"Pink Flower Purse Pattern"

My pink flower purse pattern makes a stylish evening bag, perfect for a night out.

It’s dainty size is perfect to take out to dinner to hold money, credit cards and make-up. Make a matching coin purse to hold small change.

My pink flower evening bag is decorated with beading. The beading is not complicated. With a little patience you will master it, even if you’ve never done beading before. I will warn you though that it took me longer to do the beading than it did to crochet this purse pattern.

The handy shoulder strap is a twisted cord made from the same yarn as the evening bag. If you wanted a different style of strap, a length of chain may be purchased from a craft shop and attached to your pink flower purse in the same way as the twisted cord.

For more bag patterns, go to Bag Crochet. For more coin purses go to Coin Purse Crochet.

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

Materials: 25g ball black 8ply synthetic yarn, 5.00mm crochet hook, zip, beads, sewing needle and black thread.

Measurements: 14cm [5.5ins] diameter.

Stitches: Chain, Slip Stitch, Treble, Half Treble, Double Treble, Double Crochet.

Tension: First 3 rows – 4cm [2.25ins]

Crochet Pattern Purse - Pink Flower

Make 2 halves.

Begin by working 3ch, join with ss in 1st of 3ch to form a ring.

1st Round: Work 2ch, 15tr into ring, ss into 2nd ch.

2nd Round: Work 2ch, 1tr into join, 2tr in each tr, ss into 2nd of 2ch.

3rd Round: Work 2ch, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr in next tr, 2tr into next tr. Repeat from * finishing with ss into 2nd of 1st 2ch.

4th Round: Work ss into same place as join, * 1dc into next st, 1htr into next st, 1tr into next st, 1dtr into next st, 1tr into next st, 1htr into next st, 1dc into next st, ss into next st. Repeat from * to end finishing with ss into 1st ss.

5th Round: Work 1dc into last ss, * 1tr into each of next 3sts, 4tr into dtr, 1tr into each of next 3sts, 1dc into next ss. Repeat from * to end finishing with ss into 1st dc.

With the wrong sides of the two halves facing, pin zip in place and machine sew.

Beading – Pink Flower Purse Pattern

Thread sewing needle with pink thread and beginning in the center of one purse half, attach thread to inside of work.

From wrong side, push needle through top edge of treble on first round. Thread one small white bead, one long white bead and another small white bead over needle and down the thread.

Insert needle through very edge of same treble at center ring and pull through to wrong side. Knot thread on back of work after every group of beads like this is joined. Evenly space 10 groups like this on first row, alternating the combination of bead color as you go [small white beads with a long white bead between them, followed by small white ones with a long apricot one between them]. Fasten off.

Attach needle and thread to inside of dtr on last round. Sew one group of beads onto the front of this st. Evenly space 2 groups of beads between this dtr and next dc. Attach larger white bead to dc.

Complete outside round in this manner, * then sew 1 large bead to the top of the st below the dtr, one more on the top of the st below this one, and another on the top of the st below that one. Repeat from * 6 times. Fasten off.

Make a twisted cord approximately 58.5cm [23ins] long.

Beginning at edge of zip, crochet the two halves of your handmade purse together with a round of dc worked through both edges. Work 3rd and 4th and 3rd and 4th last sts through the end of the twisted cord to fasten it into place.

When you reach the other edge of the zip, continue along one half and finish the round, then reattach yarn and work other side to match. Fasten off.

If you enjoyed making this pink flower purse pattern, you may also like to have a go at my tote bag, shoulder bag, coin purse, or handmade purse.

My drawstring purses are stylish and fun to make too, choose from - black tote bag, picot edge, shell stitch, puff stitch, jewelry bag.

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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