This easy crochet mini purse is ideal for beginners or anybody wishing to make a nice and simple tote. Scroll down to get a free crochet pattern.
It was time to construct myself a new purse! I used yarn from my collection that I’ve had for so long that they no longer make it.
Crochet Mini Purse Basic Construction
Because you can now purchase the exact yarn I used, the pattern is still easy and more beginner friendly than it was previously.
Ribbonaire yarn produces gorgeous stitches with a hint of sparkle from the ribbon portion. It was really simple to work with, albeit my hook occasionally poked through the ribbon part.
The yarn is a nylon polyester blend that is available in six distinct colors.
Crochet two rectangles, leaving an opening on both sides for the handle, and then single crocheting the sides together to make the easy crochet purse.
If you wind up using a thicker ribbon yarn but still want to make this size bag, just work to the finished measurements rather than the stitch counts.
The original iteration of the bag began with a chain of 29, whereas this thinner yarn begins with a chain of 41. Both bags were around 11 inches wide.
A larger bag might benefit from being lined and having some type of closing. Because this bag is little, I didn’t think a lining or closure were necessary.
Crochet Mini Purse
- Size 7/4.5 mm crochet hook
- Bulky Yarn 5 oz/100 g, 196 yds/180 m
- Lion Brand Ribbonaire
- 1 ball Rose Cloud
- Large Eye Yarn Needle (My favorite needles for working with heavy yarns!)
- ch(s): chain(s)
- sc(s): single crochet(s)
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sk: skip
- sp: space
Gauge: 4” x 4 =16 scs by 17 rows
Finished Size: 11” x 9”
To adjust the size, keep the starting chain a multiple of 2+1
Crochet Mini Purse Pattern:
- Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn. (40)
- Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
- Row 3-32: repeat row 2
- Row 33: ch 1, sc in the next 13 sts, ch 14, sk 14 sts, sc in the next 13 sts, turn.
Row 34: ch 1, sc in the next 13 sts, sc 14 in the ch-14 sp, sc in the next 13 sts, turn.
- Row 35: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
- Row 36-37: repeat row
- Repeat instructions to make a second side – do not fasten off the second side
Bringing the two sides together:
Hold the two sides of the bag together. Sc together two sides, leaving the top open.
One sc at the end of each row, one in each ch at the bottom, and three scs in each corner Finish by fastening off and weaving in the ends.
Fringe is optional; cut 42 10″ strands of yarn and connect to bottom.
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