In this pattern I’ll teach you to make this cute cell phone bag. The pattern is very simple and easy to adjust in size. The tutorial is beginner friendly and consists of a variety of single crochet stitches.

Materials

  • about 100 meters of any number 3 cotton yarn of your choice. The yarn I used is Eco Cotton from Lammy Yarns in the color crème.   
  • a 3.5 mm. crochet hook
  • a magnetic closure or push button to close the bag.
  • a shoulder strap with clasps. You can also crochet a strap, but then you need a little bit more yarn
  • a pair of scissors
  • a tapestry needle

Terms used/abbreviations

ch        chain
sl st     slip stitch
sc        single crochet
sc sp   single crochet spike stitch
flo        front loop only

Special stitch

Single crochet spike stitch

The spike stitch is worked using the same steps as a single crochet stitch, but instead of working into the current row where you are crocheting, you drop down and work it into the row below that current row. You draw the yarn up so that the top of the stitch is still exactly where the top would be if this were a normal single crochet stitch.

Notes

  • This pattern is written in US terms.

Pattern

Body of the bag

Make a slip knot and ch 94

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook.

Row 2: ch 1, turn your work. Sc in the first stitch, sc sp in the next. Alternate sc and sc sp until the end of the row.

Row 3: ch 1 turn your work. Sc sp in the first stitch, sc in the next. Alternate sc sp and sc until the end of the row.

Repeat row 2 and 3 until the work measures 4” or 10 cm.

Leave your yarn attached. We now make the 2 sides of the bag. We use the inside of the ball of yarn to do that or grab a new ball of yarn.

Sides of the bag

Ch 32.

Sc in the second chain from the hook and in every stitch across until you have one stitch left. In the last stitch you make 3 sc. On the other side of the chain you make also 30 sc. You have 63 sc in total.

Cut your yarn, bind off and make another one exactly the same.

Assemble the bag

Pick up the loop where you left your yarn attached and ch 1. Insert the hook through the first stitch and through the flo of the first stitch of the side.

start attaching side

Make a sl st. Insert in the next stitch of the bag and insert through the flo of the next stitch of the side. Make a sl st. Repeat making sl st around the whole side.

When the side is attached then we make 6 sl st in the next 6 stitches of the bag.

Then insert the hook in the next stitch and in the last stitch of the side of the bag, so you have 2 stitches on your hook and make a sl st. make a sl st through both sides in every stitch across.

Cut your yarn, bind off and weave in the ends.

On the other side we start at the flap of the bag. So count 12 stitches from the top and insert your hook in the 12th stitch and insert through the stitch on the other side. Make a sl st. Sl st in the next 11 stitches through both sides of the bag.

Make 6 sl st in the next 6 stitches.

Now we attach the other side of the bag.

attach other side part

Make sl st around the side using the whole stitch of the bag and the flo on the side.

Cut your yarn, bind off and weave in the ends.

Closure

Choose the closure you want and place it according to the instructions on the packaging. I chose a magnetic closure. You can attach a push button or a button as well.

Attach strap

The last step is attaching the strap. You can attach the clasps at the sides of the bag. Make sure your strap isn’t twisted.

I blocked my bag at the end by wetting it and pinning it down.

Let it dry this way and then you are ready to go!

Enjoy making this fun bag and have fun using it!