Pleated Mesh Purse | Bags


This was the second purse/bag pattern that I made. I love this purse! The little coin purse is something that I whipped up with the leftover bits for my husband's cousin who had ordered this particular bag. The pattern for the coin purse is not included in the written pattern but it is the same just scaled down.

I really love the color of this bag, I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Mango and I found the lining material at Hobby Lobby as well. My husband was actually the one who helped me pick the colors out. He also found the lining which I think is perfect for the mango color. 
I think the material has an antique look to it that I really love.

The brown one is the one that I made for myself and I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Coffee and the lining was also from Hobby Lobby.

I did the strap longer on the mango one because my cousin wanted to wear it as a cross body bag. Mine is worn on the shoulder and is the regular strap size. The pattern has instructions for both strap styles.

It only took one skein of yarn to complete this bag and about 1/2 a yard of material. I used a 5 mm crochet hook and a 4 mm crochet hook for the final edging. There are also instructions for including a medium-size button to close the bag.
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Original pattern by Fran Corona © all rights reserved
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Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
V – sc twice in the same stitch
I – one sc in specified stitch
(#) – on sc in next # of stitches specified in parenthesis
bl – back loop
fl – front loop
For instructional video on the back/front loop click here
Instructions:
Base:
Row 1: ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook & in next 17 sts, 4 sc in last ch, working on the other side, sc in next 16 sts, 3 sc in last ch, do not join – 40 sts
Row 2: (place marker in 1st sc here and throughout) V V (16) V V V V (16) V V – 48 sts
Row 3: V I V (17) V I V I V I V (17) V I V I – 56 sts
Row 4: I V I V (20) V I V I I V I V (20) V I V I – 64 sts
Row 5: (2) V I V (22) V I V (4) V I V (22) V I V (2) – 72 sts
Row 6: (3) V I V (24) V I V (6) V I V (24) V I V (3) – 80 sts
Row 7: (4) V I V (26) V I V (8) V I V (26) V I V (4) – 88 sts
Row 8: (5) V I V (28) V I V (10) V I V (28) V I V (5) – 96 sts
Row 9: (6) V I V (30) V I V (12) V I V (30) V I V (6) – 104 sts
Row 10: (7) V I V (32) V I V (14) V I V (32) V I V (7) – 112 sts
Row 11: (8) V I V (34) V I V (16) V I V (34) V I V (8) – 120 sts
Row 12: (10) V I V (36) V I V (18) V I V (36) V I V (10) – 128 sts
Row 13-14: sc in each st working in the round moving marker up as you go – 128 sts
Bag: 
Row 1: *sc & dc in bl of next st, sk next st, repeat from * around moving marker up as you go
Row 2: *sc & dc in bl of next dc, sk next sc, repeat from * around
Row 3-12: Repeat row 2 (keep repeating if you want it taller)
Row 13-15: sc in bl of each st around moving marker up as you go, at end of row 15, fasten off
For an instructional video on sc decrease click here
Sides/Strap:
Fold side to where about 5 sts are on both sides and clip the two folds together as shown in the next photo

Row 1: join yarn two sts from folded sts as shown in next photo, ch 1, sc in each st across to include the sts in the fold as shown in the next two photos



Row 2: ch 1, sc in next 16 sts across, turn
Row 3: ch 1, sc decrease in bl of first two sts, sc in bl of next 12 sts, sc decrease in bl of last two sts, turn
Row 4: ch 1, sc decrease in fl of the first two sts, sc in fl of next 10 sts, sc decrease in fl of last two sts, turn
Row 5: ch 1, sc decrease in bl of first two sts, sc in bl of next 8 sts, sc decrease in bl of last two sts, turn
Row 6: ch 1, sc decrease in fl of the first two sts, sc in fl of next 6 sts, sc decrease in fl of last two sts, turn
Row 7: ch 1, sc decrease in bl of first two sts, sc in bl of next 4 sts, sc decrease in bl of last two sts, turn
Row 8: ch 1, sc in fl of each st across, turn – 6 sts
Row 9: ch 1, sc in bl of each st across, turn – 6 sts
Repeat rows 8 & 9 until the strap measures approx. 19″ from row 1 after folding side as shown in the next photo while stretching just a little bit (approx. 23″ for across body style)

Fasten off leaving about an 8″ tail making sure to end on an fl row and follow the same steps for the other side of the bag/strap ending this time on a bl row
Using the 8″ tail you will use a tapestry needle to fasten straps together at the top as shown in the next two photos by whip-stitching them together


Edging:
Row 1: Using 4 mm hook, join yarn to any corner of the strap, ch 1, sc in bl of each st across to strap, sc evenly up side of the strap, do not join
Row 2-3: sc in bl of each st across bag & up the strap, sl st to corner sc and fasten off
Repeat rows 1-3 for the other side of the strap, weave in all ends
Lining:
Fold the material and place the purse on top of the material with the bottom down by the fold. Then cut about 2″ above the top of the purse and 1″ on the sides leaving enough material to do the pockets.



You then fold the sides of the material for both pockets twice about 1/2 an inch and iron, then fold the top of the material for the purse about 1″ twice and iron.
Cut a piece of elastic the length of the width of the pocket and then in half. Sew both sides of the elastic onto the material.
Sew the material over the elastic first then the sides and bottom of the pockets, then sew them onto the lining, then sew the sides of the lining with the tops folded.
Turn the crochet purse inside out and put inside the lining with the design showing and sew the top of the lining to the purse all the way around. Turn purse right side out and then your done!

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3 comments

  1. One of my customers (Kelly) left this comment on my old site and I decided to share it here: “I bought this purse (in brown with extended strap) earlier this month. I am in love with it! I love that it is handmade and it feels very sturdy. It also hugs the body which prevents swinging. I can fit everything I need every day in this purse with plenty of room to spare. I love it! I have already begun telling my friends about it.”
    Thank you so much, Kelly, for your wonderful comments! I am so happy that you love the purse! 😊

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  2. This is a rating that was entered on my Etsy Store by:
    Kayla on Sep 28, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars

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  3. This is a rating that was entered on my Etsy Store by:
    Robin on Apr 29, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars
    This pattern was easy to follow, even with the designer's own code at the beginning. I modified the pattern a bit to add a front flap with loop/button closure, and I lined the strap as well as the bag to keep the strap from stretching. I also added a plastic canvas bottom in the bag, which I covered with my lining fabric, so the bag will sit flat. I can't wait to start using this bag! I love how it turned out!

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