It’s been way too long since I have posted or shared a free pattern! So here’s a quick idea for those Christmas presents you might need to make soon!This mini chunky belt bag crochet pattern can be whipped up quickly from yarn your stash.
This belt bag is great for music festivals, hiking ,or travelling to keep your phone and cash safe and secure. You can add a zipper and lining for more security or leave it as Bobbiny cord is thick.
This bag can be attached to any belt you own, just thread the belt through the holes in the back. It can also be used as a hand bag if you have detachable bag handles.
I used thick Bobbiny cord, but you can also use any thick T-shirt yarn. The creamy colour I used also has flecks of shiny gold which make it nice for the festive season. I also made a taupe neutral colour and some Lincraft recycled t-shirt acrylic material grey yarn which also worked.
I love a quick and useful project so let’s get started!
Upper Beginner crocheter with sewing skills
WHAT YOU NEED
7 mm crochet hook
Approximately 1/2 skein Bobbiny cotton cord
1/4 metre of fabric in a contrasting or matching colour for lining.
This is not a gauge sensitive project. I recommend quite tight crochet as it is for a bag and will make it more durable.
20cm long x 15 cm wide
ABBREVIATIONS US TERMS
st = stitch
sc= single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc= double crochet
ss = slip stitch
Back of bag and front flap section
Row 1 : ch15, turn
Row 2 : hdc along the 14ch, ch 1, turn
*Rows 3 and 4 form the main pattern repeat rows on 14ch
Row 3 :hdc along 14ch into the back loop, ch1, turn (see photo below)
Row 4 : hdc along 14ch into the front loop, ch1, turn (see photo below)
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until work measures 13cm (approx 8 rows in total)
Row to make holes to thread belt through: Continue pattern according to which pattern row you are up to e.g hdc into back loop or front loop.
In this row work hdc 2, ch 2, skip next 2 hdc, work 6 hdc, ch 2 and skip 2 hdc. Then work final 2 hdc. You should now have two square holes which allow you to thread your belt through to attach bag to body.
Complete 6 more rows of pattern rows 3 and 4 which will be the front flap section.
At the end of last row, start to sc around the edges of the piece all the way around. Working sc 1, ch 1, sc 1 into any corner and, fasten off using the invisible finish.
Front lower bag section
Repeat as for first four rows of previous section also starting with 14ch.
Work 9 rows of pattern in total, do not fasten off.
To attach front section to back section. Hold the front section together with the back section. Make sure the pattern side which has the defined lines is on the outside for both sections.
Work into each stitch on both pieces and sl st through to join the pieces as in photos below. Start from the top left opening, work along the side and then the bottom edge. Then up the other side to the start of the opening, fasten off and weave in end.
Add a snap closure or magnetic closure between the front flap of the bag and the front section. This will keep it closed if desired. Make sure you do this before you insert and attach the bag and zip lining!
As this a free pattern I will not explain how to sew in a lining and a zip, you can find this information in many places online. A lining and zip are optional. The bag should still be secure with a snap closure. So I will just say, sew a lining the same size as the bag with a zip, then sew lining and zip into to bag opening.
Finally thread any of your belts through the bag holes and wear your bag!
I hope you enjoyed making the Mini chunky belt bag crochet pattern!
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