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Summer Flowers Bohemian Messenger Bag | Free Crochet Pattern

Summer Flowers Bohemian Messenger Bag

The Summer Sunflower Boho Bag was born out of a design I created last year called the Sunflower Afghan Block. It’s so versatile you can create any size square you want and it looks great with any yarn you choose! I am always here to help work through my patterns, if you would like to join my pattern support group, you can find that here or click the button below.

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Summer Flowers Bohemian Messenger Bag

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Summer Flowers Bohemian Messenger Bag

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A little bit about the yarn…

Lion Brands Wool-Ease is a thick super bulky blend of wool & acrylic.  I recommend washing it before you use the bag to get rid of the fuzz’s!

+  Skill Level

Intermediate

+  Gauge

9 double crochet = 4”

+  Materials

Suggested Yarn: 

Lion Brand  Wool-Ease Thick n’ Quick, Fisherman, medium weight #6 yarn (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 106 yds/ 97 m per 6 oz/170 g skein)

(A) 1 skein Fresno Tweed

(B) 2 skein Providence Pink

(C) 3 skeins Fisherman

Yarn Substitutions:

Loops & Threads Cozy Wool, super bulky weight # 6 (50% Wool, 50% Acrylic, 90 yds/82 m per 4.5 oz/127 g skein)

Hook & Other Materials:

  • US Size M/N-13 (9 mm) crochet hook
  • Measuring Tape
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

+  Sizes/Finished Measurements

Square:  12” W x 12” H

Handle:  55” Tall X 4.5 “ Wide

+  Abbreviations:

scsingle crochet
tr3togtreble crochet 3 together
BPdcback post double crochet
dcdouble crochet
t-chturning chain
sk stskip stitch
ch(s)chain(s)
rndround
*…**Repeat* instructions

+  Stitch Guide:

sc – single crochet

Insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook.

dc – double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops* – repeat from * to * until you have one loop left on the hook. 

tr3tog – treble crochet 3 together (decreases by 2)

*yo 2 times, insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop (yo draw through 2 loops – 2 times) * – repeat from * to * 2 more times. yo, draw through all loops on hook.

BPdc – back post double crochet

yo, insert hook around post of next stitch (from back to front and out the back again).  yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through two loops* – two times.

+  Pattern Notes – Please Read:

  • Joins are made in 1st stitch of round – unless otherwise indicated.
  • 1st st of round starts in base of turning chain (t-ch), unless otherwise indicated.
  • Mark the 1st st of each round (helps for where to make your joins)
  • Turning chains do not count as stitches, unless otherwise indicated.
Summer Flowers Bohemian Messenger Bag

+  Pattern

Main Square (Make 2):

An original pattern with photo tutorials can be found here. Video Tutorials can be found here. 🧶 If you need to look at the photos it can help. Then come back here and finish for assembly.

Color A:  Create a magic circle, or ch 4, and join ends, then…

Rnd 1:  Ch 2, dc 15 into ring, join – 15 dc.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, sc 2 in sp between dc below, *sc 1 in sp between next dc’s, sc 2 in sp between next dc’s* repeat from * around, sc between last dc (the one directly below ch 1), join – 24 sc.

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, sc 1 in each st around, change to Color B when joining with sl st into 1st sc of round, cut Color A, and weave in tails – 24 sc.

Rnd 4:  Ch 4 (this will serve as your first treble in the tr3tog, so begin the 2nd part of the tr3tog in the next st – not the base of the chain) *tr3tog, ch 5,* repeat from * 8 times, join  in top of 1st tr3tog – 8 tr3tog, 8 ch-5.

Note:  In round 5, you will be working the cluster stitches enclosing the ch 5 from round 4.

Rnd 5:  Ch 1, sc 1 in same as join, [*yo, insert hook in base of leftmost treble from tr3tog below, yo, draw up a long loop* – repeat from * 3 times total,  *yo, insert hook in base of next treble, yo, draw up a long loop* repeat from * 3 times total, yo, pull through all 13 loops on hook (1 cluster created), ch 1, sc in top of tr3tog], repeat from [ to ] 8 times total (on last cluster, the 2nd half will be in the base of ch 4), complete last sc of repeat with Color C – that last sc will act as your join – 24 sts.

Rnd 6:  Ch 1, sc 2 (mark the 1st sc) in 1st st, *sc 2 in ch sp, sc 2 in top of cluster**, sc 2 in top of tr3tog,* repeat from *, ending repeat at **, sc 2 around last visible chain, join in 1st sc of rnd – 50 sc.

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Note: if you don’t have 50 stitches at this point, don’t fret. Just frog (pull it out) around 10 or so stitches and add the extras in there somewhere, it won’t throw off the pattern as long as you end this round with 50 sc.

Rnds 7:  Ch 2, (make first stitch of repeat in the base of ch 2), *dc 2, ch 1, dc 2 (in same st), dc 12,* repeat from * 3 times, dc in each of next 10 sts, join in 1st dc of rnd (make join behind dc in bar (see photo), sl st in next back bar of next dc) – 66 sts.

Rnd 8:  Ch 2, [*(yo, insert hook in ch sp, yo, pull up a long loop) 3 times, yo, pull through all loops, ch 1,*  repeat from * 3 times total in same ch sp, BPdc around next 16 dc], repeat from [ to] 2 more times.

Repeat instructions above from * to * 3 times in same ch sp, BPdc around next 12 dc, BPdc around ch 3, BPdc around next 2 dc (try to enclose the ch 2 from beg of rnd on last BPdc), invisible join.

Finish off, weave in all tails.

Summer Flowers Bohemian Messenger Bag

+  Assembly

Creating the Center Piece & Joining the Squares – Assembly Video Here.

Choose a square, and we call it Square A.  The unworked square will be Square B.

Square A:  RS facing you, in right-hand corner, place a stitch marker in blo of center cluster of 3-cluster, repeat on left-hand side of square.

Attach yarn in left side stitch marker in blo. 

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc (blo) in same as ch 1, sc (blo) in ea st around until you reach the next st marker – 67 sc.

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc in ea st around.

Row 3:  Repeat row 2.

Finish off leaving a 20” tail.

Place square A (WS facing you) on the table.  Place square B (RS facing you) on top of square A.  Using the long tail, begin whip stitching through center cluster (blo) of 3-cluster on square B and continue whip stitching through both loops of square A and back loops of square B around.

Strap:

Row 1:  Fsc 72 – 72 sc.

Row 2:  Ch 4, turn, skip st at base of t-ch, *dc 1**, skip 1,* across, ending repeat at ** – 37 dc (including t-ch) 36 ch-1 spaces.

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st dc, *sc in ch-sp, sc in dc, repeat from * across – 72 sc.

Finish off and weave in all tails.

Strap base:

Attach yarn through 3 pieces of yarn on top right side of Row 1 of center piece.

Summer Flowers Bohemian Messenger Bag

Ch 1, sc in same as ch-1, ch 4, skip over center to other side, insert hook in same location on other side and sc 2 in same space.

Finish off, weave in all tails. Repeat on other side.

Attaching the Strap:

Using a long piece of yarn and darning needle, whip stitch strap to body starting in the rightmost single crochet of the strap base, into second single crochet, and along chain, finish by working through next two single crochets from strap base.

Summer Flowers Bohemian messenger Bag

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2 Comments

  • Tasha Margette
    July 20, 2020 at 12:45 am

    Hey Nancy! Thanks so much, and I’m so glad you like it!

  • Nancy
    June 27, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    VERY cute! This may be my next project!

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