Banjo bag Pattern


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Banjo bag Pattern

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls



Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You'll need to know the basic crochet stitches: how to chain, single-crochet and double-crochet.

Pattern Description:

This bag is not felted, but tightly crocheted fabric makes it look like it !

Two yarns are held together for the main body of this bag, which is worked in 3 parts, easily joined in a single crochet seam.

Then the strap is worked separately in a contrasting color, and buttons are cleverly placed directly on the bag and buttoned on the strap.

It's a super easy project, and a great use for all those buttons you might have collected over the years !

Permission to sell your finished items. :-)


10 cm / 4" =16 st and 8.5 rows in double crochet with one strand of each black yarn held together.


  • You'll need 2 different yarns: a strong sturdy yarn (think non-stretch acrylic!) and a lace-weight super fuzzy mohair yarn.
  • 4.5 mm crochet hook / Size 7
  • Also, some worsted weight/aran yarn in a contrasting color for the strap and seam of the bag: I used Manos del Uruguay Pure wool (100% wool, 100 g = 135 yds), 1 skein in color 54 (burgundy)

You Will Also Need:

  • 14 buttons approx. 1 cm diameter + 1 large button (to close bag) approx
  • darning needle to weave in ends

About Designer

About Designer

SylvChezPlum on

Bonjour! I'm Sylvie Damey, french designer living in the french Alps. I learned to knit as a child. In 2004, the birth of my first daughter was the occasion for me to start publishing my own designs, learn to crochet, spin yarn...and even sew again. And, that's how ChezPlum started. My patterns have also been published in and the book "1000 hats" by Annie Modesitt.

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