun crochet bumbag from our Knitcraft Ambassador Kim (@nowaycrochet). Using 2 ends of yarn and a 6mm hook you will finish this project in an afternoon and be ready to add it to your evening outfit. 

You Will Need Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terms

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single crochet

Hdc – Half double crochet

Hdc2tog – Half double crochet 2 together

Slst – Slip stitch

How To Make

Take 2 strands of cotton blend together


Sc in 3rd ch from hook

Sc to end of row,


Ch2, turn.

Sc to end of row


Continue for another 12 rows (14 rows of sc in total)


Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc until you have 2 stitches left on the row, hdc2tog,

Ch2, turn


Repeat for another 2 rows


Fasten off and weave in ends.

Fold your work into thirds, starting from the bottom upwards and folding down the top envelope flap.

Ch1 and sc up along the side of your bumbag to join. Do not fasten off


For the strap –


 ch1, turn and sc along 3 stitches.

 Repeat for another 44 rows


Repeat these steps for the other side.


Fasten off and weave in ends


For the tassels – cut even lengths of yarn and loop through the bottom stitches of your bumbag alternately.


Cut and trim to length.


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