This purse closure pattern was a request from a fellow crocheter. It was quick and easy for me to do, so I decided to publish it before I had the chance to crochet up a bag to put it on. So, what you see here today is just the closure.
The bag closure is attached to the top center on one side of the bag, and then folded over the top and closed at the side. It’s a great closure on it’s own, but could also work on a zippered purse for extra security.
And best of all, it can be used on almost any bag or purse. It can also be modified to any width or length.
Hope you’ll enjoy this, and thank you to the lady who made the request.
This pattern has not been tested, so let me know if you find any errors. Thanks so much. :)
Crochet Purse Closure
This bag closure is not very long, which makes it great for smaller bags and purses. If you need to make one for a large or wide bag or tote, you can easily increase the length of this closure by doing more repeats of row 2. And you can then attach it to the middle of the bag, or make several and attach one one on each side as well as one in the middle if you like.
Another option is to increase the width of this flap to reach from one side of the bag to the other. Then instead of only one button hole, you could do some quick math and make two or three if you like.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Worsted Cotton #4
Hook Size: H-8/5.00mm
Other: 1″ Button for sewing onto bag or purse.
Finished Size: Measures 3″ wide by 4.5″ long. Buttonhole fits a 1″ button.
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
rep = repeat
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
Ch 10, (or any even number for a custom width. Please note that if you make changes here you will need to redo the math for the button hole row, and may also need to do more decrease rows.)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (9 sts) Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. (9 sts) Turn.
Rows 3-9: Rep row 2. (Continue with row 2 if you need it longer than 4.5″)
Row 10: Ch 1, sk first st, sc in next st and in each st across. (8 sts) Turn.
Rows 11-12: Same as row 10. (6 sts)
Row 13: Ch 1, sk first st, sc in next st, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, sc in last st. (2 sts) Turn.
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in first st and next 3 chs, sc in last st. (5 sts) Turn.
Last Row & Edging: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, work another 2 sc in same st as where sc2tog was made, turn to work along side and sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner st. Work another 2 sc in same st as where first half of first sc2tog was made. Join with sl st to first sc2tog. Fasten Off.
Sew the straight edge onto top center on one side of bag. Attach the button on the other side and fold the closure over the bag to close. (Sorry I don’t have a picture of what it looks like on the bag, but I’ll post a pic soon.)