Diana Purse, a free crochet pattern by Divine Debris
Diana Purse, a free crochet pattern by Divine Debris

I saw the most adorable purse come across my FB dash the other day, I’m sorry I just cannot remember who posted it, but it inspired me. This went well with the fact that I was already trying to think of ways to adapt the Diana line, which will someday include a bottle cozy like the Willow one. Not to mention, I really want to see all the versions of this purse- just the color ideas excite me. 😀 Not to mention, it’s a really simple pattern. Get the ad-free pdf for $.50 in my Ravelry store right now.

Ravelry linkMaterials:

  •  2.5 – 3 oz worsted/ medium weight (size 4) yarn- I used Vanna’s Choice
    • I used 2 colors but you could definitely just do this in one color
  • US I (5.50 mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:

  • 4” x 4”  = 14 dcs x 7 rows

Terms/ stitches used:

  • RS: Right side
  • St: stitch
  • Ch: chain
  • Slip st: slip st
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Spike sc: spike single crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet
Diana Purse, a free crochet pattern by Divine Debris
Diana Purse, a free crochet pattern by Divine Debris

Notes:

  • The ch 1 at the beginning of some rows does not count as a stitch.
  • This pattern is worked in 3 sections: the base (which is worked back and forth with a turn at the beginning/end of the row), the main body (which is worked in the round with a slip st into the first st of the row from the last) and the handles (which is worked in the round with a slip st into the first st of the row from the last).
  • You’re going to need to know how to work into the third loop of a hdc.
  • Color A is blue and color B is gray in the photos.
  • When changing colors at the beginning of a new row, just pull new color in with the ch 1 at the beginning of that row.
  • Color changes aren’t specifically noted in the pattern other than in the “Color A” or “Color B” designation.
  • You only need to turn on some rows, be aware of this.
  • You can carry the yarn through the pattern or change colors after each color change.

Finished Product Measurements:

  • Height: 6.5″ – 7″
  • Diameter: 8.5″ – 9″
  • Depth of base: 1.5″ – 1.75″

Pattern Instructions:

Base:
Row 1: A: Ch 27, sc into second ch from the hook and across – 26 scs
Rows 2 – 5: Ch 1, turn, sc across – 26 scs
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc across (26 scs), ch 1 at the corner, rotate the whole piece to the right, sc down the row edges (6 scs), ch 1 at the corner, rotate the whole piece to the right, sc across the original ch row (26 scs), ch 1 at the corner, rotate the whole piece to the right, sc down the side (6 scs), ch 1 at the corner, slip st into the first st – 64 scs, 4 ch-1 spaces

Sides:
Row 7: A: Ch 1, hdc into same st as join and into the next 63 sts (skip the ch-1 spaces at the corners) slip st into the first st – 64 hdcs
Rows 8 – 9: Ch 1, hdc into the back third loop of the same st as join and into the back third loop of the next 63 sts, slip st into the first st – 64 hdcs
Row 10: B: Ch 1, slip st into the back third loop as the same st as join, hdc into the back third loop of the next st, *slip st into the back third loop of the next st, hdc into the back third loop of the next st,* repeat from * to * 15 more times, slip st into the first st – 32 hdcs, 32 slip sts
Rows 11 – 15: Turn, slip st into the same st as join, hdc into the next st, *slip st into the next st, hdc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 15 more times, slip st into the first st – 32 hdcs, 32 slip sts
Row 16: A:  Ch 1, hdc into same st as join and into the next 63 sts,slip st into the first st – 64 hdcs
Rows 17 – 18: repeat rows 8 – 9
Rows 19 – 24: B: repeat rows 10 – 15
Rows 25 – 27: A: Repeat rows 16 – 18
Fasten off color A.

Row 28: B: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 63 sts, slip st into first st – 64 scs
Handles:
Row 29: B: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 8 sts, ch 12, skip 10 sts, sc into the next 22 sts, ch 12, skip 10 sts, sc into the next 13 sts, slip st into the first st – 44 sc
Rows 30 – 31: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 67 sts (this counts all the chs in the ch-12 spaces), slip st into the first sc – 68 scs
Row 32: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 8 sts, spike sc around the next 12 sts, sc into the next 22 sts, spike sc around the next 12 sts, sc into the next 13 sts, slip st into the first st – 44 scs, 24 spike scs
Fasten off, weave in all your ends.

Diana Purse, a free crochet pattern by Divine Debris
Diana Purse, a free crochet pattern by Divine Debris

 

So, there’s the second in the Diana line. I’ve got a couple of other ideas that you’ll see in the coming months.  I hope you like this pattern, you can get the pdf here.

 

This post is linked up to Hookin’ on Hump Day 97 by Moogly and Petals to Picots, Yarn Fanatic Party #41 by EyeLoveKnots, The Linky Ladies’ Community Link Party #4, Oombawka Design’s Link and Share Wednesday #97, Lunamon Design’s 2 Days Link Party #25, and GHeller’s Yarn Along.

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