This crochet purse is the perfect size for your very basic needs or for young girls and children.
This cute purse is able to hold my phone, my wallet and change purse, my keys and my water bottle. Mind you, it gets stuffed to the top with everything, but it fits. And it beats having to carry a big purse at certain times.
The finished size only measures 9 inches wide by 6.5 inches high when laid flat. So it’s great for teens and children as well. Just adjust the length of the strap to suit the individual.
As for a lining and zipper, they are totally optional; however, they will both help to make this a more durable and secure purse for your items.
Basic Necessities Purse
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton #4
- Crochet Hook: H/5.00mm
- Other: 1 5/8″ Button
- Optional: 10″ Zipper & Material for Lining.
- Gauge: 3 sts = 1″ and 6 rows = 2″.
- Finished Size: Laying flat it measures 9″ wide by 6.5″ high, not counting the flap or handles.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hdc2tog = Half Double Crochet 2 Together
Hk = Hook
Puff St = Puff Stitch
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
WS = Wrong Side
Rnd 1 (WS): Ch 24, hdc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 21 chs, 3 hdc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting chains, hdc in free loops of next 21 chs, 2 hdc in last ch; join with sl st in first hdc. Turn. [48 sts]
Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, *sc in next 21 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next st*, 3 sc in next st; rep from * to * once; join with sl st in first sc. Turn. [56 sts]
Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st and into each st around; join with sl st in first hdc. Turn. [56 sts]
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Turn. [56 sts]
Rnds 5-19: Rep Rnds 3 and 4 ending with Rnd 3 at Rnd 19.
Note: Lay the bag flat and mark off 21 stitches in the center on one side. See images below:
Row 1: With RS facing, ch 1, sc in first st and into next 20 sts. Turn. [21 sts]
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [21 st]
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each st up to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st. Turn. [19 sts]
Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc2tog, hdc in each st up to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. Turn. [17 sts]
Rows 5-6: Rep Rows 3 and 4. Turn. [13 sts]
Row 7: Rep Row 3. [11 sts]
Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. Turn. [8 sts and 1 ch-1 sp]
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc in ch and into next st, sc2tog, sc in last st. Turn. [7 sts]
Row 10: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc2tog, hdc in next st, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. Turn. [5 sts]
Ch 1, sc in each st around working 2 sc at each corner of the flap. FO.
Row 1: Ch 5, hdc in 2nd ch from hk and into each ch across. [4 sts]
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across. [4 sts]
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in each st across. [4 sts]
Row 4-61: Rep Rows 2 and 3 until you have reached a desired length.
With RS facing, sc evenly around handle working 3 sc in each corner. FO and attach to bag as shown.
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