How To Make An Easy Crochet Toddler Bag with Fringe- Free Pattern

Learn how to make a simple crochet toddler purse. This free crochet pattern comes with a full step-by-step photo tutorial making it perfect for beginners.

Learn how to make a simple crochet toddler purse. This free crochet pattern comes with a full step-by-step photo tutorial making it perfect for beginners.

This super cute crochet toddler purse has always been a fan favorite, and until now PAID ONLY! I am releasing it here on my blog for FREE and I am so excited to finally share it here.

 The Bitty Boho Bag is the perfect purse for kiddos and tots!

With its dainty design and fun texture, it is an adorable accessory to any outfit and a must-have for adventures.

Learn how to make a simple crochet toddler purse. This free crochet pattern comes with a full step-by-step photo tutorial making it perfect for beginners.

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Here’s what you will need to make your own Bitty Boho Bag

MATERIALS (WITH CLICKABLE LINKS)

-G (4 mm) Crochet Hook

-Scissors

-Worsted Weight Yarn (3-4 oz needed) I used Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn”

Tapestry Needle

Finished Bag Sizing: Pouch is about 4.5” tall and 4.5” wide. The full height of the purse (from strap to fringe) is about 22 inches.

Video Tutorial Coming Soon!!

STITCH KEY (US TERMS) 

SC = Single Crochet

CH = Chain

YO= Yarn Over

INC= Increase (Put two stitches in the same space. (In this case, it will be two SC stitches.)

SL ST= Slip Stitch

FSC= Foundation Single Crochet

*= To Be Repeated 

SPECIAL STITCHES

Back Bump: This is where you flip your starting chain over and insert your hook into the “back bump” of the chain and place your stitch there. If you are unfamiliar with this technique I would suggest watching this tutorial below by Fiber Flux on YouTube. You do not have to use this technique, you can just single crochet as you normally would, but I feel like the back bump technique is cleaner. 

Bobble: *YO, Insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop , YO and pull through 2 loops on your hook* Repeat 3 more times. Now you should have 5 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. 

Foundation Single Crochet: This technique is really a time saver once you get the hang of it! Your row of single crochet will have more give than it would if you made a chain first and just single crocheted back down. This technique will be explained within the pattern.

Crochet Toddler Purse Pattern- Bitty Boho Bag Pattern

Body: 

Front- This piece will be the front of the pouch

Make a slip knot and CH 10

Row 1: Skip the chain closest to your hook and SC 8 in the “back bump” of the chain. SC 5 in the last chain then SC 8 back down the other side of the starting chain. CH 1, turn. (21)

TIP: If you do not know how to crochet into the back bump of a chain please refer to the youtube tutorial link provided above under “Special Stitches”

Row 2: SC 8, INC in the next 5 stitches, SC 8. CH 1, turn. (26)

Row 3: *SC 1, BOBBLE* 12 times,  SC in last two stitches. CH1, turn. ( 26) 

Row 4: SC 8, *INC, SC 1* 5 times. SC 8. CH 1, turn. (31)

Row 5: SC 31. CH 1, turn (31)

Row 6: SC 8, *SC 2, INC* 5 times, SC 8. CH 1, turn. (36) 

Row 7: SC 2, *BOBBLE, SC 1* CH 1, turn.  (36)

Learn how to make a simple crochet toddler purse. This free crochet pattern comes with a full step-by-step photo tutorial making it perfect for beginners.

Row 8: SC 8, *INC, SC 3” 5 times, SC 8. (41)

Tie Off

Crochet Toddler Purse Back

This will be the back piece of your pouch and the strap so DO NOT cut your yarn once you finish the back piece of the pouch. 

Note: The back piece of your crochet toddler purse will be a smidge smaller than the front because it doesn’t have the bobble stitches. This is completely by design and will still work perfectly when assembled.

