Sassy Sunflower Crochet Crossbody Bag

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Sometimes a girl needs a tiny bit of cuteness to brighten up an otherwise dreary day. Something small and sweet to carry phone and keys. Maybe a bit of cash.  This Sassy Sunflower Crochet Crossbody Bag is just the thing!Blue crochet crossbody bag with yellow sunflower

I have a crochet confession.  I am completely smitten with the crochet sunflower trend.  I’m not alone.  Several of my readers dubbed the Sweet Summer Sunflower Bag THE crochet bag of the summer.  And the Sunburst granny at the heart of it all is one of my all-time most popular posts.

The time around I thought a little crossbody for that quick trip to the coffee shop might 100% be needed in life.  Sometimes I need a little sassy something-something over my shoulder.  You know.. like I might be wearing a mask and things aren’t completely normal around here, but I still got something to say.. and this cute thing speaks of sunshine and happiness like nobody’s business.

Blue crochet bag with yellow sunflower

There’s a few tweaks in the pattern this time around, so be sure to follow the directions in this post instead of getting completely caught up in the others.  However, if you do get confused in round 4 when we work stitches of varying heights, you can pop back over to the Sunburst Granny post to see a labeled photo of that part.

This Crochet Crossbody Bag is open at the top.  That might totally be your vibe.  But I think I might not like that, so I plan on sewing an easy cloth lining and attaching a magnetic closure.  If you decide to try this, be sure to remember to iron on some heavy duty interfacing under where you place the closures.  It’s kind of amazing how strong the magnet can be and it can rip right through the cloth if you don’t have some reinforcement underneath.  Ask me how I know this.. Sigh.

In the meantime, grab your yarn and get ready for a fun and fast make!  Let’s go!

Blue crochet bag with yellow sunflower

Purchase an ad-free printable version of the Sassy Sunflower Crochet Crossbody Bag Pattern here

Crochet Crossbody Bag

Here is what you will need:

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS 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.

Special Stitches:

Puff Stitch:  Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop to the height of a double crochet (3 loops on hook).  Then yarn over again and insert hook into the same stitch and pull up another loop ( 5 loops on hook).  Yarn over again, insert hook into the same space and pull up another loop.  (7 loops on hook).  Pull yarn through all loops.  Chain 1 to lock in the stitch.

Bobble Stitch:  Yarn over, insert hook into space between 2 puff stitches and pull up a loop.  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (this leaves 2 loops on hook).  Make 3 more incomplete double crochet stitches.  There are now 5 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.  Chain 2 to lock in the bobble stitch.  Here’s a detailed bobble stitch tutorial.

Crochet Sunflower Crossbody Bag is approximately 6.5″ wide by 29″ tall (including the strap). The bag portion (without the strap) measures 6.5″ wide by 7.5″ tall.

Crochet Sunflower Square (Make 2)

R1: Using brown color and a G hook, ch 5 and join with a slip stitch to the 1st chain to form a loop.  Ch 3 (counts as first dc), make 15 dc into the loop.  Sl st to top of 1st stitch in the row to join.  Fasten off. (16 st)

R2: This row is comprised of puff stitches (described above).  First, attach the Antique Gold color in any stitch and chain 2.  *Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch as joining and and pull up a loop to the height of a double crochet (3 loops on hook).  Then yarn over again and insert hook into the same stitch and pull up another loop ( 5 loops on hook).  Yarn over again, insert hook into the same space and pull up another loop.  (7 loops on hook).  Pull yarn through all loops.  Chain 1 to lock in the stitch.  First puff stitch made.

Make puff stitches in all the stitches in the previous row as follows:  Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop to the height of a double crochet (3 loops on hook).  Then yarn over again and insert hook into the same stitch and pull up another loop ( 5 loops on hook).  Yarn over again, insert hook into the same space and pull up another loop.  (7 loops on hook).  Pull yarn through all loops.  Chain 1 to lock in the stitch.  At end of round, sl st to top of 1st puff stitch.  Fasten off. (16 puff stitches).

R3:  Attach yellow color and work this row is worked in bobbles (described above).   You can start the row in one of 2 ways.  Either attach yarn in between 2 stitches and chain 3.  Or start with a standing stitch.  I started with a slip stitch of the new color on my hook, carefully held a yarn over and worked the first bobble.  Continue to work bobbles across the row into the spaces in the previous row.  At end of row, slip stitch to top of 1st bobble stitch.  (16 bobble stitches)   Fasten off.

Blue crochet bag with yellow sunflower

In the next round, stitches of varying heights are worked to turn the circle of crochet into a square.  

