Monday, June 3, 2019

Free Crochet Pattern-- Middleton Purse




The Middleton Purse is a basic and classy purse that will be sure to impress all your friends. The purse is just big enough for wallet and a makeup pouch. Great date night or out on the town bag. If you haven't crochet a bag before, this is a great purse to make.



Summer time is a tough season to design in my opinion. With the heat, it doesn't seem like a lot of people are interested in touching yarn. I can attest to it as I have lost my "crojo". So I decided to create the Middleton Collection. The collection includes this Middleton Purse, Middleton Tote, and Convertible Bow Bag. There is one more that is a part of this collection which has not debuted and will probably be introduced Summer 2020.






Materials

-2 (or 3; refer to the notes for explanation) skeins of Bernat Maker Home Dec in Steel Blue
-8.0 mm hook
-a chain strap (I used this https://amzn.to/2KD5Ac3.)
-a lock of your choice (I used this https://amzn.to/2VNJQLY.)
-a 1.0 inch gold plated D-ring
-stitch markers
-large tapestry needle
-scale to measure out yarn

Abbreviations

ch- chain
sc- single crochet
sc2tog-single crochet 2 together
st- stitch
sts-stitches
*- repeat from first asterisk to the
second asterisk
( ) -the number of stitches in that row

Gauge

Every 10 sts and 10 rows is 4”.
Measurements
(Rough estimates)
2.25” in width
6” in height
10” in length

Notes

- Beginning ch counts as a stitch unless otherwise noted.
-This pattern requires using three strands together. I bought 2 skeins and rolled three 5.8 oz balls from those 2 skeins with plenty of yarn left over. If you would liketo avoid rolling out balls, you can choose to buy 3 skeins of yarn.
-If you wish to use a difference chain handle, for reference, the one in this pattern is 39” long.

Pattern

To purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern, visit Etsy or Ravelry.

To pin this for later, visit Pinterest.


Back Panel and Flap

Chain 26

Row 1: sc into the 4th ch from your hook, *ch1 and skip a st, sc to the next* repeat to the end, turn your work (24)

Row 2-16: ch 2, sc in the first ch sp, *ch1 and skip a st, sc in the next st* repeat to the end with the last sc in the turning ch, turn your work

Row 17: ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), sc2tog (next st and ch sp), sc in every st and ch sp across until you have 1 st and the turning ch, sc2tog (next st and turning ch), turn your work (22)

Row 18-27: ch1 (doesn’t count as a st),
sc across, turn your work

Row 28: ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), sc2tog, sc across until you have 2 st left, sc2tog, turn your work (20)

Row 29:ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), sc across, turn your work

Row 30-31:repeat rows 28 and 29 (18)

Row 32:Repeat row 28 (16)

Chain 1, single crochet all the way around the entire piece. (3 sc in each corner.)




Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Front Panel

Chain 26

Row 1: sc into the 4th ch from your hook, *ch1 and skip a st, sc to the next* repeat to the end, turn your work (24)

Row 2-15:ch 2, sc in the first ch sp, *ch1 and skip a st, sc in the next st* repeat to the end with the last sc in the turning ch, turn your work

Chain 1 and single crochet around the entire piece. (3 sc in each corner.)

Side and Bottom Panel

Chain 4

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from your hook, sc to the end, turn your work (3)

Row 2-53: ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st) sc across, turn your work (3)




Ch 1, sc along the length of the panel til you reach the first corner, 1 sc in the corner, sc in the same corner but with the d ring (refer to the pictures), sc across the width with the D-ring til you reach the next corner, sc in the corner again without the D ring, sc along the length of the panel til you reach the next corner and repeat the exact same steps that you did for the other side.

Assembly

Take your front panel, the side/bottom panel and some stitch markers to align the sides of the front panel to the side/bottom panel. Place a stitch marker through both at each corner of the front side of the bag. 




Take your tapestry needle and one strand of yarn and mattress stitch through the sides of the bag. The stitch markers will help you stay on track with your sewing. Take your back and flap panel and mark the four corners of the back of the bag with the rest of the bag.




Mattress stitch from the first stitch marker and around to the last stitch marker. Attach your choice of lock and your choice of bag handle.


I hope that you find the Middleton Purse crochet pattern a fun one to do. Stay connected with me on social media. See you there!




Happy crocheting!


XO, 


Laura 





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