The Boho Boss Bag just might be my most favorite pattern of all time. And guess what?! We’re doing it as a CAL (Crochet Along)! You in?!
My friends.. meet a thing of beauty. Take the lowly crochet square (similar to a granny square), add a gorgeous yarn and you’ve got one amazing bag. Perfect for…well.. just about anything!
This bag is roomy and so fun to carry! Show off your crochet with a stylish bag you made yourself! Does it get any better than that? Let’s talk some important details….
First up: the amazing yarn. I’m pretty much in love with Noro brand yarn. I feel like I could look at it and touch it forever. This is the time, my friends, to visit your local yarn store for some delicious, high end yarn goodness. Noro Silk Garden yarn is a mix of silk, mohair and wool. The colors are vibrant and they flow from one to another in a beautiful pattern.
I went with Color 84 which you can see here on Amazon. Then I picked a contrasting solid color olive green (Col 188) which I can’t seem to find a sample of anywhere on the internet. But no matter. Just pick out a Noro Silk Garden colorway you adore and find a more solid contrast and you will be fine.
If Noro Silk Garden is not in your budget or you can’t find it in your area, just find two lovely colors and make your bag with that. I’ve used a size G6/4mm with this lighter weight worsted yarn, but a more standard worsted weight may give you a slightly bigger bag.
And do you love those leather handles as much as I do? I purchased these 23.6″ leather handles by Wento off Amazon on a whim and they are a great match! They also sell the same handles in many other colors, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect pair for your bag.
Details for the Boho Boss Bag CAL
This is will be a quick 3-part Crochet Along taking place over 15 days. The first part (the blocks) take the longest to do so there will be a little more “homework” for part one.
The posts will be live on the blog on the above dates–but feel free to stalk the blog since I sometimes will post a day early! I also will announce the post is live in our Crochet 365 Knit Too Club group on Facebook! AND I will send out an email, so be sure you are on my email list!
Of course, you can follow along on the blog and you don’t NEED Facebook to participate. But the Facebook group is a special place where you can share your photos, ask questions and interact with fellow members of the club! We have so much fun there and so many love showing off their WIP and getting help when they need it!
Here Is What You’ll Need:
- US G6/4 mm crochet hook (these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!)
- 4 Skeins Noro Silk Garden col 84 and 1 Skein of an accent Noro Silk Garden yarn (I used col 188)
- Purse Handles. I used these 23.6″ leather handles by Wento that I purchased on Amazon in Wine color
- Large Button (approximately 1-1/4″) to close bag, if desired.
- Tapestry needle and scissors
NOTE: Lining and a closure for the purse is optional. Purse can be used without a lining and/or closure. A lining requires use of a sewing machine, 1/2-3/4 yard of fabric and fusible interfacing.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials. I really like to use the invisible seamless join when finishing pieces that get sewn together (in this project this is an optional step).
The finished bag is 17” wide by 14.5” tall (including handles it is 22″ tall).
Remember, I love seeing your finished projects! I can’t wait to see your Boho Boss Bag on Instagram – be sure to tag me @crochet365knittoo. If you are on Facebook I’d love to have you be part of our Crochet 365 Knit Too CLUB – where it’s even easier to share on Facebook! I’d love to see your work!