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This beautiful structured designer style crochet handbag pattern will up your crochet bag game! This bag has rich style details with handsome hardware to make your bag feel substantial and truly luxe. I like sophisticated bags that are big on style and make a statement! That is how I came up with this design.
Special touches at every turn give this bag a designer look that is as good, if not better than crochet bags that cost $400 to $7,000 (yes seven thousand) dollars. The great thing about making it yourself is you don’t have to spend that much cash only to end up with something that other people have. Your bag is uniquely yours.
I designed project trackers! This is the large print version for tired eyes. So much easier than using apps, scraps of paper or a plain notebook.
Three project sizes, a handy ruler and hook guide inside the cover and plenty of rooms for notes in each pattern.
Buy it here.
Regular size print here.
I have had bad eyesight since age 18 so large print is a godsend when you can’t see apps and dark yarn, let alone going from one to the other on a crochet-a-thon during a netflix binge.
This bag has more just a few more steps than boho easy breezy style bags. Worry not, I have the pattern broken down into steps with a video tutorial to help you do each one just right and ensure you have a good project making experience!
To make it you will need hardware, mesh (only a dollar or two wherever you are picking up your yarn at) and a closure of your choice. Links to what I used are in the pattern.
Why designer crochet bags are so expensive
With all these details in mind is it any wonder why designer bags are so pricey?
It’s all the details and workmanship. Once you make your designer handbag it you will have it forever and get compliments every time you carry it! I sure do!
This bag uses beginner stitches, mercerized cotton yarn, an easy (no sew- if you have no machine nor do I!) liner and a 4.0 mm crochet hook. Of course I have video help to help you assemble everything perfectly. Depending how much time you have you should be able to get it done in a week (maybe two) or thereabouts.
Reminder: I have the pattern set up in steps so you can do one step a day if you like once you complete the main body piece.
Use your imagination for some color combos that suit your personal style
Think of the unique color combinations! Navy and white, camel and black, olive and tan, turquoise and ivory. Lots of fun options for lining like novelty prints or a luxe poly satin. Either one will work in this structured design. Whichever suits your taste.
You can also customize the length of the bag straps to suit how you like to carry your bag. You can make a longer strap if you like a cross body or over the shoulder look but I kept them short as I prefer to carry a bag in the crook of my arm. I designed a strap that has very little stretch and compliments the stitches used in the bag itself.
Get your pattern here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/camellia-designer-handbag