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Mini Crocheted Handbag

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This Mini Crocheted Handbag makes a great magnet or charm for a purse.  These sweet mini crochet handbag also makes a great gift for moms or the ladies that make up your bridal party.  Once you make one, you're going to find it hard to stop crocheting these adorable purse accessories!

mini crochet purse

Materials:

  • Yarn of choice (2 contrasting colors)
  • Crochet hook of choice
  • Small ribbon
  • Magnet (optional)
  • Filler for the purse

 

Instructions:

  1. Do not join unless otherwise specified, work in spirals, place a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.
     
  2. Starting with a Magic ring,
     
  3. Rnd 1: ch 1, 8 sc in ring, close the ring.
     
  4. Rnd 2: 2 sc in first sc, 2 sc in each sc around.
     
  5. Rnd 3: (2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next sc) around.
     
  6. Rnd 4: (2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc) around.
     
  7. Rnd 5: (2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc) around.
     
  8. Rnd 6, 7, 8 and 9: continue increasing till you have 1 sc in each of next 7 sc in rnd 9. Join to first sc. Fasten off.
     
  9. With contrasting colour, folding the piece in half, join with sc through both thicknesses and through both loops.
     
  10. sc in next 10 sc, working in only the front half of the bag, sc in next sc, ch 3, (sc in next sc, ch 3) 9 more times.
     
  11. Again working in both thicknesses, sc in next sc and in each sc across till you reach the last sc, ch 1, turn.
     
  12. sc in first sc and in each of next 10 sc, again working in the other open portion of the bag, sc in next sc, ch 3, (sc in next sc, ch 3) 9 more times. Continuing with the remaining sc of the closed portion, sc in each sc to end.
     
  13. Stuff the bag with a little polyfill.
     
  14. For the handle: make a chain of desired length, slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off.
     
  15. Apply a little glue to both the ends of the handle and insert them into the open part of the bag. Press a little so that it sticks nicely to the bag.
     
  16. For the flowers (I made 3, you can add more if you wish):
     
  17. Magic ring, ch 1, (sc, ch 3) 6 times. Join to first sc and close the ring. Fasten off.
     
  18. For the closure, ch of desired length, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across with 3 sc in last ch, working on opposite side, sc in next ch and in each ch across.
     
  19. Referring to the picture, glue on the closure and flowers or sew them in place. Add a bow if you wish. Glue on a magnet at the back.

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Extended the handle quite a bit so it would hang on my granddaughter's bedpost for her 'tooth fair bag'. Sewed the sides up to the handle, and left the middle open. It's just big enough to hold a precious treasure, and the dollar sticks up enough she can see at a glance she had received her anticipated visitor! This worked up well, though a little 'wavy' at first, but that may have been my tension. (I'm used to using a MUCH larger hook) and since it was folded in half, the wavy wasn't overly troublesome. As a Nana, I recommend this pattern for any little girl's tooth fairy visits!

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