I have been seeing Bitty Boho Bag pictures all over social media lately and I love it! I am so happy the pattern was a hit and so many of you awesome makers are making them 🙂
I have been working on a few variations of the pattern for a while now and I am so excited to finally being able to show them to you! The Bitty Boho Bag pattern is really versatile, it’s so easy to just change one or two things and voila you have a whole new bag!
Introducing the Bitty Bow Bag!
I wanted to call it the Bitty BOWho Bag but I thought that might get confusing in conversation 😉 This style is so cute and girly! Plus it still works up super fast like the original Bitty Boho Bag design. The bow pattern I use is from The Bow Blog by Kimmie’s Crochet. If you haven’t checked her out yet you should!! Her designs are so amazing and simple to follow and everything is FREE over on her blog! She also posts adorable pictures on her Instagram account too so definitely look her up next time you’re over there. I use her bow design on basically everything I make. Key chains, stuffies, clips, Claire Bun Beanies, you name it! So of course I had to incorporate it on a Bitty Boho Bag 😉
How to make the Bitty Bow Bag
Start off by following the Bitty Boho Bag pattern like normal, but when you get to the bobble rows, just do single crochets instead (like the back piece of the original Bitty Boho Bag) . Then add one more “grow row” (a row without increases) after row 8, giving the front and back pieces 9 total rows instead of 8. After you make the front and back pieces of your bag, set them aside (without attaching them) and start on your bow.
2-3 oz of worsted weight yarn (I’m using I Love This Yarn in the color Tropical Pink)
Stitches (us terms)
HDC- Half Double Crochet
BLO- Back Loop Only
Using a G (4mm) hook (I use a Susan Bates G from North Woods Hooks)
Join back into your first ch (being careful not to twist your work) and ch up 1.
Row 1: Putting your first stitch into the same stitch your join, HDC around, Join back into the first HDC and CH 1 .Do not turn your work.(30)
Row 2-9: HDC around in BLO. Join back into the first HDC and CH 1 .Do not turn your work. (30)
Tie off and sew in loose ends.
Cut off a long piece of yarn in the same color (about 3 feet will be more than enough)
Center your piece of yarn in the middle of the bow and tie it real tight with a double knot, squishing the bow into shape. You may need to adjust your bow and play around with the shape until you have a nice symmetrical bow.
Wrap your yarn around the bow a few times, keeping it taut and adjusting the bow as needed. Then thread the long end through a tapestry needle.
Center your bow onto the front piece of your Bitty Boho Bag.
Continue wrapping the yarn around the bow, but this time attaching it to the body of the bag as you go. Keep wrapping until the bow is secure and the center is to your liking.
When you have finished wrapping the center of the bow and attaching it to the body of the bag, pull the other tail (from the long piece of yarn) to the inside of the bag, tie a knot, then sew in the ends.
Join the front piece of the bag to the back and finish the rest of the Bitty Boho Bag as normal.
Now you have an adorable, girly, preppy, flirty little Bitty Bow Bag 😀 I can’t wait to see all the different color combinations you guys come up with! Be sure to tag me @acraftyconcept so I can see your handy work and drool over your mad crochet skills 😉
❤ Happy crocheting!