Calliope Crossbody Boho Bag
New FREE Crochet Pattern!
Y’all I am over the moon excited to share my latest crochet pattern with you! This one has been in my heart for a while, just waiting for the right inspiration to draw it out! It was challenging and so fulfilling to design this beautiful and useful boho bag!! I hope y’all will fall in love with making this pattern too!
I want to say a big thank you to Furls Crochet for the opportunity to bring the Calliope Boho Bag to life! I am so thrilled to get to participate in the Furls Blog Hop 2021, and create the Calliope Boho Shoulder Bag pattern for this amazing event! Make sure to check out all the other beautiful and free pattern designs on the Furls Crochet Blog Hop 2021 Page!
I am so appreciative of their generous gift of the gorgeous Whims Merino Yarn I used to design this fabulous boho festival bag pattern to share with y’all! I cannot say enough good things about this yarn. It looks and feels very luxurious, and is very easy and a dream to work up! The z-twist is so nice for crocheting (yay!), and the yarn is both soft and sturdy. The combination is really perfect for this bag pattern and I would highly recommend trying Whims Merino yarn for yourself! Plus, the colors are outstanding as well… 🧶
Not to mention the chance to try out their ergonomic Lucet Fork to create the cord used to cinch the Calliope Boho Bag closed! The Lucet Fork is so much fun to work with, and I found the process much more satisfying than chaining and slip stitching to create a cord. I also love the finished look and how my cord is sturdy, with a bit of stretch! It was a very easy tool to learn to use, but like anything takes a few tries to get the hang of it!
Gorgeous Boho Sling Bag Pattern!
Bags, bags, bags! I love them all – especially large bags that can hold a full project! I am a bag hoarder, full disclosure! I buy them, I buy patterns to make them, I make them, I even make and sell crochet project bags in my Etsy… I’m just a girl who loves bags! 🤷♀️ Plus, most of my bags are filled with yarn or WIPs so I’m happy, they’re happy, it’s all good.
Do you love bags too? Then when you’re done you will want to check out my other bag patterns! I think you will love the Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouches pattern, with 4 different size zipper bags to make! Or if you’re more into gift bags then you’ll be sure to love my Sweet Stripes Gift Bags which also offer a unique and sustainable way to wrap gifts… in 4 sizes! I’m sensing a pattern here (pun intended! 😝) So if you love bags as much as I do, make sure to check those other patterns out too!
Like any bag pattern, the Calliope Crossbody Bag will take some time to make. One of my testers completed 2 bags in 6 day, but we can’t all be rockstars… 😉 The repeats are simple and easy to memorize so this boho hippie bag crochet pattern is perfect for relaxing and crocheting outside in the summer sun or crocheting and cooling off inside! I love to listen to an audiobook while I crochet, or watch the latest movie on Amazon Prime! During the summer I often find myself crocheting outside while the kids swim and play. How about you? Do you have a favorite place to relax and crochet?
Need some help with the stitches? I provide photo tutorials within the pattern to help you with the included techniques and more! I am always happy to help you with any questions you may have! Don’t crochet yet? I’d love to help you Learn to Crochet with my fun Crochet Tutorials!
My Amazing Pattern Testers!
Y’all I am so very lucky to I have the best pattern testers!! They created some seriously stunning boho festival bags with this pattern! My favorite thing is getting to see the fabulous projects y’all make using my designs! I greatly appreciate my testers’ feedback which helps ensure that I can provide the highest quality pattern! My testers just blew me away with their gorgeous crossbody bags!! Make sure to check those out below!!
Thank you so much for testing the Calliope Crossbody Boho Bag Crochet Pattern Sigal Alon, LaKeisha Scott (x 2!!), Brenda Johnston, Susan Berry, Brenda Meineke, and Anna Podwys!
Make your Hobo Bag!
- YARN: Whims Merino Light Worsted Weight 4 yarn, (50% Superwash Merino Wool, 50% Nylon, 3.5 oz/100 g, 120 yds/109 m)
- Sample Colors: Violet, Anthracite, and Deep Teal
- TOTAL: 600-700 yards, Main Color: 360 yards, Accent Colors: 120 yards each, 3 accent colors
- HOOK: US G/6 4.0 mm
- Yarn needle, Scissors
- OPTIONAL: Lucet Fork
Finished Size: (excluding fringe)
14” long x 13” wide, 36″ strap
Gauge: 16 ldc x 10 rows = 4” square
Experience Level: Intermediate
st(s) – stitch(es)
sp(s) – space(s)
sl st – slip stitch
ch(s) – chain(s)
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
ldc – linked double crochet
tr – treble crochet
tr – linked treble crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc3tog – single dec by sc 3 sts together
hdc2tog – half double dec by hdc 2 sts together
ldc2tog – linked double dec by ldc 2 sts together
dec – decrease
FO – fasten off
yo – yarn over
FO – fasten off
BLO – back loop only
Magic Circle Tutorial:
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/DCinMagicCircle
STEP 1: Create a loop, place hook through the loop, yo and pull the yarn through the loop, keeping the loop open, not pulling the yarn tight, ch 2.
