Here is a free crochet pattern
Learn how to make a chevron purse with a zipper!A few weeks ago I explained the process of crocheting a base layer through the zipper (and liner if you want one!) with the Sharp Crochet Hook and crochet thread. Check it out HERE. Then, when the base layer is finished, you can switch to whatever yarn and crochet hook you want to finish the base of the purse. What a cool trick, huh!?
So today, I'm going to give you the pattern to make this cute purse. I actually made it for my daughter so it is on the small side, but you can take the concept and make it whatever size you want.
-7" zipper (gray)
-Size 3 or 10 crochet thread
-Sharp Crochet Hook (a must for crocheting through the zipper lining)
-Teal and Gray worsted weight yarn
-Size F crochet hook
-Optional-fabric to make lining
Step 1- Create base layer
Use the Sharp Crochet Hook and the crochet thread to single crochet around the zipper lining (and fabric lining if you are doing that). For specific instructions, go HERE.You should have 40 stitches.
Step 2- Crochet body of purse
R1:Using the teal yarn and size F crochet hook, start on one end and sc crochet through each stitch.
R2:The pattern is: dc in each of the next 4 st, then do 4 dc in next st. Then, dc in each of the next 4 st. In the next 4 st, dc in each, but leave the last loop on hook from each dc. After that 4th dc, bring the loop on the hook through all four loops. This will decrease the number of stitches by 4. Repeat all around purse. You should have a zig zag pattern forming.
Do 2 rounds of gray, 2 rounds of teal, and then 1 row of gray. The second round of gray is actually going to be connecting both sides of the purse to create a seam on the bottom. Here is how you do that: DC on side one, then dc into opposite side. Come back and dc in side one, skipping one stitch. Then dc into opposite side skipping one of those stitches. Continue all the way across. Cut off, tie, weave in end. Sc the finishing row around the zipper to help add a finished look to the row you made with the crochet thread. And tah-dah! You are done with the clutch part of the purse.
Step 3- Add straps
Adding straps is the easiest part. Use the gray and do 6 dc. Center those 6 dc (so three on one side and three on the other). *Turn. Ch 3 (counts as dc) and do 5 dc across. * Repeat many times until it is as long as you like- I did 45 rows of this. Then when the strap is long enough, find the center of the opposite side of the purse. Make sure the strap isn't twisted funny (I've done that!), and attach it! Here is how you can do it so it will look like the first side- dc into purse, sl st into strap, dc into purse, sl st into strap, etc, for all six dc.
You can embellish with a big flower, or just leave it as it is.
Another fun look you could try with this pattern is doing an ombre look, so make the first stripe with light blue, then the middle row with medium blue, then the bottom row with dark blue.
Here it is again
I hope you guys like this free pattern!