Most of my coworkers know I crochet - mainly from the fun cat hats I wear. The other day at lunch, I got a request for a purse for a 3 year old. One small enough for them to carry around and look like a big girl without being bulky. I agreed to whip one up real quick for her. It turned out so cute, I wanted to share the pattern with you. 

With an I hook and standard weight 4 acrylic (gauge not important, just make sure your stitches are tight enough to not leave holes) 

 I hook
Weight 4 acrylic yarn (less than 1 skein)
Fun fur (less than 1 skein)

Ch 21
Round 1: SC Even across, 2 in last, flip and work cross other side of foundation chain(40)
Round 2: SC around (40)
Round 3: SC Back loops only, even (40)
Round 4 - 19: SC even around (40)
Round 20: Hold 1 strand of fun fur in with your yarn. SC even around, ch 1 and turn
Round 21: Hold 1 strand of fun fur in with your yarn. SC even around 

Handle: With 1 strand yarn, 1 strand fun fur, Ch 80.  attach to other side. Fo and sew in tails. Voila

Chain 21
Work even across putting 2 stitches in the last and then flipping to work back across the chain to the beginning stitch. This creates your first round and the start of the base of your purse. 

Work even around the circle in every stitch. This will create a small pucker but trust me it looks better at the end.  

Working in the back loops only (look at the work, there is a little loop in the front and one in the back, instead of sticking your hook under both just catch the one in the back) work even around (we are still SCing).  

Working in both loops again work even for 15 rows or until almost your desired height. As you go the purse will look floppy and you will think its going to turn out ugly and you are doing it all wrong (even I did) just push through, the more rows you add the more stable it will become. 

Now that we have reached the top add in one strand of fun fur (2 if you want it thicker) and work even around for one row then chain one and turn (up until now we have gone around and around, now we are going back). 

Work even back around to the beginning. This will assure that your fur is even around and not all on the inside or outside. 

Now stick your hook into the stitch on the side and chain up one, this is the start of your handle. Keep chaining to desired length (I did 80 chains). and SS into the other side. F/O and sew in your ends. Push in the little dimples at the bottom of the bag and smooth it into shape to fix your bottom and Bam. A little mini purse with just a tiny bit of time and yarn. Good job. 

You could easily add a button or velcro to close the purse. I left it open to keep it from being hard/irritating for the little one.  
Have a great week,

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More the Merrier Monday
11/4/2013 10:56:53 am

Those purses are adorable! And you just whipped them up!? And with cute decorative trim too! I actually have a crocheted purse/bag with a LONG sling strap and love it! Thanks for sharing over at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday blog hop!
Ann @ Cairn Cottage

11/8/2013 09:29:40 pm

Thank you for stopping by :) Long straps are the best, so versatile!

11/5/2013 02:09:13 pm

You did an amazing job on the purses. I love small projects like this. It gives me an awesome feeling of accomplishment. You must feel fantastic - being able to "whip up" a gift like that. I bet the little girl loved the fancy yarn that you used to decorate the purse.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

11/8/2013 09:31:36 pm

Thanks for stopping by! She did love it and I can't agree more! I love knowing one more project down and I did it!!

11/6/2013 08:20:26 am

How precious that a little one asked for a purse! Love that!

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11/8/2013 09:32:13 pm

Thanks for stopping by! We love your parties!!

11/7/2013 10:05:04 pm

This is so cute ! Pinned {from the Pin Me party :-) }

11/8/2013 09:32:50 pm


11/7/2013 10:48:04 pm

Cute !

11/8/2013 03:52:49 am

Very cute!

11/13/2013 07:22:55 pm

I have been crocheting over fifty years and am ashamed to admit this.
3: SC Blo even (40) I do not know what "Blo" stands for. Help me please.

11/14/2013 04:02:43 am

Howdy! Sorry our short cut for back loop only. Will adjust the pattern for clarity ;) thanks for the question!!

11/13/2013 11:32:50 pm

Thanks for the pattern. It is so cute!


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