Crochet The Sweet Sixteen Boho Bag

Crochet The Sweet Sixteen Boho Bag


Crochet The Sweet Sixteen Boho Bag

Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you a new tutorial on how to crochet The Sweet Sixteen Boho Bag. This crochet project is super easy and quick to make, and can make a perfect gift.

The video tutorial can be found on my You Tube channel:

This very simple design is great for beginners too. It has a very cute and festival vibe. I would definitely bring this purse along with me to Coachella! It is also the perfect crochet accessory to transition from Winter to Spring. Last week in the UK the weather was so warm and sunny, I thought we were in Spring. Hopefully this warm weather will be back very soon.

Crochet The Sweet Sixteen Boho Bag
This is a great accessory for festivals


Crochet The Sweet Sixteen Boho Bag: the inspiration

I have had the inspiration for a simple, square sling bag for a long time. I had also had a lot of requests for such a design, and wanted to wait to be closer to Spring to release a new bag pattern.

Last year I released a delicate white Boho festival bag. This project has enjoyed a lot of success, and I thought it was time to bring to you a brand new bag design.

Crochet The Sweet Sixteen Boho Bag
I love this feminine bag

This time I used a classic solid Granny square design to create a bag. It definitely taps in the classic 70’s vibes, which I love. Granny squares do have a tendency to transport us back in time to the 60s and 70s era. I definitely could see myself sporting this bag on my way to Woodstock.Β 

Crochet The Sweet Sixteen Boho Bag: a festival staple

This design is perfect for festival season. It’s also a great accessory if you are not necessarily going to a festival, but want that Boho Coachella vibe. I know I love having crochet bags when I go to the beach in the Summer, they look so feminine and dainty, and they are really practical too. They wash really well, and I have washed my crochet bags many times last Summer after an outing at the beach.

Sling bag
This is a very simple pattern to crochet

They are small, but perfect still to hold your purse, your phone, and a bit of make-up. It really is a great way to look put together, but not too over the top. I do love a good Coachella inspired accessory.

This crochet bag is created from a very simple design, which is explained in the pattern in detail (see below). Firstly, two squares are crocheted; after that, the strap is created, and then the bag can be put together. I added a big button, and a little strap for a hook and loop fastening (I always like a little extra security on my bag).

I also like to line my crochet bags. My crochet tutorial on how to line a crochet bag (very easy, hand or machine sew), can be found here:

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Crochet The Sweet Sixteen Boho Bag
This is a great staple for any wardrobe

Crochet The Sweet Sixteen Boho Bag: the pattern

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Level: Easy +

Gauge: 4” (10 cm)= 3 rounds

Gauge is not crucial for completion of this project

Size of finished project: 8” (20 cm) x 8” (20 cm)


I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)

You can find my video tutorial for this project here:


1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in shade Victorian Rose (or 100g of any Aran/medium 4 yarn of your choice)

5 mm crochet hook

20 mm button

Pair of scissors

Tapestry needle

Darning needle and pink thread


ChΒ : chain

Sl stΒ : slip stitch

HDC: Half Double crochet (UK Half Treble)

DC: Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)

EOR: End of round

Pattern begins here

Front and back panels (make 2):

Sling bag
Crochet 2 solid granny squares

To start, make a slip knot.

Ch 4, sl st to form a ring.

Complete rounds as follows:

1: Ch 3 (=DC), place 2 DC into the ring, [ch 2, 3 DC] 3 more times, ch 2, sl st to beginning ch 3 to close off round.

2: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work; in ch 2 space from previous row (=corner), place [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] inside space. Place a DC into each DC from previous row; once you reach ch 2 sp from previous row (=corner), place [2 DC, ch 2, 2DC] inside space.

Repeat this process for the rest of the round, once you reach ch 3 from beginning, sl st to close off round.

3: Ch 3 (=DC), DC into each DC from previous round until you reach ch 2 (=corner); *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] inside ch 2 space, place a DC into each DC from previous round **. Repeat from * until **, slip stitch to ch 3 from beginning to close off round.

4-6: repeat row 3

Note: Make sure you count all your DC at each round to make sure you have the right amount of DC for each round.

Sew in your loose end from the center of square (beginning tail of project), so that your square doesn’t unravel.

Sling bag
Sew in the loose end at centre of square

Ch 160

HDC into 3rd ch from hook and into each ch until eor, fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing into project

Crochet bag
Now crochet the strap
Hook and loop fastening strap

Ch 22

HDC into 3rd ch from hook and into each ch until eor. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing into project.

Sew project together

Place both front and back panel on top of each other, making sure they are symmetrically placed (this will be the inside of the bag as we will be turning it inside out to hide seam). Start sewing up one side, onto the bottom side, and then up the second side. Fasten off.

Place strap onto each side of the bag (still on the β€œoutside”, as we have not yet turned the bag inside out). On each side of the project, sew your strap on securely with tapestry needle and yarn.

Now turn your bag inside out.

Place your project flat, and place your button on the front panel. Make sure it is centered, and placed on the 2nd row of DC from the top. Sew your button onto the front panel with darning needle and thread.

Sling bag
Sew your button onto the front panel

Now place your hook loop fastening strap onto the back panel, inside of the bag. Measure this strap around the button, to make sure you have the right dimensions. Now sew this strap onto the project with tapestry needle and yarn. Fasten off.

Sling bag
Sew in your hook loop fastening

You can now line your crochet bag if you wish (see video above).

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Xoxo Selina.

Crochet bag
This is a great Boho bag




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