I know you must be busy these days (like me… lol) as the Autumn term has started and all the rushing and hushing is swallowing most of your time these days… But don’t you worry at all. Things will get smooth very soon. As they always do. Till then pamper your creative-self with a cute little and very easy to make pattern of a beautiful purse with a bow. This little purse is a must have. Great as a gift, this purse will definitely win hearts!! I made this to gift my friend on her 25th (oops!!) birthday… and she just loved it. She told me she is gonna use it as a cosmetic bag with the make-up essentials in it and put straight away in her office bag… What a lovely idea.. Take a look…
The yarn used here is Soft and Silky 4 ply Microfiber Acrylic yarn from ‘The Women’s Institute’ in Coral and White colors. Other things you will need are 3.5 mm hook, a button, matching thread, tapestry needle to sew the button and the bow.
A CUTE COLOR BLOCK BOW PURSE free crochet pattern..
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
Sp – space
Chain 36, You can make more or less as you like.
ROW 1: Hdc in the third ch from the hook, hdc all over. Hdc in the opposite side as well. Total (34+34) 68 hdc. Join with sl st.
Now you will be working in rounds.
ROW 2: Ch 2(counts as 1 hdc), hdc all over, join with sl st. Total 68 hdc.
ROW 3: Ch 2(counts as 1 hdc), (Work in back loop) Hdc all over, join with sl st. Total 68 hdc.
ROW 4: Ch 2(counts as 1 hdc), (Work in both loops) Hdc all over, join with sl st. Continue working like this untill you get 8 rows of hdc in Coral yarn (color 1).
Change the color. Now working with White yarn (color 2).
ROW 9: Start working hdc all over like before. Make 12 rows of white yarn.
Ch 36, join with a sl st in the first chain to form a circle. You will be working in rounds.
ROW 1: Ch 3(counts as 1 dc), dc all over, join with sl st. Total 36 dc.
ROW 2: Ch 3, turn, dc all over, join with sl st. Total 36 dc.
ROW 3: Ch 3, turn, dc all over, join with sl st. Total 36 dc.
Fasten off. You have created a band like shape. Hold it in the center and start wrapping yarn around it so as to form a bow shape. Fasten off. With a tapestry needle, sew the button in the center of the bow. your bow is ready!! Now sew the bow on the purse in the corner.make sure you sew enough stitches in order to avoid it falling off the purse. TA DAH..!!! All done..!!!
You can use any type of cloth for the lining inside. I used 100% cotton one. Add a matching zipper. You can hand sew this or use a sewing machine. This is really a very simple but cute pattern anyone can make. A great confidence booster for the beginners. And if you are a dedicated crocheter (like me…lol), you can finish making this in a day without interrupting household duties or sacrificing the daily responsibilities. It’s all about you. It’s always a fun…. remember fun..!!
For those who don’t have a sewing machine, no need to buy it, I will get back soon with a post on ” How to hand sew the lining to a crochet purse..”
Till then, Enjoy this pattern…. Happy hooking..!!