STEP 2: Yo, insert hook back in circle, yo and pull up a loop through the circle.
STEP 3: Yo again and pull through 1st 2 loops on the hook, yo and pull through last 2 loops on hook, dc completed! Repeat Steps 2-3 to create additional stitches. Hold stitches with one hand, gently pull yarn end to close the circle.
Linked Double Crochet (ldc):
1st stitch of row: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and pull up loop, insert hook in 4th ch of beginning ch (or next stitch) and pull up loop (3 loops on hook). Yo and pull through 1st 2 loops on hook, yo again and pull through last 2 loops on hook. Ldc stitch complete.
2nd stitch of row: Insert hook in horizontal bar of previous st and pull up loop, insert hook in next st and pull up loop (3 loops on hook). Yo and pull through 1st 2 loops on hook, yo again and pull through last 2 loops on hook. Ldc stitch complete.
Linked Double Decrease (ldc2tog):
Ch 3, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and pull up loop, insert hook in next stitch and pull up loop, insert hook in next st and pull up loop (4 loops on hook). Yo and pull through 1st 3 loops on hook, yo again and pull through last 2 loops on hook. Ldc dec (ldc2tog) stitch complete. Complete subsequent sts in the usual manner for ldc sts.
Linked Treble Crochet (ltr):
1st stitch of row: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and pull up loop, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook and pull up loop, insert hook in next stitch and pull up loop (4 loops on hook). Yo and pull through 1st 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through next 2 loops on hook, yo again and pull through last 2 loops on hook. Ltr stitch complete.
2nd stitch of row: Insert hook in top horizontal bar of previous st and pull up loop, insert hook in lower horizontal bar and pull up loop, insert hook in next st and pull up loop (4 loops on hook). Yo and pull through 1st 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through next 2 loops on hook, yo again and pull through last 2 loops on hook. Ltr stitch complete.
Linked treble worked into a treble crochet, Round 16.
Treble Crochet 3 Together Cluster (tr3tog cluster):
Step 1: Yo twice, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, yo and pull through 1st 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through next 2 loops on hook.
Step 2: Yo twice, insert hook in same st, pull up loop, yo and pull through 1st 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through next 2 loops on hook.
Step 3: Repeat step 2. Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook. Tr3tog cluster st complete.
- Read through the entire pattern first.
- Squares are worked in the round, then joined together in a round.
- Bag base is worked in joined rounds, then the round of squares is stitched to the bag base, then the bag body is created in rounds on top of the round of squares.
- Beginning chain does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
- Repeat stitches between [ and ] the number of times indicated.
- This pattern is FREE to view and read on my website ONLY, and has been thoroughly tested and tech edited. Please feel free to share any comments or ask any questions you may have! I welcome your feedback!!
- If you would like a downloadable, ad-free PDF of the pattern, you may purchase from one of my shops linked in this post for a small fee.
- This post and all it contains including the pattern and photographs are my intellectual property and copyright protected property of GreenFoxFarms LLC © 2021. You are welcome to make as many bags as you like to sell, giveaway, etc. You may NOT sell, copy, or alter and claim as your own this pattern. You may not use my photographs. This pattern is not for mass production.
- If you want to share this pattern online, you must only share a link to my blog post. You may not copy and paste my text or the pattern to another site. Thank you for respecting my work.
- By using this pattern, you are agreeing to abide by these terms.
Calliope Crossbody Boho Bag Pattern Release!
This boho festival bag crochet pattern is now available for purchase in my Ravelry and Etsy Shops! The pattern is FREE here on my blog, OR you can purchase the ad-free, printer friendly, PDF copy for a couple of dollars. It would make my day if you would visit and save the pattern on your favorite venue, which helps my patterns get seen by more people! Thanks so much for your amazing support!! Just click the buttons below to find the pattern PDF available for purchase!
