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I wanted to show you this pattern I wrote last year again because it is a little bit like the pattern I used for the Lap-top Cover.

Anyway a little while ago I crocheted this seamless bag with chunky wool and a huge hook but never wrote a pattern down. (The size is 37cm wide by 31cm high)

See, I love crocheting but I am not really into sewing the sides up for bags. So please find below the pattern for a seamless purse. I guess it’s probably totally the wrong way to make a bag/purse but it is soo easy! Here is a view of the bottom and I think it looks fine.

The end result looks like this and the only thing you have to do at the end is sew the buttons on and weave the ends in.

I used:

6mm hook
2 skeins of very yummy merino wool
3 buttons
After it’s finished you might want to line the purse. I am not very good at sewing so if somebody has a good tutorial for lining a crocheted purse please let me know. I think this would also look very nice without the flap and a zip in it.

Alrighty here we go; the pattern:

ch 40

row 1: 1 hdc into every top loop of chain then without turning go around the other side and 1 hdc in every bottom loop of chain

no chains at the end of a row just keep going around and around untill your work has the desired height, mine is about 10cm high.

No you are going to make the flap:

sc in first 40ch of front of work to make a nicer edge and hdc in back of work turn work over

ch 2, 40 hdc turn over keep going untill you have 6 rows like this.

ch 2, 9 hdc, 2 ch (for button hole), 8 hdc, 2 ch (for buttonhole), 8 hdc, 2 ch(for buttonhole), 9 hdc

ch 2, 40 hdc

ch 1, then sc in every hdc around for nicer edge

Now sew your buttons on.

Taadaaa! The finished result. (Size is 26cm wide and 11.5cm high.)

Since I am not the greatest pattern writer please let me know if you see any mistakes or ways to discribe it better. I think I will sew some lining in mine and maybe make some pretty embroidery on the front but the plain one is rather nice too I think. And if you are going to have a go at this please leave a link in the comments section of this post so I can have a look at your purse/bag
 

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Here is a pattern I wrote over a year ago, it was on another blog but I thought you guys might like to see it again. It’s super quick and a really good way to use up some of that scrappy yarn lying around.

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Wow it has been a long time since I have been here but I am so happy to be back. First of all I would like to thank Tracie for stepping in when I needed it most. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I don’t know what June would have done without you. The Crochet Along is a heap of fun but also a lot of work.

So I am back as your admin again WOOT WOOT!! How have you all been? Since it has been a little quiet over here I thought I’d start my intro of with a mini tute. I have been making a couple of these in March for some friends and they always result in a lot of oooh”s and aaaahs.

So here we go with the mini-tutorial. FInd some pretty beads and some matching cotton yarn in summery colors. Thread all the beads on your yarn first, be careful you do not want to cause the yarn to get fuzzy. Then it is just chain stitches, I did 3 or 4 stitches between every bead but you can vary the distance for a different effect. 

When you have done your last bead you just loop them into 2 or 3 lengths and make a ring on one end and a clasp on the other.  All done!

You can really make it as complicated as you like with sparkly beads and beautiful yarn or like me with wooden beads and some scrap-yarn..

Good luck!

Oh don’t forget from today summer crochet also includes amigurumi again!! So show us your amis baby 🙂

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