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The Savannah Handbag is a gorgeous, textured, crossbody bag! You’ll find the same great texture in the Savannah Handbag as you do in the other Savannah crochet patterns!
The Savannah Handbag was definitely inspired by the rest of the Savannah Collection! It’s safe to say I’m obsessed with this texture!
I wanted to create a crossbody bag instead of my usual slouch style bag. It was a bit out of my comfort zone, but once I figured it out it was really fun to make.
Creating this lovely handbag was way out of my comfort zone because I’m usually making garments or blankets. I’ve only created market, slouchy type bags before. But the end result of this bag was just magnificent! I was so proud and excited to have created this handbag!
For the Savannah Handbag I used Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Denim in Color yarn! **Please note- this yarn has since been discountinued.
The purple one you see pictured above is made with Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton! It is one of my favorite cotton yarns!
This pattern is rated Easy on the pattern difficulty scale. If you know the basic crochet stitches as well as how to do a front post double crochet stitch, you will be able to create this handbag.
This project does require a bit of sewing, but only to sew the handles on to the bag.
You will work the bag from the bottom up and then create and add the handles.
The Savannah Handbag crochet pattern is super customizable to be the size and style you prefer.
More Savannah Patterns
Slouch Hat – this hat can actually be made as a beanie, a slouchy, or a messy bun hat!
Cowl – the matching cowl looks so good with the hat!
Sweater – a gorgeous basic pullover with lots of texture!
Children’s Sweater– the pullover sweater, but in children’s sizes!
For a more of a market bag style, check out the Magnolia Market Bag crochet pattern!
350 yards worsted weight cotton or cotton blend yarn (Yarn Bee Denim in Color was used for sample, 50% cotton/50% acrylic blend, 164 yards per skein)
I (5.5mm) crochet hook
14 hdc x 9 rows = 4 1/8”
12.5” x 12.5” laid flat (not counting handles) Handles are 32” long before attaching to bag.
Stitches Needed & Abbreviations
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
FPdc- front post double crochet blo- back loop only
**- repeat from
This pattern is worked in joined rounds at the bottom. Then it begins to work in continuous rounds for the body of the bag and is then joined again at the top of the bag. At the parts of the pattern that you do join each round, the starting chain
does not count as the first stitch.
With this stitch pattern, a FPdc will always be worked around a
hdc, and a hdc will always be in either a FPdc or a dc.
Photo tutorial for attaching handles is on page 3.
Round 1: 2 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next 28 chs, 4 hdc in last ch. Working around the other side
of the chains, 1 hdc in next 28 chs, 2 hdc in last ch, join to 1st st. (64)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 31 sts, 4 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 30 sts, 2 hdc in last st,
join to 1st st. (69)
Round 3: Ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 34 sts, 5 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 32 sts, 2 hdc in last st,
join to 1st st. (75)
Round 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 38 sts, 5 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 34 sts, 2 hdc in last st,
join to 1st st. (81)
Round 5: Ch 1, in blo, 1 hdc in each st around, join to 1st st. (81)
Round 6: Ch 1, in both loops, 1 hdc in each st around, join to 1st st. (81)
Round 7: (put your stitch marker here and move it up at the first stitch of each round) *1 hdc in next st,
1 FPdc around next st*, repeat from * to last st, 1 hdc in last, do not join. (81)
Round 8: *1 FPdc around next st, 1 hdc in next st*, repeat from * to last st, 1 FPdc in last, do not join.
Repeat rounds 7 and 8 until bag measures 11” from Round 5.
Round 9: Sl st into next st, ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around, join to 1st st. (81)
Round 10: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around, join to 1st st. (81)
Round 11: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st st. (81)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Ch 101 (start with a long tail for sewing to bag)
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (100)
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in each st across. (100)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Attaching Handles to Bag
Take your handle and position each end about 2” from the edge of the bag and between rows 9 and 11
on the inside of the bag. I use a pin to fasten while I sew.
Using the long tail and your tapestry needle, sew each end of the handle to the inside of the bag. Do the same on the other side of the bag.
Weave in all ends.
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Michelle has been crocheting since 2011 and has been designing crochet patterns since 2014! She specializes in modern garments and accessories for your handmade wardrobe. Michelle has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, thehooknooklife.com, wecrochet.com, ourmakerlife.com, and several other websites. She is committed to providing the highest quality crochet information and patterns that instill a true feeling of pride, enjoyment, and accomplishment when completing a project.