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Crochet Purse with U-Shaped Handle

Designed by Drew Emborsky, a.k.a. The Crochet Dude®




U-Shaped Handle Purse
Crochet this easy purse using 7" U-shaped handles from The Crochet Dude® collection of crochet tools and accessories from Boye®.

Skill Level: Easy


Rnd = round; RS = right side; ch = chain; sl st = slip stitch; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; rep = repeat; sp = space

Finished Measurements:

11" wide x 11" tall (without handles)

Materials Needed:


One motif = 3.5" across


Motif (make 18)

Rnd 1 (RS): With cream, ch 4, sl st to first ch to form ring, ch 3, 2 dc in ring, *ch 2, 3 dc in ring, rep from * twice more, ch 2, sl st to top of ch-3 to join. (12 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces)

Fasten off cream.

Rnd 2: With brown, attach with a sc in any ch-2 space, 2 more sc in same sp, sc in back loop of each dc around, working 3 sc in each-2 space, sl st to first sc to join.

Fasten off brown.

With brown, sc around each purse handle until it is completely covered. Fasten off brown.


Sides (make 2)

Lay motifs out in a 3 x 3 grid. With brown, whipstitch together working through back loops only.

Once both sides are assembled hold together with RS facing each other and whipstitch around 3 sides of purse through back loops only, leaving one side open for top.

Center handle along top edge and whipstitch into place with brown. Repeat with other handle.
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