This is a great pattern to use for the fashionista in your life! I found this pattern last December in my search of things I could make for my Sister-In-Law. I made a number of changes to the pattern that I found because I don’t like Monotone pieces. The pattern is as follows (I used the first purse I made and counted out stitches and rows to make the second purse). Pictures shown are of the second purse I made. The original pattern did not have a lining added but I made these purses for working women that need pockets in a purse.
200 yards super bulky yarn (for the second purse I used Bernat Home Bundle yarn)
185 yards bulky yarn (I use Lion Brand Homespun for an added texture)
10.00 mm Crochet hook
1 Set of Purse Handles
2 yards of fabric, for the liner
Thread and needles
Slip Knot around one of the handles and chain 35, pull a long loop out and wrap around the second handle, turn.
Row 1: DC into each ch 35 stitches, wrap large loop around handle and turn.
Row 2-18: DC into each stitch. Wrap and turn, bind off.
Row 19-24: wrap slip knot around handle, DC into each stitch for 5 rows. Bind off.
Repeat Rows 19-24 on other side, you should now have 28 rows.
Side panels: (make 2)
These panels are made in spiral rounds, no joining of the rounds is needed.
Round 1: 3 dc in the second ch from the hook, 4 dc, 3 dc in the last chain, 4 dc down the opposite side of chain.
Round 2: 2 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 4 dc, 2 dc in the next 3 dc, 4 dc.
Round 3: 2 dc in each of the next 6 dc, 6 dc, 2 dc in each of the next 2 dc, 6 dc.
Round 4: 2 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 4 dc, 2 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 16 dc, join with sl st in the top of next dc and bind off.
Leave at least an 18″ tail to sew the panels onto the body of the purse. These come out egg shaped and you will join them so the fat part is on the bottom.
The lining for this purse is incredibly simple. Cut a 24″ diameter circle and cut it out from your desired lining(I suggest a heavy fabric like canvas). I chose to make 3 pockets; two are small, just big enough to hold a cell phone/camera. The third pocket is larger, about 9″ long and is meant for a catchall.
Pocket 1: 5″x 10 1/8″ with 5/8″ double folded seam (pictured above)
Pocket 2: 7″ x 5″ with 1/2″ double folded side and bottom seam and a 1″ double folded top seam.
Pocket 3: 7″ x 5 3/4″ with 1/2″ double folded side and bottom seam and a 1″ double folded top seam.
To put the lining together you can sew along the outside edge of the lining, leaving a raw edge, or double fold the edge and double sew. Sew the top edges of each pocket and press the side and bottom seams. Mark the center of the lining and place your pockets about 3″ from the top and center, pin and sew down pockets. Tie off threads.
Turn purse inside out and pin lining in place (you will need to pleat the lining to make it fit). Hand sew lining into purse and tack down under pockets and on each side. Turn right side out. The lining will be smaller than the purse.