Thursday, March 7, 2013

Shabby Chic Evening Purse Free Pattern

Shabby Chic little coin purse free pattern

By AnnooCrochet Designs

 I am going out this week end, and my dress is a shade of  old rose that I absolutely love.  Since I could not find an evening purse to match, I decided to create one, with this gorgeous Palm leaf stitch.

My little evening purse is Unique and Chic, and I am sure not to see anyone else wearing the same...that is until one of you my Crochet artists decide to make one too.....;-) 

I hope that you will enjoy this pattern as much as I enjoyed creating it for you.
Now Go on and Create!!!!!

This pattern is for the Larger size of the two purses.

You will need:

Cascade yarn in pink
Hook size 3.25mm
Tapestry Needle
Embroidery Needle
Large Bronze Purse Frame ( purchase at your local craft store)

Stitches used:

Ch: chain
Sc: single crochet,
sk st: skip a stitch
dc: double crochet
V-stitch: [dc, ch, dc]
Puff st: Puff Stitch Tutorial
Puff st shell:[puff, ch3, puff, ch3, puff]


Row 1: ch 35,

 in 7th ch from hook make a puff st,

  sk 3 ch, in next ch make a V stitch,

 sk 3 ch, make a puff st shell,

sk 3 ch, in next make a 3 ch, make a puff st shell,

sk 3 ch, in next make a 3 ch, make a puff st shell, 2dc in last ch, turn

Row2: ch3 (counts as first dc),

  puff st in first dc from row 1,

[V stitch in middle puff st of row 1 puff st shell, puff st shell in ch space from row 1 v stitch, ] 3 times,

3dc in last 3 ch.turn
Row 3-24: repeat row 2 Fasten off

Sew all lose tails in
Place the Frame at the middle top of your rectangle right side facing you and tucked inside the frame.
Take a long pink string, and with your Embroidery needle , (thin enough to go through the little wholes on the frame)  begin to sew. Simple stitch from the frame through your work

Make sure the middle of your work matches the middle of your frame as you sew

Once you are done with one side fold your rectangle in half and begin sewing the other side of your frame

Once you are done with the frame,  sew in all lose tails, turn your work upside down and proceed to sew the sides with your tapestry needle.

Sew in lose tails once again and turn your work back to it's right side.
You could leave it as it is or line it with fabric to make it more durable and chic.

Voila!!! You are done!!! You just Created this lovely Evening Purse!!!

Please mention the source if you find yourself in a sharing mood ;-)))
Happy Crochet my fellow artists!!!! 

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  1. Is the puff stitch shell made up of three puff stitches?

  2. yes, [puff st, ch3, puff st, ch3, puff st] makes a puff stitch shell...;-)

  3. Great purse and great tutorial. Hope you have a wonderful evening out.

  4. Thanks for sharing this new to me stitch and for showing in lovely photos how to add the purse frame to the bag.

  5. great job and love the purse, could you let me know whats the finishing size of this purse? and what if i need to make a smaller size how many chains i have to do on my first raw?


  6. The Larger One's finishing size is about 6 by 6 inches, the smaller one is 4 by 4. To achieve a smaller size, you would have to ch 18 ch and work for about 18 rows...I hope it helped!!! Happy Crochet!

  7. thanks, as for the smaller size do i have to go into the 7th ch from hook and make a puff st? and sk 3 ch, in next ch make a V stitch....etc.
    or the 4th ch from the hook? and sk 3 ch, in next ch make a V stitch?

    im a bit confused as im trying to do the smaller size kindly help


  8. What a fantastic tutorial, thank you!

  9. Great and clear tutorial.

    How did you get your lining so nice in the frame? Because on the outside I see pink stitches. But at the inside by the lining I can't see any stitches.

  10. Hi Nolly, So My mother in law is the one helping me with the lining, she is amazing at it, I will ask her ;-)))


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