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Little Girl’s Wildflower Purse (Free Pattern)

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I have a quick little stashbuster pattern for you today that will bring a big smile to your little girl’s face! Choose her favorite colors to whip up this precious purse. My Neverending Wildflower pattern serves as the foldover panel, and the rest is just single crochet and some seaming. As my 4 year old son would say, “easy peasy, lemon squeezy!”

 

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Little Girl's Wildflower Purse

Hook: H (5.50mm) or size appropriate for the yarn you choose
Yarn: The yarn you choose doesn't matter, as long as your hook is a good match for it. I used an H hook and about 110 yards of worsted weight yarn for my purse in the photos, which measures 5" wide and 7" tall (not including the strap). 
Difficulty: Easy 
Gauge: Unimportant

Notes:


  • This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
  • Flower rounds will alternate between increase rounds and petals. Increase rounds will be called “round 1, 2, 3” etc, and petal rounds will be referred to as “1st round of petals, 2nd round of petals,” etc. Because ch petal round shares its space with the increase round below it, they are not counted as part of the pattern’s total rounds.
  • CH2 on the increase rounds does not count as a stitch.
  • Be mindful that the flower pattern alternates in calling for FLO (Front Loops Only) and BLO (Back Loops Only). This is crucial.
  • If you're having trouble with the flower, this post has tutorial photos that may help you.
  • In my step-by-step photos, you'll see a flower with blue and white petals. It's up to you if you want to change colors.

Part I: The Flower

Begin with a Magic Circle; CH2.

Round 1: 12 DC in MC. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (12)

1st Round of Petals (FLO): CH2. In same St, 2DC, CH2, SL ST. This is your first petal. (SL ST to next St. In same St, CH2, 2DC, CH2, SL ST to same St) around. SL ST to base of 1st CH2. (12 petals)

Round 2 (BLO - You’re now going to work around Round 1 again, this time working in the loop that you ignored during the first round of petals): SL ST to 1stback loop of Round 1. CH2. 2DC in same ST. 2 DC in each ST around. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (24)

2nd Round of Petals (FLO): CH2. DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST. (SL ST to next St, CH2, DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST) around. SL ST to base of 1stCH2. (12 petals)

Round 3 (BLO): SL ST to 1st back loop of Round 2. CH2. 2DC in same ST, DC in next ST. (2DC in next ST, DC in next ST) around. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (36)

3rd Round of Petals (FLO): CH2. DC in same ST. 2TR in next ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST. (SL ST to next ST, CH2, DC in same ST. 2TR in next ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST) around. SL ST to base of 1st CH2. (12 petals)

Round 4 (BLO): SL ST to 1st back loop of Round 3. CH2. 2DC in same ST, DC in each of the next 2 STS. (2DC in next ST, DC in each of the next 2 STS) around. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (48)

4th Round of Petals (FLO): CH2. DC in same ST. 2TR in next ST. 2 TR in next ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST. (SL ST to next ST, CH2, DC in same ST. 2TR in next ST. 2 TR in next ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST) around. SL ST to base of 1st CH2. To complete flower, SL ST to 1st BLO of Round 4. (12 petals)

At this point, your flower should look like this:

Little Girl's Wildflower Purse  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Take a moment to fasten off and weave in all your ends. Then attach whatever yarn you're going to use for the body of the purse. It doesn't matter where you attach it; just be sure you haven't turned the flower. The petals should be facing you.

Part II: The Body of the Purse

Row 1: CH2, 2DC in same ST. DC in each of the next 2 STS. HDC in each of the next 3 STS. SC in each of the next 4 STS. HDC in each of the next 3 STS. DC in each of the next 2 STS. 2DC in next. (18)

Row 2: CH1, turn. HDC in same. HDC in each of the next 3 STS. SC in each of the next 10 STS. HDC in each of the last 4 STS. (18)

Row 3: Ch1, turn. SC across. (18)

Rows 4-47: Repeat Row 3. (18)

Here's what we've got now (back view):

Little Girl's Wildflower Purse  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Part III: Seaming It Up and Adding the Strap

Lay it out with the petals facing down (as in the previous photo). Bring up the bottom and line it up with the 3rd row, which is the first row to be done in all SC (below, left). CH1 and SC evenly along the edge, inserting your hook through both layers, seaming it together (below, right). 

