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Hip Hobo Bag

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Crochet a hip hobo bag with shoulder strap and ring accent. This hobo bag crochet pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream is easy, fun and creates the perfect size purse.

This crochet hobo bag is great for beginners.  Here are a few more crochet bags to help you get started crocheting:  Beginner Tote Bag, Envelope Purse, and Crochet Handbag.


Crochet Hobo Bag

 

Materials:

  • Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream Twists (56.7 g/2 oz)  6 balls of #20117 (Denim Twists)
  • Crochet Hook: Size 4 mm (U.S. G/6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Plastic ring 3 ins [7.5 cm] in diameter for decoration

Size: Approx 14 ins [35.5 cm] wide x 25 ins [63.5 cm] tall.

Gauge: 15 hdc and 11 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

Instructions:

Note:
Ch 2 at beg of row does not count as st.

FRONT and BACK (make alike).
Ch 40.
1st row: (RS). 2 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to last ch. 2 hdc in last ch. Turn. 40 hdc.
Next 6 rows: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn. 52 hdc at end of last row.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row for 10 ins [25.5 cm], ending with a WS row.

**Shape strap: Next row: (RS). Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 17 hdc. (Yoh and draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook - Hdc2tog made. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 18 sts.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows once more. 14 sts.
Next 3 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 4 rows 7 times more. 6 sts.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until strap measures 16 ins [40.5 cm], ending with a WS row. Fasten off.**

With WS of work facing, join yarn with sl st to first st.
Work from ** to ** as given above, noting RS becomes WS.

FINISHING
With WS of Front and Back tog, sew bottom and side seams to top of Straps.

Decorative Flap: Ch 17.
1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. 15 hdc.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row for 6 ins [18 cm], ending with a WS row.

Fold ¾ inch [2 cm] of Flap around ring and sew in position. Sew Flap to Back.

Fringe: Cut yarn, 5 ins [12.5 cm] long. Taking 2 strands tog, knot into fringe around Ring. Trim fringe evenly (see picture).

 

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