Your newest go-to bag has arrived! Well, that is after you crochet this one up that is. The final product gives you a spacious and fashionable bag that carries your essentials once you go out. It can totally be your style, too! Customize it with your favorite color or make multiple bags to match every outfit. Try the pattern below or get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here.
Do you have a tote bag obsession? If so, you’re in the right place. I do too!
I wanted to design a crochet purse you could take along with you to lunch with your girlfriends, or to a night out on the town. It quickly became a favorite crochet design and I want to take it everywhere.
You’ll need to grab three skeins of yarn in your favorite color, and get crocheting. You can pick whatever color matches what you wear most. Classic black? A complimentary tone?
This easy crochet purse pattern is worked in the round. If you’ve never crocheted in the round before, well, it’s just as fun as it sounds. This is another beginner-friendly pattern that uses basic crochet stitches like single and double crochet.
I have designed this easy crochet bag using basic crochet stitches using US terminology of chains, single crochet, half double crochets, and double crochet stitches so it is not complicated but still has an overall effect of looking fabulous. If you’re looking to add a new repertoire of stitches to your knowledge base, check out the Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library.
Learn this new crochet skill or continue to perfect an old crochet skill. In the end, you’ll have a practical yet gorgeous crochet purse to add to your collection.
Round Crochet Bag with Tassel Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Worsted weight cotton yarn
200 yds off-white (A)
15 yds red (B)
Hook: Size I/9 5.5mm hook; Size 7 4.5mm hook
6 inch cardboard square
|sl st||Slip stitch|
Gauge: 14 sc x 12 rows = 4”. Exact gauge is not critical.
Size: about 13.5” in diameter, not including handles.
With A and using the 5.5mm hook, begin with a magic circle, and make 8 single crochet stitches in the magic circle. (8 sc)
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in each st around, join with a sl st to first st. (15 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around. Join with a sl st to first st. (22 sc]
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join with a sl st to first st. (29 sc)
Rnds 4-20: Continue increasing the number of single crochets between increasing stitches. For example, row 4 will have 3 sc between the increasing stitch, row 5 will have 4, etc. The stitch count will increase by 7 stitches for each rnd. At the end of rnd 20 you should have 148 sts.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Placing the right sides of the work together, whip stitch the piece together leaving 45 stitches open on top.
Row 1: Join A in the first open stitch on one side of bag, sc in first 15 sts, ch 30, skip next 15 sts, sc in last 15 sts, turn. (30 sc, 1 ch-30 sp)
Row 2: Sl st in each of the first 15 sc, 45 dc in ch-30 sp, sl st in each of the last 15 sc. (30 sl sts, 45 dc) Fasten off and weave in ends.
Turn bag around and repeat rows 1-2 on the other side for 2nd handle.
With B and using the 4.5mm hook, ch 30 and fasten off, leaving long tails on both ends. Wrap B around the cardboard square about 40 times.
Cut just the working thread, leaving the yarn wrapped around the cardboard.
Thread yarn needle with about 18 inches of B. Slide needle under the yarn on the cardboard, and tie a loose knot with the yarn threaded on the needle.
Cut the bottom of the yarn on the cardboard, then tighten the knot at the top. Fold the cut yarns at the knot, so that all the cut ends meet.
Wrap the yarn on the needle securely around the tassel several times, about 1” down from the knot. Pull snugly, then secure with a knot. Bring end up through the top of the tassel to attach to chain. Wrap chain around one handle, then attach both ends to tassel using long tails. Weave in all ends, pulling any long tails down to blend in with tassel.
We want to know all the places you took this adorable crochet purse for a spin. Did you go out to the beach or enjoy a nice brunch? Even if you just took it to the movies, we’re sure you have cool pictures for us to see – send them our way!
If crocheting in the round is a skill you’d like to improve, along with other foundational crochet skills, check out the Crochet Fundamentals class.
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