This free crochet pattern for beginners works up quickly and is ideal for market stock or beginners wanting to improve their confidence. I chose to add fringe, but you can make it your own with an applique, embroidery, or funky colors. I hope you enjoy it, and I can’t wait to see your Bobble Fringe Bags (#bobblefringebag)!
PS. If you are looking for other free crochet patterns for beginners, try my Beginner Bobble Basket.
Any DK yarn
Needle for sewing in ends
mr – magic ring
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
hdc inc – half double crochet increase (work 2 hdc in the same stitch)
bs – bobble stitch
Yarn over and insert your hook into the stitch. Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on your hook. Repeat 5 times until there are 6 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops. Single crochet in the next stitch.
Row 1: 10 hdc in a mr. sl st. ch1. (10)
Row 2: hdc inc in each stitch around. sl st. ch1. Turn. (20)
Row 3: *bs in first stitch, 1 sc in the next*. Repeat from *to* around. sl st. ch1. Turn. (20)
Row 4: *1 hdc in first stitch, hdc inc in the next*. Repeat from *to* around. sl st. ch 1. (30)
Row 5: *1 hdc in the first 2 stitches, hdc inc in the next*. Repeat from *to* around. sl st. ch1. Turn. (40)
Row 6: *bs in first stitch, sc in the next*. Repeat from *to* around. sl st. ch 1. Turn. (40)
Row 7: hdc in each stitch around. (40)
Row 8: hdc in each stitch around. Turn. (40)
Row 9: *bs in first stitch, 1 sc in the next*. Repeat from *to* around. sl st. ch1. Turn. (40)
Row 10 – Row 15: hdc in each stitch around. sl st. ch 1.Turn at the end of Row 15. (40)
Row 16: *bs in first stitch, sc in the next*. Repeat from *to* around. sl st. (40) Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Ch 100 (or as long/short as you want).
Turn and place a hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook.
Hdc in each stitch across.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.
Sew the strap onto each side of the bag, ensuring that the seam is at the back of the bag.
Using any color yarn you like, cut sections long enough to be folded in half. I used 5 strands per fringe tassle. Fold the strands in half, thread through the stitch, and create your tassle. Cut your fringe to the desired length.
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