Crocheted Crossbody Bags & Clutch Using Rowan Creative Linen
Originally designed for the 2019 Puget Sound LYS Tour as a little hands-free ‘passport pouch’ (perfectly scaled for phone, cash, and lipstick), we found ourselves wanting one in every color. And then some. So we added color-blocking, played with the scale, and morphed it into a flat, foldable clutch. In simple single crochet, it’s the perfect project for quick gifting!
For this version of our Crocheted Crossbody Bag, we chose Rowan Creative Linen—versatile yarn that combines the cool, dry hand of linen with the soft loft of cotton. At a light worsted-weight, Creative Linen has a slightly rustic texture and nice heft. Nice and strong in single crochet, Creative Linen is a great choice for our fun little bags.
Small bag: Approx. 7"/17.5cm wide x 8"/20cm tall, after blocking.
Large bag: Approx. 10"/25.5cm wide x 12"/30.5cm tall, after blocking.
Clutch (not shown): Approx. 10"/25.5cm wide x 10"/25.5cm tall, after blocking.
Details given for small bag; large bag and clutch in parentheses ( ).
Approx. 170 (360, 270) yds/156 (329, 247)m of light worsted-weight plant fiber or equivalent paper tape yarn.
Small bag: Shown in one color in 1 skein Rowan Creative Linen (219 yds/200m each), Color 621 Natural.
Large bag: Shown color-blocked in 2 skeins Rowan Creative Linen (219 yds/200m each); 1 skein each Color A = 622, Straw and B = 647, Mustard.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US G/6 (4mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
Blunt darning needle to finish.
Fine darning needle.
Flat leather lace for strap, 5mm width x 2mm thick (optional).
Approx. 16 sc = 4"/10cm in sc, after blocking.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
K = knit; P = purl; St(s) = stitch(es).
Digital Crocheted Crossbody Bags & Clutch pattern (Download).
Printed Crocheted Crossbody Bags & Clutch pattern (Requires shipping).
COLOR: 650 Silver. Cozy, overcast afternoon.
COLOR: 652 Oasis. Shady teal.
COLOR: 651 Pumpkin. Carrot orange.
COLOR: 631 Raspberry. Faded plum.
COLOR: 624 Foggy. Soft grey tinged with blue.
COLOR: 635 Stormy. Moody blue.
COLOR: 625 Teal. Saturated seafoam.
COLOR: 629 Apple. Fresh sage.
COLOR: 647 Mustard. Between mustard and citron.
COLOR: 622 Straw. Raw flax.
COLOR: 621 Natural. Washed linen.
COLOR: 620 Cloud. Whipped cream.
COLOR: L26 Black
COLOR: L58 Natural Tan
COLOR: L10 Red Brown
COLOR: L9 Golden Copper
COLOR: L8 Dark Sienna
COLOR: L6 Cinnabar