Little Girl's Wildflower Purse  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Once you've seamed that edge, fasten off and weave in your ends. (I wove mine in on the inside of the purse.)

Attach the yarn at the bottom of the purse on the other edge (below, left), still keeping the petals facing down. CH1 and SC evenly along the edge until you reach the end of the folded-up layer (below, middle). CH60 (or however long you want your strap to be... I made mine with a young toddler in mind). SL ST to the opposite top corner from where you started (below, right), then turn and go back around the CH60, SCing into each chain until you are back where you started. SL ST to the corner, fasten off and weave in ends.

Little Girl's Wildflower Purse  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

If you want to, you can cut out a piece of felt and glue it to the back of the flower to hide the "wrong side". 

Little Girl's Wildflower Purse  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

And you're done!

Little Girl's Wildflower Purse  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Pattern Permissions

This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet
littlemonkeyscrochet.com

Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
  • Do not pull any of my photos from this site (or any of my other sites) to promote yourself or your crochet business on your own blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else. The exception to this is if you want to share my article link(s) on your own blog; in this case, you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
  • Do not post a translation of the pattern anywhere – this is copyright theft. If you would like to help make a translation available, I am happy to publish it on my blog with a link to your blog or Crochet-related Facebook page.
  • Do not make a video tutorial of this pattern (or any of my patterns). For a detailed explanation of why this hurts designers, please contact me.

Leave a Comment

I welcome all comments and questions as long as they are spoken with kindness, and I will always try to extend the same respect to you with my replies. If I feel your comment is inappropriate or unnecessarily hurtful, it may be deleted at my discretion.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I’ve just given birth to my 3rd little monkey, a baby boy named Henry James, on 12/28/16. I may be slow at responding to messages and greatly appreciate your patience during this time of transition. I’m not disappearing, but I may not be able to help you as quickly as you need it. – Rebecca 🙂

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  • Jan Bumcrot June 5, 2015, 12:31 am

    Thank you so much for the FREE pattern…I can not afford to buy patterns so
    its so great to find one this cute for free.. I find my yard at yard sales and find
    I can make a lot of cute things for kids who can not afford these types of things.

    Bless you

  • KimberlyRae June 5, 2015, 9:45 am

    Ohhh, I love it! Pretty pretty colors. I’ll show it to my mom, too. I know she will want to make all her grt. Grandgirls one! Can you say what yarn you used please…?

    • Rebecca June 5, 2015, 11:58 am

      Kimberlyrae, I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn (except for the yellow flower center — that was an unknown bit of yarn I had in my stash). I wish I could help you with the color of the blue yarn, but it’s been sitting in my stash unlabeled for a long time. By looking online at the shades of I Love This Yarn, my best guess is that it is called Turquoise. 🙂

  • Migdalia Rodriguez June 5, 2015, 10:27 am

    I am very happy with crochet patterns. I am a beginner in this craft but I love your ideas and patterns as the instructions are easy to understand. You are a wonderful person sharing your ideas with others and that makes excellent. Thank you for your kindness. Sincerely, Mugdalia Rodriguez from Puerto Rico.

  • Lillian Scott June 5, 2015, 11:38 am

    Body of purse, Riw 1: “ch2” doesn’t work. Should it be 20? Thanks

    • Rebecca June 5, 2015, 11:59 am

      No, it should be CH2… what about it isn’t working for you? If you explain the issue I may be able to help.

      • Marion March 13, 2017, 9:20 am

        I agree. How can you D.C. In first st. D.C. In next 2, etc when you only stare with 2 ch. very confusing

        • Rebecca March 13, 2017, 9:37 am

          Did you see that you’re attaching the yarn to the flower and working along the edge of the flower? If you look down in the pattern a bit you’ll see a photo of the purse laid out flat. Look where the flower meets the blue purse. That’s what you’re working along. You are attaching your yarn to the flower as stated, then chaining 2, then putting Row 1’s stitches along 18 stitches of the flower.

  • Anne Hunter June 5, 2015, 1:44 pm

    Adorable! Thank you so much for this purse pattern. I have four young granddaughters who will love this pretty purse design!

