Are you looking for a cute crochet bag for a little girl? Then you’ll love today’s guest post by Taylor from Needle Klankers! The Kiddie Purse pattern even includes a video tutorial to help you with the textured flap.
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About Needle Klankers
Needle Klankers is the two-woman show of mother-daughter team Lois and Taylor. These ladies have always had a love for crafts. If they could make it instead of buying it, it would make them feel happy and like they had accomplished something great!
As a child, Taylor watched her grandmother crochet, sew, quilt, and garden, but by the time she was able to understand crochet, her grandmother had Alzheimer’s and wasn’t able to teach her. Instead she learned the basics from a friend and then went on to YouTube videos to figure out the rest. Taylor found that crocheting was a big help for her severe anxiety.
When researching online for jobs she could do at home, Taylor found out more about being a crochet designer. She talked to her mom, who was all in! And, that is where Needle Klankers was born.
Crochet Bag Pattern by Needle Klankers
- 1 Skein Red Heart Hello Gorgeous yarn
- Size G crochet hook
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
- Measuring tape
- Croc= Crocodile Stitch= Yo, insert hook around post and pull up a loop, complete as a double crochet, repeat this 3 more times around the post, chain 1 and turn slightly to reach the other post, repeat above on the other post (4 double crochets). A video tutorial is available at the end of this pattern.
- Dc= Double Crochet
- Hdc=Half Double Crochet
- R= Row/Round
- Rep= Repeat
- Sc= Single Crochet
- Sk= Skip
- Sl St= Slip Stitch
- Yo= Yarn Over
- In this pattern we work a little bit of Tunisian in the strap, if you don’t feel comfortable doing Tunisian you can simply single crochet or half double crochet the strap.
- If you need help with this pattern we have a video to walk you through the step by step. Scroll to the bottom of the pattern for the video.
- Ch 35
- R1: Hdc in 2nd Ch from hook, Hdc in every St till you reach the last St, 3 Hdc in last St, turning work to work on other side of chain, 1 Hdc in every St till you reach the end, 2 Hdc in last St. Sl St to the 1st Hdc made.
- R2: Ch 1, 2 Hdc in same St, 1 Hdc in each of the next 32 Sts, 2 Hdc in each of next 3 Sts, 1 Hdc in every St till you reach last 2, 2 Hdc in each of last 2 Sts. Sl St to 1st Hdc made
- R3-19: Ch 1, Hdc in same St, Hdc in every St around.
Making the flap
- Count the stitches you have on your bag and split it in half placing stitch markers to mark where you start and end.
- Attach yarn in marked stitch
- R1: Ch 1, Dc in same St, Ch 1, Dc in next St,* Sk 1 St, Dc in next St Ch 1, Dc in next St; Rep from * until you reach your stitch marker. You should end with Dc, Ch 1, Dc in next St.
- R2: Ch 1, Croc Stitch in 1st 2 Dc *Sc in Ch space, Croc Stitch in next set of Dc; Rep from * across. Once you’ve made it to the other end Sc into the St the post is coming from.
- R3: Ch 2, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in the Croc Stitch * (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Sc, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Croc Stitch; Rep from* across. You should end on a Croc Stitch.
- R4: Ch 1, Sc in 1st Ch space * Croc Stitch in next set of Dc, Sc in next Ch-space; Rep from * across.
- R5: Ch 2, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in the Sc from previous row, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Croc Stitch * (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Sc, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Croc Stitch; Rep from* across.
- R6-12: Rep R2-5
- R1: Ch 5, insert hook into 2nd Ch from hook, pull up a loop, pull up a loop through each of remaining Chains, (5 loops on hook), Yo ,pull through 1 loop, *Yo pull through 2 loops; Rep from * to end.
- R2: insert hook into post (loop on hook counts as first St), Yo, pull loop through post, *insert hook into next post, Yo, pull loop through post; Rep from * to end (5 loops on hook) Yo, pull through 1 loop, +Yo, pull through 2 loops; Rep from + to end.
- Repeat R2 till your strap measures 32” (81.5 cm) ( or the length you want)
- Leave a long tail to sew the strap to your purse.
- Thread your tapestry needle with your long tail from strap, place the end of the strap on the inside of the purse making sure the right side is facing in and stitch the strap to the purse using your favorite stitch method (see video for more details).