Monday, 29 June 2015

Mini Gift Purses ~ Crochet

I made these sweet little gift purses for a Summer Fayre -
and put little gifts inside, wrapped in tissue paper ....... pin badges, friendship bracelets, lip gloss etc.
 
They were a big hit! :)
 
Mini Gift Purses - Crochet

Mini Gift Purses - Crochet

 

Requirements:
 
DK yarn
 
4mm crochet hook


 
 Pattern:            Method 1 ~

 
This pattern is written in UK terminology.         tc = treble crochet        dc = double crochet

 
Foundation Chain:   chain 12

 
Round 1:   1tc in third chain from hook, 2tc in every second stitch along chain (10sts),


 
and then continue in the same way along the bottom of the chain, making 2tc in in every other stitch (20sts in the round)
 



Join with a slip stitch.

 
Round 2:   chain 3 and make 1tc into the first 2-stitch group, 2tc in each 2-stitch group all around. (20sts).  Join with a slip stitch
 


Repeat round 2 four more times
 

Make the handle - chain 20sts

 

Slip stitch to opposite side - break off yarn - finish off - darn away ends

Add a pretty flower motif

 
* * * * *
 
 
If you can't get your head around working the first round along both sides of the foundation chain, don't worry !! It took me a few times of trying before I understood how to do this.......... I am a knitter first, and a crocheter second!
 
 
There is another way ~  Method 2
 
(Work in rounds - making a tube and then sew the bottom edge. Leave a long 'tail' to use for sewing up)  
 
 
Make a foundation chain of 20 sts
 
 

Join with a slip stitch
 


Round 1:   1tc in third chain from hook, 2tc in every second stitch along chain (20sts)



 
Join with a slip stitch

 
Round 2:   chain 3 and make 1tc into the first 2-stitch group, 2tc in each 2-stitch group all around. (20sts).  Join with a slip stitch
 
 

Repeat round 2 four more times


 
Make the handle - chain 20sts
 
 
 
Slip stitch to opposite side - break off yarn - finish off
 
 

Now sew the bottom edge closed using the 'tail of yarn

Darn away ends

Add a pretty flower motif 


* * * * *
 
 
 
Flower:

Chain 3, join with a slip stitch into a ring
Round 1: ch2, make 11tc into ring, slip stitch to join (12sts)
Round 2: ch2, 4tc into same stitch, slip stitch into next stitch, 5tc into next stitch, slip stitch into next stitch, continue around (there should be 6 petals)
 


 
 

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3 comments :

  1. these mini purses are so adorably cute! I think I want to make a cool bunting with these!

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