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Denim Swing Boho Bag
This purse is easier to make than it looks.
First, crochet the body rectangle from the back to the front. About Midway down the back increase one stitch on each side of the row and then increase again a couple of rows down to give you the flair you want. Then decrease on the corresponding rows going back up the front.
Next, crochet the sides and slip stitch them to the bag body.
Then, pick up stitches along the bag back for the flap and crochet.
Sew a D ring at the top of each side.
For the strap, I cut a strip of leather and sewed the ends onto D rings and then looped chain through the D rings and connected the chain.
I used a large ring and toggle clasp for the closure.
See my lining calculator for help in measuring fabric needed for the lining and pocket. For this bag, the pockets covered the full width of the lining and were sewn in the lining side seams. I sewed seams up the middle of each pocket to give me 4 pockets.
The bag was made with Lion Brand's Fast-Track yarn.
These little bags were calling for something extra. So I crocheted roses with leaves using DMC size 5 Pearl thread. To stabilize the motif, I sewed the flower and leaves onto plastic canvas which was easy to attach to the purse by sewing through all thicknesses with invisible thread.
This tote was so much fun to make and even more fun to wear! I used canvas plastic to make a stand up bag. The canvas will enable me to use finer gauge yarns for the bag. I used Hobby Lobby's I Love this Cotton. So soft. Love this yarn!
Here is a link to the video showing how it was made.