Blue Mist Handbag – Free Crochet Pattern
I am so in love with Paintbox Yarns. I recently received some gorgeous Cotton Aran yarn from LoveKnitting and I was so excited to create something with it. I didn’t want to make a dishcloth because the yarn was just too pretty. So, I decided to make this simple Blue Mist Handbag. It is a beautiful color block bag that utilizes a simple half double crochet stitch for the main body of the bag. I hope you enjoy the pattern! Happy crocheting!
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Before we get to the crochet pattern. I wanted to share a little bit about the Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran yarn I received. This gorgeous yarn comes in a wide variety of colors and is made with 100% cotton. It is machine washable which makes it great for kitchen crochet projects. It is a worsted weight yarn and comes in 50 gram (93 yard) skeins. The recommended crochet hook for this yarn is a 4.5mm hook. This yarn is great for crochet projects but also recommended for knitting projects. I hope you decide to get some Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran yarn to use for my handbag project below!
Blue Mist Handbag
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- Approximately 90 yds of Category 4 Medium Weight Yarn in 3 colors:
- Approximately 27 yds of Color A; I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran* in Seafoam Blue
- Approximately 31 yds of Color B; I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran* in Stormy Grey
- Approximately 32 yds of Color C; I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran* in Misty Grey
- Size H 5mm Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
- Large Acrylic Purse Handles*
ch(s) – chain(s)
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated
15.2 stitches & 11.6 rows = 4″ (in hdc)
Approximately 12″ wide at the base and 6″ long (from handles)
- This pattern is written in US terms.
- Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
- The beginning and end of the pattern requires you to single crochet around the purse handle. You can see how to do this in a photo tutorial by Oombawka Design that can be found here.
With Color A,
Row 1: Sc 45 sts around one of the purse handles, turn. (45 sts)
Row 2-6: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (45 sts)
Fasten off Color A, leaving a long tail. Change to Color B
Row 7-12: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (45 sts)
Fasten off Color B, leaving a long tail. Change to Color C
Row 13-26: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (45 sts)
Fasten off Color C, leaving a long tail. Change to Color B
Row 27-32: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (45 sts)
Fasten off Color B, leaving a long tail. Change to Color C
Row 33-38: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (45 sts)
Row 39: Sc 45 sts around the second purse handle, fasten off leave a long tail for sewing. (45 sts)
- Fold the purse in half so that the two handle meet.
- Using the yarn tails from each section and a yarn needle, whip stitch the side closed, leaving about 2″ unsewn near the handles so that the purse has room to open.
- Repeat for the other side.
- Weave all ends.
Thank you again to LoveKnitting for providing the gorgeous Paintbox Yarns that were used in this pattern. I really enjoyed working with the yarn and cannot wait to make some more projects with other Paintbox Yarns!
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Dear Amy (Stitching Mommy)
Thank you for this great pattern. I had one similar many years ago but has disappeared (most likely turned into a grocery list). I recently unearthed over 2 dozen sets of plastic handles that my mum and I purchase for the purpose of making bags as gifts for local seniors in local residences. The finished and lined bags would be filled with useful items, toiletries, crochet face cloths, soap holders and distributed to those in need or someone who did not have frequent visitors and would be glad of a chat and a special treat.
Thanks again, I am retired now and plan to make them up and pass the finished bags on to a volunteer group who have kept up the tradition at the local senior and women’s shelters in the area.