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Chic on the Halfshell Purse

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This free crochet pattern is perfect for spring and summer. A lightweight Chic on the Halfshell Purse can hold everything comfortably and is incredibly stylish. This trendy piece will get everyone talking and everyone will be so surprised that you made it yourself!  With simple crocheted stitches and plenty of room to hold all your warm weather accessories, this cute crocheted purse also makes a great gift for girls of all ages.  Make your purse in classic white, or mix up the colors to create something more suited to the season.  Great for budget-friendly fashionistas, this classy crocheted purse is sure to be a bag you come back to again and again!  We interviewed Drew Emborsky on FaveCrafts Radio and asked him about this project. Listen to the May 4 show to hear his tips and tricks.

Chic on the Halfshell Purse

Materials:

  • 3 oz sport weight yarn in the color of your choice
  • Size H [5.00mm] crochet hook

 

Gauge: 14 sts & 3 rows = 4” X 4” in dc.

 

Instructions:
Approximately 12” at widest point and 10” tall with handle
Divide yarn into two equal amounts and hold two strands of sport weight yarn together throughout.

Sides (Make 2)

  1. Rnd 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in fourth ch from hook, slip st to top of beginning ch. (12 dc)
     
  2. Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. Slip st to top of beginning ch. (24 dc)
     
  3. The following are only partial rounds used to create an oblong shaped fabric.  Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st. 2 dc in next 19 sts, leaving four sts un-worked. (40 dc)
     
  4. Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st and in front loop of each st around. (40 sc)
     
  5. Rnd 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (40 dc)
     
  6. Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* around. (60 sc)
     
  7. Rnd 7: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (60 dc)
     
  8. Rnd 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* nine times. (28 sc)
     
  9. Rnd 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (28 dc)
     
  10. Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* 12 times. (37 sc)
     
  11. Rnd 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (37 dc) Fasten off.
     
  12. With wrong side facing, skip 23 sts on Rnd 7 and continue as follows:
     
  13. Rnd 8: Attach with a sc in the front loop of st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* nine times. (28 sc)
     
  14. Rnd 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (28 dc)
     
  15. Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, slip st in same st and next 2 sts, sc in front loop of next st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* 12 times. (37 sc)
     
  16. Rnd 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (37 dc) Fasten off.

Assembly

  1. With right sides facing join together with a row of sc leaving center of purse open.
     
  2. Fasten off, turn right side out.
     
  3. Make handle by joining two sts to the right of one of the top seams.
     
  4. Crochet 22 rows of 4 sc.
     
  5. Whipstitch handle to opposite side of purse.
     
  6. Work one row of sc around sides of purse handles and around U shaped section of each side.
     
  7. Use the closure of your choice.
     
  8. The photo shows a simple snap closure sewn into the inside of the purse.

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Reviews More Reviews

Jul 19, 2013

I must say I didn't have a problem with the instructions , though I can see where some might. Mine turned out just like the picture. Thank you!

 

Nov 8, 2012

Very nice purse, but the pattern really needs a go-though for proper write-up it is very difficult to follow. An inexperienced crocheter will not be able to notice discrepancies and do re-writes for a workable project.

 

11 Ratings

Jul 27, 2012

I fell in love with this pattern and have been crocheting for over 45 years...I have tried this pattern five times without any luck. This pattern should have been proofed before posting it. There is no mention of which is considered the top or bottom row 23 and what about row 16...say what. the end product doesn't look, anything like the photo....too bad.

 

Dec 4, 2011

Hi everybody, I posted on The Crochet Dude's fb page, https://www.facebook.com/thecrochetdude pics of the purse illustrating where the stitches are to be counted. Will post more to show each stage. K?

 

Oct 6, 2011

@rraymor, We suggest you try contacting the pattern designer directly for help. The designer is specified in the byline. I hope this helps! --Editor of FaveCrafts

 

Oct 4, 2011

having trouble figuring out the pattern from #13 on

 

Jun 29, 2011

@tatianacarrete 5265782: Unfortunately, we are unable to translate our patterns into any other language at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. -- Editor of FaveCrafts

 

Jun 28, 2011

My name is Tatiana and Im from Argentina, Buenos Aires. Id like to know if it is possible to have this translation, I really like this bag and it is very difficult to me because Im new in crochets. (Chic on the Halfshell Purse). Thank you very much.-

 

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