The Honey Moon Bag is a textured, versatile, summery, and free crochet pattern on Moogly! Featuring Bernat Suede-ish, you'll want to make one in every color!
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links; materials provided by Yarnspirations.
Slip some Bernat Suede-ish on your hook!
I've had some Bernat Suede-ish sitting on my shelves for a little bit now, waiting for just the right inspiration to strike. I knew I wanted to make a summery bag... And when I sat down with the yarn, this design just flew right off my hook!
I originally started working it up in one color, but soon realized it needed to be this bright sunny yellow for me. I loved the suggestion of Sunshine Smile from reader Julia E., but alas that name was taken, so Honey Moon it is - get it? Honeycomb colorway, shaped like a moon... Of course, Bernat Suede-ish comes in a great variety of colors, so you can get the look that's right for you!
Pick Your Handle(s), Pick Your Style!
The Honey Moon Bag is designed to be versatile and worn however you like. With a shorter strap, it makes a great shoulder bag. Go longer and it's a crossbody - with a nod to how everyone is wearing their fanny packs these days as well. By adding metal rings to the tabs, you can switch out the handles every day, to fit your needs!
Honey Moon Bag
Add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue and Favorites
US-J, 6.0 mm hook, Susan Bates
255 yds Bernat Suede-ish (5 - Bulky; 70% Polyester 30% Viscose; 100 g/3.5 oz, 164 m/179 yds)
Colorway Shown: Honeycomb - 2 balls
Handle - purchased handle in desired length and style
Shown: 23.6" handle
Optional (if needed): Rings to sew into tabs
Optional: fabric lining
Gauge: 13 sts = 4" (gauge is not important for this pattern)
Size: Approx 15.5" wide x 12.5" tall excluding tabs and handle
HELPFUL LINKS AND TUTORIALS
CSDC - Chainless Starting Double Crochet
This pattern is made in two identical pieces. But don't break your yarn when you've finished the second piece!
If you would like to block your bag, I recommend doing so prior to assembly.
If you prefer the "WS" of the bag to the Right Side, then put that on the outside - make it your own!
Honey Moon Bag INSTRUCTIONS:
Rnd 1 [RS]: Make a magic circle, CSDC, dc 11 in the ring, join. (12 sts)
Row 2 [RS]: (CSDC, dc) in 1st st, 2 dc in next 8 sts, dc in next st; turn. (remaining sts unworked) (19 sts)
Row 3 [WS]: Ch 1, sc in first st, *2 fpdc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across, turn. (29 sts)
Row 4 [RS]: CSDC in first st, dc in next 4 sts, *2 dc, dc 2; rep from * until 2 sts rem, dc in last 2 sts, turn. (35 sts)
Row 5: CSDC, dc in next 6 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * until 4 sts rem, dc in last 4 sts, turn. (41 sts)
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sts, *2 fpdc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * to end, turn. (47 sts)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sts, *bpdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * across, turn.
Row 8: CSDC in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts; rep from * finishing last rep with just 2 dc, turn. (54 sts)
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *fpdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * until 1 st rem, sc in last st, turn.
Row 10: CSDC, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts; rep from * across finishing last rep with just 2 dc, turn. (62 sts)
Row 11: CSDC, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts; rep from *across finishing last rep with just 2 dc, turn. (71 sts)
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, *2 fpdc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * across finishing last rep with just 4 sc, turn. (81 sts)
Row 13: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, *bpdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts; rep from *across finishing last rep with just 3 sc, turn.
Row 14: CSDC, dc in next 4 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts; rep from *across finishing last rep with just 5 dc, turn. (92 sts)
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *fpdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across, turn.
Row 16: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts] 8 times, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 3 sts, turn. (105 sts)
Note: The next rnd is worked all the way around the piece, but is NOT joined!
Rnd 17: Ch 8, skip ch closest to hook, sc in rem 7 chs (tab made), sc in next 15 sts, hdc in next 12 sts, dc in next 51 sts, hdc in next 12 sts, sc in last 15 sts, ch 2, sc evenly across ends of rows, sc in 7 sc of tab; turn. (do not join)
Row 18: Ch 1, sc in ea sc across, sc in ch-2 sp, do NOT turn to work along curve. For Piece 1, break yarn and finish off. For Piece 2, do NOT break yarn.
- With RS facing out and WS together, use stitch markers to match up stitches along the curve. Be sure not to attach the 7 sts of each Tab. Tabs should be at opposite ends.
- Continuing with active loop from Piece 2, sc through both layers of the bag, along the curve. Break the yarn and finish off.
- Cut 2 pieces of yarn, each approximately 24" long.
- Fold the tabs over the rings or over your handle (depending on chosen handle's style) towards the opposite side of the bag. Use the yarn pieces to whipstitch each tab along opposite side. Attach handle to rings if needed.
- Optional: Line the bag with fabric if desired.
Bag It Up with More Free Patterns!
Ready for your next project? Check out the Moogly Free Patterns Page or Ravelry!
If this pattern inspires you to make your own project, tag me so I can check it out too! @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog
The Fine Print
Follow Moogly on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, TikTok, and Instagram! Thank you to Yarnspirations for providing the materials shown in this post. Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2023, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others.
If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern or translate it to another language, please visit the About page for details.
Perfect for Summer! Cheerful and stylish. I hadn't heard of Suede-ish before seeing this bag, but now I'm tempted to try some!
What does CSDC mean ,please
Hi Jackie! That is the Chainless Starting Double Crochet! I'm so sorry I forgot to add that to the Links and Tutorials list - I'll do that now!