Mesmerizing Messenger Bag


It's impossible not to fall in love with this Mesmerizing Messenger Bag. This homemade bag is stylish and roomy, which makes it the perfect bag to tote around every day. It's also great for using as a school book bag because it's big enough to store a 3-inch wide binder. The long over the shoulder strap makes it easy and comfortable to carry, and the optional strap adjuster is a nice added touch. This free crochet pattern also includes instructions for adding fleece lining, which is a great way to ensure your valuables stay protected.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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My youngest daughter will be starting middle school (or Junior High for those of you in my generation) and she has always had odd taste. Not that this project is odd, but while most of her friends are still sporting the back pack she wanted a messenger bag. I should have know I would find one for crochet after I purchased one in the store. I love this design.

If your youngsters have not started school yet, this would be the perfect messenger bag for you to make to send him or her back to school. The designer states that the bag is large enough to hold a 3" ring binder so it would be appropriate for school. As a matter of fact, I would like to have this for myself.

I would say the artisan's daughter, Ri, has very nice taste! I can see so many possibilities with this messenger bag. You could create it in college colors for a young person heading off to school. You could also create it in your favorite sports team's colors to take a "picnic" lunch to the ball game. I think I would make several, each one color coded for committee meetings I attend. It would make it soooo much easier to have it packed and handy ready to head out the door.

I generally dont like to carry a purse or bag but the messenger type is one that I would gravitate toward. The nice thing is you can change up the colors to make it more feminine or masculine, and even my teen boys need some kind of case to cart around their Chromebooks. The designer gives wonderful instructions and photos, and included how to work the blanket liner and the adjustable straps. Excellent find!

The complete pattern can be found here http// == / on the Moogly Blog along with a picture of the messenger bag as the one that was on this site was lost in translation. The colors are great and this is a very simple and quick to make project for a back to school student.

Well, turns out this messenger bag is quite an involved project. I have made my own crocheted bags many times in the past, however, not with a nice lining and a store bought nylon adjustable straps. I LOVE that about this bag. It makes it so professional looking and it"ll be something made to LAST. If you want practice with carrying over your color changes, then consider this messenger bag for sure. Good luck!

Wow I love this Mesmerizing Messenger Bag! After reading the written pattern and seeing the video how to for the stitch, I think this will work out great! I do have one thing I'm not sure I'll do and that is sewing the fabric for the inside. I'm not the best at sewing, so I may have my daughter do that part. I have a machine but haven't used it in over 10 years. (?) This bag pattern can be used for the kids or adults, just pick the colors. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.

Thanks for the pattern and the tutorial! I am going to give this a try for myself and for my son as a gift. The moogly blog always provides up to date and modern crochet items. I love coming here and window shopping for items to add to my to make for me list.

This pattern took a bit of time, about 40 hours, partially due to my perfectionism! -) I love the design and the colors were chosen by my sister in law and that's who I made if for! Thanks for sharing this great pattern!! I made one change and that is to make the front flap shorter by 4 rows because it kind of just bunched up on the button. Also, she wanted four colors so there you go. I know she's going to love it and I'm extremely happy with it! Thanks again -)

I love the pictures of your project! Pink is my favorite color, so I loved the color choices she made too! Thank you for the tip about shortening the front flap, I love finding ways to make patterns look or feel better too, it's nice when you can customize them to fit your needs or wants. Was the pattern itself pretty easy to follow?

Love this pattern and especially am grateful for the help its creator offered. Chose different colors (all neons) and it came out great. Now to figure how to upload a photo!

Very easy & trendy. Thanks for sharing this pattern.


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