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Free Crochet Pattern: Boho Festival Purse

Posted by Heidi Gustad

This boho chic bag is going to be your go-to summer accessory. Crocheted in 100% cotton yarn, this fringed cross-body purse is the ideal size to keep all the essentials close by on the go.

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Can you believe music festival season kicks off with Coachella this week? Here in Chicago, it's way too cold (seriously, it snowed last weekend!) for outdoor festivals yet, but in Coachella's home state of California it's, like, totally warm! In honor of music festivals in warm and cold climates, this week's crochet pattern is a colorful take on classic music festival style. With almost a foot of fringe adorning this cross-body accessory, you'll be ready to make all the fashion blogs' best-dressed list, complete with a DIY flair.

Supplies
Silvalume Aluminum Crochet Hook 5.5"-Size G6/4mm
Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton Yarn-Lilac
Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton Yarn-Mint
Scissors

Abbreviations
rnd - round
hdc - half double crochet
clr - color
ch - chain(s)
worked flat - worked back and forth by turning your work at the end of the row, rather than in a round
wrong sides - the back side of your crocheted work
tr - treble crochet
to desired length - keep crocheting until the item is as long as you want it to be.

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Boho Festival Purse Pattern

Pattern for how to make circles

rnd 1. Begin with a magic ring. In that ring, work the following. clr A: ch 2, hdc 5 in loop, sl to join (6 ch)
rnd 2. ch2, hdc in same st, hdc 2 in 1 around, sl to join (12 ch)
rnd 3. ch2, hdc 2 in 1, (hdc 1, hdc 2 in 1) around, sl to join (18 ch)
rnd 4. clr B: ch2, hdc 1, hdc 2 in 1, (hdc 2, hdc 2 in 1) around, sl to join (24 ch)
rnd 5. ch2, hdc 2, hdc 2 in 1, (hdc 3, hdc 2 in 1) around, sl to join (30 ch)
rnd 6. clr A: ch2, hdc 3, hdc 2 in 1, (hdc 4, hdc 2 in 1) around, sl to join (36 ch)
rnd 7. ch2, hdc 4, hdc 2 in 1, (hdc 5, hdc 2 in 1) around, sl to join (42 ch)
rnd 8. clr B: ch2, hdc 5, hdc 2 in 1, (hdc 6, hdc 2 in 1) around, sl to join (48 ch)
rnd 9. ch2, hdc 6, hdc 2 in 1, (hdc 7, hdc 2 in 1) around, sl to join (54 ch)
rnd 10. clr A: ch2, hdc 7, hdc 2 in 1, (hdc 8, hdc 2 in 1) around, sl to join (60 ch)
rnd 11. ch2, hdc 8, hdc 2 in 1, (hdc 9, hdc 2 in 1) around, sl to join (66 ch)
rnd 12. clr B: ch2, hdc 9, hdc 2 in 1, (hdc 10, hdc 2 in 1) around, sl to join (72 ch)
rnd 13. ch2, hdc 8, hdc 2 in 1, (hdc 11, hdc 2 in 1) around, sl to join (78 ch)

Make and assemble purse.

Make 2 circles following the pattern for how to make circles above. Using clr A, join the two circles, wrong sides facing, with 60 sl sts tbl.

Bag flap
Worked flat across the open top of the circles that have been joined with sl sts.

row 1. Without breaking yarn, hdc 20, ch 3, turn.
row 2. tr 20, ch 3, turn.
row 3. tr 2 in 1, tr 15, tr 2 in 1, break yarn & draw tail thru

Make bag strap

row 1. Using clr A: ch5, tr 2 starting in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, turn.
row 2. tr 2, ch3, turn.
Repeat row two 85 times or to desired length. On the last row, break yarn & draw tail thru. Weave ends into strap.

Finishing

Using clr A, sew strap to sides of bag VERY strongly. Weave in all ends.

Cut clr A and B yarn into several 22-inch lengths. Attach to bottom of bag using a crochet hook.

Lost?

If you're new to some of the techniques used in this video, don't worry! Let us help you get through it with some easy-to-follow tutorials below.

How to Work a Half Double Crochet Stitch (hdc)

How to Crochet 2 Stitches in 1

How to Add a Second Color in Crochet

How to Join Crochet with a Flat Slip Stitch (sl st tbl)