Ball Button Crossbody Bag by Mary Beth Cryan

Ball Button Crossbody Bag

by Mary Beth Cryan
Crochet
May 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
6.0 mm (J)
3.5 mm (E)
320 - 400 yards (293 - 366 m)
US
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This pattern is available for free.

In contrast to my last free pattern, the “Circle Clutch” which is more of a special occasion purse, this “Ball Button Crossbody Bag” is a workhorse. I designed it with going to the park with my little man in mind. Anytime you need a lightweight purse and your hands free it’s time for a crochet crossbody bag! So throw in your keys, phone, and wallet and hit the park. Throw in some craft store coupons too in case you want to hit the yarn store after the park! Bonus: the closure keeps everything secure inside.

It stitches up quick and easy because you will be working the half double crochet holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together to create a bulky yarn. You’ll be finished and headed to the park or before mentioned yarn store in no time.

The “Big Ball” part of the bag is inspired by the basketball hoop, tennis court, and baseball field at the park. Our park is very recreational. It even has an outdoor ice skating rink!

This is the second in my series of “Seeing Spots” bags, all designed with circular motifs. Stay tuned for more coming soon!

Finished Measurements:
Bag: 7.75”/20 cm wide and 8.5”/21.5 cm tall without the strap, 31”/79 cm tall with the strap, Strap: 47”/119 cm long

Gauge:
Using Hook US J/10 (6 mm) 11 stitches and 10 rows = 4”/10 cm in half double crochet
Using Hook US E/4 (3.5 mm) First 3 rounds = 1 1/16”/3 cm in single crochet