This miniature crochet purse is great for storing small items, such as jewelry or makeup. Crochet this intermediate crochet pattern to make a comfortable purselet for a night out on the town.
- Yarn: Caron International's Simply Soft Brites (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m skein): 1 skein Shown in: #9605 Mango
- Hook: One size US H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge desired Note: Satchel may be made larger or smaller by changing hook size.
- Yarn Needle
- Pompon maker or piece or cardboard
- Row counter (optional)
Size: approximately 3" in circumference by 4" high, excluding cord tie and Pompon
Gauge: Gauge is not critical for this project. In single crochet, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10 cm
Inc (increase): Work 2 sc in st indicated.
Chain (ch): Begin by making a slip knot on your hook. * Wrap the yarn around the hook (yarn over) and pull up a loop, [draw the yarn through the loop on the hook to form the first chain]. Repeat from * for number of chains required. Note: The loop on the hook is not included when counting the number of chains.
Double Crochet (dc): Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through two loops on hook] twice.
Half Double Crochet (hdc): Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.
Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
Slip Stitch (slip st): Insert hook in the stitch indicated, yarn over and draw through both the stitch and the loop on the hook.
Shell Stitch (multiple of 6 sts)
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, * skip 2 sts, work 5 dc in next st (Shell), skip 2 sts, sc in next st; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, end skip last 2 sts, join with a slip st in first sc.
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc), work 2 dc in same st as joining (half-Shell), * skip 2 sts, sc in next st (center st of Shell from previous round), skip 2 sts, work Shell in next sc; repeat from * around, end last repeat work half-shell (2 dc) in same st as beginning half shell, join with a slip st to beginning ch.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 for Shell st.
Using 2 strands of yarn held together, chain 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 12 sc in ring, join with a slip st to first st—12 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, * inc in next st, sc in next st; repeat form * around to last st, inc in last st, join with a slip st in first st—18 sc.
Round 3: Increase 6 sts evenly around as follows:Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, * inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, inc in next st, sc in next st, join with a slip st in first st—24 sc.
Rounds 4 – 7: Increase 6 sts evenly around; work as Round 3, working 1 more sc between increases each round—48 sc.
Round 8: Work even in sc.
Fasten off 1 strand of yarn.
Use 1 strand only for the remainder of Satchel.
Begin Shell st—8 Shells after Round 1.
Rounds 2 – 8: Work even in Shell st, repeating rounds 1 and 2.
Ch 2, * hdc in next st, ch 1, skip next st (eyelet), hdc in next st; repeat from * around, join with a slip st to beginning ch—16 eyelets.
Work Rounds 1 and 2 of Shell st, working sc and Shell(s) into Eyelets of previous round on Round 1.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.
Cord Ties (make 2)
Row 1: Work slip st in each st across.
Beginning at side edge, thread 1 cord through Eyelets on one-half of purse. Repeat for opposite side.
Using Pompon maker or 1" piece of cardboard, make2 pompons each 1" in diameter.
Join cord ends together with pompons.
Make a tassel 5" long; attach to center bottom of satchel.