Bum Bags have finally come back in style and I am here for it. I’ve always been a fanny pack fan because of the practical use at concerts, amusement parks, and everyday use for holding all the important things. Of course this trend has hit our yarn community as well and I hope you enjoy this basic granny square version of the bum bag crochet pattern!
Anywho, scroll down to find the pattern and don’t forget to check out my Etsy if you want the ad-free printable PDF version of this pattern.
Yarn: Size 4 Worsted Yarn- Hobby Lobby’s I love this cotton
– Substitute Yarn Examples:Lillys sugar and cream or any other weight 4 cotton should work
Approx. 175 yards will be needed
(one skein of I love this cotton)
Scissors and yarn needle
MC – Magic Circle
CH – Chain
ST – Stitch
SLST – Slip Stitch
HDC – Half Double Crochet
CHSP – Chain space
( ) Everything in ( ) place in the same st/space
4 x 4 inch
14 hdc sts X 11.5 hdc rows
This bag is made from 4 granny squares seamed together and a strap.
CH 1 at the beginning of each row DOES NOT count as the first HDC of the row.
If you want to learn how to line your bumbag using just crochet and fabric (Thats right! No sewing!) then check out my youtube tutorial here:
Basic Granny Square Bum Bag Crochet Pattern
Change color after every round, or use same color for whole square.
Make a magic circle (If you don’t know how, you can simply do a CH 4 and SLST to the first chain instead)
Round 1: CH 2 (does not count as first stitch). *HDC 3, CH 2* Repeat 3 times. SLST to the first HDC of the round. (12 HDC, 4 CHSP)
Round 2: Sl ST to next CHSP, CH 2, *[3 HDC, CH 2, 3 HDC, CH 1]* Repeat around in each CHSP. (21 HDC, 8CHSP)
Round 3: Sl ST to next CHSP, CH 2, *[3 HDC, CH 2, 3 HDC, CH 1]in CH2SP, [3HDC, CH 1] in CH1SP* Repeat around. (36 HDC, 12CHSP)
Round 4: Sl ST to next CHSP, CH 2, *[3 HDC, CH 2, 3 HDC, CH 1]in CH2SP, [3HDC, CH 1] in next 2 CH1SP* Repeat around. (48 HDC, 16CHSP)
Round 5: Sl ST to next CHSP, CH 2, *[3 HDC, CH 2, 3 HDC, CH 1]in CH2SP, [3HDC, CH 1]in next 3 CH1SP* Repeat around. (60 HDC, 20CHSP)
Refer to the graphics below to see how to seam your squares together. You can use Slip stitches or simply use a yarn needle and mattress stitch your squares together.
Once the bag is seamed together, make 2 rows of HDC along top opening of the bag, making sure to HDC, CH 2, HDC in the corners of the bag.
*IF YOU ARE LINING THE BAG, DO THIS STEP AFTER ADDING A LINER*
For added security for placing items in your bag, I suggest doing SC’s along the tops of the side triangles. View the graphic below for clarification.
I purchased my strap off of amazon you can find it here
Otherwise if you search crossbody bag straps you can find tons of cute options!
If you want to make your own strap, follow the instructions below:
Attach on corner, HDC 3 in CHSP, CH1 and turn.
HDC 2 in first st, HDC, HDC 2 in last st. CH 1 and turn.
HDC across, CH 1 and turn.
Repeat for desired length. End with last row HDC2TOG, HDC, HDC2TOG. Sew last 3 stitch to the CHSP on other end of bag.
Tie off and weave in ends. Your Granny Bum Bag is now complete!
If you want to have a crochet bucket hat to match your new bum bag, you can find that free pattern here!
I’d love to see how your Granny Bum Bag turns out so tag me on instagram when you’ve whipped up one of your own! Remember to subscribe to my email list so you can always be notified when more awesome patterns and content are posted on my blog!