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
Yarn: Blue Sky Worsted Weight Cotton- Bone (200 yds), Blue Sky Worsted Weight Cotton- True Red (15 yds)
Tools: Yarn needle, Scissors, 6-inch cardboard square for tassel (or tassel maker)
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Using the 5.5mm hook, begin with a magic circle, and make 8 single crochet stitches
Row 1: Ch 1 and make a sc into the first st. Make 2 sc in each st around, sl st to join
Row 2: Ch 1 and make a sc into the first st. Make 1 sc into the next st, then 2 into the next.
Row 3: Ch 1 and make a sc into the first st. Make a sc into the next 2 st, then 2 into the next.
Rows 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.
Placing the right sides of the work together, whip stitch the piece together leaving 45 stitches open on top. To make handles, sl st to join and make 15 sc, ch 30, sk 15, then make 15 more sc. Do not ch, turn work and sl st back over the 15 sc of the previous row. Make 45 dc in the ch 30 sp, then 15 more sl st down the other side. Break yarn, and repeat on the other side.
Make tassel by wrapping the red yarn around the cardboard square about 40 times or using a tassel maker. Cutting just the working thread, leave the yarn wrapped around the cardboard and thread yarn needle with about 18 inches of red yarn. Slide the 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. Wrap the yarn on the needle securely around the tassel, about 1” down. Pull snugly, then secure with a knot. Pull up through top to use to attach to chain. Weave ends in, pulling any long tails down in 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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