Do you love discounts? How about specials, exclusive sneak peeks, and giveaways? If so, you want to join my VIP List and/or Facebook Community where you can find all of those things AND a special coupon to use on patterns in my Etsy or Ravelry shop! In addition, my VIPs are the first to hear about new pattern releases, sales (some are exclusive to the group/list), CALs (crochet alongs) and lots of fun crochet discussions!
Pattern Download RAVELRY
Click the Buy NOW button below to purchase a Printer Friendly, Ad-Free, PDF Download version of the Calliope Crossbody Boho Bag Pattern on RAVELRY!
Pattern Download ETSY
Click the Buy NOW button below to purchase a Printer Friendly, Ad-Free, PDF Download version of the Calliope Crossbody Boho Bag Pattern on ETSY!
CALLIOPE CROSSBODY BOHO BAG:
USING G/6 4.0 MM HOOK
BOHO SQUARES: (Make 6)
- Square measures 4.25” x 4.25”
Round 1: With Teal, make a Magic Circle, ch 2, 12 dc in magic circle, sl st to join, (12 dc). Drop Teal but do not FO.
Round 2: With Purple, ch 1, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join, (24 dc). Drop Purple.
Round 3: With Teal, ch 1, [skip next 2 sts, 3 dc in space between sts,] 12 times, sl st to join, (36 dc). Drop Teal.
Round 4: With Purple, ch 1, [3 dc in space between sts, sc3tog in BLO of next 3 sts,] 12 times, sl st to join, (12 sc, 36 dc).
Round 5: With Charcoal, ch 1, [hdc in next 6 sts, dc, 2 dc, 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr, 2 dc, dc,] 4 times, sl st to join, (24 hdc, 24 dc, 16 tr).
JOIN BOHO SQUARES:
Stitch the 6 squares together in a ring by one edge. Use a mattress stitch or whipstitch, weave in ends and set aside.
Work in joined rounds.
Round 1: With Light Gray yarn, ch 33, work 30 ldc, ch 1, sl st to 1st ch.
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 ldc in 1st st, ldc in next 28 sts, 2 ldc in next st, work 4 ldc in ch 1 sp at end of R1, rotate and work down other side of R1, 2 ldc in next st, ldc in next 28 sts, 2 ldc in next st, work 4 ldc in sp at other end of R1, sl st to join. (72 ldc).
Round 3: Ch 3, 2 ldc in 1st 2 sts, ldc in next 28 sts, 2 ldc in next 8 sts, ldc in next 28 sts, 2 ldc in next 6 sts, sl st to join, (88 ldc).
Round 4: Ch 3, [ldc, 2 ldc in next st,] twice, ldc in next 28 sts, [ldc, 2 ldc in next st,] 8 times, ldc in next 28 sts, [ldc, 2 ldc in next st,] 6 times, sl st to join, (104 ldc).
Round 5: Ch 3, [ldc in next 2 sts, 2 ldc in next st,] twice, ldc in next 28 sts, [ldc in next 2 sts, 2 ldc in next st,] 8 times, ldc in next 28 sts, [ldc in next 2 sts, 2 ldc in next st,] 6 times, sl st to join, (120 ldc).
Rounds 6-10: Ch 3, ldc in each st around, sl st to join, (120 ldc, 5 rounds). FO light gray yarn.
Round 11: Attach Teal yarn. Repeat Round 6, (120 ldc).
Round 12: Sl st in each st around, (120 sl st). FO and weave in the ends.
JOIN BOHO SQUARES TO BAG BASE:
Place the ring of squares inside of the base of the bag, wrong sides together. Stitch together all the way around, working through the bottom of the ring of squares, and both loops of R11 of the base, so that the sl sts of R12 are unworked. FO and weave in the ends.
Round 1: Lay bag flat, and locate one of the sides. Attach Teal yarn to the top of the ring of squares at one of the side seams between two squares. Ch 1, work 120 sl st around, working in st and ch – 20 sl st per square, do not join, (120 sl st).
Round 2: Ch 3, ldc around in top loop(s) of the ring of squares, so that the sl st of R1 are unworked, sl st to join, (120 ldc). FO Teal yarn and attach Light Gray yarn.
Rounds 3-6: Ch 3, ldc in each st around, sl st to join, (120 ldc, 4 rounds).
Round 7: Ch 2, [tr3tog cluster, dc,] 60 times, sl st to join, (60 dc, 60 tr3tog cluster).
Rounds 8-9: Ch 3, ldc in each st around, sl st to join, (120 ldc, 2 rounds).
