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Crochet Handbag/ Clutch (Free Pattern)

Welcome back fellow yarnoholic! It has been ages since I made a crochet handbag /crochet clutch and actually sewed a lining in, but I’ve been on a bit of a roll.

I almost never make custom orders or any sort of finished product for sale, but a close friend asked me too crochet a handbag with a lining and I obliged. I, secretly or not so secretly, hate sewing. The machine freaks me out and I don’t know what I’m doing lol.

finished crochet handbag

Once I finished her crochet handbag and cried my way through the sewing part, I felt oddly inspired to make another one. So, why not make one to share with you all!

So here’s another free crochet handbag pattern with the actual lining part included in a separate post. Take note because I might not sew another lining for awhile lol. We’ll see if I can improve my relationship with the sewing machine.

crochet a handbag just like this and sew in a lining for a top quality look and function

This can also be a crochet clutch bag without the strap. It’s just the right size to work as both a crochet handbag or crochet clutch, so you really get your time and money worth out of this pattern.

If you liked this crochet handbag pattern, you might also like some of these other bags patterns below.

1 Mini Crocodile Stitch Bag / 2 Crochet Shoulder Bag / 3 Crochet Drawstring Pom Pom Bag

If you’d like a video tutorial to follow along, be sure to scroll down to the bottom.


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Stitches Used & Code (US Term)

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sc = single crochet
  • bl = back loop
  • REP = repeat
  • YO = yarn over hook
  • ” = inches

Skill: Easy

Gauge: 16 st X 15 rows = 4″

Measurements: 10.5″ Wide X 6.13″ Tall

Crochet a handbag pattern

Note:  We’re going to work in spiral so make sure to place the stitch marker into the first stitch in every round

Round 1: ch 41, 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch across, 1 sc into each ch on the other side across. Total of 80 sc

Round 2: 2 sc into bl of first st, 1 sc into bl of next 38 st, 2 sc into bl of next st, 2 sc into bl of next st, 1 sc into bl of next st and each st until you have 1 st left, 2 sc into bl of last st. Total of 84 st

Round 3 – Round 23: 1 sc into bl of each st around. Total of 84 st

The end of round 23 cut the yarn and weave all the ends

finishing the body of the crochet handbag


For the straps I used an I-cord. I’m going to use the ring loop hardware to attach the straps to my bag. That way I can remove the straps and use the bag as a clutch.

You can also just sew the straps to the bag if you don’t want the clutch option. If you do sew them in, leave about a 6″ tail before you start your i cord and another 6″ after. You can use these tails to sew the strap into the bag.

Row 1 : ch 3, Insert hook into second ch from hook, YO pull up a loop. Insert hook into next ch, YO pull up a loop. Total of 3 loops on hook (Check picture below)

Row 2 : Remove two loops on hook (Make sure not to lose them). With remaining loop on hook, YO pull up a loop. Insert hook into next loop, YO pull up a loop. Insert hook into next loop, YO pull up a loop. Total of 3 loops on hook (Check picture below)

Repeat row 2 until your strap reaches about 24 inches long or your desired length

The last row of I-Cord : With 3 loops on hook, YO pull through all the loops on hook then ch 1 to secure. Cut the yarn and weave all the ends

Next just insert the ring loops into the straps and the bag and you’re done!

It can be used as a handbag, shoulder bag or remove the strap for a crochet clutch bag


Congratulations on your finished bag! Now the time has come to decide…add a lining, or no?

I think you’ll love it either way, but if you’re up for the extra challenge, I highly recommend this lining tutorial.