I designed this cross-body purse as a thank you gift for the host of a t.v. show that I appeared on as a guest. She was from Australia so I have no idea if she ever uses it, but I sure was proud of how it turned out. If you’ve never tried crochet cables this is a great project to increase your skills. In fact, the entire handle is a series of cables stacked on top of each other!!
A purse to crochet…
© 2013-2017 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude©
Finished size: Approximately 10” at widest point and 8” tall without handle
Worsted weight cotton – approx. 100 grams, 150 yds each solid and coordinating variegated
Crochet Hook, Size G/6 [4.25 mm]
3⁄4” [18 mm] magnetic purse snaps Large-eyed blunt needle
13 sts & 8 rows = 4” X 4” in dc
fptr – yo twice, insert hook from front to back around the post of the next st, yo, pull up a loop, *yarn over hook, draw yarn through two loops on hook* three times.
bpdc – yo, insert hook from the back to front around the post of the dc on the previous row. Complete as for regular dc.
fpdc – yo, insert hook from the front to back around the post of the dc on the previous row. Complete as for regular dc.
With variegated yarn, ch 30
Row 1 (RS) Dc into 4th ch from hook and into each ch across. (28 dc) Rows 2-13 Ch 2, turn, dc across.
Finish back piece by working one round of sc evenly all the way around. Fasten off.
With variegated yarn, ch 30
Row 1 Dc into 4th ch from hook and into each ch across. (28 dc)
Designer’s note: you will be making two columns of cables on the front of the purse. When you come to the place in the pattern where a cable is indicated look at the next 4 dc and from right to left think of them as 1, 2, 3, & 4.
Row 2 (RS) Ch 2 (counts as first dc now and throughout), turn, dc in next 9 sts, fptr around each of the next 4 sts in this order: 4, 3, 1, 2 (cable made). Make one more cable. Dc to end of row.
Row 3 Ch 2, turn, dc in next 9 sts, bpdc around next 8 sts, dc to end of row.
Rows 4-13 Repeat rows 2-3.
Finish front piece by working one round of sc evenly all the way around. Fasten off.
SIDES & BOTTOM
With right side of front piece facing you, locate the top left corner, and using the solid color yarn, attach with a sc to the back loop only of the corner stitch.
Row 1 Sc evenly down side, around bottom and up the other side of the purse (three sides worked).
Row 2 Ch 1, turn, sc in front loops only across.
Row 3 Ch 1, turn, sc in back loops only across.
Rows 4-5 Repeat rows 2-3.
Row 6 With this row you will be attaching the back of the purse. With RS facing each other and working through the front loop only of the side and the back loop only of the back, work one more row of sc around. Fasten off.
Edge the entire top of the purse with one row of sc using the solid color yarn.
With purse facing you, attach solid color yarn with a sc in the front loop of the stitch directly above the right side of the back.
Row 1 Sc in front loop only of next 27 sts (28 sc)
Row 2 Ch 1, turn, Sc in back loop only of each st across. Row 3 Ch 1, turn Sc in front loop only of each st across.
Rows 4-5 Repeat rows 2-3.
Row 6 Repeat Row 2
Row 7 Ch 2, turn, dc in next and in each st across.
Row 8 Ch 2, turn, dc in next st in next 4 sts, make cable, dc in next 12 sts, make cable, dc across.
Row 9 Ch 2, turn, dc in next st and in next 4 sts, bpdc around next four sts. Dc in next 12 sts, bpdc around next four sts, dc across to end.
Row 10-11 Repeat rows 8-9. After row 11 fasten off.
Edge the three sides of the flap by working two rows of sc.
This is a decorative button that is used to cover the magnetic closure.
With solid color ch 4, 11 dc in fourth ch from hook. Slip st to top of beginning ch. Ch 4 *fpdc, ch 1, bpdc, ch 1* around. Slip st to third ch of beginning ch 4. Fasten off.
With solid color yarn, ch 7.
Row 1 Sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across (6 sc).
Rows 2-6 Ch 1, sc in each st across.
Row 7 Ch 2, (counts as first st throughout handle), dc in next st and in ea st across
Row 8 Ch 2, make cable, dc in last st
Row 9 Ch 2, bpdc around next 4 sts, dc in last st
Rows 10-53 Repeat rows 8-9.
Rows 54-59 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. After row 59 fasten off.
Attach magnetic closure per manufacturer’s instructions in the center of the flap. Stitch “button” over closure on the outside of flap to hide the magnet. Whipstitch ends of handle in the back corner of each side of purse (be sure not to twist handle). Gently pull back corners of flap edging around handle and whipstitch in place. Weave in all ends, line if desired.
bp: back post
blo: back loop only
bpdc: back post double crochet
cc: contrast color
dc: double crochet
dc2tog: double crochet two together dtr: double treble
fp: front post
fpdc: front post double crochet
fptr: front post treble crochet
hdc: half double crochet
mc: main color
rs: right side
sc: single crochet
sc2tog: single crochet two together sl: slip
tr: treble crochet
tr3tog: treble three together
ws: wrong side
yo: yarn over
Every effort has been made to ensure that these instructions are accurate and complete. I cannot, however, be responsible for human error, typographical mistakes, or variations in individual work.
This pattern is ©2013-2016 by Drew Emborsky with all rights reserved. Please do not copy or distribute this pattern via photocopies or electronically without permission. This pattern may not be used for commercial production purposes without the designer’s written consent.
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