The Boho Bag Pattern


If you love circles and bags and crochet and colorful things… then The Boho Bag is perfect for you! You can also make a solid colored bag, but I just love mixing the colors and making unique bags! 😻🌈

So, let’s get into it! I am a self-taught pattern writer and am by no means an expert crocheter. With that being said, if you find any problems with this pattern or need help or further explanation, please reach out to me. I’m happy to help and revise the pattern as needed.

Materials:

-Size US M13/9.00 mm crochet hook

-3 skeins of 4-ply worsted weight acrylic yarn (this is a great stash buster project, which is how I started my very first Boho Bag.) You can use all the same color, but I like the multicolor look!

-scissors

-needle to sew in ends

*Entire project is made using 3 strands of yarn at once.*Circles for Body of Bag – make 2. Fasten off first one. Do not fasten off second circle. We will use the attached yarn to connect the circles together and to form the handles. Round 1: Ch 4, slip stitch to 1st chain to form a ring. Ch 3. (Chain 3 at the beginning does not count as the first DC.) DC 12 times into ring. Skipping over the chain 3, slip stitch to the top of first DC to join. (12)

You should have a Baby Boho at this point, which will look like this:

Round 2: Ch 3. DC 2 in the same stitch as ch 3. DC 2 in each stitch around. Skipping over the chain 3, slip stitch to the top of first DC to join. (24)

Round 3: Chain 3. DC 2 in the same stitch as ch 3. DC 1 in next stitch. Continue to alternate with DC 2 in next stitch, DC 1 in next stitch to the end of the round. Skipping over chain 3, slip stitch to the top of first DC to join the round. (36)

Round 4: Chain 3. DC 2 in same stitch as ch 3. DC 1 in next stitch, DC 1 in next stitch. Repeat *DC 2, DC 1, DC 1* to the end of the round. Skipping over beginning chain 3, slip stitch to top of first DC to join the round. (48)

Round 5:  Chain 3. DC 2 in same stitch as ch 3. DC 1 in next stitch, DC 1 in next stitch, DC 1 in the next stitch.. Repeat *DC 2, DC 1, DC 1, DC 1* to the end of the round. Skipping over beginning chain 3, slip stitch to top of first DC to join the round. (60)

Fasten off first circle. Make another circle but do not fasten off. (Unless you really enjoy sewing in ends. 😭)

Connecting the circles: Place the two circles together, wrong sides facing each other. Chain one to make it easier to begin your first stitch. Join the two sides with a single crochet (you can also slip stitch, although I prefer the single crochet… totally personal preference!) thru the tops of the DC’s of the circles.  I personally don’t count as I’m crocheting. I just make sure I have 18 stitches from both circles left unjoined at the top of the bag opening. Your last single crochet should be in the 19th stitch away from the beginning single crochet (counting opposite from your single crochet stitches). I realize this may sound confusing. In simple terms, the top of your bag (the unjoined DC’s) should come out to a total of 18. It’s much easier to just make sure you end up with 18 un-single-crocheted DC’s on the top of your circles, than to count as you single crochet (I’m all about mindless, simple crocheting, people).

I reeeeeally hope that makes sense… Again, not a professional crocheter or pattern-writer by any meansss! 🤣

Do not fasten off after connecting your circles together. We will now move on to making the handles.

Making the handles: Chain 100. (You can increase or decrease this amount. If you feel your handles end up too short, keep in mind the handles will 100%, absolutely, definitely stretch over time. Acrylic yarn always stretches. Conversely, if you feel 100 Chains is too long for your handles, chain less. Easypeazy, y’all)

Once you have chained 100, slip stitch into the beginning single crochet you made to start joining the two circles.

*You can stop here and fasten off and sew in ends, but I like two handles for more security.* If you want to continue on and add another handle, chain another 100. Slip stitch into the same single crochet where you started the first chain of 100. (Slip stitch into the stitch under the first chain you made.)

Fasten off, sew in all loose ends… we’re all done!!!I hope you enjoy making The Boho Bag as much as I do! Mix and match colors, make a solid colored bag, use all multicolored yarns for a super colorful look… there are NO rules in crochet! Yay!!! I’d love to see your finished bags!!! Tag me on IG @sixteenchains if you choose to make one or one hundred! 🤣

XOXO,

Cori

P.S. You may sell your finished bag. I just ask that you give me credit for the pattern. Happy creating! 

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