Nordstrom Hobo Bag

I chanced upon this pattern when I googled for a shell purse pattern.Uncomplicated, easy and most importantly  it had shells 😉  just my style and I had to make it.I  bookmarked it and planned on making it sometime in the New Year.

When I started it ,I finished in about an hour or so.It was that easy and a no fuss pattern!

On the first attempt of this bag, turned out too big for my taste

Just then, the Crochetville CAL happened ,I was excited and  even signed up .Lots of tips ,like making it the size you wanted , to make it as big or small as you want, amt of material needed for the lining etc.It was so fun and really inspiring to see so many different versions/colour combo/yarns  used ,of finished bags.

I decided to make it smaller.I had the bulky yarn the pattern required.Now  the bag was done, but I was so  intimidated by the lining part, that without even attempting to try it,I put it off.  And couldn’t get motivated to get done with it too.

When I was frustrated with another projected I was working on, I pulled out this bag with a vengence and finished lining it in another half an hour or so .

The Nordstrom Crochet Hobo Bag! 

Now the specs for those interested.


    • Yarn : King Cole Magum The Light weight Chunky(left over from the Sweater I made before)


    •  Shade :32 Dye 31204 Burgandy


    • Amount used: About two and a half skeins


    • Hook:H/8.5mm Boye U.S.A ; I/9,5.50 mm Boye U.S.A


    • Lining:Recycled an unused dupatta



    • Modifications: Nothing really,I just made 9 shells, instead of the 11 shells in the pattern.The way to calculate the foundation chain can be found in the CAL


Check out the purse handle.I love it!

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