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Sunburst Crossover Bag

Hello fellow crafters!

I'm thrilled to share with you a delightful and stylish project that's perfect for your next crochet adventure: the Sunburst Crossover Bag. This trendy crossbody bag not only helps you store your essentials in style but also allows you to showcase your crochet skills with its beautiful sunburst granny squares.

Whether you’re looking for a fashionable accessory or a unique handmade gift, this pattern is sure to impress. The Sunburst Crossover Bag features intricate detailing, a sturdy strap, and a practical zipper closure, making it both beautiful and functional.

Below, you’ll find the detailed step-by-step instructions to guide you through creating this stunning bag. Grab your hooks, pick your favourite yarn colours, and let’s get started on this wonderful crochet journey!

Happy crocheting!



BAG


Starburst Granny Squares

Make 4

1. With the larger hook and CC1, chain 5. Join with a slip stitch (sl st) in the first chain to form a ring.
2. Round 1 (RS): Working into the ring, chain 3, 15 treble (tr), join with sl st in the top of the beginning 3 chains while changing to CC2. Fasten off CC1. (16 stitches)
3. Round 2: With CC2 and working into spaces between the stitches, chain 1, 16 puff stitches (PS), join with sl st to beginning PS. Fasten off. (16 stitches)
4. Round 3: Join CC3 with sl st in any 1 chain-space, chain 2, 1 tr in the same 1 chain-space, chain 2, 1 tr in the next 1 chain-space, chain 2, 1 tr in the next 1 chain-space, repeat 15 times, join with sl st to the beginning chain. Fasten off. (80 stitches)
5. Round 4: Join MC with sl st in any 2 chain-space, chain 4, 2 tr into the same 2 chain-space, 1 tr in the next 2 chain-space, chain 1, 3 tr into the next 2 chain-space, chain 1, 3 tr into the next 2 chain-space, chain 1, 3 tr into the next 2 chain-space (corner), repeat from * around ending the last repeat at the beginning 2 chain-space to complete the corner, chain 3, join with sl st in the top of the beginning 3 chains. (60 stitches)

Joining Squares

With MC, tapestry needle and ensuring all squares are RS up, sew three squares to form a horizontal row; work all stitches in the back loops only (BLO) of each square. Sew the fourth square to the bottom of the middle square to create a T shape. With RS facing, fold the fourth square on top of the middle square, then fold edges of both outside squares diagonally (forming two triangles), sew these folded edges to the fourth square. Weave in ends.

Top of Bag


1. Round 1: With the larger hook, join MC with sl st in any chain-space, chain 3, 2 tr into the same chain-space, 3 tr into each 3 chain-space around, join with sl st in the top of the beginning 3 chains. (108 stitches)
2. Work in rounds from here in the amigurumi style, in a spiral without slip stitching or turning chains. Use a stitch marker or waste yarn to keep track of the first stitch of each round.
3. Round 2: Chain 1, tr around, do not join.
4. Rounds 3-5: As Round 2.
5. Fasten off.

STRAP


Granny Squares

Make 16: 6 in CC1, 5 each in CC2 & CC3

1. With the smaller hook, chain 4. Join with sl st in the first chain to form a ring.
2. Round 1: Working into the ring, chain 3, 2 tr, chain 3, (3 tr, chain 3) 3 times, join with sl st in the top of the beginning 3 chains. Fasten off. (12 stitches)
3. Round 2: Join MC with sl st in any 3 chain-space, chain 3, 2 tr into the same 3 chain-space, 1 chain, 3 tr into the next 3 chain-space, repeat from * twice more, 3 tr into the beginning 3 chain-space to complete the corner, 2 chain, join with sl st in the top of the beginning 3 chains. Fasten off. (24 stitches)

Joining Squares

With MC, tapestry needle and ensuring all squares are RS up, sew all squares to form strap; work all stitches in BLO of each square.

Edging

1. Round 1: Join MC with sl st in the first stitch of any edge, chain 1, double crochet (dc) in each stitch, and seam around the entire strap, join with sl st to beginning dc. Fasten off. (304 stitches)

Clasp Extension

1. Row 1: Join MC with sl st in BLO of the first dc above tr at either short end of the strap, chain 2, starting in the same stitch as the join, 6 half trebles (htr) in BLO. Turn. (6 stitches)
2. Row 2: Chain 2 (does not count as a stitch), 6 htr. Turn.
3. Rows 3-4: As Row 2. Do not turn at end of Row 4.
4. Place the lobster clasp onto Strap Extension and fold Extension over the lobster clasp, sl st in each stitch in Row 4 and in FLO of Row 1 at the same time to secure the lobster clasp.
5. Repeat for opposite end of Strap.

Making Up


1. Pin zip to Bag opening and trim zip to the desired length, sew zip in. With the larger hook, join MC with sl st in corner at the top edge of the Bag, sl st through both sides to close Bag over the edge of the zip; repeat on the opposite side of the zip.
2. Unscrew D-ring and attach to top corner on one side of Bag (on either side of zip).
3. Attach Strap to D-rings using the lobster clasp and secure the ends.

I hope this helps with your crochet project. Happy crocheting!