Rounds 10-15: Repeat Rounds 7-9, twice.
You will create holes for the cord in R16. You will create 6 pairs of holes, with 3 pairs of holes on the front and back of the bag. The 2nd and 5th sets of holes should be in the center of each long side. If your holes are not centered, adjust the number of stitches (6 ldc) at the beginning before the first set of holes, and end of R16 (6 ldc).
Round 16: Ch 4, ltr in next 6 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, tr in next st, ltr in next 3 sts (work into the crossbars of the tr), ch 2, skip next 2 sts, [tr in next st, ltr in next 11 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, tr in next st, ltr in next 3 sts (work into the crossbars of the tr), ch 2, skip next 2 sts,] 5 times, tr in next st, ltr in next 5 sts, sl st to join, (24 ch, 96 ltr).
Round 17: Ch 3, ldc in each st and ch around, sl st to join, (120 ldc). FO Light Gray yarn.
Round 18: Attach Purple yarn, sl st in each st around, (120 sl st).
Round 19: Sl st in 1st st to join, ch 1, sc around in top loops of the R17, so that the sl st of R18 are unworked, sl st to join, (120 sc).
Round 20: Repeat Round 18.
Round 21: Ch 1, sc around in top loops of the R19, so that the sl st of R20 are unworked, sl st to join, (120 sc).
Round 22: Repeat Round 18. FO and weave in the ends. Continue with Strap.
Lay the bag flat, with short side up. Attach Purple yarn 5 stitches from the center, so that the 10 sts forming the strap will be centered on this side of the bag. Work Row 1 in the top loops of R21 of the bag only.
Rows 1-37: Ch 3, 10 ldc, turn, (10 ldc, 37 rows).
Row 38: Ch 3, ldc2tog, 6 ldc, ldc2tog, turn, (8 ldc).
Row 39: Ch 3, ldc2tog, 4 ldc, ldc2tog, turn, (6 ldc).
Rows 40-51: Ch 3, 6 ldc, turn (6 ldc, 12 rows).
Row 52: Ch 3, 2 ldc in next st, 4 ldc, 2 ldc in next st, turn, (8 ldc).
Row 53: Ch 3, 2 ldc in next st, 6 ldc, 2 ldc in next st, turn, (10 ldc).
Rows 54-90: Ch 3, 10 ldc, turn, (10 ldc, 37 rows). FO leaving a long tail. Sew the end of the strap to the opposite short side of the bag, centering it at the 10 stitches (work in the top loops of R21 only, between the 3rd and 4th pair of holes. Weave in the ends.
Step 1: Create a 36” cord with a lucet fork. Alternately, ch 217, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch, (216 sl sts).
Step 2: Thread cord through the openings at Round 16. Add any beads if desired, and tie a small knot near each end of the cord.
Step 1: Cut 80 pieces of yarn 18” in length. Divide into 20 sections of 4 pieces of yarn.
Step 2: Fold a section of yarn in half. Insert hook through top loops of any stitch of R12 of bag base. Place the center of yarn over the hook and pull through the stitch, pulling up a loop. Pull the ends of the yarn through the loop and tighten to secure, making sure the ends are even.
Step 3: Repeat Step 2 every 6 stitches all the way around R12 to create a fringe.
Step 4: One at a time, split each section into 2 sections of 4 strands, and join it with another section of 4 strands from the adjacent fringe section, for a total of 8 strands. Make a knot about 1.5 inches from the top, and repeat all the way around.
Step 5: Once again, split each section into 2 sections of 4 strands, and join it with another section of 4 strands from the adjacent fringe section, for a total of 8 strands. Make a knot about 1.5 inches from the top, and repeat all the way around. Trim all fringe evenly to the desired length.
Please Share your Hobo Bags!
I hope you enjoy this free crossbody hobo bag pattern as much I enjoyed creating it for you! I would love to see your gorgeous projects on Ravelry and social media! Please tag me in your photos so I can see what you’ve made! I simply love getting to see the amazing projects y’all have made with my patterns! It’s the reason I do what I do!! (Plus the yarn benefits are pretty fab too!! )
If you enjoyed this plant coaster mat crochet pattern and you would like to see more Free Crochet Patterns (<– like these) going forward, please help me grow by sharing Blog Post ❤️ and subscribe to my newsletter?!? You can use the social media buttons below the post to easily share! Thank you so much for your amazing support! If you have any questions or need assistance with the pattern, feel free to contact me or leave a comment on the blog. I would love to help!