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This is a free crochet pattern for a Bum Bag / Fanny Pack. Featuring Granny Squares. This fun and functional Crochet Bum Bag can be worn around the waist or as a crossbody bag.
A Crochet Bum Bag is a very practical everyday item. They come in handy for Moms, when you want to run to the shops, go to the park with the kids, or walk the dog! They’re also THE most practical hands-free bag to take to an event or festival!
Introducing the Crochet Bum Bag: Free Fanny Pack Pattern. This easy pattern tutorial will teach you how to create your very own crochet fanny pack, combining fashion and functionality. With step-by-step instructions and valuable tips, you’ll easily craft this trendy accessory. Choose your favorite colors and flaunt your unique style while keeping your essentials close at hand.
With its spacious interior and secure strap, this crochet sling bag will quickly become your go-to accessory. Plus, the versatility of the granny square allows you to play with colors and create unique patterns, allowing you to customize your bag.
Let’s dive in and create a fabulous fanny pack together!
Table of contents
- Crocheting Bag Patterns
- Get the PDF of the Crochet Bum Bag Pattern
- How to Crochet the Granny Square Bum Bag
- Video Tutorials Helpful for Your Crochet Bum Bag
- Free Written Pattern for the Fanny Pack Pattern
- Assembly of Your Crochet Bum Bag
Crocheting Bag Patterns
Well, this Crochet Bum Bag is not my first bag pattern. I have made 44 other crochet patterns for bags, purses, and totes – many with zippers, pockets, reversible, or even with removable pockets.
My new ebooks include all 45-bag crochet patterns and even explain how to add lining step by step. And of course, the ebook also comes with lots of videos.
Get the PDF of the Crochet Bum Bag Pattern
This fanny pack pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.
In “The Crochet Club” membership the pattern is interactive with check-off boxes so you can keep track of where you are in the pattern (and saved per user login) without any ads and is printer-friendly!
Want more Bag Crochet patterns? Here are a few you might like to try:
To start, let me now give you the craft supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.
How to Crochet the Granny Square Bum Bag
Materials you will need
- Premier Yarns Sweet Vivid Roll (worsted acrylic yarn):
- It’s Electric (1 skein)
- 4 mm Crochet Hook -> I used Furls Crochet Hook
- use NICKI15 for 15% off
- tapestry needle
- Hot Glue optional
- 2 rings
- Leather bag straps
- Felt, zipper, optional: sewing machine
4 sts x 2 rounds = 1 square inch
5 inches tall x 16 inches in width
Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- sk = skip
- inc = increase
- sl st = slip stitch
- ATC = Alternative Turning Chain (standing sc st) or ch 3 and count either as a stitch
- Inv sl st = invisible slip stitch
- Mattress stitch
Video Tutorials Helpful for Your Crochet Bum Bag
Reference video for a solid granny square (made in sc in the video), but this pattern is made in dc:
Create a Zipper Lining:
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Free Written Pattern for the Fanny Pack Pattern
First, crochet 4 solid dc granny squares. Then sew them together, add an optional lining with zipper and 2 rings to attach the leather bag strap (or crochet a strap).
4 Solid DC Granny Square
R1: Make a Magic Ring, ch 1, 1 ATC and 11 dc stitches into the ring, close the ring, inv sl st to the first st
*** All FIRST DC stitches are made as an ATC
R1: *1 dc, 1 dc, 5 dc in the following st, repeat from * all around, inv sl st to the first st
R2: *1 dc per st, until you reach the 3rd dc of the 5 dc you made in the previous round, into that stitch crochet 5 dc stitches, repeat from * all around, inv sl st to the first st
Repeat R2 3 more times (5 rounds in total).
Assembly of Your Crochet Bum Bag
Now sew the 4 Granny Squares together using the mattress stitch such that 2 sides ones are halved diagonally and the 2 center ones touch each other on the wrong side.
I added a zipper to my felt lining and cut it the lining such that it would fit inside, then I hot glued (you can also sew it by hand) the zipper-lining to the bum bag.
Add Rings and Straps for Versatility
I sewed 2 rings, 1 on each side on the long side, to the bum bag, where I attached an adjustable leather strap. This means that I can wear it like a belt bag around my waist OR sling crossbody bag, around my shoulder!
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