Winter Drew-string Purse

©2006 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude®

Gauge: 8sts X 8rows=4”(10cm) in sc


6 oz, 108 yds of winter white yarn – category 6 super bulky weight (Lion Brand Thick & Quick shown)

3 oz, 150 yds of winter white boucle yarn – category 5 bulky weight (Bernat Soft Boucle shown)

Crochet hook size J (10 – 6.00mm)

Yarn needle

Finished Size:

12” (30.5 cm) wide at base
9” (23 cm) tall without handles

Note: Hold two strands of yarn together throughout pattern.

Refer to this illustration as you go:


Row 1 (RS) Ch 26, sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across (25 sc) Row 2 Ch 2, turn, hdc into each st across (25 hdc)
Row 3 Ch 1, turn, sc into the back loop of each st across (25 sc)
Rows 4-11 Repeat rows 2-3

Row 12 Do not turn, look at the rectangle, with row 11 being Side A, work a row of sc evenly down Side D.
Row 13 Ch 2 turn, hdc in each st across (working into sts on both sides D & A)
Row 14 Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, *sc in next st*

Rows 15-18 Repeat rows 13-14
Fasten off leaving a long tail. The remaining sts should create a U shape. Hold the tops of these sts together and use the long tail to sew up the seam

Turn purse over with right side facing and join with a sc in first st of Side C. Sc in each st across. Do not turn, continue working sc evenly down Side B. Repeat Rows 13-18, and sewing up seam as directed for other side.


The top of the purse will be worked in rounds:

Rnd 1 Attach yarn with a sc to any st of purse opening. Sc evenly around opening being sure you end up with an even amount of sts. Join with a slip st to first sc.
Rnd 2 Ch 3, working in back loops only, dc in next st. Ch 2, *skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, ch 2,*. Repeat from * to * around. End with a slip st in the top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 3 Ch 1, sc in each st around, working 2 sc in each ch 2 space. Join with a slip st to beginning sc.
Rnd 4 Ch 1, *sc, dc* around. Join with a slip st to beginning sc. Rnd5Ch1,scinfirstst,*ch2,scin1st chjustmade,skip1st,scinnextst*. Repeatfrom*to* around. End with a slip st in beginning sc. Fasten off.


*Ch 2, sc in 1st ch just made*. Repeat from * to * until handle measures 40” (101 cm) or desired length. Fasten off and whipstitch into place on either side of purse opening.

Create a drawstring by chaining to desired length, or use a length of ribbon or whatever else you would like. Be creative!

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