  • Maymcguinness June 5, 2015, 3:46 pm

    Looks beautiful look forward trying it for my 2 grand daughters thank you

  • Angie June 6, 2015, 7:49 am

    I am trying to teach myself to crochet I am hoping to learn to make flowers thank you for sending me patterns I am excited about having a try at the little girls wild flowers bag Angie

  • mary bower June 7, 2015, 8:24 am

    Love this thank you so much for the pattern

  • Bee June 7, 2015, 1:57 pm

    hi, I love, love, love your patterns, especially this one. I would love to crochet this bag for my God-daughter. I’m not great at following patterns, I am a visual learner. Do you have any of your patterns on video? If you do, where can I find them?

    • Rebecca June 9, 2015, 10:33 am

      Not at this time. Although as my blog as grown, I’ve begun to realize that it would be a good “next step” for me. So hopefully over the next few months I’ll be able to get some of them on video. 🙂

  • Alexandra June 8, 2015, 5:59 pm

    This is just adorable! My little cousin, Madison, is going to LOVE it! Thank you!

  • gaillez June 9, 2015, 4:08 am

    tres jolie et surtout tres beau travail tout mes compliment

    • Rebecca June 9, 2015, 10:32 am

      Merci! 🙂

  • Tonia June 11, 2015, 6:41 pm

    I love this pattern! Thank you so much for sharing! Is the last BLO for the 4th row of petals missing? I fastened off and when I checked the picture I was missing it and the front looks right. Thanks for your response.

    • Tonia June 12, 2015, 2:40 pm

      Sorry Rebecca…I looked at it again and I see what I did. I did my colors opposite of yours so I thought there was another row of BLO. There isn’t BLO for the 4th set of petals. Thanks again for sharing your pattern <3

      • Rebecca June 13, 2015, 4:21 pm

        I’m glad you got it figured out! 🙂

  • Francine June 13, 2015, 2:31 am

    Thank you so much for the beautiful patterns and great explanations. I make blankets, purses and scarfs for newborns and children in the hospitals at Christmas. I’m retired and social security doesn’t go far, but my family buys me yarn and take me to the hospitalas and help me pass out the gifts. It’s my favorite thing to do. Please keep giving us your free patterns. Thank you so much.

  • Carmen A Derner June 15, 2015, 5:04 pm

    Thank you so much for this beautiful purse. I am an assistant on a school bus and always make something for the children for Christmas. This is an awesome gift for the little girls!

  • Susan June 16, 2015, 10:22 am

    This is so cute! I am going to be making quite a few of them for my granddaughters. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. Can’t wait to get started on the purses.

  • Shirley Gough June 16, 2015, 11:28 am

    Is it ok to pin the patterns on Pintrest?

  • Carol Scott June 16, 2015, 11:29 am

    Enjoyed making the purse for 8 year daughter of a nephew. I had fun making it Also made the pillow cover. Thanks for the free patterns.

  • Shirley Gough June 16, 2015, 11:35 am

    Is it legal to pin your patterns to Pintrest? I love your patterns. My printer is not working so I can’t print any. Thanks for the free patterns.

    • Rebecca June 18, 2015, 9:01 am

      Of course! You can share the link to this pattern anywhere. Just don’t copy/paste the pattern itself into the comments section of the Pin. 🙂

  • Julie Paul June 16, 2015, 9:58 pm

    Thank you for the pattern…you made it seem so easy.

  • Linda June 21, 2015, 8:49 am

    I used the flower for a bicycle basket embellishment. My Granddaughter loved it.

  • Leila July 9, 2015, 8:34 am

    Thanks

  • Thereza July 9, 2015, 9:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! it so beautiful.

  • Jackie Butterill July 24, 2015, 7:06 pm

    Thank you o much for the pattern …granddaughters will have one in their Chrismas sstocking x

  • JANET McLAUGHLIN July 24, 2015, 10:00 pm

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I attempted my first square of the Wildflower Shoulder Bag, and “mucked” up the first square. BUT!!! No matter now! I was making the bag for my 3 year old niece who loves flowers, especially when “made” by Great Aunt Janet! (me!!) Then I saw this pattern. PERFECT! So, out of frustration. . success!

  • Sharon Copsey July 25, 2015, 8:01 am

    Thank you so much for this lovely pattern Rebecca. This will make an excellent extra present for both my youngest grand daughter and my great grand daughter.

