This popular Chevron Shoulder Bag is quite easy to make. I have been asked for the pattern of the crochet bag, aka Granny Square bag, several times, so here is my version of it. I hope my tutorial helps you finish one of your own in no time!
I was also asked how to line this bag. You will find the separate tutorial of lining below. Enjoy!
It’s a perfect project for beginners to learn basic crochet stitches and the result will make you proud!
It’s about 14 inches wide, from side to side, and 15 inches long from upper corner to the bottom center, when laying flat.
I recommend using cotton yarn or T-shirt yarn, or any type of yarn that consists of cotton. I used Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn in the video and it’s 72% cotton and 28% nylon.
In case you want to use a different yarn, check out this great source for yarn substitution.
I’ve also used Lion Brand 24/7 cotton with 3.75 mm crochet hook and these bags have been very popular among my Etsy customers. I call this series my Signature bags and you can read more about that story here: https://handmadebyraine.com/the-story-of-signature-bag/
VIDEO TUTORIAL OF CHEVRON SHOULDER BAG
WRITTEN PATTERN OF CHEVRON SHOULDER BAG
If you prefer ad-free printable PDF pattern, you can get it on:
I use 2 skeins (blue steel and green pea) of Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn and I have found it in Michael’s stores but for this bag I ordered it from Amazon because the colors I wanted were not available at the store.
- Ball size: 250g / 8.8 oz, 317 yards / 290 m
- Weight category: bulky 5
- Content: 72% cotton and 28% nylon.
I also use crochet hook size 6 mm and cotton rope for handles.
My Amazon picks:
R = round
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
beg = beginning
sc = single crochet
- Bag base
- with first color make a magic ring.
- R1 – ch 3 and dc 3 into the ring, ch 2, (dc 4, ch 2) three times, pull the magic ring tight, sl st in 3rd beg ch.
- R2 – sl st in each next 3 dc and also sl st in 2-ch space, ch 3 and dc 1 in the same 2-ch space, ch 2 and dc 2 in the same 2-ch space, dc 1 in each next 4 dc, (dc2+ch2+dc2 in next 2-ch space, dc 1 in each next 4 dc) three times, sl st in 3rd beg ch.
- R3 – sl st in next dc, sl st in 2-ch space, ch 3 and dc 1 in the same 2-ch space, ch 2 and dc 2 in the same 2-ch space, dc 1 in each next dc, (dc2+ch2+dc2 in next 2-ch space, dc 1 in each next dc) three times, sl st in 3rd beg ch.
- R4-9 – repeat R3, you will have 36 dc on each side by the end of 9th round.
- Bag side
- R1 – sl st in next dc and also sl st in 2-ch space, ch 3 and dc 1 in the same 2-ch space, ch2+dc2 in the same 2-ch space, *dc 1 in each next 16 dc, skip next 4 dc, dc 1 in each next 16 dc, then dc2+ch2+dc2 in next 2-ch space, repeat from* and sl st in beg 3rd ch.
- R2-6 – repeat R1.
- R7-11 – join the second color and repeat R1.
- R12 – ch, sc 1 in each dc and sc 3 in 2-ch space, sl st in 1st sc and fasten off.
- cut 2 pieces of rope, each 30 inches long, insert the ends through corner holes from back to front and tie knots. Please see the video tutorial for illustration.
If you are interested in making the bag sturdier by lining the bag you can follow my tutorial here:
Also check out my backpack tutorial: https://handmadebyraine.com/how-to-crochet-backpack/
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