Free Crochet Pattern: Children’s Flowered Shoulder Bag

By Rachel Choi – 14 Comments

Brighten up a child’s day with this fun and flowery shoulder bag! It’s great for toting around some toys or playing dress up with. The shoulder bag is easy to crochet. You can even use scrap yarn for the flower appliqués. Just follow the crochet pattern below to make a great gift for a little girl.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 8” (20 cm) wide, 7” (18 cm) tall, not including strap

childerens shoulder bag

Medium Weight Yarn (Pink, Yellow, Green, Brown: approximately 100 yards of main color and scraps for flower colors)
Crochet Hook I (5.5 mm)
Yarn Needle
crochet yarn size 4

10 dc = 3’’
4 rows = 2 1/2’’
Gauge Swatch: 3’’w x 2’’h (7.5cm x 5cm) ch 12.
Row 1: dc in third ch from hook and in each ch across
Row 2 – 4: ch 2, turn, dc in each dc across
Finish off.

Need help understanding the abbreviations? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Free Crochet Pattern: Bag
Round 1: ch 27, dc in third ch from hook, dc in each ch across, dc in each ch on opposite side of foundation ch, sl st in ch-2: 50 dc
Round 2 – 12: ch 2, dc in each dc around, sl st in ch-2: 50 dc

Row 1: ch 82, dc in third ch from hook, dc in each ch across: 80 dc

With yarn needle, sew strap to bag.

Flower (make 2)
Round 1: with brown, ch 5, sl st in 5th ch from hook, 10 sc in loop, changing to yellow in last sc, place marker
Round 2: (ch 4, skip 1 sc, sl st in next sc) around
Round 3: (sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc in next ch-4 loop, sl st in next ch-4 loop) around, finish off

Stem (make 2)
Row 1: ch 14, sl st in sixth ch from hook, ch 6, sl st in sixth ch from hook, ch 4, finish off leaving a long end for sewing

Using photo as a guide, sew flowers and stems onto bag with a yarn needle.

If you need help with crocheting this bag, just leave a comment and I’ll be glad to help!

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  1. Michelle says:

    This is so sweet. I would love to make one for my niece. 🙂

  2. moonglow says:

    This is adorable! Thank you!!

  3. Juli says:

    I can’t wait to try this out. My niece will love it 🙂

  4. Rachel says:

    Yay! I’m glad your gonna try it out 🙂

    I think I’m giving the one I made to my little cousin…maybe for xmas.

  5. Dottie says:

    This Is Adorable, I Love It ! I Can’t Wait to Make A Couple For My Grand Daughters Julie & Lydia. I’ve Been Making Baby Booties For My Grandbaby That’s On The Way. Do You Have a Pattern For Anything For A Baby ? What Can You Come Up With. I Love All Your Patterns Because Their So Easy To Do..

  6. Dottie says:

    Thank’s For The Link.I’ll check Them Out.

  7. Marrianne says:

    I think you mean 7″ = 18 cm? (17,5cm)
    By the way: terrific pattern with those double crochets! In my country they are called ‘stokjes’ (twines), but double crochet sounds better 😉
    And very cute flowers!

  8. Sara says:

    Thanks for this pattern! I used this pattern as a basis for a purse I made for my little niece. You can see how it turned out on my blog! I absolutely love that this pattern requires NO seaming! I try to avoid sewing in my projects whenever I can! 🙂

  9. Ericka says:

    Does the ch-2 count as a DC?

  10. Nadette says:

    I saw your adorable hobo bag and continued looking! I think I’ll be making this one and the hobo for myself! Both are the perfect size with the best adorable looks!!! Thank you for sharing!

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