Little Ruffle Purse

Little Ruffle Purse

Little purses are needed by little girls. It’s a very important thing to have things you must carry with you, just like a lady.

Mommy’s purse is a magical place with everything you could need. A tissue, lipstick, gum, snacks, money, things unidentifiable but so important that Mommy says her purse is “mine” and “off limits.

I’m not supposed to say my toys are “mine” and not share… So I think purses must be something beyond usual. A thing and space and place that can be mine?

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Here’s a free little purse pattern for a girl you know.

Pattern

Ruffle Flower Purse


Finished size: 5″ tall, 5″ wide, strap total length 19″

Sides -make 2-
(To add flower/ruffles to one side work rows 2-5 in blo on that side)
Row 1: ch 1, 9hdc in a loop, tighten loop, join with sl st to first of this row
Row 2: ch 1, 2hdc in each around (18 total) join with a sl st to first of this row
Row 3: ch 1, hdc, 3 hdc, hdc in each of the next 5, 3hdc * hdc, 2hdc* repeat for rest of row, join with a sl st to the first of this row (27 total)
Row 4: ch 1, hdc, hdc, 3hdc, hdc in each of the next 8, 3hdc, *hdc, hdc, 2hdc* repear for rest of row, join with a sl st to the first of this row (36 total)
Row 5: ch 1, hdc, hdc, hdc, 3hdc, hdc in each of the next 11, 3hdc, *hdc, hdc, hdc, 2hdc* repeat for rest of row, sl st to first (45 total)
Row 6: ch 1, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, 3hdc, hdc in each of the next 14, 3hdc, *hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, 2hdc* repeat for rest of row, sl st to first (54 total)
Row 7: ch 1, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, 3hdc, hdc in each of the next 17, 3hdc, *hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, 2hdc* repeat for rest of row, sl st to first (63 total)
Row 8: ch 1, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, 3hdc, hdc in each of the next 20, 3hdc, *hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, 2hdc* repeat for rest of row, sl st to first (72 total)

Flower/ruffles:
Row 1: (Work in front loops only from row 2) In the first front loop: join yarn with a sl st, ch 1, hdc, dc, hdc, *In next loop sl st, ch 1, in next loop: hdc, dc, hdc* repeat around, end with sl st and finish off
Row 2: Repeat row 1 in flo from row 3
Row 3: (Work in flo from row 4) In first loop: join yarn with a sl st, ch 1, dc, tc, dc, ch 1. *In next loop: sl st, ch 1, in next loop: dc, tc, dc* repeat around, end with sl st, finish off
Row 4: (Work in flo from row 5) In first loop: join yarn with a sl st, dc, 2tc, dc, *in next loop: sl st, ch 1, in next loop: dc, 2tc, dc* repeat around, end with sl st, finish off
Put sides together, right sides out and sew together along curved sides, leaving the top open.

Handle: join to side of purse with sl st, ch 65, join to other side of purse with a sl st.
Optionally (to make the handle thicker) ch 1, turn, sc around chain entire length, then finish