"Handbag Purse"

My handbag purse is an easy purse pattern to make. Beginners will have no trouble creating this dainty cheap handbag.

This mesh drawstring bag is suitable for many purposes and occasions.

The flower girl at a wedding will look adorable clutching this cute handbag purse.

If you’re going out for the evening, it will comfortably hold a credit card or cash, tissues, lipstick, and compact. Great if you don’t want to lug a large handbag along.

You may elongate the twisted cord if you wish, to make a shoulder strap or a carry handle. Just pull a loop up at the back of your handbag purse when you thread the twisted cord through the spaces in the purse pattern.

To make this mesh drawstring bag bigger, simply add more base rows and height rows until you achieve the size you'd like.

If the terminology used in this pattern differs from what you're used to, check my equivalency tables for easy conversion.

Handbag Purse

Materials: 20g ball 8ply pink yarn, 5.00mm crochet hook.

Measurements: Approximately 7.5cm [3ins] diameter across base. Approximately 10.5cm [4.25ins] from top to bottom.

Tension: First 2 rows – approximately 3cm [1.25ins]

Stitches: Treble, Increase, Chain, Slip Stitch, Picot, Double crochet.

Begin by working 3ch and joining with a ss to form a ring.

1st Round: Work 3ch, 15tr into ring, join with a ss into 3rd of 3ch.

2nd Round: Work 3ch, 2tr in each tr, 1tr in same place as 3ch, finish with 1ss into 1st of 3ch.

3rd Round: Work 1dc into same place as join, * 3ch, miss next st, 1dc in next st. Repeat from * to end, finishing with 1ch 1htr into 1st dc.

4th – 17th Round: Work 1dc into sp below hook, then work as 3rd round.

18th Round: Work 1dtr into sp below hook, [5ch, 1dc into 3rd ch from hook] picot made, 3ch, 1dc in dc, * 3ch, 1dtr into next sp, picot, 3ch, dc into dc. Repeat from * to end, finishing with 3ch, 1ss into picot. Fasten off.


Make a twisted cord approximately 78cm [30.75ins] long, and thread through 17th round.

I also have free patterns for several other drawstring bags. My drawstring purses are stylish and fun to make too, choose from - shell stitch, puff stitch, jewelry bag, or tote bag, afghan shoulder tote, pink flower purse and flower coin purse, handmade purse, handmade bag and handmade handbag.

If you would like to learn how to crochet quickly and easily, my "CROCHET MADE EASY" e-book gives complete step by step instructions and photographs to help you master this beautiful craft, along with tips and information on caring for your finished projects so you may have years of enjoyment from them. More information on my e-book contents page.HAPPY CROCHETING!

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