R4:  Join green color in any space in previous round.  Chain 3 (counts as 1st dc).  2 dc in same space.  *In next space, work all of the following:  (3 triple crochet, ch 1, 3 triple crochet).  Corner made. 3dc in next space, 3 hdc in next space, 3 dc in next space*. Repeat from * 3 more times.  Then work 3 dc in next space, 3 hdc in last space and join with a sl st to top of 1st dc in row.  (I like to use an invisible join for a nice finish instead of the sl stitch join).  Fasten off yarn and weave in the ends.

R5: Join light blue color in a stitch on the side of square.  Ch 1 and work sc in same stitch as joining.  *sc in every stitch across to next corner space, in next space, work all of the following (2hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc).  Corner made.  Continue from * around.  After final corner, sc in every stitch until starting sc, sl st to starting sc and fasten off.

R6-9:  Join dark blue color to any stitch on side. Ch 1 and work sc in same stitch as joining.  *sc in every stitch across to next corner space, in next space, work all of the following (sc, ch 2, sc).  Corner made.  Continue from * around.  After final corner, sc in every stitch until starting sc, sl st to starting sc.  Ch 1 to start the next row.  At the end of round 9, fasten off.

Sew Sunflower Squares Together:

Thread a tapestry needle with a long strand of dark blue yarn.  Hold right sides of squares together and whip stitch along 3 sides of the square.  Fasten off and weave in all ends.  Turn right side out before proceeding to next step.

Crochet Top of Crossbody Bag:

Attach dark blue yarn to any stitch along the top edge of bag.

R1-2:   Ch 1 and sc in same stitch as joining.  sc around top edge of bag.  Be mindful of your work and add an additional stitch or two at each seam point if needed to keep the bag straight on the sides.

Close up view of purse hardware on crochet bag

The D-Rings are crocheted right into the work on round 3.  To determine placement, mark the center 5 stitches on each side of bag before starting round 3.

R3:  Ch 1 and sc in the same stitch as joining.  sc around edge of bag until reaching the marked 5 stitches on the side of the bag.  Hold the D ring so that the flat edge of the metal is even with the stitches and then work a sc over the D ring and the stitch below for 5 stitches.  Sc across the bag until the opposite side of the bag and attach the 2nd D-ring in a similar manner.  Then sc to the starting sc and sl st to join.

R4:  Work a row of reverse single crochet (crab stitch) around. Fasten off.

Crochet Crossbody Bag Strap:

With Dark blue, chain 200

R1:  Sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc across chain. Turn at the end of the row.

R2:  Ch 1 and sc in same stitch, sc across row.  At the end of the row, fasten off.

R3:  Reattach yarn on opposite side of starting chain.  Ch1 and sc in same stitch, sc across row. Turn at the end of the row.

R4:  Ch 1 and sc in same stitch, sc across row.  At the end of the row, fasten off.

Bag Finishing:

Fold over end of strap and sew onto curved edge of D-ring.  Repeat on opposite side.  Weave in any remaining ends.

Blue crochet crossbody bag with yellow sunflower

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Blue crochet bag with yellow sunflower

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10 Comments

  1. Hi Cheryl!
    Oh Wow! You’re crossbody sunflower bag is Absolutely Beautiful! I made your Sunflower purse at the start of our new “coronavirus times“ and really enjoyed making it! I’ll pull my yarn out to start this crossbody version today!
    I Love, Love, Love receiving all your newsletters.
    You bring brightness throughout my week!
    Also, I am very thankful for the crochet happiness, inspiration and tutorials you so graciously share!
    Kind and Blessed Greetings from Texas.

  2. I have made so many of your patterns. I’ve downloaded all your stitches and started “My Stitch Journal” Most recently I made the Sweet Summer Sunflower Bag for my daughter’s birthday. She just loves it . She said she’s never gotten so many compliments on a bag. People ask her all the time where she got it. I’m in the process of making the Daisy Mae Crochet Bag as well.
    I can’t wait to start this crossbody bag. It’s absolutely adorable. I love the sunflower pattern. Thanks so much for all the work you’ve put into all these patterns. I really enjoy your emails.

  3. I enjoyed making the sunflower crossbody, made it for my granddaughter she’s 18 months and already uses a purse. Thank your work is really nice I usually crochet for my children and grandchildren.

  4. i’m missing something in “sewing the 2 pieces together”. The pattern says to hold right sides together to whip stitch them together but does not show when to turn the bag right sides out. Should it be hold “wrong” sides together? TIA

    1. I added some verbiage to make it clear that the bag should be turned right side out after sewing before proceeding to the top edge. Hope that helps clarify.

  5. I am loving this pattern! I added an inside pocket, button to close and buttons on the handle to make longer when needed! Can’t want to try another bag soon!!

  6. I do not understand some bits of the over the shoulder sunflower bag is the back of the bag the same as the front it dies not say how to do the back