I originally made one for me as a test purse, then I made one for my mom and one for my grandmother for Christmas.
I’ve been meaning to post this pattern for a while but my grandmother got diagnosed with cancer around thanksgiving, we saw her at Christmas. Things started going downhill after that, a few weeks ago I got a phone call from my mother saying that Hospice was stepping in, April 21st at 2:30am we lost her. It broke our hearts to lose her, I am still in shock over it because she was only 63, I am struggling to keep my mind off of things so I decided that writing up this pattern might help. Since this was the last thing I made her I decided to name it after her, it is a pretty simple pattern and there might be a similar pattern out there but I designed this myself and it is easily adjustable.
You can line it with fabric or add a zipper or button like I did or whatever, you can adjust the size and length of the strap as well. I do love having patterns that are easy to adjust to make them more personalized, I would love to see the different bags as well so please don’t be afraid to share pictures with me or on Ravelry or your own blog but please don’t take the pattern and claim it as your own.
I added lining to the bags I made, coffee for my mom, cherry blossoms for me and a very pretty polka dot with Elvis for my grandmothers.
Things needed for this pattern:
Worsted weight yarn (I used I Love this yarn and Red heart for these)
H/8 5.00MM crochet hook
button or zipper (optional)
All terms are in US terms
SC- Single crochet
DC- Double Crochet
SL- slip stitch
FO- fasten off
(this pattern has not been tested by anyone other than myself so if there are any problems please contact me, do not bad mouth me or my patterns I am only human after all)
1) Sc in 2nd ch, Sc in next 37, 3sc in last stitch, working down other side of chain Sc 37, 2 sc in last stitch, join to first sc (do not turn) –80
2) Ch1, 2sc in 1st stitch, sc37, 2sc in each of the next 3 stitches, sc37, 2sc in each of the last 2 stitches, join to first sc (do not turn) –86
3) Ch1, 2sc in each of the 1st 3 stitches, sc36, 2sc in each of the next 7 stitches, sc36, 2 sc in the last 4 stitches, join to first sc (do not turn) –100
4) Ch1, Sc in each stitch around
5) Ch2, 3dc *Sk1, sc, sk1, 3dc* repeat from * to * sk1, sc, sl to 1st dc to join, sl into next dc (do not turn)
6) Ch1, Sc in same dc as ch1, *sk1, 3dc, sk1, sc* repeat from * to * sk1, 3dc, sl to first sc to join (do not turn)
7-30) repeat rows 5 and 6
31-32) Ch1, Sc in each stitch around, FO
mark the sides where you want your straps to go, I made these into crossbody/long shoulder bags, I’ll do 5 or 7 for the width of the strap.
mark the width, let’s say you mark 7 on each side, you should have 43 in-between each side of the purse.
sl into first marked stitch,
sc 7, ch1, turn, repeat until desired length, mine was 140-150 rows, sc the other side to the purse without twisting the strap.
sl into first marked stitch, I marked 5 instead of 7 for this version
ch to desired length, mine was 140-150, sl to the other side of the purse without twisting the chain
sc each ch attaching the strap as you go by sl stitching into other side, you can also sc to the other side, it’s up to you how you want it to look.
It’s hard to write that and make sense, but if you’ve made bags before you should know how to add a strap, if you haven’t made one before and it makes no sense then you can make the strap separate and attach it afterwards.
too add the loop for the button find the center of the back of the purse, sl to the center stitch, ch12, sl into the same center stitch creating the loop.
sew button in place a few rows down on the front of the purse, you can change the length of the loop depending on the size of you button.
like I said this is simple, nothing too special but it’s special to me since it was the last thing I made my grandmother, like I said it’s pretty customizable and I would love to see the finished projects if you would like to share please do!
This pattern is for private use only. Do not distribute or publish this pattern in any other form. If you like this pattern and would like to share please link to this blog.
Please do not make and sell this item.