Small Crocheted Messenger Bag

About: I love crocheting, I just recently taught myself how. Now I just can't stop. I also enjoy making things out of duct tape.

This cute crochet messenger bag is simple to make, with a mix of crochet and fabric.

Materials needed:
Two colors of yarn, your choice
K 10 1/2 gauge crochet hook
Yarn needle
1/2 yard of fabric, your choice of color
Thread and needle

Step 1: Getting Started

Using two strands of yarn, make a foundation chain with 36 stitches.
SC next row- SC36
Keep crocheting until the body of the bag measures 18 inches long.

Step 2: Bag Flap

Continue the body of the bag for the flap this time using Double Crochet Stitch
Two rows are done with the DC
Next row is SC
Repeat the 2 row DC with 1 row SC until the flap of the bag is about 9 inches long
Finish off with a row of SC, finish off and weave in ends.

Step 3: Side Panels and Strap

Foundation Chain- Ch 5
Row 1- SC 4
Work each row until side panels and strap are to desired length.
Sew side panels to the bag with yarn and yarn needle
Use safety pins to help keep the placement of the panels where you want them.

Step 4: Bag Interior

Using any color fabric, cut out fabric panels to cover the inside of the bag. Sew them together and sew them to the inside of the bag. 
If you wanted to keep the strap from stretching out, you could cut out some of the fabric and sew it to the underside of the strap.

You can also sew pockets into the bag for easy storage and organization.



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    6 Discussions


    1 year ago

    How many yards of yarn did you use to make this?


    5 years ago

    Really cute I love it!!


    6 years ago on Step 4

    Love it and can't wait to try! Thanks for the instructable!

    I hand sewed the top of the lining to the top of the crocheted bag. Sorry that I didn't put that part in there. I found hand sewing was the easiest to do to get the lining to stay. I hoped that helped.

    I had a bag that looked like this in black! I never thought of trying to make it. You make it look so easy, so I'll have to give this a try when I have some time :)

    1 reply

    I tried to make it as easy as possible. I love making my own messenger bags, it is really fun to do. I hope you have as much fun making it as I had.