17 Sweet and Elegant Free Crochet Crossbody Patterns (easy!)

With summer approaching, it’s the perfect time to crochet some crossbody bags. Whether you want to carry your sunglasses to the beach, bring some snacks to a picnic, or just look stylish while running errands, a sweet and elegant crossbody bag is what you need!

There are plenty of styles to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that fits your personality in this round-up. Let’s dive in!

1. Wildrose Shoulder Bag

Free pattern by All About Ami here!

This crossbody bag is made with Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn, so it’s both gorgeous and durable. It’s a great project if you love granny squares, or if you just want more practice with them, because it’s made with 15 of All About Ami’s wildrose granny squares seamed together. The pattern includes detailed instructions, pictures, a video tutorial, and even sizing adjustments. It has a few slightly complex stitches, so it’s perfect for intermediate beginners.

2. Starburst Granny Square Phone Sling

Free pattern by Little World of Whimsy here!

Another good project for beginners with a bit of experience under their belt is this cheerful floral phone sling. It requires almost no sewing, and there are links to tutorials for the two special stitches you’ll need to know: cluster stitch and popcorn stitch. Using cotton yarn and a small hook to keep your stitches tight will ensure this bag is sturdy and holds up during all your summer adventures. Plus, you can adjust the sizing so it fits whatever phone you own.

3. Sassy Sunflower Crochet Crossbody Bag

Free pattern by Crochet 365 Knit Too here!

This bag also has a floral motif, and the transition from dark brown through yellow and green perfectly captures the joy of a sunflower. This bag calls for worsted-weight yarn, and cotton is a great choice of fiber. You’ll only need to know easy stitches plus the puff and bobble stitch, and the pattern includes instructions, so this is a beginner-friendly project.

4. Campus Crossbody Bag

Free pattern by DROPS Design here!

This super-easy granny square bag is sure to make your summer bright. The pattern calls for DROPS Paris, a machine-washable cotton yarn that comes in a huge variety of colors. The bag is incredibly customizable because you can choose any six colors to fit your style. This is a great beginner project because it uses easy stitches and has written instructions plus a chart.

5. Crossbody Boho Bag

Free pattern by Crystal White-Van Cleemput here!

Looking for a more slouchy, spacious bag? Check out this one! It uses easy stitches and the pattern comes in the form of a detailed 40-minute YouTube video, so it’s perfect if you’re a visual learner. If you prefer written instructions, they’re very inexpensive on Ravelry. The pattern includes sizing adjustment instructions and details for an optional button clasp that will add a pop of style to your bag.

6. Every Day Crossbody Bag

Free pattern by Moogly here!

This gorgeous color-block crossbody bag uses easy stitches and is great for beginners who want to learn a few new skills like turned rounds and crocheting a zipper into a project. If you don’t want to use a zipper, the bag can also be left open or buttoned instead. You’ll need a DK-weight yarn like Lion Brand’s LB Collection Superwash Merino, which comes in a fun range of colors.

7. My Mini Bag

Free pattern by Naztazia here!

This elegant crossbody bag gets its beautiful texture from the star stitch, which is actually quite easy to learn. All the other stitches are very basic, so it’s a wonderful beginner project, especially since it requires no sewing! It does call for crochet thread, so make sure you’re comfortable with thin yarn before you begin.

8. Summer Sweet Crossbody

Free pattern by A Knotty Habit Designs here!

This pink crossbody is absolutely sweet, just like its name says, and it’s perfect for all your summer adventures! You’ll need worsted-weight cotton yarn and a knowledge of basic stitches plus the herringbone half-double crochet, which gives the bag its fun texture. This is quite an easy stitch to learn, and the pattern includes instructions.

9. Crochet Fanny Pack

Free pattern by Left in Knots here!

This bag is a super-unique half-circle shape, and it’s also very versatile! It was originally designed as a fanny pack, but to make it a crossbody bag, all you have to do is crochet longer straps, like in the photo above. You can use Caron Cotton Cakes or another worsted-weight yarn, and the pattern calls for beginner-friendly stitches plus the herringbone half-double crochet. If you already learned that stitch while making the previous bag, you’ll be super ready to make this one!

10. Cross Body Circle Bag

Free pattern by Maria’s Blue Crayon here!

We’ve covered a half-circle bag, so now let’s come “full circle” to this one! This is an absolutely beautiful bag that will look as sweet as candy if you use a multicolored or speckled yarn. A lining helps this bag keep its circular shape, and you’ll also want to grab a faux leather strap with clasps. It uses easy stitches plus a modified bean stitch, which is explained in the pattern, so it’s a good project for intermediate beginners.

11. The Flower Belt Bag

Free pattern by Hooks and Heelers here!

Here’s a fun, colorful, floral option that’s perfect for granny square connoisseurs. The pattern is chock-full of step-by-step instructional photos and uses mostly easy stitches, but you’ll need to know the bean stitch (which is explained in the pattern) and the long double crochet stitch. This is a great project if you’re a beginner who’s ready to branch out and learn new techniques.

12. Crochet Crossbody Bag

Free pattern by MJ’s Off the Hook Designs here!

This fun textured bag is made with the puff stitch and bulky yarn—and the pattern lists eight yarn options to choose from! All you’ll need are four granny squares seamed together, and you can either crochet a strap or attach a pre-made one, so the bag works up super quickly. There’s a video tutorial, so this is a perfect beginner project as long as you’re ready to learn the puff stitch.

13. Easy Foldover Crossbody Bag

Free pattern by Heart Hook Home here!

This messenger-style crossbody bag is super easy to make—the only stitches you’ll need are half-double crochet and single crochet. It’s also extremely customizable: If you’re comfortable with sewing a lining and pockets and attaching zippers, you can do that, but it’s not required if all you want to do is crochet!

14. The Whimsy Satchel

Free pattern by Evelyn And Peter here!

The Whimsy Satchel is absolutely elegant thanks to its half-circle closure and structured shape. The pattern calls for a bulky yarn and uses easy stitches, so it’s a great project for beginners. The only special stitch is a bobble stitch, which is described in the pattern and is simple to learn! Plus, it adds a fun pop of texture to the purse.

15. Tessa Boho Bag

Free pattern by Selina Veronique here!

This is another elegant bag with a half-circle closure, this time accented by a lovely ruffle trim. As Selina says in her pattern, the boho style makes it the perfect summer accessory! You’ll need DROPS Belle or another DK-weight yarn and knowledge of simple stitches, so this is an easy and rewarding project.

16. Sturdy Crochet Crossbody Bag

Free pattern by Cosy Rosie here!

If you’re looking for a sturdy bag that can last through all your summer adventures for years to come, this is the perfect choice! To achieve the durable structure, you’ll need either a cotton macramé cord or two strands of worsted-weight yarn held together. The bag is super easy to make because it’s worked in one piece and requires only basic stitches.

17. Crossbody Crochet Bag

Free pattern by Sierra’s Crafty Creations here!

This crossbody bag is simple but stylish. It uses Lion Brand Rewind, a bulky tape yarn that’s machine-washable. The pattern uses simple stitches with the exception of the I-Cord stitch for the strap, but there’s a thorough video tutorial included, so this is a wonderful bag for beginners who want to learn new skills.