Our blond, curly headed, two year old guest wanted to shop like mommy,. With a big smile, she selected a bright pink crocheted purse decorated with a pink and white crocheted flower from my stash of hats, headbands, loveys, and purses.
I was "tickled pink" that she was so easy to please. A month later, her mom showed me pictures of her daughter in her grown-up, dress-up play clothes. As I was preparing for the autumn holiday fair season, I decided to make several other purses as a draw for my youngest potential customers. A few weeks ago, I started working in a focused way to transform my yarn scrap pile into attractive, useful pieces. I could make one or two purses out of the larger balls of yarn, contrasting flaps, out of medium balls, and varigated yarn flowers or contrasting two layered flowers from smaller amounts of yardage. As a gift to my to fellow crocheters, I decided to share my original pattern. As you can see my granddaughter already has her eye on one of my special editions.
CROCHETED GIRLS' PURSE FREE PATTERN
Main Color: Worsted Weight Yarn (#4) If you don't have enough yarn of one color to make an entire purse, crochet the front and other color for the back. You can also use smaller amounts to crochet striped bands. I also like to make the strap from the same color as the main color of the purse.
Granny Stitch Flap: Smaller amount of contrasting worsted.
Two-Layered Flower: Varigated worsted or two complementary or contrasting colored yarns
Crochet Hook: Size H
Sewing needle and cotton thread
Small button for center of flower
1" size button for flap closure
Flower and Finish:
I hope that you enjoy this pattern and that you make many girls happy with your efforts. You are welcome to crochet this purse for your own personal use or for sale. Please do not copy or reprint or sell this pattern. If you make items for sale or post your purses, please reference my site to give me designer credit.
In the near future, I plan to post this pattern on Ravelry.