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Crocheted Purse Ideas

Making a crochet purse is not only fun, but you will have a useful, one of a kind, item for yourself or to give as a gift. This is a guide about crocheted purse ideas.

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September 15, 2015 Flag
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I was going away for the weekend and wanted a small purse. I wanted it just big enough to hold a small wallet, phone, powder, and lipstick. I also wanted to use thick yarn and a big hook so that I could finish it quickly. This is what I came up with. It is easy and you'll be done in no time.

finished purse

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September 30, 2010 Flag
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Blue denim crocheted purse.This is a denim purse with jute handles and a button closure. I crocheted a rectangle for a sample, since I wasn't sure the heavy weight denim would work for this project. Instead of starting over, I chose to make a purse with it.

Approximate Time: One afternoon



    Cut denim into 1 1/2 inch strips. I just used scraps I had from other projects, so the colors don't match exactly.

  1. Sew ends together to have one continuous piece to work with. I did this by machine, but you can also do it by hand.
  2. Crochet a rectangle twice the size you want your purse to be tall. My purse ended up being 14 inches wide by 9 inches high.
  3. Sew the sides together.
  4. Crochet jute as wide as you would like your handles to be. I crocheted the jute about 1 1/2 inches wide until I liked the width for the purse.
  5. Sew the side seams with the sewing needle and fishing line. Attach the jute handles through a "hole" in the crocheted piece and tie a slip knot. Repeat until the handles are attached in a placement that satisfies you.
  6. For closure, attach a large button and an elastic loop for closure.

By Monica from Cortez, CO


April 10, 2010 Flag

Multicolored crocheted purse.With your choice of double crochet thread and 3 hours or so, you can have a nice little purse for ID, Ipod, or cellphone!

Approximate Time: 3 hours



With your crochet thread doubled, chain 20 on your hook.

Turn, making a single crochet in the next chain. Chain one, skip one of the chain, and make a single crochet in that next chain, and continue to the end.

If you have a chain at the end, go back and make sure you counted the original chain at 20, or that you didn't skip the first chain from hook. You should always have an even 20 across.

Chain 1, turn and make a single crochet in that first stitch, chain one and keep going.

You will continue this pattern until you have completed 54 rows, or longer if you want it for a custom sized phone.

Bind off the last row by making a slip stitch in each (don't skip any) stitch of the last row.

For the clasp, join the hook on the 7th stitch across the original row, and make 6 single crochets in the 6 stitches, chain one and turn, and repeat this till you have made 8 rows.

Here comes the tricky part. On the 9th row, you will only make 3 single crochets, making 4 rows and binding off. This is 1/2 of the button hole.

For the other half, join back at the base of the split, and make 3 single crochets for 4 rows, then on the last row, join with a slip stitch to the other half of the split. Bind off and work in all of your tails.

Note: With regular thread and needle, you may want to bind all the tails on the inside. This prevents anything from ever slipping out.

With your choice of button, sew it onto the purse, using the clasp to measure where the button is to go. Once the button is in place, tie the ends several times in the back, and I put a small circle of felt over the ties and hot glued them down.

Fold your work in half, and join with the hook on the right side and bottom fold, making sure you catch all the stitch on the back half.

Make single crochets to bind the front to the back all the way up.

Keep making a chain to the desired length of the shoulder strap you want, long for over your shoulder, or short for a clip on to a belt loop or key ring.

Keeping it straight, join with the chain to the second half of the purse and crochet down to the bottom just like you did on the first half.

Chain 1 and turn, going back up the side of the purse with a slip stitch, then a single crochet for the shoulder loop, then slip stitch back down to the end of the purse.

Bind off and work in any tails.


By Sandi from Yorktown, VA


May 24, 2015 Flag
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Do you ever find yourself hunting for quarters when you're out and about? I do! One of the grocery stores I shop at regularly requires that you insert a quarter into the shopping carts in order to use them. My kids love gumball/toy machines, but I never have change for them. And heaven forbid I need to park in front of a meter.

finished crochet purse

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July 13, 2015 Flag
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This pattern re-invents the old classic afghan ripple stitch to give you a useful shoulder-bag. Have fun! :)

finished purse

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June 20, 2011 Flag
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When I was a young girl someone taught me how to crochet a doll's purse that could transform into a doll bed. I would love it if someone remembers this pattern and would share it with me. I'd love to make one for my grand-daughter. Thanks!

By Patty

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June 23, 20110 found this helpful

This is the one I make.

Sinnamon Pratt

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June 24, 20110 found this helpful

Here's one without the plastic bottom.

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June 24, 20110 found this helpful

There are several listed on this site:

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June 29, 20110 found this helpful

Thanks to everyone for all the help! I hope to get started soon!

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December 3, 2008 Flag
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little girl purseI was practicing some stitches while learning to crochet. I had a little crocheted piece about 5 inches wide and 12 inches long in a pale yellow. I just had thrown it aside. I got to looking at it today and decided to fold it in half longwise and stitch up long sides in matching yarn. I then used Knifty Knitter spool loom small side to make a handle around 14 inches long.

I used the Knifty Knitter flower loom to make pink and blue flowers and used yellow yarn to put handles on and the flowers at the base of the handles. I am filling it with small toys or candy and sending to my 4 year old niece for Christmas. I already had the yarn and the Knifty Knitter loom so the craft cost me nothing.

By Christina from Paducah, KY

February 15, 2005 Flag
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Does anyone know how to knit or crochet a purse with strips of fabric?


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February 19, 20050 found this helpful

One time I bought some very pretty fabric on sale and after I decided to make a skirt with it, I still ended up with a ton of it left, so I knitted a sweater to match with the remaining fabric. Just lay it out flat on the floor and start at one side (side A), and cut a strip 1/2 inch wide, stopping 1/2 inch before you get to the edge (of side B). Then go 1/2 inch below where you stopped (on side B) and cut all the way across back to side A, stopping before you go all the way to the edge. Keep doing this until all your fabric is cut. You end up with one big long strand that you can crochet or knit with, just like you would a piece of yarn. It frays a little, but that just adds character, and it was very durable, I had it for years and ended up getting tired of it before it wore out. Also there are just tons of free patterns for purses on line if you need one. I hope this helps you out. Have fun.

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February 24, 20050 found this helpful

I found kits at and also at my local walmart store. The brand name is "Fabri Knit". They come with everything you need (except knitting needles). The fabric is already cut and it includes embelishments,handle and instructions.

I am sure you could croquet the fabric as well.

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May 25, 20060 found this helpful

There's a pattern in the book Creative Crochet (leisure Arts Publicaton) for Quick Soft and Roomy Tote. It's made using 2" wide strips of cloth, size Q hook.

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May 25, 20060 found this helpful

There's a pattern in the book Creative Crochet (leisure Arts Publicaton) for Quick Soft and Roomy Tote. It's made using 2" wide strips of cloth, size Q hook.

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October 9, 20060 found this helpful

Here's a link to detailed instructions on HGTV to knit one... ... le/0,1789,HGTV_3227_2803674,00.html. If the link doesn't work, go to and search "Knitted Fabric Empress Purse."

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May 30, 2005 Flag

Help, I need the web site for a pattern for a crocheted flower purse. It is round and has petals. It looks like a big flower. I bookmarked it but it has disappeared. If anyone can help I'd appreciate it.

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