Monday, April 8, 2013

Up-cycled Luna Spring Purse Free Pattern

Up-cycled Luna Spring Purse Free Pattern

By AnnooCrochet Designs

Today I will be Choosing the yarn to match my "new" leather handles, and show you how to up-cycle in style

My son went thrift shopping with a friend this weekend.  Being the sweetie pie that he is, and knowing my passion for up-cycling,  The darling brought home some Handbags that had seen better days....but OOH.... the Handles....Gorgeous Brown, Genuine Leather, silver Buckles....a dream!!!!
I am going to give a new life to these beauties, isn't it what spring is all about? Rebirth, New Beginnings...and of course new wardrobes too!

Here is the Chosen Yarn:

You will need: 

Crochet Hook : 9 mm

Lion Brand Yarn: Hometown USA in Washington Denim

Tapestry Needle
Your Handles

Stitches Used:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
Bobble st : 4 dc omitting the last step, yarn over and through 5 loops on hook


Row 1: Making sure the wrong side of your handle is facing you,
Ch 4, 

 sc 4 around your buckle,

Just pay attention to the way I do the sc around the buckle, these 4 pics were taken later in the pattern but still show you how to proceed ;-)


sc4 around the next buckle

  ch6 turn
Row2: in 3rd ch from hook hdc, 

Hdc all along ch2 turn (28hdc)

Row 3: 3hdc, 

bobble st, (made by 4dc st, omitting the last step 4 times, and once you have 5 loops on your hook, yarn over and pass through all the loops at once.)

[ 3hdc, bobble st], 5 times, ending the row with 4hdc, ch2 turn

Row 4: hdc all along, ch2 turn (28hdc)

Row 5: 2hdc, [bobble st, 3hdc], 6 times, hdc, ch2 turn

Row 6: hdc all along (28 hdc)
Repeat Row 3 to 6,  7 times

Row 33: hdc all along fasten off

Place your work, wrong side facing you with the second set of handles wrong side facing you too
With your crochet hook sl st yarn at the left side of your work, sc in sl st, 3sc,

 then 4sc around the buckle,

 12 sc,

4sc around the second buckle,

 4 sc do not fasten off,
Fold your work in half, wrong side facing you

Proceed with sc all along the side of your work
Fasten off
Do the same on the other side of your work

Sew all tails in then turn your bag wright side up

And Voila!!! You just Created a Stylish, up-cycledSpring Luna Crochet Handbag.
Wear it in good health and Happy Crochet my fellow artists!!!!

I will ask MaryAnn, my mother in law to work her magic and line it for me...and will post more pics once it is done.

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

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  1. Fantastic!!

    Have a great week!!

    Lluisa x

  2. You sure taught that boy right. Perfect handles.

  3. I just love this purse. The color of the yarn is just fantastic. I have never thought of purchasing old purses for the straps and other things. I will have to keep my eye out!

    I found your site from Crafters Corner on Google + and am now following you.

    I would love it if you would link this project to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! It is a great way for others to see your projects and for you to share your patterns!

    Thanks so much - hope to see you there! Cynthia at

  4. Thanks Cynthia, I would love too....but I have no idea how to add a button to my can you tell how computer savy I am????

  5. I love your purse...I have been wanting to make a purse for awhile now...just wasn't sure how to do it...seemed like a big job...thanks for showing how you did it and for sharing your is so cute...I had to put it in my favorites...I really love it!

  6. Great pics for sharing this pattern!! I love the blue!!

  7. Easy purse to do! I always think about up cycling and this is another one I want to try! Thanks so much. By the way, I think it's awesome that your son shops for you at the thrift store!


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