Free crochet pattern: Watermelon purse by Anna Nikipirowicz via Underground Crafter

I’m sharing a pattern for a fruit-themed purse by Anna Nikipirowicz in this post. This cute project would make a great change purse or bag for carrying your crochet notions in.

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Anna is a crochet and knitting designer, author, and teacher. This pattern was originally published in Crocheted Purses (Twenty to Make) and it’s also published in 100 Little Crochet Gifts to Make, a collection from Search Press including patterns from eight books by five designers. This is one of five pattern excerpts I’m sharing from the book. You can find links to the other four patterns (and enter the giveaway to win a copy of the book before August 16, 2017) here. Enjoy!


Free crochet pattern: Watermelon purse by Anna Nikipirowicz via Underground Crafter

Watermelon purse

Crochet Pattern by Anna Nikipirowicz

Published in 100 Little Crochet Gifts to Make (and in Crocheted Purses).

Pattern and Photo © 2016 Anna Nikipirowicz and Search Press Ltd. Shared with permission from Search Press North America.

Free crochet pattern: Watermelon purse by Anna Nikipirowicz via Underground Crafter

Notes from Underground Crafter:

Materials:

  • 1 ball each of worsted weight (light aran) yarn in deep rose (A), white (B) and green (C); 100g/220yd/200m

Hook:

  • 4.5mm (US 7, UK 7) crochet hook

Notions:

  • Approx. 111 x small black beads
  • 6¾in (17cm) zip

Size:

  • Approx. 3½in (9cm) end to end and 7½in (19cm) at the widest point

Instructions:

  • Thread all the beads onto yarn A and with 4.5mm (US 7, UK 7) crochet hook make 6 hdc (UKhtr) in adjustable ring. Join with a sl st to fi rst st. Work a bead into every other hdc (UKhtr) on rounds: 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 only.
  • Round 1: 2 ch (count as 1 hdc (UKhtr)), 1 hdc (UKhtr) into base of 2 ch, *2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, rep from * to end, sl st into second ch at beg of round (12 sts).
  • Round 2: 2 ch (count as 1 hdc (UKhtr)), 1 hdc (UKhtr) into base of 2 ch, *1 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, rep from * to last st, 1 hdc (UKhtr) into last st, sl st into second ch at beg of round (18 sts).
  • Round 3: 2 ch (count as 1 hdc (UKhtr)), 1 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, *1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 2 sts, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, rep from * to end, sl st into second ch at beg of round (24 sts).
  • Round 4: 2 ch (count as 1 hdc (UKhtr)), 1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 2 sts, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, *1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 3 sts, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, rep from * to end, sl st into second ch at beg of round (30 sts).
  • Round 5: 2 ch (count as 1 hdc (UKhtr)), 1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 2 sts, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, *1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 3 sts, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, rep from * to last 2 sts, 1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 2 sts, sl st into second ch at beg of round (37 sts).
  • Round 6: 2 ch (count as 1 hdc (UKhtr)), 1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 2 sts, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, *1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 3 sts, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, rep from * to last st, 1 hdc (UKhtr), sl st into second ch at beg of round (46 sts).
  • Round 7: 2 ch (count as 1 hdc (UKhtr)), 1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 2 sts, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, *1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 3 sts, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, rep from * to last 2 sts, 1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 2 sts, sl st into second ch at beg of round (57 sts).
  • Round 8: 2 ch (count as 1 hdc (UKhtr)), 1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 2 sts, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, *1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 3 sts, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, rep from * to last st, 1 hdc (UKhtr), sl st into second ch at beg of round (71 sts).
  • Round 9: 2 ch (count as 1 hdc (UKhtr)), 1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 2 sts, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, *1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 3 sts, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, rep from * to last 3 sts, 1 hdc (UKhtr) in next 3 sts, sl st into second ch at beg of round (88 sts).
  • Round 10: 2 ch (count as 1 hdc (UKhtr)), 1 hdc (UKhtr) in every st to end, sl st into second ch at beg of round. Change to yarn B.
  • Round 11: 2 ch (count as 1 hdc (UKhtr)), 1 hdc (UKhtr) in every st to end, sl st into second ch at beg of round. Change to yarn C.
  • Round 12: 2 ch (count as 1 hdc (UKhtr)), 1 hdc (UKhtr) in every st to end, sl st into second ch at beg of round. Fasten off yarn.

Making up

  • Weave in ends. Fold purse in half and stitch for 2in (5cm) up each side. Insert the zip.

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Crochet Pattern: Watermelon purse by Anna Nikipirowicz

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