Striped Crochet Bag with Button

If you’re a mother to a toddler or baby, you know just how difficult it is to carry multiple things in your purse for yourself and your child, and then you have your child attached at the hip
(literally). No woman wants a huge purse to lug around with all that, which is where The Perfect Purse comes into play. This free crochet bag pattern has a shorter strap with a smaller bag portion so you can still fit the essentials while allowing the bag to stay on your shoulder instead of falling down. The special spike stitch is used giving the bag a bit of a funky look.

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The Perfect Crochet Purse
This image courtesy of stitch11.com
Materials:
-3 different colors of medium weight yarn. Less than a 1/2 Skein of each. I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby.
-G/6 – 4.25 mm crochet hook
-Yarn needle
-Two 1.5 inch buttons
Color A, B, and C (I used A- light gray, B-pink, and C-blue)

Stitches:
CH – Chain
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
HDC DEC – Half Double Crochet Decrease
Spike Stitch

Instructions:
Starting with Color A

Round 1: CH 31, HDC into second CH from hook and each CH across. HDC into last CH 2 more times. HDC down the other side of the chain and HDC into starting CH 2 more times. Join to first HDC. (62 HDC)

Round 2: CH 1, HDC into same stitch and into next 29 stitches. 3 HDC into next stitch. HDC into next 30 stitches. 3 HDC into next stitch. Join to first HDC. (66 HDC)

Round 3: CH 1, HDC into same stitch and next 31 stitches. 3 HDC into next stitch. HDC into next 32 stitches. 3 HDC into next stitch. Join to first HDC. (70 HDC)

Round 4: CH 1, HDC into same stitch and next 32 stitches. 3 HDC into next stitch. HDC into next
35 stitches. 3 HDC into next stitch. Join to first HDC. (74 HDC)

Round 5: CH 1, (In back loops for this entire round only) HDC into same stitch and each stitch around. Join to first HDC. (74 HDC)

Round 6: CH 1, HDC into same stitch and each stitch around. Join to first HDC. (74 HDC)
Change colors to color B
For the next two rounds, you will be doing the “Spike Stitch” If you do not understand how this is done.. please check out this tutorial by Crochet Spot.

Round 7: CH 1, HDC into same stitch. DC below the next stitch through previous round. **HDC into next stitch. DC into below next stitch through previous round. Repeat from ** around. Join to first HDC. ( 37 HDC and 37 DC/ 74 stitches)

Change color to color C
For the next round you will be doing the same as you did in round 7 but the spikes will be in every other space (reversed)

Round 8: CH 1, DC below same stitch into previous round. HDC into next stitch. **DC below next stitch from previous round. HDC into next stitch. Repeat from ** around. Join to top of first DC. ( 37 HDC and 37 DC/ 74 stitches)

Round 9: CH 1, HDC into same stitch and into next 2 stitches. 2 HDC into next stitch. **HDC into next 3 stitches, 2 HDC into next stitch. Repeat from ** around. You will be one stitch shy, and that is ok🙂 Join to first HDC. (91 HDC)

Round 10: CH 1, 2 HDC into same stitch. HDC into next 6 stitches. **2 HDC into next stitch. HDC into next 6 stitches. Repeat from ** around. HDC into last stitch. Join to first HDC. (105 HDC)

Round 11: CH 1, 2 HDC into same stitch. HDC into next 6 stitches. **2 HDC into next stitch. HDC into next 6 stitches. Repeat from ** around. Join to first HDC. (120 HDC)

Round 12-16: CH 1, HDC into same stitch and each stitch around. (120 HDC)

Round 17: CH1, HDC into same stitch. 2 HDC DEC. ** HDC, 2 HDC DEC. Repeat from ** around.
Join to first HDC. (72 stitches)

Round 18: CH 1, HDC into same stitch and each stitch around. (72 HDC)

Round 19: CH 1, 4 HDC DEC. HDC into next 28 stitches. 4 HDC DEC, HDC into next 28 stitches. Join to first HDC DEC. (64 stitches)

Round 20: CH 1, HDC into same stitch and each stitch around. (64 HDC)

Change colors to color A
You will be using a spike stitch for the next two rounds.

Round 21: CH 1, HDC into same stitch. DC below the next stitch through previous round. **HDC into next stitch. DC into below next stitch through previous round. Repeat from ** around. Join to first HDC. ( 32 HDC and 32 DC/ 64 stitches)
Change color to color B **Attaching to the 12th stitch to the right of the seam**
For the next round you will be doing the same as you did in round 7 but the spikes will be in every other space (reversed)

Round 22: CH 1, DC below same stitch into previous round. HDC into next stitch. **DC below next stitch from previous round. HDC into next stitch. Repeat from ** around. Join to top of first DC. ( 32 HDC and 32 DC/ 64 stitches)

Round 23: CH1, HDC into same stitch and into next 29 stitches. (30 HDC)

Round 24-25: CH 1, Turn. HDC back across. (30 HDC)
Cut yarn and skip two stitches and attach the yarn to the next stitch – This will give a two stitch space between the crochet handles-

Round 26: CH1, HDC into same stitch and into next 29 stitches. (30 HDC)

Round 27-28: CH 1, Turn. HDC back across. (30 HDC)
Change to color A. *attach the yarn on the right side of one of the handles so the pretty side is showing (not the inside)

Round 29: CH 1, HDC into same stitch. DC below the next stitch through previous round. **HDC into next stitch. DC into below next stitch through previous round. Repeat from ** across. ( 15 HDC and 15 DC/ 30 stitches)

Round 30 : Turn, CH 1, HDC DEC, HDC into next 26 stitches, HDC DEC. (28 stitches)

Round 31: Turn, CH 1, HDC DEC, HDC into next 24 stitches, HDC DEC. (26 stitches)

Round 32: Turn, CH 1, HDC DEC, HDC into next 22 stitches, HDC DEC. (24 stitches)

Round 33: Turn, CH 1, HDC DEC, HDC into next 20 stitches, HDC DEC. (22 stitches)

Round 34: Turn, CH 1, HDC DEC, HDC into next 18 stitches, HDC DEC. (20 stitches)

Round 35: Turn, CH 1, HDC DEC, HDC into next 16 stitches, HDC DEC. (18 stitches)

Round 36: Turn, CH 1, HDC DEC, HDC into next 14 stitches, HDC DEC. (16 stitches)

Round 37: Turn, CH 1, HDC DEC, HDC into next 12 stitches, HDC DEC. (14 stitches)

Round 38: Turn, CH 1, HDC DEC, HDC into next 10 stitches, HDC DEC. (12 stitches)

Round 39: Turn, CH 1, HDC DEC, HDC into next 8 stitches, HDC DEC. (10 stitches)

Round 40: Turn, CH 1, HDC DEC, HDC into next 6 stitches, HDC DEC. (8 stitches)

Round 41- 54: Turn, CH 1, HDC into same stitch and each stitch across. (8 stitches)

Repeat rounds 29-54 on the other side of the handle. (When repeating round 29, start with the DC instead of the HDC)
Now it’s time to go ahead and weave in your ends. While doing so, join the straps together with your yarn needle.
SC around both sides of the straps, including the 2 stitches that was left between them. One SC into the side of each HDC. On one side… where you have the 2 HDC between the straps, you will SC into the first HDC, CH 12, and then SC into the next HDC… continue around the strap. Weave in your ends.
Attach a button on both sides. I attached them right below the SC trim… through the spike stitch of round 21.

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