Wristlet purse crochet free pattern

Wristlet purse pattern scroll down for a free pattern.

I always wanted a small purse or clutch when I run for quick errands and need to grab just the essentials like keys, wallet and phone with me. Or when I have to make a quick trip to the post office and need my hands to be free, the wristlet come to the rescue!

I wanted a bag with simple and easy to crochet stitch, but it should have lining and small zipper so that my little things won’t fall through.

I made a little wrist strap to just slip it on my hand and be on my way, but it can easily be transformed into shoulder bag by adding shoulder strap or chain if I want to go out and need stylish way

I chose spike stitch to give me some texture but I modified that stitch as I wanted my wristlet to be in plain color. So I went with alternating 1 single crochet and 1 long single crochet stitch. You can find a quick tutorial of the spike stitch HERE.

I love how T-shirt yarn worked up in this project, I used GRANITE color of fabric yarn. T-shirt yarn makes purse sturdy and holds the shape perfectly. Since it’s made of 100% cotton any project is machine washable, it’s a win-win!

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What you will need:

T-shirt yarn (6 super bulky weight, super chunky yarn) -109 yards (100 m).

Crochet hook – 10mm, N15;

Stitch marker;

cotton fabric – ¼ yard (optional);

Sewing needle, sewing pins and thread that matches fabric color(optional);

Sewing machine(optional);

Zipper – 9”;

Jump ring – 1.

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).

Abbreviations, Stitch knowledge:

ch chain

sc single crochet

sc in 3rd bar single crochet through 3rd loop

st stitch(es)

sl st slip stitch

sl st bl slip stitch through back loop

Special Stitches: Spike stitch


The purse is worked starting at the oval base and worked upward in the continuous rounds.

Let’s get crocheting!


Ch 13

Round 1: sc in the back bump of 2nd ch from the hook and next 10 sts, 3 sc in the last st, Work across the opposite side of the foundation ch, 1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in last st. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (26 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 10 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in last 2 st. Join with a sl st to the first sc (32sts)

You may steam with iron your crochet piece through cotton cloth to make it straight and even.

Round 3: Sc in the back loop AND third loop of all 32 st around, do not join the round, continue to work in a spiral way.


Round 1: (1 sc, 1 spike st) around;

Round 2: (1 spike st, 1sc) around;

Round 3-9: work by alternating round 1 and 2.

Spike Stitch

Round 10-11: Sl st bl all around.

Finish off and weave ends.

Inside lining (optional)

I decided to insert lining with zipper so that my small things won’t fall through.

Place fabric right sides together and put purse on top, positioning the bottom of the purse on the folded line. Trace around the outline. Cut and iron the piece of fabric.

Lay down zipper right side down and pin across one side of the fabric. Sew along the fabric and the zipper, make sure the zipper is pulled. Open the zipper and repeat sewing it to the other side of the fabric. You may iron the piece for nice and flat edges.

As you can see I’m no way a seamstress here😂

Now sew two sides of the fabric.

Insert the lining into the purse to make sure that the size of the lining is correct, if the zipper is too long, sew across to create a stopper, cut the zipper if needed. Turn your purse inside out and align the fabric corners with corners of the purse, secure it with few stitches. Turn it back inside, pin the fabric into place in the purse. Hand sew the lining alternating sides and removing pins as you go.


Ch 2

Round 1: sc into 2nd ch from the hook;

Round 2: turn, insert hook under 3rd loop, 1 sc under 3rd loop.

Round 3: turn, insert hook under third loop of previous 2 sts, with 3 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through remaining loops on hook.

Continue repeating row 3 until desired length (I did my handle 15” long). Cut about 20” thread and finish off by sl st. Wind around the thread and hide the end in an inconspicuous place. Attach a jump ring to the handle and to the purse.

Finish off and weave ends.

Wristlet Clutch Purse Free Crochet Pattern

Happy crocheting!


  • Jenni L
    Posted at 02:42h, 20 April Reply

    I am having a hard time with round three, can you clarify a bit more?

    • Irina Sheina
      Posted at 14:43h, 20 April Reply

      I have a video tutorial for a basket that shows tat particular step how to go from a base to the "walls". https://youtu.be/8hCJ7fprtqE Let me know if that helps.

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