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FREE PATTERN; Crocheted Festival Bum Bag!

Riannon Selcuk

Summer is here, which means you want to have those arms free for any impromptu dancing in the park or at a festival, am I right? But where are you going to put your most treasured belongings!? And you especially want them stored in a stylish accessory, that perhaps you made?

Well, look no further than my stylish festival bum bag!

Crocheted using Wool and the Gangs Mixtape yarn, and super easy to make, a project that you can definitely finish in a day.

Terminology;

  • ch = chain
  • DC = double crochet (UK)
  • FL = front loop of double crochet stitch (UK)

You'll need;

  • 1 ball of WATG Mix Tape yarn - I used red, but you can use jersey yarn or any other weight of yarn to match the hook size.
  • 6.5mm crochet hook
  • adjustable webbed belt- I bought mine from Amazon here.
  • a stitch marker

The pattern;

  1. Ch 20, do not turn
  2. Ch 1, 1 DC in each stitch, do not turn
  3. 1 DC in the side of the last stitch, 2 DC in the next stitch, 1 DC in the next 18 stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch. Add stitch marker to the last stitch, you will need to move this to the last stitch of each row. You have now crocheted a stretched out oval which forms the base of the bum bag.
  4. Ch 1, 1 DC in the FL of each stitch
  5. 1 DC in every stitch
  6. 1 DC in every stitch
  7. 1 DC in every stitch
  8. 1 DC in every stitch
  9. 1 DC in every stitch
  10. 1 DC in every stitch
  11. 1 DC in every stitch. Leave the stitch marker in the last stitch of this row and do not move for rows 12-14.
  12. We will now crochet 2 sections separately so that we can join them later leaving a gap either side to thread through the adjustable webbed strap. 1 DC in the next 21 stitches, Ch 1, turn
  13. 1 DC in the next 21 stitches, Ch 1, turn
  14. 1 DC in the next 21 stitches, Ch 1, break yarn and knot
  15. Reattach yarn to where the marker is. 1 DC in the next 22 stitches, Ch 1, turn
  16. 1 DC in the next 22 stitches, Ch 1, turn
  17. 1 DC in the next 22 stitches, Ch 1, do not turn
  18. Ch 2, 1 DC in the next 21 stitches, Ch 1, 1 DC in the next 22 stitches, Ch 1, turn
  19. We will now crochet the fold over flap, you can increase the amount of rows if you want it deeper. 1 DC in the next 22 stitches, Ch 1, turn
  20. 1 DC in the next 22 stitches, Ch 1, turn
  21. 1 DC in the next 22 stitches, Ch 1, turn
  22. 1 DC in the next 22 stitches. Break yarn and weave in all loose ends

Next you'll want to thread the adjustable webbed strap through the gaps either side as shown in the below image.

I threaded a length of yarn twice through the gaps on either side to add as a strap over the flap, but you can add any fastening you want.

I also added tassels to the side as an extra feature.

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