Beginners Bernat Blanket Crochet Purse

Do I have a fun purse for you today! This purse is worked only in single crochet and is great for a beginner project! Bernat Blanket is a soft yarn and makes a great purse, I just love the texture of it! I make many purses with this yarn and I always get rave reviews about them.  Trust me when I say, “Bernat Blanket Yarn, is not just for blankets.” This is a great yarn to work with and the end product never disappoints! Hope you enjoy this pattern!

Bernat Blanket Crochet Purse

Materials
Bernat Blanket Black
Bernat Blanket Red
Red Zipper (Measure the length to find the size you need)
Purse Handle
O or D rings to attach the purse Handle
P Hook
N Hook

A gauge is not needed on this pattern
This pattern is written in U.S. Crochet Terms
Note: This purse is not a tight stitch and it would be best to add a liner on the inside or use a make-up bag for your small things.

Starting with Black, using the P Hook
1.Chain 33
2.Single Crochet (sc) 2nd chain from hook. Single Crochet in each chain to the end. Chain 1, turn. (32 single crochet)
3.Single Crochet in each stitch down. Chain 1, turn.
4.Repeat #3.
5.Switch to Red
6.Single Crochet in each stitch down. Chain 1, turn.
7.Repeat for 18 more rows
8.Switch to Black
9.Continue Single Crochet in each stitch down, Chain 1, turn; for 2 more rows (3 rows in black total). Bind Off. (You will have a total of 25 rows when finished).
Fold in half so that the black sides are on top, taking a long piece of yarn, sew together the sides. (You can also slip stitch the sides to close the purse off.) Turn the purse inside out so that the sewn part is on the inside.

 

Flower Pocket
Work with Black Yarn using the P Hook
1.Chain 9
2.Single Crochet 2nd chain from hook. Single Crochet in each chain to the end. Ch 1, turn.
3.Single Crochet in each stitch to the end. Chain 1, turn.
4.Repeat #3 for 6 more rows. (You will have a total of 8 rows when finished).
5.Bind Off

Flower
Use an N Needle
Work with Red Yarn
1.Chain 2
2.In second chain from hook, single crochet 12 times. (each sc will be in the same chain.) Slip Stitch to close off. (To slip stitch, you want to insert your hook through the beginning single crochet, yarn over and then slip through both loops on hook.)
3.In the space where you just slip stitched, work this pattern. Single Crochet, Double Crochet, Treble Crochet, Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch.
4.In the next stitch, Single Crochet.
5.Repeat #3 in the next stitch.
6.Repeat #4.
7.Continue repeating #3 and #4 to the end. You should have 6 petals and 6 single crochet in the end. Bind Off

Assembly
8.Using the Red Yarn, sew the flower onto the black pocket.
9.Using the Black Yarn, whip stitch in the middle of the flower to emphasize the middle and make it stand out like a flower.
10.Sew the pocket onto the front of the purse where you would like it placed.
11.Sew on your O or D rings onto the side of your purse.
12.Sew on the zipper to the top of the purse. (I hand stitched my zipper, I was not able to do it through a sewing machine.)
13.Connect whatever handle you are using to your rings and your purse is done!

Courtney Echeverria, CrochetRemedy, LLC©