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Basketweave Crocheted Handbag

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Great for the summertime, this Basketweave Crocheted Handbag will hold all your must-have essentials.  This crochet purse may look like a challenge, but it's actually quite easy to make once you get the hang of the pattern.  A fun challenge for beginners as well as advanced crocheters, this basket weave crochet pattern is one you can make in any color, and is sure to be a project you'll want to show off to all your family and friends!

Basketweave Crochet Handbag

Materials:

  • Crochet Hook - size 3.5 mm/E
  • Cotton Chenille Yarn 4 ply (fingering)
  • 1 yarn needle

 

Abbreviations:

  • CH – Chain
  • HK - Hook
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
  • BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
  • SS – Slip stitch

 

Instructions:

Main Body Of Handbag

  1. Chain 55
     
  2. Row 1   Dc in 4th CH, DC across (52), turn
     
  3. Row 2   Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd post, fpdc next 2, *bpdc x 4, fpdc x 4* 6 times, turn
     
  4. Row 3   Ch 2, bdpc around 2nd post, bpdc next 2, *fpdc x 4, bpdc x 4* 6 times, turn
     
  5. Row 4   Ch 2, bdpc around 2nd post, bpdc next 2, *fpdc x 4, bpdc x 4* 6 times, turn
     
  6. Row 5   Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd post, fpdc next 2, *bpdc x 4, fpdc x 4* 6 times, turn
     
  7. Row 6   Ch 2, bdpc around 2nd post, bpdc next 2, *fpdc x 4, bpdc x 4* 6 times, turn
     
  8. Row 7-69 repeat rows 4-6 (21 times)

Sides of Handbag

  1. Ch 11
     
  2. Row 1       Dc in 4th chain from hook, 7 DC across, turn
     
  3. Row 2       Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd post, fpdc x 2, bpdc x 4, turn
     
  4. Row 3       Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd post, fpdc x 2, bpdc x 4, turn
     
  5. Row 4-6    Ch 2, bpdc around 2nd post, bpdc x 2, bpdc x 4, turn
     
  6. Row 7-9    Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd post, fpdc x 2, bpdc x 4, turn
     
  7. Row 10-12 Ch 2, bpdc around 2nd post, bpdc x 2, bpdc x 4, turn
     
  8. Row 13-15 Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd post, fpdc x 2, bpdc x 4, turn
     
  9. Row 16-18 Ch 2, bpdc around 2nd post, bpdc x 2, bpdc x 4, turn
     
  10. Row 19-21 Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd post, fpdc x 2, bpdc x 4, turn
     
  11. Row 22-25 Ch 2, bpdc around 2nd post, bpdc x 2, bpdc x 4, turn
     
  12. Sew the sides to the main part of the handbag, making sure you don’t sew up the top flap.
     
  13. I created a chain 6 and sewed it to the handbag to loop over a button.
     
  14. I then attached a button to the bag

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