Polo Fanny Pack - Free Crochet Pattern

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This week has been REAL crazy. So what does a crazy week call for? A quick and easy project that allows for some instant gratification. The Polo fanny pack is just that!

I’m generally not one to wear a fanny pack, they can honestly be pretty silly. But I took that as a challenge to design a fanny pack that I would wear, and totally rock. And I’m thinking I did just that! I wanted to use neutral colors to keep the look a bit more “sophisticated” but also added a small amount of detail in the front. I love how it turned out and I hope you all do to!

Materials -

4.25mm Crochet Hook

MC - 76 yards worsted weight cotton yarn

AC - 20 yards sport weight yarn

Yarn Needle

Scissors

2 Double-D Rings - (Like This)

Fabric Glue - (Like This)

Abbreviations -

Ch - Chain

HDC - Half Double Crochet

Sl St - Slip Stitch

CS - Cluster Stitch

MC - Main Color

AC - Accent Color

Notes -

Bag is worked from the center of the front increasing out for both panels.

A basic color change is made by switching to the next color before you finish the last half double crochet.

Pattern

Front

Begin with magic circle MC

R1 - Place MC 8HDC into circle, Sl St to beginning (8)

R2 - MC Ch1, MC 2HDC into each stitch, Sl St to beginning (16)

R3 - MC Ch1, *MC 2HDC, AC CS*, Repeat around, Sl St to beginning (24)

R4 - AC Ch2, *AC CS, MC HDC, 2HDC into next stitch*, Sl St to beginning (32)

R5 - AC Ch2, *AC CS, MC HDC into next 2sts, 2HDC*, Sl St to beginning (40)

R6 - AC Ch2, *AC CS, MC HDC into next 3sts, 2HDC*, Sl St to beginning (48)

R7 - AC Ch2, *AC CS, MC HDC into next 4sts, 2HDC*, Sl St to beginning (56)

R8 - MC Ch1, *MC HDC into next 5sts, 2HDC*, Sl St to beginning (64)

R9 - AC Ch1, HDC into each stitch around, Sl St to beginning (64)

R10 - AC Ch1, HDC into each stitch around, Sl St to beginning (64)

Fasten off.

Wrong side of the front

Wrong side of the front

Back

Using main color for this whole section.

Begin with magic circle

R1 - Place 8HDC into circle, Sl St to beginning (8)

R2 - Ch1, 2HDC into each stitch, Sl St to beginning (16)

R3 - Ch1, *2HDC, HDC into next*, Repeat around, Sl St to beginning (24)

R4 - Ch2, *HDC next 2sts, 2HDC into next stitch*, Sl St to beginning (32)

R5 - Ch2, *HDC into next 3sts, 2HDC*, Sl St to beginning (40)

R6 - Ch2, *HDC into next 4sts, 2HDC*, Sl St to beginning (48)

R7 - Ch2, *HDC into next 5sts, 2HDC*, Sl St to beginning (56)

R8 - Ch1, *HDC into next 6sts, 2HDC*, Sl St to beginning (64)

Switch to AC

R9 - Ch1, HDC into each stitch around, Sl St to beginning (64)

R10 - Ch1, HDC into each stitch around, Sl St to beginning (64)

Fasten off.

Seaming

Lay pieces right sides together. Slip stitch the 44 stitches together, leaving 20sts open at the top.

Belt

Using the main color make a chain that wraps around your hips comfortably, add 5”.

R1 - Turn, HDC into 2nd Ch from hook and across

R2-R3 - Ch1, Turn, HDC across

Fasten off.

Construction

Using fabric glue, glue the back to the belt strap, a little past the halfway point. I also glued mine more toward the top of the bag to help keep it level when it is filled with items.

Take the Double-D rings and place both on the long end of your belt strap. Fold the belt over and seam so the rings are enclosed. You can also add a zipper (using the same method as my Arlo Zipper Pouch or even a fabric lining).