The designer of this pattern, Ellie Price, is awesome. We know this for certain because she joined us for an episode of the Made with Love Experiment, which you can check out here. This colorblock fanny pack pattern was inspired by the travels enjoyed by Ellie and her husband, who live in a new location every month. Ellie specifically designed this fanny pack with our cotton t-shirt yarn because she wants crocheted items to be more functional, and this yarn is machine washable and easy to care for.
SL ST: Slip Stitch
SC: Single Crochet
2SC: 2 Single Crochet in 1 St (Increase)
SC2TOG: Single Crochet 2 Sts together (Decrease)
Step 1: To prep the zipper for crocheting, fasten on with your lightweight yarn and finishing needle. Tie on just before the zipper start and 1/4 inch from the edge.
Step 2: Using the lightweight yarn and finishing needle, work your way down the length of the zipper making blanket stitches every ~1/2 inch until you are just past the endpoint of your zipper. You should have 16 blanket stitches along the side. Once you reach the end of the zipper, make one stitch across the endpoint and then work your way back down the other side of the zipper, making 16 more, mirroring the stitches on the other side. Work one more stitch across the back of the zipper and end where you began. Fasten off and leave long tails for weaving. <34 sts>
MAIN FANNY PACK
Work in the round. Ch 1 before each row and sl st at the end of each row.
Begin: Fasten on with your Cotton T-shirt Yarn in the first blanket stitch from the zipper prep step. You will be starting at the corner and crocheting down the long side of the zipper. Ch 1.
Round 1: 2sc in first blanket st. sc in next 14 st (down the side of the zipper). 2sc in next 3 st (the two corner st and the st along the back of the zipper). sc in next 14 st. 2sc in next 2 st (last corner st and middle st) and sl st to first st. <40 sts>
Rounds 2-12: Ch 1. Sc around. Sl st to first st. <40 sts> Do not forget to change colors every three rows if desired.
Round 13: Ch 1. Sc in next 16 st. Sc2tog in next two st. Sc in next 16 st. Sc2tog in last 2 sts. Sl st to first st. <36 sts>
Round 14: Ch 1. sc in next 14 st. Sc2tog in next two st. Sc in next 14 st. Sc2tog in last 2 st. Sl st to first st. <32 sts>
Round 15: Ch 1. sc in next 12 st. Sc2tog in next two st. Sc in next 12 st. Sc2tog in last 2 st. Sl st to first st. <28 sts>
Finishing: With same color from previous row, fold pack flat and sl st closed. Fasten off and weave in all ends.<14 sts>
WAIST STRAP GUIDES (Make 2)
Begin: Ch 6.
Rows 1-3:Ch 1. sc across. <6 sts>
Finishing:Fasten off and leave ends long for sewing and assembly.
Step 1: Sew on your waist strap guides to the back side of your fanny pack (either side can be the back side, pick your favorite!). Sew them in a vertical position (shorter side on top) on either side of the pack, along the top edge. Sew the top and bottom edges of the guides securely to the pack.
Step 2: Take your woven waist strap and buckle and thread them through the guides on the back of your fanny pack. Strap your fanny pack around your waist and you are good to go!
Note: If you purchased your woven waist strap and buckle separately, you will need to sew them together at a size that will fit your waist. If they came together and sized correctly, no other sewing is needed.