Ribbon-Weaved Crochet Handbag

Crochet a stylish handbag using our free instructions.


Skill Level: Experienced

Finished Measurements
17x8-1/2 inches (excluding handles)

Yarn
  • Classic Merino Wool from Patons (Art. 244077); 100% wool; 3-1/2 oz. (100 g); 223 yds. (205 m); worsted weight
  • 2 balls #202 Aran
Hook & Extras
  • Size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Blunt-end yarn needle
  • One pair 6-inch-wide circular wood purse handles
  • 2 yards of 1-1/2-inch-wide satin ribbon
Gauge
  • 14 sc and 14 rows = 4 inches (10 cm). Take time to check your gauge.
Stitch Abbreviation
  • BPtr: yo twice, insert hook from back to front to back around post of next st 2 rows below and draw up a lp, (yo and draw through 2 lps on hook) 3 times.
  • BPtr2tog: *yo twice, insert hook from back to front to back around post of next st 2 rows below and draw up a lp, (yo and draw through 2 lps on hook) twice *, sk next 3 sts; rep from * to * once more, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.
  • FPtr: yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around post of next st 2 rows below and draw up a lp, (yo and draw through 2 lps on hook) 3 times.
  • C4B: sk next 2 posts sts, work FPtr around post of each of next 2 post sts, FPtr around post of first of 2 skipped sts; working behind first 2 FPtr just made, FPtr around post of 2nd skipped st.
Special Stitch - Bobble

(Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a lp) twice in same specified st -- 5 lps on hook, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook, yo, insert hook in same st, yo and draw up a lp -- 6 lps on hook, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook, yo, insert hook in same st, yo and draw up a lp -- 7 lps on hook, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook, yo and draw through 6 rem lps on hook, push bobble to RS of work.

Note: Purse is worked in one piece, beg at the base. Always sk the st directly behind each complete FPtr, BPtr, or BPtr2tog to avoid increasing sts.

Ch 63. Rnd 1 (WS): Starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across to last ch, 5 ch in last ch; working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each st across, end with 4 sc in same ch as first sc; join with sl st to first sc -- 130 sts. Turn. Place a marker in 8th st at each side of center sc of 5-sc group at one end of piece -- 17 sts marked for diamond pat. Mark opposite end of piece in same way and move markers up as you work. Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 2 -- counts as hdc; hdc in each sc around; join with sl st to 2nd ch of starting ch-2. Fasten off. Turn. Rnd 3 (WS): With WS facing, join yarn in next hdc foll last st of marked 17 sts at one end of piece, ch 1, sc in same hdc and in each of next 47 hdc, *sk next 2 sts, BPtr around post of next st 2 rows below; sk st behind BPtr just made -- see Notes above; this instruction will not be repeated; sc in each of next 3 sts; (BPtr2tog, working first leg around same st as last BPtr just made, sc in each of next 3 sts) 3 times, BPtr around same st as last BPtr just made *, sc in each of next 48 hdc; work bet *s once more; join with sl st to first sc. Turn. Rnd 4 (RS): Sl in next st, ch 2--counts as hdc; hdc in each of next 16 sts, *[FPtr around post of next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, FPtr around post of each next 4 sts 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts; FPtr around post of next st 2 rows below **, hdc in next st, FPtr around post of next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, bobble in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, FPtr in next st 2 rows below, hdc in next st; rep from * twice more, end last rep at **]; hdc in each of next 17 sts; rep portion bet [ ]s once more; join with sl st to 2nd ch of starting ch-2. Turn. Rnd 5 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each of next 48 sts, *sc in each of next 2 sts, (BPtr2tog working first leg around post of next BPtr below and 2nd leg around post of next BPtr below -- diamond shape complete **, sc in each of next 3 sts) 4 times ***, end last rep at ** and sc in each of next 2 sts; sc in each of next 48 sts; rep from * once more, end at ***; join with sl st to first sc. Turn.

Rnd 6 (RS): Sl st in next st, ch 2, *(FPtr around next post st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, FPtr around each of next 4 posts sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, FPtr around next post st **, hdc in next st, FPtr around next post st, hdc in each of next 5 sts, FPtr around next post st, hdc in next st) 3 times, end last rep at ** , hdc in each of next 17 sts; rep from * once more; join with sl st to 2nd ch of starting ch. Turn. Rnd 7 (WS): Ch 1, 8BPtr around post of next post st 2 rows below, sc in each of next 3 sts, (BPtr2tog around each of next 2 post sts as on Rnd 5, sc in each of next 3 sts) 3 times, BPtr around post of next post st, sc in each of next 48 sts; rep from * once more. Turn. Rnd 8 (RS): *(FPtr around next post st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, C4B over next 4 sts, sk 4 sts behind C4B just made, hdc in each of next 2 sts, FPtr around next post st **, hdc in next st, FPtr around next post st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, bobble in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, FPtr around next post st, hdc in next st) 3 times, end 3rd rep at **, hdc in each of next 17 sts; rep from * once more; join with sl st to first FPtr. Turn. Rnds 9-28: (Rep Rnds 5-8) 5 times. Rnd 29: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st to first hdc. Rnd 30 (join handles): Ch 1, *place 1 handle against edge of work and sc around handle, at the same time working sc in each of 48 side sts across to next 17 end sts; let go of handle and work sc in each of next 17 sts **; working sc around 2nd handle, rep from * to ** once more. Fasten off. Thread ribbon through last Rnd 29, having ends meet off center at front. Trim ends of ribbon evenly. With yarn needle, weave in ends.

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