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Feminine ruffles circle the bag in this bohemian-chic crochet purse pattern. This easy crochet purse in eco-friendly yarn would make a great gift for an environmentalist friend. Find this purse crochet pattern and more crochet and knitting patterns in the Red Heart Yarn eBook.

Crochet Ruffle Bag


  • Yarn: RED HEART® “Eco-Cotton Blend”: 3 skeins 373 Vanilla.
  • Crochet Hook: 4.00mm (US G-6)
  • Yarn needle
  • 1 pair bamboo round handles, 6” in diameter

Size: Bag measures 10½” wide x 9” long

Gauge: 4 dc = 1”; 1 sc row and 1 dc row = 1”.


Side (Make 2)
Ch 42.
Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning 3 skipped chs count as first dc), dc in each remaining ch across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), working in front lps only, dc in first sc, ch 1, *2 dc in next sc, ch 1, repeat from * across to last sc, (dc, ch 3, sl st) in last sc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, working in unused back lps of Row 2, sc in each lp across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in each sc across, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, turn.
Rows 7-26: [Repeat Rows 3–6] 5 times.
Rows 27 and 28: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.
Rows 29-38: Repeat Row 6.
Row 39: Slip st in each of next 10 sc, (slip st, ch 1) in front loop of next sc, ch 3, working in front loops only, (dc, ch 1) in same st as last slip st, (2 dc, ch 1) in each of next 18 sc, (dc, ch 3, slip st) in next sc, turn.
Row 40: Repeat Row 4.
Row 41: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Rows 42-48: Repeat Row 41.
Fasten off.

Fold rows 40–48 of one side around one handle from front to back and sew together at back side. Repeat with remaining side.

Hold pieces with right wide facing, working through both thicknesses at same time, join yarn with slip st in top left-hand corner, working across side, sc evenly to bottom corner, 3 sc in corner, working across bottom edge, sc evenly across to next corner, 3 sc in next corner, working across next side, sc evenly to top edge. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


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Apr 9, 2013

I'm making this for all of the ladies in my bible study group. It's fun to customize with different colors. i also added a crochet flower to the top corner of the bag for a little extra touch. It is fast to make and easier than it looks. Only disappointment I had was that Michael's didn't have the purse handles. But I found those at Joann's. Very cute pattern, and I liked learning how to make ruffles. I'm sure I can use that for other projects.


Sep 17, 2012

Did anyone have a problem understanding row 39. I can't understand it.


39 Ratings

Jun 18, 2012

I love this pretty and fast purse to make. I added a gusset on each side and the bottom. One I made with ruffles different colors with cream and added navy blue on the sides and bottom. Every one that sees it wants one. I have two started and another one to start. Thank you. I lined each of them.


Sep 8, 2011

This would be something that I will probably crochet for my granddaughter. She's a real girly-girl and would like the ruffles.


Sep 6, 2011

I think it is adorable!


Sep 5, 2011

I've made this pattern four or five times for myself and for gifts for young (my college age god-daughter), medium (my 50-something cousin) and old (my 87-year old aunt) alike. I've made it in white, cream, red (really cute), denim blue, and pale yellow. I lined the last one (easily done, as the shape is square) but it works without a lining. Have always used cotton or a 50-50 cotton/acrylic blend. One of my favorites!


Sep 2, 2011

I did make it and it turned out beautiful!


Sep 2, 2011

sweet and dainty


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