I call this purse the Princess Purse because the ruffled top and the bling on the flower just seem princessy to me. (Yep, “princessy” is definitely a word.) Can’t you picture it in the colors of your daughter’s favorite Disney heroine? Think icy blue and white (Elsa), gold and pale yellow (Belle), or lavender and pink (Rapunzel). What an adorable addition to any little girl’s dress-up closet, and it’s SO simple to make!
Hook: H (5.00mm) and I (5.5mm)
Yarn: Worsted weight in your favorite color (I used Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn”)
Size: The body of the purse is about 5.5″ tall by 7.5″ wide
Notes: This bag is crocheted in the round. The floor of the bag is joined rounds, and the rest of the base is crocheted in a continuous spiral (noted in pattern).
Stitches Used: Ch, SC, HDC, DC, TC (Triple or Treble Crochet), FPSC (Front Post Single Crochet)
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With H hook, Ch 21.
Round 1: 2 SC in second Ch from hook. 1 SC in each of the next 18 Ch. 2 SC in next. You are now working on the back side of the chain. 2 SC in next. 1 SC in each of the next 18 Ch. 2 SC in last Ch. Join to top of first SC. (44 SC)
Round 2: Ch 1. 2 SC in same St. 1 SC in each of the next 20 St. 2 SC in next. 2 SC in next. 1 SC in each of the next 20 St. 2 SC in last St. Join to top of first SC. (48 SC)
Round 3: Ch 1. 1 HDC in each St around. DO NOT JOIN. From this point on, you will work in a continuous spiral (until noted otherwise); use a stitch marker, like a bobby pin, if needed. (48 HDC)
Rounds 4-12: 1 HDC in each stitch around (48 HDC)
Round 13: 1 SC in each stitch around (48 SC)
Rounds 14-15: Repeat Round 13. (48 SC)
Round 16 (ruffle edging, first layer): Ch 2. 2 FPDC in same St. (3 FPDC in next St) around. Join to top of first FPDC. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Round 17 (ruffle edging, second layer): With I hook, attach a contrasting color via one of the top sets of SC loops from Round 15 (see photo below; this row of loops is hidden behind the first ruffle layer). Ch 4; 2 TC in same St. (3 TC in next St) around. Join to top of first TC. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Using the Chainless Foundation method, FSC 90. Fasten off and weave in ends. Sew or glue ends to opposite sides of the inside of the purse.
This flower is a free pattern of its own, and you can find it here: Simply Layered Embellishment Flower Pattern