Friday, June 13, 2014

"Stars and Stripes" Crochet Purse! FREE Pattern! Happy 4th of July!!!

It is an absolutely gorgeous day at Lakeview Cottage.  And, I am starting to get ready for our 4th of July Celebration!  A little early, yes, but I am having a great time preparing!  And, in keeping with that, I have created a really cute, and very patriotic, purse for the summer and holiday!  It is perfect to carry to the parade and/or the cook-out!  It's actually great for any summer activity!  It is perfect for both an adult or a child.  I had a really fun time creating it and I hope you will enjoy making and using it, too!  It works up very quickly and easily!!!

Enjoy!  And, Happy Birthday, USA!!!!


“Stars and Stripes Patriotic Crochet Purse”
Perfect for he Fourth of July

The photographs and patterns included in this document are the property of Lakeview Cottage Kids.  Any reproduction, copying or sharing of this pattern is not allowed.  This pattern is for personal use only.  Items made using this pattern may be sold, but please give credit to Lakeview Cottage Kids.


Lakeview Cottage Kids
Copyright  2014


Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
Size:  Approximately 12 inches tall and 10 inches wide when flat.

Materials Needed:

-  1 Skein Navy Blue Aran #4 Yarn  (Color A)  (I used Wool-Ease)
-  1 Skein Red Aran #4 Yarn  (Color B)  (I used Wool-Ease)
-  1 Skein White Sparkle Aran #4 Yarn  (Color C)  (I used Wool-Ease)
            -  Crochet Hook, Size G/4.25 mm
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends, weaving the drawstrings and sewing on the stars.)


Round 1:  (With Color A)  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 10 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (10 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(20 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around   Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 5 stitches.  Work 2hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 9 - 15:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 16:  (Change to Color B) Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 17:  (Change to Color C) Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 18:  (Change to Color B) Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.

Round 19:  (Change to Color C) Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 20:  (Change to Color B) Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 21:  (Change to Color C) Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 22:  (Change to Color B) Ch 2.  Work 1 double crochet (dc) in each stitch around.   Join to first dc with slip stitch.  (This will be the row where the 2 drawstrings will be woven through.)
Round 23:  (Change to Color C) Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 24:  (Change to Color B) Ch 1.  Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around.   Join to first sc with slip stitch.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.


Drawstrings:  (Make 2)  Shown in photo.

(Using Color B)  Ch 75.  End off.

*Alternate Drawstrings:  (Make 2)

(Using Color B)  Ch 75.  Turn and in second stitch from the hook, slip stitch and continue working a slip stitch in each ch to the end.  Turn.  Slip stitch in each ch all the way to the end.  Fasten off.

This makes a more sturdy drawstring.


With purse flat, start at right side and weave one drawstring through Row 22 of purse…..going over dc, under dc , over dc, under dc all the way around.
With purse flat, starting at left side, weave second drawstring through same Row 22 and with same over, under, over, under weaving technique all the way around. 
Tie ends of each drawstring together and attach 1 star to end of each.   







Stars:  (Make 10 - - - - 8 to sew onto the purse and 2 for the ends of the drawstrings)

These stars were made using the free pattern available at Repeat Crafter Me.

Sew 8 stars to purse.  Refer to photo for placement.  Attach a star on the end of each drawstring. 

Enjoy!  And, Happy 4th of July!!!!







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