  • Linda Harvey August 31, 2015, 10:20 pm

    I am just finishing up this cute purse. The only thing that confused me was whether the increase rows were done from the front or back but realize the pattern did not say to turn so I eventually figured it out.. Even though I did the first Inc row from the back it somehow worked out. I am self taught from written patterns but this is one where pictures really helped. I used bright pink and purple from my stash. Thanks for this darling free pattern. It’s something I would never have thought up myself. It will be a gift for a friend’s granddaughter.

  • Carrie November 22, 2015, 11:53 am

    I love this purse . thank you for the pattern. What does TR stand for in round 3 of petals?

    • Rebecca November 23, 2015, 10:15 am

      Treble (or Triple) crochet stitch. It’s the next step up from DC.

  • Francine Paston November 27, 2015, 11:24 am

    I was just going to ask if anyone had and would share this pattern so thank you so much.

  • joy mardon January 11, 2016, 10:53 am

    love the wildflower bag. I have a 7 year old grand daughter who will so love me making this for her. Thank you for great patterns

  • Tina Merrill January 11, 2016, 12:37 pm

    I love this. Really cute, can’t wait to make it.

  • Sarah Price January 11, 2016, 7:53 pm

    Cute pattern to make for my great nieces birthdays! Love it!

  • Georgina January 13, 2016, 8:13 pm

    I have a granddaughter that is very girly girly. I know she would love this purse.

  • Jennifer Bay January 14, 2016, 10:26 pm

    Love this pattern, can’t wait to try it out

  • Debbie January 18, 2016, 10:34 am

    My sister would love this purse. I will have to make it for her. She is not a little girl but loves flower purses. Thank you for the pattern.

  • Roseanne Salyer January 25, 2016, 1:50 pm

    This is adorable. Going to make the purse part a little bigger, if you don’t mind. It’s for my 30 year old “little girl”.

  • Shirley May 27, 2016, 9:19 pm

    I really L?ve this pattern ,
    My problem is ,I’m older and it’s hard for me to read ,and keep track of where I’m at , when my laptop fades in & out … What I need Dear is a written out pattern …
    And I don’t know how to go about getting one .
    I have 3 little girls who would L?ve too wear to Church on Sunday ‘s..
    Is there some way you can help me ? Thank you Shirley

  • Cherri Trump June 8, 2016, 7:32 am

    I am wondering if there is a larger body pattern for this project. I’m making this for my little cousins 4 & 6. The flower is perfect. The body concept is great but I’d love to make it wider. A big bigger in other words. I’m not skilled enough to adapt the pattern and thought you might be able to help. Thank you so much!!
    Cherri

  • Gail July 8, 2016, 9:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing your free pattern. I have made the purse for a great-niece who loves purses. I had a really cute bug button that matched the color of yarn perfectly , so I sewed it right in the middle of the flower. Can’t wait to give it to her. Thank you again for the sharing the pattern.

  • kanchana alahapperuma August 4, 2016, 11:07 pm

    Very useful..

  • Louise August 15, 2016, 5:52 am

    I have just made this – it looks awesome. I did need the video to help me with the flower but was able to do it once I watched it. Wish I could add a photo for you. Thanks.

  • Carol Blackley October 28, 2016, 4:58 pm

    This is a fabulously easy pattern, made all the better with your great instructions! Made this for a little girl at church and i just know she’ll love it. Thank you!

  • Rebecca November 6, 2016, 10:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing this pattern! I just made one with pink and purple on the flower for my niece. It turned out super cute and the pattern was easy to follow.

  • Larissa November 11, 2016, 4:07 pm

    Thank you for this beautiful pattern! With the help of your video, I made the flower very nicely, but I’m having trouble with the body of the purse. When I get to row 2, I get to the end of row one when I still have a few stitches to go for row 2. It looks like row 1 has 16 stitches, but row 2 has 18? Is it supposed to be that way, where row 2 of the body is longer than row 1? I’m a newbie, so I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. Thank you for your help!!

    • Rebecca November 14, 2016, 12:26 pm

      You should have 18 stitches in the first row. The numbers in ( ) at the end of each row are the stitch counts. 🙂