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Over the Shoulder Bag

By: Divya for DewDrop's Designs

A woman can never have too many purses...and with this over the shoulder bag pattern, you're sure to have a stand out accessory.  Soon you'll be making over the shoulder satchel bags for every season!

Over the Shoulder Bag


  • 100% acrylic yarn
  • J(6.00mm) hook



Over the Shoulder Bag

  1. Ch 55
  2. Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn (54sc)
  3. Row 2: ch1, sc in ech sc across turn (54sc)
  4. Row 3- 5: Repeat row 2.  Note: All rows from now on should continue around and should not turn
  5. Round 6: sc in each sc across(54sc), 5 sc along sides, sc along the bottom of chain (54sc) continue sc along side (5sc) . Total 118sc
  6. Round 7: sc in first sc of row6 and continue doing sc in each sc across.(118sc)
  7. Round 8- 9 : Repeat row 7
  8. Round 10 : Hdc across every sc ( 118hdc)
  9. Round 11: sk first hdc,*(sc, ch2, hdc) in next st, sk next st, Rep from * across ending with sc in last hdc.
  10. Round 12: 2 sc in first st, then keeping ch2 sts from previous row S-edge clusters in front - 2 sc in BACK LOOP ONLY of each sc across ch 1 turn
  11. Round 13: hdc around
  12. Round 14: HDc around with 10 decrement hdc in equal distance around( 108hdc)
  13. Round 15-16: Hdc around (108 hdc )
  14. Round 17- 19: Repeat Row 11-Row13
  15. Round 20: HDc around with 8 decrement hdc in equal distance around . (100hdc)
  16. Round 21-22 : Hdc around (100hdc)
  17. Round 23-25 : Repeat Row11-Row13
  18. Round 26: Hdc around with 6 decrement hdc in equal distance around (94hdc)
  19. Round 27-28: HDc around (94hdc)
  20. Round 29- 31: Repeat Row 11-Row13
  21. Round 32-34: Hdc around (94hdc)
  22. Round 29- 31: Repeat Row 11-Row13
  23. Round 32: hdc around (94hdc)

Over the Shoulder Bag


Over the Shoulder Bag

  1. For handles Mark the centre stitch on both side of the bag, then place markers 5stitches away from the centre on left & right for both sides of the bag.
  2. Round 33: sc around till marker , ch 10, continue sc around till next marker, ch 10, continue sc
  3. Round 34: Sc to first sc of last row, sc till the chain, 10sc in ch, continue sc till next ch, 10 sc in ch, continue sc till end.
  4. Round : 35-37: sc around.. Fasten off.


  1. Attach yarn where you want the shoulder strap to be then ss to 5 stitches along then ch 1 turn.
  2. Row1: sc in 5sc , turn
  3. Row 2: ch 1, sc in next 5 sc turn
  4. Now continue row 2 until you reach the desired shoulder strap length for your bag. Now ss to the opposite side of the bag in 5 stitches. FInish off. Weave in ends.


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I like the unique shape of this over the shoulder tote bag. I am accumulating ideas for bags to give as gifts. I think this one is good for a book, glasses, and my phone...I'd take it to the park and sit on a bench. The variegated colors add interest without having to do an advanced stitch!

I found out that the sc, ch 2, hdc in same st is called the S-edge cluster. So, when you do the 2 sc in back loop of each sc around, they want you to make sure that the ch-2's of the previous row are pulled forward, which they pretty much do on their own.

I made this bag in a weekend and it is awesome! I am making more now for gifts this Christmas. I get compliments on it each time I use it. Thanks for the great pattern.

Hi There--Thanks so much for the message! We're glad you like the pattern! Please feel free to share your photos with us by using our image uploader or sharing your creations on our Facebook page. Have a great day!--FaveCrafts Editor

having gone all the way to rnd 12, but now i'm stuck is it possible for a tutorial for this round? i sure would like to finish this beautiful pattern!

Round 12 is very confusing. I need some help If there is someone who knows what to do please explain to me. Thankyou

Just stitch 2 sc into the back lopps of sc stitches of the previous row. Hope its clear :)


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