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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Little Floral Purse - Free Pattern

I've made a few of these purses to give away to the daughters of friends. As a mom with two boys, I jump at the chance to make things for girls. But of course, my preschooler loves carrying around the floral bags just as much as his father likes to carry my purse at the mall.

This is a perfect-sized purse for girls of all ages. It can fit an iPod Touch or Nintendo DS with room left to spare for lip-gloss or a Batman action figure. Crocheted in one piece with no seaming. Using machine washable cotton yarn for the purse with floral decoration and braided tassels makes this project as easy to take care of, as it is to make. And with the varied colour palette of the yarn, it’s easy to create a whole new look.

Little Floral Purse with hot pink handles - Front

Little Floral Purse with hot pink handles -Back

Enjoy the new pattern! You can download the PDF pattern here.



LITTLE FLORAL PURSE

By Yarn Over Mo

FINISHED SIZE
 
Approximately 7.5” W x 8” H

YARN

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton:
1 ball (MC) Sonoma Print
1 ball (A) Hot Pink
1 ball (B) Love
Small amounts for flowers in Pale Yellow, Soft Violet, Hot Blue, Hot Green and Indigo.  

CROCHET HOOK

Size 5.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

GAUGE

14 sts and 8 rows = 4” x 4” in dc

PATTERN

NOTE: Ch 3 at the beg of each row counts as the first dc).

Using MC, ch 26.

Foundation Round: Sc in second ch from hook. Sc in each of the next 23 ch. 3 sc in last ch. Rotate the work so that you are now working in the back of the ch. Sc in each of the next 23 ch. 2 sc in last ch. (52 sts)

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each sc around. Join with sl st to top of ch3. (52 dc)

Round 2-9: Repeat round 1. Fasten off.

Round 10: Join A to top of ch 3. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each sc around. Join with sl st to top of ch3. (52 dc)

Round 11: Repeat round 1.

Round 12 (Handle shaping): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 6 sts, ch 14 (handle made), skip 12 dc, dc in next 14 sts, ch 14, skip 12 dc, dc in next 7 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch3.

Round 13: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st until the end. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. Fasten off. Round 14 (Edging): Join B to top of ch 3. Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of ch. Fasten off.

SMALL FLOWER

Round 1: With Pale Yellow, using the magic ring method, work 10 sc into the ring. Join with sl st to top of first sc. (10 sts) Fasten off.

(Here is a great link to the magic ring method, also known as the magic circle method for casting on crochet stitches: http://www.crochetme.com/forums/t/28917.aspx) Join flower colour to any sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same space as join, (5 dc in next sc, sc in next sc) 4 times, 5 dc in next st. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off leaving long tail that will be used to sew the flower onto the purse.

Small flower

LARGE FLOWER 

Round 1: With Pale Yellow, using the magic ring method, work 6 sc into the ring. Join with sl st to top of first sc. (6 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1. 2sc in each sts around. Join with sl st to top of first sc. (12 sts) Round 3: Ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 6 times. (18 sts). Fasten off.

Join flower coloured yarn to any sc.

Round 4 (First petal round): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), in same st as join, 5 dc. (Skip next sc, sl sp in next sc, 6 dc in next sc) 5 times. Skip next sc, sl sp in next sc. Do not join and work next round behind the petals. Six petals made.

Large Flower

Round 5: Ch 2. (Sc in sc of round 2 between 3rd and 4th dc of previous round, ch 4) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 6 (Second petal round): (In ch 4 space, sc, 7dc, sc) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off leaving long tail that will be used to sew the flower onto the purse.

Using Indigo, embroider French knots around the yellow center of the flower.

Weave in ends of purse and flower center. Using the long yarn tail, sew the yellow center of the flower to the purse, leaving the petals free.

OPTIONAL TIES

Cut six – 24” strands of yarn. On each side of the purse, weave three strands over & under the dc posts of row 10 and center the yarn over the purse (use the photos at the beginning of the pattern for reference). There should be six strands at each end. At each end, make a braid using two strands for each braid section. Tie in a tight knot to secure the strands. Repeat on the other side making sure to make the two ties even in length. Enjoy your purse!

Switch up the colours to give it a whole different look!

Little Floral Purse - Playtime Ombre handle

I made a bunny one for my friend's daughter. She squealed when she saw it.

You may use this pattern for personal use. You may not reproduce this pattern or sell it. Please link to my blog, yarnovermo.blogspot.ca, or the pattern entry, if you want to refer to my pattern. Thank you!

6 comments:

  1. I love this little purse! So adorable... Thank you for sharing your hard work and effort, I know I greatly appreciate it!

    Just out of curiosity, what are your thoughts on people making these to sell?

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. It's always great to see others enjoy my work as much as I do.

      I don't mind if people sell items created from my patterns as long as they credit me (Yarn Over Mo - Mo King Low) as the designer and link back to my blog for the pattern.

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  2. this is adorable!!!!
    thank you!!!!
    Dany

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  3. Very pretty, thank you to share !!!
    Have a nice day

    Brigitte

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  4. I think this purse is absolutely adorable! I'm attempting to make it but in rows 1-9 the stitch count seems off to me. Maybe I'm not reading it correctly, but has anyone else had the same problem?

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    1. I haven't heard of any issues with the stitch count. Sc in 2nd ch from hook is 1 st, then 23 sc, 3 sc in last ch, 23 sc around, lastly 2 sc in last st. So I get 1 + 23 + 3 + 23 + 2 = 52 sts.

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