I don’t know if I’m the first to create a crochet shoulder bag of this design, but I think I am, so I’m calling it the KCA shoulder bag.
I’ve made a lot of bag variations over the years, but they required so much hardware and sewing, lining etc. I wanted to make something more accessible for everyone. That’s how the crocodile stitch bag came about.
Since creating the crocodile stitch bag, I’ve seen a lot of people loved the design. Some of them loved it so much they copied the design as their own, BUT I digress lol.
I loved that design as well, but I wanted to try another crochet shoulder bag iteration that was a little more streamlined. This is it!
This bag doesn’t require any extra hardware or lining. If you did want to put that extra special touch with a lining, I do have a tutorial for that as well.
I think this is a great one to make for YOU! After making stuff for everyone else for the holidays, treat yourself! I know I love my shoulder bag.
I used Macaroni macramé rope in 2mm for the first time on this bag and I LOVE this stuff. I used to use Thai lanyard rope as that’s what we had in Thailand. It was tough to find and honestly, for this type of bag at least, the macramé is so much better.
You could use any 2mm macramé rope, but if you just don’t have access to it, you could use a #5 bulky yarn to substitute. It won’t have the same look and feel, but it will work.
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Ok, let’s get to the details on the crochet shoulder bag.
2mm Macrame rope (You can substitute 170 yards of #5 bulky weight yarn if you can’t find macrame 2mm rope, but it will have a different look and feel.)
I used 2 skeins of 2mm Macaroni Macrame Rope ( In color Vison )
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Stitches Used & Code ( US Term )
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
scsp = single crochet spike st ( Make a sc one row below the one that you’re on )
sk = skip
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch
REP = repeat
” = Inches
Gauge: 9 st X 11 rows = 4″
Measurements: 21.77″ Circumference X 10.18″ Tall *Not including the straps
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Crochet Shoulder Bag Pattern
- This bag is worked in the round from the bottom up.
- We’re going to work in spiral so make sure to place the stitch marker into the first stitch in every round.
Round 1: Start with a magic ring, 8 sc into the ring sp. Total of 8 st
Round 2: 2 sc into each st around. Total of 16 st
Round 3: 1 sc into each st around. Total of 16 st
Round 4: 2 sc into each st around. Total of 32 st
Round 5 and Round 6: 1 sc into each st around. Total of 32 st
Round 7: *1 sc, 2 sc into next st* REP from *TO* around. Total of 48 st
Round 8: 1 sc into each st around. Total of 48 st
Round 9: 2 sc into first st, 1 sc into next st and each st around. Total of 49 st
Round 10: 1 sc into each st around. Total of 49 st
Round 11: *1 sc, 1 scsp into next st* REP from *TO* until you have 1 st left, 1 sc into last st. Total of 49 st ( Check picture below )
Round 12: *1 scsp, 1 sc into next st* REP from *TO* until you have 1 st left, 1 scsp into last st. Total of 49 st ( Check picture below )
REP Round 11 and Round 12, 10 more times. You’ll have a total of 32 rounds ( Check picture below )
Round 33: sc2tog, 1 sc into next st and each st around. Total of 48 st
Round 34 and Round 35: 1 sc into each st around. Total of 48 st
Round 36: ch 1 ( count as 1 ch sp ), sk next st, 1 sc into each of next 8 st, ch 1, sk next st, 1 sc into each of next 4 st, ch 1, sk next st, 1 sc into each of next 4 st, ch 1, sk next st, 1 sc into each of next 4 st, ch 1, sk next st, 1 sc into each of next 8 st, ch 1, sk next st, 1 sc into each of next 4 st, ch 1, sk next st, 1 sc into each of next 4 st, ch 1, sk next st,1 sc into each of last 4 st. Total of 48 st ( including the ch 1 sp )
Round 37: 1 sc into each st and each ch 1 sp around. Total of 48 st
Round 38 and Round 39: 1 sc into each st around. Total of 48 st
The end of round 39 cut the yarn and weave all the ends ( Check picture below )
For the drawstring/strap, we’ll make our shoulder strap by making our desired length x two. For example, if I want my strap to be 30″,I’ll make my strap chains to 60″ end to end.
Make the ch until it reaches about 60 inches, Turn, 1 sl st into the back bump of the second ch from the hook, 1 sl st into the back bump of each ch across, cut the yarn and leave about an 8″ long tail.
Adding the drawstring strap into the crochet bag
Thread the drawstring into the bag at the first ch 1 sp in round 36 and continue counter clockwise around the bag. Weave the drawstring through each loop all the way around the bag and then sew the ends of the drawstring together ( Check picture below )
Congratulations on your crochet shoulder bag!
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