The Coastal Crochet Crossbody Bag pattern is worked in joined rounds using basic stitches including the Chain, Single, Double, Slip, and Shell stitches!

Looking for a quick and easy crochet crossbody bag pattern that is modern and trendy?

This is it!

The crochet crossbody bag is made from the bottom up, using really basic stitches that are easy to memorize and work up!

The strap is made using foundation half double crochet, and if you’re not sure how to work them we’ve got a video tutorial!

The Coastal Crossbody Bag is 9.5” tall by 7.75” wide, which is perfect for holding your daily essentials like a phone, wallet, keys or book!

The crossbody style of this bag means the long purse strap is placed over your head and rests on one shoulder, so that your purse comfortably lays at your hip. 

The Coastal Crochet Crossbody Bag is a great pattern to work up because:

  • Tote bags are quick and easy projects to make.
  • You can use yarn you already have in your stash!
  • This project works great with cotton yarns, plant-based fibers, or acrylics!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: joined rounds, stitch tension, gauge & size, Shells, textured and fun stitch repeats, foundation half double, finishing techniques & more!

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

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Coastal Crochet Crossbody Crochet Tote Pattern - American Crochet Association

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Coastal Crochet Crossbody Bag Resources

Finished Crochet Crossbody Bag Projects

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Check out other finished Coastal Crochet Crossbody Bag projects on ravelry today, right here: 


Peaches & Creme Original, Worsted weight #4 yarn (100% cotton; 120 yds/109 m per 2.5 oz/70.9 g skein): Ecru x 2 Skeins

To find other natural fibers, or other brands that carry cotton yarn, I suggest looking on and comparing the yarn used to write this pattern.

For more details about how to substitute yarn for a crochet project, here are some great tips: Understanding Yarn Substitution: An Easy Reference For Crocheters

If you want to use a yarn substitute for this project, here are some cotton yarns I recommend:



  • 30 pattern sts = 7.75” 
  • 10 pattern rows = 4”

Sizes and Finished Measurements

  • 9.5” tall x 7.75” wide

Stitch Key

This crochet stitch pattern is worked with the following basic crochet stitches.

You can see these stitches in action as you watch these video tutorials (just click on the underlined text):

Specialty Stitches and Techniques

You can see these stitches and techniques in action as you watch these video tutorials (just click on the underlined text):

  • BLO =  Back Loops Only
  • Shell = Work 5 double crochet stitches into the same stitch
  • FHdc (Foundation Half Double Crochet).
    • First FHdc: Ch 3, yarn over, skip 2 Chs, insert hook, yarn over, pull through Ch, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over, pull through 3 loops. 
    • FHdc: Yarn over, insert hook through 2 loops on side of last FHdc worked, yarn over, pull through loops, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over, pull through 3 loops.

Pattern Notes

  • Pattern is worked in two parts: Bag (rounds), Strap (rows).
  • Strap is available in 3 size
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Crochet Crossbody Bag Pattern Instructions


  • Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 31, Skip 1 Ch (not a St), work 1 Sc into BLO of each Ch across, rotate (working into opposite side of Ch), work 1 Sc into BLO of each Ch across, Sl St into top of first Sc to join  – 60 Sc
  • Round 2: Ch 1 (not a St, here and throughout), work 1 Sc into each St around, Sl St into top of first Sc to join – 60 Sc

Repeat round 2 until 5 rounds are complete.

  • Round 6: Ch 1, [Sc, skip 2 Sts, Shell, skip 2 Sts] 10 times, Sl St into top of first Sc to join – 60 Sts; 10 Shells + 10 Sc
  • Round 7: Ch 3 (first Dc, here and throughout), work 2 Dc into same St, [skip 2 Sts, Sc, skip 2 Sts, Shell] 9 times, skip 2 Sts, Sc, skip 2 Sts, work 2 Dc into 1st St of round, Sl St into top of first Dc to join – 60 Sts; 10 Shells + 10 Sc
  • Round 8: Repeat round 6
  • Round 9-10: Repeat round 2

Repeat rounds 6-10 until 25 rounds are complete.

  • Round 26: Ch 1, [work 1 Sc into each of next 5 Sts, Ch 5, skip 5 Sts, Sc into each of next 15 Sts, Ch 5, skip 5 Sts] 2 times total, Sl St into top of first Sc to join – 60 Sts; 40 Sc + 20 Chs
  • Round 27-28: Repeat round 2. Fasten off after the last round is complete.

Strap – 30 (40, 50)”

Part 1

  • Row 1 (Right Side): Leave 10” tail, FHdc 105 (140, 175) times, fasten off 10” tail – 105 (140, 175) FHdc

Part 2

  • Row 1 (Right Side): Leave 10” tail, FHdc 10 times, with right side of Part 1 facing skip 10 Sts, Hdc into each St across until 10 FHdc remain unworked, FHdc 10 times, fasten off 10” tail – 105 (140, 175) Sts; 20 (20, 20) FHdc + 85 (120, 155) FHdc
  • Strap Placement: Assure strap is not twisted. From inside of the purse out, feed each split end of strap through adjacent Ch-5 spaces from round 26.

Tassel (Repeat for each end of strap; 4 total):

  • Cut 20 pieces of yarn, each 16” in length, split into 4 groups of 5.
  • Feed 5 pieces of yarn evenly through each row end of Strap (4 total), fold in half. 
  • For each side: hold both end rows together, use all yarn ends to form one knot that covers end rows of strap.
  • Trim tassel ends to make even.


Weave in ends, trim excess. 

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Video Chat

To hear more about the Coastal Crochet Crossbody Bag from the pattern writer, Salena Baca, watch this quick video chat today:

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