Make a slip knot and CH 10

Row 1: Skip the chain closest to your hook and SC 8 in the “back bump” of the chain. SC 5 in the last chain then SC 8 back down the other side of the starting chain. CH 1, turn. (21)

Row 2: SC 8, INC in the next 5 stitches, SC 8. CH 1, turn. (26)

Row 3: SC 26. CH 1, turn (26)

Row 4: SC 8, *INC, SC 1* 5 times. SC 8. CH 1, turn. (31)

Row 5: SC 31. CH 1, turn (31)

Row 6: SC 8, *SC 2, INC* 5 times, SC 8. CH 1, turn. (36)

Row 7: SC 36. CH 1, turn (36)

Row 8: SC 8, *INC, SC 3* 5 times, SC 8. (41)

DO NOT CUT YARN

Crochet Toddler Purse Strap

Now we are going to start our Foundation Single Crochet strap 🙂 

Insert your hook into the body of the last SC you just made, pull up a loop, YO , pull through one loop (this is where we will insert our hook for the next SC), YO, pull through 2. That was 1 FSC.

Insert hook into the space we made in the previous FSC. YO, Pull through one (this is where we will insert our hook for the next SC), YO pull through 2. That was the 2nd FSC. 

Keep going until you get 100 FSC. 

Tip: If you want a bigger strap, FSC more than 100 stitches. If you want a smaller strap, FSC less than 100 stitches.

If you are a visual learner and need extra help with this technique there are lots of different youtube videos available. I will link one here for your convenience. 

Once you get your 100 FSC stitches it’s time to join into the back piece of your bag. Make sure your FSC isn’t twisted, and insert your hook into the top of the first SC from Row 8 of the back body piece, SL ST. CH 1

Now we are going to attach the front piece. 

Line your front piece on top of the back, Bobble side facing out. Insert your hook through that first SC on the front piece and the corresponding SC on the back piece (where you just put your SL ST) and do a SC. 

SC all the way around, going through both the front and back pieces. (41)

DO NOT CUT YARN. 

Learn how to make a simple crochet toddler purse. This free crochet pattern comes with a full step-by-step photo tutorial making it perfect for beginners.

Now we’re going to make the brim of the bag. 

Evenly SC 17 across the front of the bag. You will need to make your own spots for your hook to go since this was the “rough edge” of our bag pieces.

Insert your hook into the back piece of the bag and continue around with 14 more SC. 

Now you should be back around to where you first started the strap. This part of the bag is a little loose so we are going to give it more structure by dropping our next SC down into the body of the bag instead of in the loose part of where the strap was started. SC. 

SL ST back into the first SC in this row. CH 1, turn. 

SC 32 stitches around and join back into the first SC. Tie off.

YOU ARE ALMOST FINISHED!!!

Now let’s add some fringe to this adorable crochet toddler purse!

Cut off a bunch of different strips of yarn, all roughly the same length. You can make these any length you want but keep in mind if there too long you can always trim them. Mine are about 7 inches long.

Grab two strands of yarn, match them up, and fold them in the middle.  

Go from the back of your bag and Insert your hook into one of the SC stitches you used to attach the two pieces together, roughly in the middle of your bag. Grab the two folded strands of yarn (both at the same time) and pull through. 

Now stick your fingers under the loop that was just created, grab the strands, and pull them through the loop. 

Repeat the process until you have the desired amount of fringe. Trim if necessary. 

Just sew in all your loose ends with a tapestry needle and TADA you made your very own Bitty Boho Bag! You can embellish with tags or buttons or even get real fancy and add a zipper!

Learn how to make a simple crochet toddler purse. This free crochet pattern comes with a full step-by-step photo tutorial making it perfect for beginners.

Whatever you do I would LOVE to see your finished Bitty Boho Bag so please post a pic on Facebook or Instagram and tag me @ACraftyConcept so I can see 😀 While you’re there go ahead and give me a follow! That way you can see any business advice, new free patterns, giveaways, contests, or discounts I might be doing <3

You can find the matching adult boho bag pattern here.

❤️ Ashley

2 thoughts on “How To Make An Easy Crochet Toddler Bag with Fringe- Free Pattern

  1. Gianna Kelly says:

    Hi there, wondering about how many yards this pattern needs. I am using a different yarn so not sure how it compares weight to yards. Thanks!

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