Dahlia Hexagon Handbag Crochet Pattern

In one of my recent posts I shared a hexagon pattern I had just finished creating, which urged me to create a lot more so I could create one big finished project!
So since I've gotten dozens of requests for more handbag patterns, I decided to channel my inner Mary Poppins and design this bag you see below. And just like Mary's trustworthy carpet bag, this bag has more than enough space to carry all the personal belongings I need on a daily basis!

 


What You'll Need
5.00mm Crochet Hook 
6.00mm Crochet Hook
7.00mm Crochet Hook
400g Worsted Yarn {10ply} -  I used KnitPicks Brava Worsted
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle
Round Bamboo Handles - I used Clover handles, in the size 6.25"

Finished Size 
Height: 10.5"
Width: 16"

Colours
Denim - 3 Skeins
Dove Heather - 1 Skein

To create this bag, you'll need to create 18 hexagons. Each hexagon needs to measure 5 inches {From corner to opposite corner}. I would suggest that you block each hexagon before you stitch your bag together.


Here's a list of the hexagons you'll need to crochet.

One you've crocheted all your hexagons, lay out your hexagons in a design that you like or you can follow the diagram below.
Taking your 7.00mm crochet hook and some denim yarn, crochet the hexagons together using single crochets. I found THIS tutorial very helpful!
Once you've crocheted all your hexagons together, you'll be left with the shape of a bag.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.



Handle Flap/Loop
Taking your 6.00mm hook, start of by attaching your denim yarn to the top left-hand corner of the hexagon on the right side of the top of the bag. The example below should help explain this step.

Row 1- Chain 1. Crochet 1 Front Post Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 26 Front Post Half Double Crochets across, making sure to space them out evenly. Crochet 1 Front Post Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 28 stitches. Turn your work.
Row 2- Chain 1, crochet 1 Back Post Half Double Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Back Post Half Double Crochet into the next 27 stitches.
Row 3- Chain 1, crochet 1 Front Post Half Double Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Front Post Half Double Crochet in the next 7 stitches. Crochet 1 Front Post Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Front Post Half Double Crochet in the next 8 stitches. Crochet 1 Front Post Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Front Post Half Double Crochet in the next 8 stitches. You should have 26 stitches.
Row 4- Chain 1, crochet 1 Back Post Half Double Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Back Post Half Double Crochet in the next 25 stitches.
Row 5- Chain 1, crochet 1 Front Post Half Double Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Front Post Half Double Crochet in the next 25 stitches.
Row 6- Repeat row 4.
Row 7- Repeat row 5.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.



Border
Taking your 6.00mm hook and yarn (dove heather) Single Crochet  all around the top/edge of the handbag as well as the handle flap. {Note: When you reach the corners, crochet 1 single crochet in that stitch. Chain 1, then crochet 1 single crochet into the same stitch again to create a nice corner.} Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Now taking the bamboo handles, place 1 handle underneath 1 of the handle flaps. Then wrap the handle flap around the handle, and sew the end of the flap to the inside of the bag.
Repeat the same step on the other side of the bag.

Once you've completed the handbag, you'll want to line the inside of the bag using your cotton material. {Note: I used THIS tutorial, as I found it very easy and helpful.}


If you'd like to make any of the other hexagon projects that were a part of this crochet along, you can find the links below. There are some stunning bags and purses, a cozy cowl and a puffy pouf!


Crochet Hexagon Coin Purse  -  Flamingo Toes
Hexagon Floor Pouf - The Firefly Hook
Hexagon Cowl - Gleeful Things
Hexagon Project Bag - Fiber Flux
Hexagon Camera Strap - Whistle & Ivy
Dahlia Hexagon Handbag - Hopeful Honey
Hexagon Ball Pillow - Lizzie Bella Crochet

Hope you all enjoyed this fun pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,


 

7 comments:

  1. I love it! :) I'm definitely going to be making it.

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  2. My older sister just brought over a bamboo handle,Since I love her to pieces,I am going to make her your handbag. It will be a Hugh surprise because she bought it so I could sew a bag,But she loves crochet like me.Thank you for the pattern and tutorial.

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  3. Dahlia Hexagons that link is bad.
    It just goes to your site saying ,not found ,But I checked the cal and Whistle and ivy had links to all of them
    Thanks

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  4. so much fun to do this bag. Here's the corrected link. http://www.hopefulhoney.com/2015/04/dahlia-hexagon-crochet-pattern.html

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  5. Hi, I really love this pattern, but I am not used to doing any thing but hats. this dahlia Hexagon purse is so beautiful, that I think I am going to try it, but a little worried about the corners & how do you sew them together with out a big bulge? Also I just love your hat patterns & your baby things thank you. from Las Vegas, USA.

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  6. Love this bag! Thank you for your tutorial.

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  7. Very nice handbag. I like it, Thanks for sharing.

    non woven bag machine

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