How to crochet a sturdy purse for beginners


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Crochet ombre sturdy purse scroll down for a free pattern

Crochet purses using tshirt yarn are super easy to make even for beginners and they make great gifts!This sturdy ombre purse I use all the time. You can crochet the bag bigger, smaller or taller. The ombre crochet purse is beautiful, very practical for everyday use and sturdy!

  • Grab downloadable pdf add-free pattern with even more instructions and photo illustrations in one format.

  • Find all the gorgeous colors of t-shirt yarn of equal thickness and knot-free throughout its length in Knitznpurlz shop.

  • Don’t have time now, Pin it for later.

  • Get it on Ravelry


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I used ombre tshirt yarn for this purse because it’s the best yarn for crochet bags. Tshirt yarn keeps the shape of the bag perfectly and makes it sturdy. Ombre shades of the yarn distribute throughout the purse in such a unique and awesome way. Just a single crochet stitch + ombre tshirt yarn make this purse look very chic and modern. You can add wooden handles like in the pattern to get even more different textures or you can crochet a simple strap and convert this purse into a shoulder bag. I like wooden handles because it can be used as it is or can be crocheted around with the same yarn to achieve a sleek design. The variations to play around with the handles are unlimited. I’ll show a few samples down below.

If you’re looking for more purse and bag patterns you can check my other easy and fast bag patterns like Boho round bag crochet pattern, wristlet purse crochet pattern or Swirl box project bag pattern


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How do you make a purse sturdy?

Tshirt yarn and single crochet stitch gives a pretty thick texture and that’s what makes a purse sturdy.

Is an ombre purse easy to crochet?

Yes! The purse is worked starting at the oval base which is only three rounds and then worked upward in the continuous rounds. So no joining rounds makes it even easier to crochet. There are no complicated stitches either, only a single crochet stitch is used throughout the entire pattern.

How to crochet a purse step by step for beginners.

From round 1 to 3 crochet an oval base for a purse, and then just a single crochet around until desired length. That’s it, no sealing required. You can sew in handles just as is or you can crochet around the handles and attach them afterwards.


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Crochet ombre sturdy purse free pattern

Skill level: easy

Measurements: 12” width x 8” height

Gauge: 5 St = 4” and 6 Rows = 4” in sc (your gauge may depend on the thickness of your yarn, so you may have to decrease or increase the size of the hook to match the gauge).

Materials needed for ombre sturdy purse pattern:

Crochet Hook 9 mm, N13

Stitch marker

Wooden bag handles approx 6” x 4”

Darning needle

T-shirt yarn (weight 6 /super bulky weight), 100 m (109 yards)/330 g (11.5oz) – 1 cake. I used ombre t-shirt yarn from my shop KNITZNPURLZ

Abbreviations, stitch knowledge:

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

st(es) – stitch(es)

Let’s get crocheting!

Note: The purse is worked starting at the oval base and worked upward in the continuous rounds. Beginning ch 1 does not count as a stitch

Crochet purse base.

Ch 17

Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from the hook and next 14 sts, 3 sc in the last st, Work across the opposite side of the foundation ch, 1 sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in last st. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (34 sts)

Round 2:. Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 14 sts, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in each of last 2 sts. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (40 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in next st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st , 1 sc in next 3 sts. Do not join the round, continue to work in a spiral way. (44 sts)

Purse body

Round 1: Sc in each st around, do not join at end of round, continue sc in each st around to desired purse length.

Round 2: Sl st around.


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Assembly

Sew in handles using the same t-shirt yarn, weave ends and finish off.

Or sc around the handles first and then sew them in

  • Grab downloadable pdf add-free pattern with even more instructions and photo illustrations in one format.

  • Find all the gorgeous colors of t-shirt yarn of equal thickness and knot-free throughout its length in Knitznpurlz shop.

  • Don’t have time now, Pin it for later.

  • Get it on Ravelry.


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I hope you enjoyed the ombre sturdy bag pattern, please tag me on social media @knitznpurlz or #knitznpurlzyarn. I would love to see your creations!

Happy making,

Irina.

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