The Little Pink Purse is a lovely accessory for any child who loves pink and allows little ones to tote all of their treasures around. Big girls love it too! The purse is quickly and easily made by sandwiching two granny squares together and is finished off with a fun and frilly edge with a matching strap.
Little Pink Purse
By Jennifer Dickerson
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- Worsted weight yarn (Yarn used for the project shown is Red Heart Super Saver in “Shocking Pink” “White” and “Perfect Pink”
- H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Granny square part of the purse is 5.5 inches wide and 5.5 inches tall
- Strap is 1 inch wide and 40 inches long (can be any length you like though)
Instructions for main granny square part of the purse:
The purse is the same, front and back, but in different colors, creating a slightly different look on each side. Feel free to choose any color combinations that you like!
Granny Square (Make 2):
Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.
Round 1: Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring. Join to close with a slip stitch.
Round 2: To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space. Chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round.
Round 3: Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1. To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1…repeat until you reach a corner again.
Round 4: Repeat round 3 once more for a total of 4 rounds.
A note about colors for each round:
- To begin a new round in the same color, simply slip stitch until you reach a ch1 at the corner and begin the new round.
- To begin a new round in a new/different color, cut yarn, leaving a tail, and fasten it with a slip stitch. Join the new yarn at one of the corners as shown and tie securely. Continue to the next round.
Instructions for strap:
Make a chain as long as you’d like for your strap to be (purse pictured has a strap of 115 chains) . Be sure to account for any extra stretch of the strap when measuring.
Row 1 (as shown in light pink): In the second ch from the hook, work one sc. Work a sc in each ch until the end.
Row 2 (as shown in light pink): ch 1 and turn. Work a sc in the first st and in each st across.
Row 3 (as shown in hot pink): Tie on new yarn and ch 1. *Work a sc in the first st, skip the next stitch. In the next stitch, work (sc, ch 2, sc) all in the same stitch. Repeat from the * until you reach the end of the strap. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Assembly & Finishing:
Stack granny squares with both squares facing outward. Fasten yarn with color of your choice (I used light pink) in the upper left hand corner. Working in both loops of both squares (four loops total), work a single crochet in each stitch and each space of both squares all the way around to the bottom left hand corner, then work 3 sc in the first corner space you come to. Work a single crochet in each stitch and each space of both squares along the bottom of the purse to the bottom right hand corner, then work 3 sc in the next corner space. Work a single crochet in each stitch and each space of both squares along bottom right corner to the top right corner, then 3 sc in that last corner space. Be sure when seaming to leave the top part open.
To add the ruffle edge, tie on a new yarn color in the upper left corner (I used hot pink) and ch 1. *Work a sc in the first st, skip the next stitch. In the next stitch, work (sc, ch 2, sc) all in the same stitch. Repeat from the * until you reach the upper right corner of the purse. Work a sl st in that very last space, then fasten off.
Whip stitch the strap securely to the purse and weave in any ends left…all done!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2017