Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Crochet Owl Purse FREE Pattern

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Did you enter September's Yarn Giveaway?

The 24/7 Cotton Yarn that Lion Brand sent me really is project inspiring.  I've been crocheting up tons of new projects to share with you!  Here's one of my favorites.  Catherine loves it too!  Which means it's a win-win project!  Those are the best!

Pattern Notes

  • Use a G hook except where noted.  
  • Pattern assumes a bit of crochet knowledge -- for example, there are no notes to chain one and turn at the end of a row.  
  • This is not a tested pattern.  I simply made notes as I freehanded this purse.  As such there are most assuredly mistakes and inaccuracies.  I do think that there is enough correct information here for you to replicate my project.  
  • Due to the above (assumes previous knowledge and it's not a tested pattern) I would say that this is an intermediate crochet pattern.

I am only sharing the barest of instructions here for the crocodile stitch.  I am working on a full photo tutorial for this section, but for now this pattern presumes that you know how to crochet the crocodile stitch.  (Here's a great Craftsy class all about the crocodile stitch.)

Start with a chain of 25.
Make your starting ladder for the crocodile stitch.
5 crocodile scales in rose
4 scales in tangerine
5 scales in lemon
4 in sage
5 in aqua
4 in rose
5 in tangerine
4 in lemon
5 in sage
4 in aqua
5 in rose

Crochet the final "locking in" row with single crochet instead of double crochet stitches.
Single crochet across the top.

Back and Flap

With tangerine yarn
Chain 2
2 sc in stitch
2 sc in each (4)
2 sc, 2, 2sc (6)
Without breaking yarn sc down one side and up the next side of the triangle.

With rose yarn
8 sc across
Please note for the following 8 rows you will be adding two stitches to each row.  To do this single crochet two stitches in both the first and the last stitch of each row.
10 sc
12 sc
14 sc
16 sc
18 sc
20 sc
22 sc
24 sc
24 across for approximately 35 rows.

H hook -- with two strands of yarn, one auqa and one sage
ch 5
4 single crochet across
Repeat until you reach your desired length

Chain 2
6 in first chain.
Two sc in each stitch (12)
2 sc in next st, sc in next st (18)
sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st (24)

Add black buttons.


Assemble using your prefered method.  I used slip stitches, which give an added detail but bulky seams.  I think next time I will use a whip stitch and some thread for a more understated seam.


  1. that is one adorable purse with festive colors!! I bet anyone who crochets would love to make it for their little one :)

  2. This is SUCH a cute little purse, any little girl would love to have it and the owl is so fun for fall!

  3. Looks so cute.Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to see you again next week.

  4. I love this! My little girl would love toting this around with her toys and chapstick! Thanks for the pattern :)

  5. Goodness - this is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Snickerdoodle Create-Bake-Make Link Party!!

  6. Hi Rachel. What a cute pattern. I know a certain 11 yo who would absolutely love this. I might have to get busy to make her one for her birthday in November. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this one at tomorrow's party.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  7. This bag is so cute! I just got a request for an owl project, and this would be perfect with it. Thank you for the pattern!

  8. That is so cute! I found this bag on moogly. it's too cute. Thank you for making it for free

  9. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Round Tuit post this week!
    Round Tuit
    Thanks again for linking up to A Round Tuit Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. Oh my gosh this is the cutest bag I think I've ever seen!! Love it!

  11. This is so cute. Wish I could have time to make one.

  12. So bright and cheerful!

  13. Thank you so much. You are so amazingly creative!

  14. I love this, but I don't understand the pattern, would love to make it for my girls, can someone help me please.

    1. Right now this is a skeleton of a pattern, if that makes sense. Eventually I will come back to it and flush out the details . . . but I'm not sure when that will be. If the crocodile stitch is where you need help check out my Free Peacock Hood Pattern, I give more complete stitch instructions there: If that's not the problem, do you have a specific question and I can try to help?

  15. Thanks so much for this whimsical The owl will bring good fortune!!! Helen


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