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Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Handbag

Lion Brand« Lion® Suede - Wool-Ease« Chunky
Pattern #: 50942
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 14 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE: One Size

Width 21 in. [53.5 cm] at base
Height
20 in. [51 cm] including handles



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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A handmade purse to go with any outfit for any occassion.

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Color (A)
Lion® Suede

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 210-098: Lion Suede Yarn: Ecru
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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions

Color (B)
Wool-Ease« Chunky

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 630-099: Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Fisherman
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease« Chunky
Fisherman Bluebell Indigo Redwood Walnut Moss Spice Eggplant
Charcoal Black Silver Grey Willow Nantucket Amber Mulberry Tinsel White
Wheat
Lion® Suede
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Lion® Suede (Article #210). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 3.00 oz./85g; 122 yd/110m balls
Prints: 3:00 oz/85g; 111 yd/100m balls
*Wool-Ease Chunky (Article #630). Solids: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
301 Tinsel White: 78% Acrylic, 19% Wool, 3% Other
402 Wheat: 86% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Other; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (153yds/140m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  210-098 Lion Suede Yarn: Ecru
   balls
$ 19.56  
Discontinued, sorry!
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Note: (A)
•  630-099 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Fisherman
   ball
$ 8.79  
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Rattan U-shaped purse handles, 12 in. [30.5 cm] at base
 

Crochet Handbag

Lion Brand« Lion® Suede - Wool-Ease« Chunky

GAUGE:

8 sts + 9 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in sc (single crochet) with larger hook using 1 strand each of A and B held together.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

PURSE SIDE (make 2)
With larger hook and 1 strand each of A and B held together, ch 49.
Row 1 (RS): Sc into the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 48 sc. Turn each row.
Rows 2-14: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in 3 sc, (skip 3 sc, insert hook from back to front around the next (4th) sc and pull up a loop, insert hook from front to back around first skipped sc and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 3 loops on hook – pleat made), (sc in next 2 sc, make pleat) twice, sc in 10 sc, (make pleat, sc in next 2 sc) twice, make pleat, sc in last 3 sc – 30 sc with 6 pleats.
Row 16: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Place st markers at beginning and end of this row – 30 sc.
Row 17: Ch 1, sc into back loop of each sc across – 30 sc.
Rows 18-23 Ch 1, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.

HANDLES

With smaller hook and A, sc around handles to cover. Fasten off.

HANDLE STRAPS (make 4)

With smaller hook and A, ch 17.
Row 1: Sc into the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 16 sc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Do not fasten off. Turn.

Edging

Sc evenly around entire strap, working 2 sc in each corner, join with a slip st to first sc of edging. Fasten off.

CLOSURE STRAP

With smaller hook and A, ch 10.
Row 1: Sc into the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 9 sc. Turn each row.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.
Row 3: Ch 6, sc in each sc across.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Do not fasten off.

Edging

Sc evenly around entire strap, working 2 sc in each corner and 8 sc in the ch-6 loop, join with a slip st to first sc of edging. Fasten off.

BUTTON

With larger hook and 1 strand each of A and B held together, ch 5."
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc into 3rd ch from hook, join with a slip st to first sc. Fasten off. Pull unworked ch sts tightly.

ASSEMBLY

With RS together and WS facing, pin sides together. With larger hook and 1 strand each of A and B held together, sc evenly through both sides, beg at stitch markers, down side, around the bottom and up the other side to second set of stitch markers to join. Fasten off. Turn purse to RS.

Purse

Edging
With larger hook and 1 strand each of A and B held together, sc evenly around opening, join with a slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Thread each handle strap through a purse handle. With A, whipstitch handle strap firmly to purse with one side of strap on the inside and the other side of strap on the outside of purse.

Sew button to the front side of purse in the center of Row 18. Whipstitch closure strap to the center back of purse using the ch-6 loop as the buttonhole. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 14 reviews)
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Crochet Handbag Reviewed by shagufta on 2009-12-07 *****
Very beautiful bag.Since I didn't have handles like these, I made handles and attached.


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