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Princess Purse (Free Pattern)

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I call this purse the Princess Purse because the ruffled top and the bling on the flower just seem princessy to me. (Yep, “princessy” is definitely a word.) Can’t you picture it in the colors of your daughter’s favorite Disney heroine? Think icy blue and white (Elsa), gold and pale yellow (Belle), or lavender and pink (Rapunzel). What an adorable addition to any little girl’s dress-up closet, and it’s SO simple to make!

Here’s a quick list of the tutorials referenced in this pattern, which may help as you complete this purse:

 

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Princess Purse Crochet Pattern

Hook: H (5.00mm) and I (5.5mm)
Yarn: Worsted weight in your favorite color  (I used Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn”)
Difficulty: Easy
Size: The body of the purse is about 5.5″ tall by 7.5″ wide
Notes: This bag is crocheted in the round. The floor of the bag is joined rounds, and the rest of the base is crocheted in a continuous spiral (noted in pattern).
Stitches Used:  Ch, SC, HDC, DC, TC (Triple or Treble Crochet), FPSC (Front Post Single Crochet)

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With H hook, Ch 21.

Round 1: 2 SC in second Ch from hook. 1 SC in each of the next 18 Ch. 2 SC in next. You are now working on the back side of the chain. 2 SC in next. 1 SC in each of the next 18 Ch. 2 SC in last Ch. Join to top of first SC. (44 SC)

Round 2: Ch 1. 2 SC in same St. 1 SC in each of the next 20 St. 2 SC in next. 2 SC in next. 1 SC in each of the next 20 St. 2 SC in last St. Join to top of first SC. (48 SC)

Round 3: Ch 1. 1 HDC in each St around. DO NOT JOIN. From this point on, you will work in a continuous spiral (until noted otherwise); use a stitch marker, like a bobby pin, if needed. (48 HDC)

Rounds 4-12: 1 HDC in each stitch around (48 HDC)

Round 13: 1 SC in each stitch around (48 SC)

Rounds 14-15: Repeat Round 13. (48 SC)

Round 16 (ruffle edging, first layer): Ch 2. 2 FPDC in same St. (3 FPDC in next St) around. Join to top of first FPDC. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Round 17 (ruffle edging, second layer): With I hook, attach a contrasting color via one of the top sets of SC loops from Round 15 (see photo below; this row of loops is hidden behind the first ruffle layer). Ch 4; 2 TC in same St. (3 TC in next St) around. Join to top of first TC. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Princess Purse Free Crochet Pattern

Straps
Using the Chainless Foundation method, FSC 90. Fasten off and weave in ends. Sew or glue ends to opposite sides of the inside of the purse.

Embellishment Flower
This flower is a free pattern of its own, and you can find it here: Simply Layered Embellishment Flower Pattern

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.

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  • cheri March 2, 2014, 10:20 pm

    I would like to make this for my granddaughter, but I don’t understand, do I turn the rounds?

    • Rebecca March 4, 2014, 9:21 am

      Hi Cheri! You won’t turn any of the rounds. The base of the purse (which is only the first 2 rounds, so pretty small) is joined rounds, but no turns. The rest of the purse is worked in a continuous spiral, so you won’t join OR turn. Hope that helps!

  • Lorrie March 27, 2014, 2:43 pm

    how large is the purse?

    • Rebecca March 28, 2014, 8:51 am

      The body of the purse is about 5.5″ tall by 7.5″ wide. That’s not including whatever length of strap you put on it. 🙂

  • Cecilia April 1, 2014, 2:19 pm

    Hi there do you have a video showing on how to make it? I’m really having problems doing it and I really want to do it. Please help me.

    • Rebecca April 1, 2014, 2:25 pm

      Sorry Cecilia, I don’t. Maybe if you tell me where you’re getting stuck, I could answer some questions?

      • Gina April 1, 2014, 10:24 pm

        I’m a little confused. Do we start with the magic circle? Or do we chain 21?

        • Rebecca April 1, 2014, 10:46 pm

          Ah, no wonder you’re confused. There is no Magic Circle. That was a typo when I listed it in the stitches used section. I fixed it. Thanks for catching that! I hope that clears things up a bit 🙂

      • Cecilia Robbins April 1, 2014, 11:25 pm

        Hi!
        Ok I chain 21 then I do the steps but when I get to the end I put 2sc in the last stitch, do you turn your work and do the first step again?

        • Rebecca April 2, 2014, 8:18 am

          You won’t turn your work at all. You’ll just Ch1 to get up to the next row, and then go around again, using the new stitch totals to make a slightly bigger round (it’s just a typical increase row).

          • Cecilia Robbins April 2, 2014, 12:25 pm

            Thanks so much.

          • Cecilia Robbins April 2, 2014, 1:09 pm

            Hi Recbecca,
            I was wondering if you have any free patterns on baby cocoons?

          • Cecilia Robbins April 2, 2014, 7:40 pm

            Ok I am so sorry, this is going to be my first time not turning and I thought that I knew how. I get how to get to the end when you put 2sc after that I don’t get how to do the next row without turning. Please help me again.

