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4 Season Crochet Purse

I’ve really missed making crochet purse. They can get a little more complicated with all the hardware etc, but they are so FUN to make. So, since we could all use a little fun at home right about now, lets get some crocheting done and have some new purse in time for Spring!

It’s also great for craft fairing, so if you have the hardware and the yarn, now’s a good time to build up your inventory with a few of these.

I know, purse look intimidating, but I have included a video tutorial and a free written pattern to guide you through it. If you’d like the premium ad free pattern, it’s also available for purchase on all my online pattern shops (Etsy, Ravelry, Lovecrafts).

If you’re looking for more of my bag projects, check out this Drawstring Pom Pom bag or Beginner crochet purse

Materials

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Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rep = repeat
  • bl = back loop
  • rs = right side
  • wr = wrong side
  • ” = inches

Yarn needed : 131 yards / 120 meter

Gauge : 12 hdc X 8.5 rows = 4″

Measurements : 8″ Wide across X 6.5″ Tall

If you want to add a lining for your crochet bag, here’s the video tutorial for the method I like to use👇🏻

Pattern

Bag Body Panel ( Make 1 )

Row 1 ( ws ) : ch 41, 1 hdc into second ch from hook, 1 hdc into each ch until you have 1 ch left, 5 hdc into last ch, 1 hdc into each ch on the other side across. Total of 83 hdc

Row 2 ( rs ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each of next 41 st, 3 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 85 hdc

Row 3 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each of next 41 st, 2 hdc into next st, 3 hdc into next st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 89 hdc

Row 4 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each of next 41 st, 2 hdc into next st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into each of next 3 st, 2 hdc into next st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 93 hdc

Row 5 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each of next 41 st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into each of next 2 st, 3 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into each of next 2 st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 99 hdc

Row 6 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each of next 41 st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into each of next 2 st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into each of next 3 st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into each of next 3 st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into each of next 2 st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 105 hdc

Row 7 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each of next 41 st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into each of next 4 st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into each of next 5 st, 3 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into each of next 5 st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into each of next 4 st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 111 hdc

Row 8 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each of next 41 st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into each of next 27 st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next st and each st across, then cut the yarn. Total of 113 hdc ( Check picture below )

Bag sides Panels ( Make 2 )

Row 1 ( ws) : ch 15, 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 14 sc

Row 2 ( rs ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into each st across. Total of 14 sc

Row 3 – 8 rep row 2

The end of row 8 cut the yarn, just one panel only. For the second panel DO NOT cut the yarn, we’ll use that yarn join all the panels together ( Check picture below )

Join all the panels together

Lay the body panel flat with the rounded flap at the top. Now, we’re going to place a stitch marker in the 1st st in the bottom right corner. Then place the 2nd st marker into the 14th st. Then place the 3rd st marker into the 23rd st. Then place the 4th st marker into the 36th st.

Repeat the process and place stitch markers along the other side of the panel ( Check picture below )

To add the side panels, turn your body and side panels right side out, we’re going to crochet on the right side. We’ll start with the side panel that we left the long tail and start to, bl sl st into the fourth stitch marker at the 36th st. Keep bl sl st all the way to the 1st st marker, *2 sc into next sp, 1 sc into next sp* rep from *TO* until you reach the left corner. Then with your side panel right side out, bl sl st the panel all the way to the 4th st marker/36th st. Then cut the yarn and weave all the ends ( Check picture below )

Adding The Hardware

You can begin adding the hardware with the magnetic clasps. They come in a set as top and bottom, with the bottom being the thicker piece. You want to put the thicker piece on the body and the thinner on the flap. You can line them up however you prefer, just make sure they will line up evenly when the bag is closed and sew them into place ( Check picture below )

The ring hook can be placed through the stitches in the seems of the side panels. (See picture below). Then all you have left is to snap your chain strap onto the rings hooks and viola! I put my logo on my bag, but you can play around and customize it however you like. If not, you just finished making an awesome bag, congratulations!

Congratulations! Nice work. I’d love to see everyone’s work. If you want to share with me, just tag me on IG or FB. Happy crocheting 🙂

2 Comments

  • Shaunette Dollar
    May 15, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    I was wondering if you could give me an idea of the pattern if I wanted to go beyond round 8 of the main bag part? Thanks and I love your stuff.

  • Knitcroaddict
    July 6, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Hi Shaunette, good to hear from you. I wish I could give you a definitive answer but I would have to make the design bigger myself first. Everything is connected and if I told you to change one thing, it would change everything and make your life really frustrating lol. I plan on making a bigger one in the future so we’ll all have it figured out together. You’re welcome, thanks so much.

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