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Bonnaroo Boho Bag Part 1

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Welcome to Part 1 of the Bonnaroo Boho Bag CAL!

I’m so happy you’re joining us to make this fun Boho Crochet Purse Pattern. Are you excited to get started?  I know I am! I love my Bonnaroo Boho Purse so much that I’ve decided to make another one along with you guys!

I know this will be a quick project, and some of you will be eager to move on to part 2. So let’s have a fun little contest! The first 5 people to upload a photo of your progress as a Ravelry project and share the link to your project here in the comments will receive a free PDF copy of the pattern (in full!) on Ravelry.

CLICK HERE to see the Ravelry Listing to upload your project or purchase the full PDF.

It’s on sale for 50% off during this event, no coupon code needed. While you’re there, please add the project to your favorites or queue, too! I really appreciate it!

Good luck! I’m so looking forward to seeing your projects!

Join the Fun and Share Your Project!

Remember to follow and tag me on Instagram @SaltyPearlCrochet or use the hashtag #SaltyPearlCAL so we can all like and comment on each other’s photos!

You can also share your photos or ask questions about the pattern in the Salty Pearl Crochet Circle Facebook Group.

Now let’s get started crocheting!

Materials Needed:

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H8/5mm Crochet Hook – Try the new Furls Streamline ergonomic hook!

1 Skein Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, (4) Worsted weight 100% mercerized cotton, 100g/186 yds. Pictured in Ecru (Want your yarn faster? Order on Amazon Here!)

Scissors- these cute stork scissors are my fave!

Yarn Needles

Leather and Chain Purse Strap – you can buy this one from the photos on Amazon

D Rings for attaching your Strap- I bought a bulk pack for making more interchangeable purses!

Note: we won’t be working with the strap for this section, and I’ll include instructions for a crochet strap. BUT I’m in LOVE with the leather strap I found on Amazon! It’s well worth every penny.

This leather strap feels super soft, and it makes it so easy to carry. I love that I can switch it out between purses, too! Definitely a great buy- because I know already I’m going to make at least two purses- and probably many more!

So are you ready to get started? We’ll be crocheting the flap of the purse for Part 1 of the CAL.

Part 1 of the Bonnaroo Boho Bag CAL


Ch- chain

Sc- single crochet

Dc – double crochet

Sk – skip

Tr- treble crochet

Gauge and Finished Size

7 double crochet and 4.5 rows per 2”

Since this isn’t a garment, your gauge isn’t super crucial. However, it will affect the size of your finished bag, as well as yardage required. So if you’re choosing a stash yarn, try to make sure you have a little extra, or get creative with your tassels like one of my testers did!

Bonnaroo Boho Bag Part 1 Instructions

Begin with the Purse Flap

Ch 8.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook & next 5 ch, 3sc in last ch, work 6 sc on other side of ch. [15 sc]

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, dc in same st and next 5 sts, 2dc in each of next 3 sts, dc in last 6 sts. [18 dc]

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, dc in same st and next 5 sts, (2dc in next, dc in next) 3 times; dc in last 6 sts. [21 dc]

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st and next 5 sts, 2sc in next 9 sts, sc 6. [30 sc]

Row 5: Ch 2, turn, (dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1) 2 times; (dc in next 2 sts, ch 1 but do NOT skip a st) 8 times; (dc in next 2 sts, ch 1 sk 1) 2 times, dc into last 2 sts. [26 dc, 12 ch]

Row 6: Ch 3, turn (does NOT count as a st), tr in same st, sk 1, 3 tr into ch sp, (sk 2, 3tr into next ch sp)11 times, sk 1, tr into last st. [38 tr]

Row 7: Ch 2, turn, dc into first st and next 7 sts, (2dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) 8 times, dc in last 6 sts. [46 dc]

Use a stitch marker to fasten off until Part 2 comes out!

Thank you so much for supporting Salty Pearl Crochet! Please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional information about the pattern. I love seeing your creations on Ravelry or Instagram (#SaltyPearlCrochet), and I am always happy to offer pattern support for all of my crochet patterns as written.

You are more than welcome to sell any finished items made from this pattern. Please use your own photos and credit Katie Clary as the designer. Links back to my blog post are greatly appreciated! Please feel free to share this pattern by directing others to this blog post or the Ravelry listing, NOT by distributing the pattern or photos as your own.

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    1. Katie says:

      Thanks so much, Carol! This has been really fun! I’ll have to see what I can come up with for my next CAL!

    1. Katie says:

      Love that blue, Stephanie! Thanks so much for sharing!

      PS check your Ravelry inbox in two shakes!

  1. Christie McDowell says: Thanks. Mines going to be smaller but it’ll still be cute!! Loving it so far!

    1. Katie says:

      Woohoo! So glad to hear you’re enjoying part one. I will get your pattern off beamed over shortly, after I tuck all my critters into bed.
      🙂 Katie

      1. Christie McDowell says:

        Thank you 💕💞

  2. Karen king says:

    This is beautiful , love purses, bags could use alot of them for different outfits 🙂

    1. Katie says:

      Thanks so much, Karen! I agree, now that I have started crocheting bags and purses- I can’t stop! 😀

  3. Tracy says:

    Thank you. This is 1 of the 2 I have on the go…

    1. Katie says:

      Thanks so much for sharing! It looks so cute, love the color you chose!
      <3 Katie

  4. […] Part 1 of the Pattern will come out on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, before 12 noon, EST. […]

  5. Rebekah Will says:

    Finished first part. here is ravelry project link.

    1. Katie says:

      Thanks for sharing!!

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