          • Cecilia Robbins April 3, 2014, 12:30 pm

            Ok I guess I don’t get it when you are going to start again, I’ve never done it this way. So after you put 2sc in the last one, what do you do with not turning it? Sorry

  • Rebecca April 5, 2014, 10:26 am

    Cecelia (it won’t let me reply to yours because comments can’t go more than 5 deep):

    I am actually going to be releasing a cocoon pattern within the next month or so! It’s not ready yet though 🙂

    For this pattern: after you put the last 2 SCs in, you join to the top of the first SC with a slip stitch. Then you Ch1 and begin the next row, going in the same direction.

  • Cecilia Robbins April 6, 2014, 7:12 pm

    Hi Rebecca, thanks so much for your help again. I can’t wait to see your cocoon. I just done one too, it was a white bear.

    • Rebecca April 8, 2014, 8:36 am

      Awesome, I bet it’s adorable!

  • April April 10, 2014, 4:33 pm

    Hi Rebecca,
    Wanting to clarify round 1. Am I working both sides of the chain to get the 44 SC?

    • Rebecca April 14, 2014, 8:49 am

      Yes! I’ll clarify that above as well. Thanks!

  • Monica April 13, 2014, 10:38 am

    Thank you so much for this cute pattern. It is really generous of you to share it with us and I want you to know that I really appreciate your kindness.

    • Rebecca April 14, 2014, 8:50 am

      Thanks so much, Monica! 🙂

  • mia April 16, 2014, 1:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing this pattern. I made one for my 4yr old granddaughter and she loved it!

    • Rebecca April 18, 2014, 11:31 am

      Yay, I’m so glad!

  • Kathy Plouffe August 4, 2014, 10:25 pm

    Hi! This pattern is adorable and I am almost finished with mine but I can’t figure out how to add the handle. I want to sew it in, not glue. Can you please explain how I would do this? Thank you.

    • Rebecca August 5, 2014, 10:27 am

      I would just take a matching thread and sew it, trying to avoid going all the way through to the front of the purse. (This was one of my earliest patterns, and if I were redoing it now, I’d find a way to attach the handle via crochet.) 🙂

  • Kathy August 4, 2014, 10:58 pm

    Hi! This pattern is adorable. I am almost finished but can’t figure out how to attach the handle. I don’t want to glue it but sew it in. Would you please be able to help me with this. I’m a visual learner so a picture would be super! Thank you.

  • liz March 11, 2015, 11:02 am

    Thank you for sharing your pattern. My granddaughters will love these.

  • kat May 26, 2015, 7:32 pm

    You for sharing this pattern.
    I will have a very happy granddaughter , when she sees this.

  • Beverly July 2, 2015, 2:56 pm

    I am having trouble with this pattern. I chain 21, then I start row 1 at the part where I start working the back side of row one is where I get lost. Do I stay on the right side without turning? How do I end up with 44 stitches? Do I add 21 more chains at the end of the first 21, before starting the second part of row one and work from their or what?

    • Rebecca August 17, 2015, 9:26 am

      You’re working in rounds. So you SC along the CH, and then SC back along the same CH in the opposite direction.

      • Beverly Heffley August 17, 2015, 4:04 pm

        Thank you very much for your help. I had finally figured out what I was doing.
        The yarn I used was baby yarn and it didn’t turn out right. So I made it in Red Heart yarn. Looks great..

  • Beverly Heffley July 9, 2015, 10:01 pm

    I figured out how to make this purse and it turned out so
    cute. I made this for my granddaughter in light green and white.
    Thank you so much for such a wonderful pattern.

  • Annette Jacobs July 27, 2015, 2:02 pm

    Hi Rebecca, I am now where I start the ruffle, but I’ve noticed that the hidden stitches is not behind the first ruffle but in fact in the front, I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong, do I turn the purse inside out to create the first ruffle?

    • Rebecca August 17, 2015, 9:27 am

      Did you maybe turn your work when you shouldn’t have?

  • Kerri Stinson August 2, 2015, 4:05 pm

    Hi Rebecca!!
    Could you tell me approximately how much yarn you used for the main color? I am wanting to use up some of my stash and just want to make sure I have enough.
    Thank you!!

    • Kerri Stinson August 2, 2015, 11:05 pm

      Nevermind, Rebecca. I worked it out. Wish I could share a photo with you.

  • Charlotte August 18, 2015, 10:59 am

    How do I line the purse?

    • Rebecca August 18, 2015, 1:49 pm

      I’m sorry, I don’t include instructions for lining the purse. (Mainly because I myself don’t sew.) 🙂

  • Rachel January 11, 2016, 9:49 am

    I decided to add a small button and a loop to the middle at the top so the purse will close. I also use Disney Princess buttons on the center of the flowers. They have been a huge hit!!

  • Kim K January 16, 2016, 3:31 pm

    This is so adorable, thanks for the pattern

  • lynette jonker March 4, 2016, 11:40 am

    Love the princess purse will definetley make one for my Godchild se will love this.
    Love from South Africa.
    Lynette

  • liz March 5, 2016, 10:57 pm

    Love this can hardly wait to make them for my grandaughters

  • Linda May 12, 2016, 2:43 pm

    Can I used I love this yarn or Caron simply soft