Monday, December 8, 2008

Crochet Purse Pattern

Hi Everyone! Long time, no post! How's everyone doing?

Do you remember this purse?

It's a simple shoulder strapped purse using crochet nylon. When I made it I wanted to try my hand at writing a pattern. Well, I wrote this one and thought I'd share it with you.

Crochet Shoulder Bag Pattern

Crochet Nylon, 2 skeins of La Espiga Omega Nylon, Size 18
G Crochet Hook
2 1” purse rings
1 1” button
4 5’8” buttons
1 Fat Quarter for lining (optional)
Quilting Thread
Tapestry Needle
Sewing Needle

Stitches used: Half Double Crochet (hdc) and Single Crochet (sc)

Ch 45
Rnd 1: 2 hdc sc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each chain across, 3 hdc in last ch, hdc in each ch along back side of ch, join in top of ch 2. (88 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 41 sts, 2 hdc in first st of 3 hdc cluster on previous row, hdc in next 41 sts, join in top of ch 2. (92 hdc)

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 41 sts, 2 hdc in first hdc of 2 hdc cluster at other end, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 41 sts, join in top of ch 2. (96 hdc)

Rows 4 – 18: ch 2, turn, hdc in each st around, join in top of ch 2 of previous row.
Crochet Shoulder Bag, Cont’d

Rows 19 – 21: ch 1, sc in each st around. Fasten off.

On each side of bag, attach yarn with a sc, sc in next 3 sts. Ch 1, turn, sc in next 4 sts.
Repeat this for 15 rows. Fasten off.
Place strap through 1” ring, fold over side of bag and stitch in place.
Attach 5/8” button on top of strap and sew in place. Do the same for the other side of bag.

Ch 5., sc in 2nd sc from hook, sc in next 3 chs. Turn.
Next row: ch 1, sc in next 4 scs, turn.
Repeat this row until you have a strap the length you want and fasten off.
(Note: Crochet strap a few inches shorter than you would like. It will stretch!)
Place each side of strap through 1” rings sewn to bag. Sew in place. Sew 5/8” button to outside of each strap.

Button & Loop
Chain 16. Fasten off and attach both ends of chain to the middle of one side of bag.
Weave in ends. Sew 1” button on opposite side of bag.
Purse Lining
Measure purse height and width. Add 1"" to the width measurement."
Cut 2 pieces of fabric by these measurements. With right sides together, sew 1/2"" seams along 3 sides of the pieces. Turn bag inside out and turn under 1" along top edge. Press. Place lining inside purse and sew in place using quilting thread.
(MSB 9/08)

Please let me know if you have any questions. Let me know if you make one. I'd love to see it.

I taught a crochet class on Saturday for making purses. I'd never taught a class before. It was a lot of fun. 3 of the 4 ladies knew how to crochet and just needed help reading patterns. The 4th lady learned to crochet as a girl and she picked it back up quickly. By the end of the class, all were doing great! We'll meet again next Saturday to finish the purses and I'll show them how to make the linings.

Enjoy your week!


Karyn said...

Wow! I'm so impressed that you wrote out a pattern for that beautiful purse! I'm tempted to learn how to crochet now!

Angie said...

I printed the pattern out, thank you so much. Now I just need time to crochet it, lol.


Lesalicious said...

Yeah remember that purse. WOW may have to give that pattern a try. But, so used to winging things lol. :)

Sheila said...

Thanks for the purse pattern. That is so great that you taught a class. I've been itching to do it, but nervous.

Karen said...

Very nice, Mary Sarah! It's going on my list. Thanks for sharing.

Mindy said...

I love it. I will have to put that on my list. Congrats on teaching, how exciting for you. I would like to do some teaching too.