Antique-Look Clasp Purse

A vintage looking crochet purse pattern. Very easy to make.

Antique-Look Clasp Purse

What you need

Gold crochet cotton
Red crochet cotton
Gold coloured purse top/closure
Purse chain (optional)
Size 2 crochet hook


Round 1:

Using gold, ch 4. Join to form ring. Ch 3. 9 dc into ring. Join.

Round 2:

2 dc in each dc around. Join

Round 3:

*1 dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc (increase)*. Repeat from * around. Join

Round 4:

*1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc*. Repeat from * around. Join

Round 5:

*1 dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc*. Repeat from * around. Join.

Round 6-8

1 dc in each dc around, increasing as necessary to keep work straight.

Round 9:

1 dc in each dc, leaving last 42 dc unworked. (This edge will be sewn to purse clasp later). Ch 3, turn.

Round 10: Skip first 2 dc, dc in each dc, increasing as necessary to keep work flat. Ch 3, turn.

Round 11-15:

Repeat round 10.

Fasten off

Repeat process for other side.

Rose (Make 2):

With red, *ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook*. Repeat from * 11 more times. Ch1, turn

Sc, 3 dc, sc in first ch space.

*sc, 4 dc, sc in next ch space*, repeat from * in next ch space.

*Sc, ch 5, sc in next ch space*, repeat from * in next 4 ch spaces.

*sc, ch 6, sc in next ch space*, repeat from * in next 5 ch spaces.

Fasten off.

Starting with smallest petal, roll work up to form a rose, sew all layers securely through centre.

Attach rose to the centre round of purse side.

Sew top of purse to purse handle/clasp. Repeat for other side.

Sc the two edges of remaining purse together all along outer edge, do not fasten off. Turn

*Ch 10, Sc in next sc*. Repeat from * for rest of purse edge.

Weave in all ends

Attach purse chain to clasp OR:

Using red and gold thread together or 2 strands of gold, ch 70, fasten off. Attach each end to clasp, weave in ends.

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  1. The size 2 hook is an American size. They are smaller metal needles for fine, small, lace-work and are used with the crochet cottons that come sized that are numbered insted of by name such as worsted weight.

  2. I wanted to know what size a 2hook is, as Americans have Letters on theirs, rather than numbers, please?
    for answer, if you can.

  3. Sooo Beautiful. This would make an awesome Christmas present (for next year as Christmas is tomorrow) and I plan to start on this as soon as I can! Thanks so much!

  4. addey411 says:

    that purse is absolutely beautiful

  5. Not great for a beginner, but it has a great outcome =]

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