Ruffle Purse


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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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.

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

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.

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

I think it is adorable!

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!

I did make it and it turned out beautiful!

sweet and dainty

sweet and dainty

sweet and dainty

I like this purse & have definitely thought of making it. It's a little longer project than I've been working on lately, but when I'm ready to do a longer project...

I made this purse and I love it. Every time I use it people tell me how adorable it is. It's not too girlie at all

I love this Crochet pattern...I am fairly a new crochetter-but was able to follow your pretty ruffle pattern - I have completed it and have received a lot of "wow's!" about it. I made it in a varigated cotton of White and Yellow and have also 'lined' the bag. Thank you helping me enjoy crochetting more and more...I also love knitting.... Croknit

I think it is so cute! I would change the handles, I am not a big fan of those, I would make it a long strap. :o)

I think it looks dated, out of style. I wouldn't make it.

I am an experineced crocheter and I would not make this purse. I find it to be an ugly pattern. It looks like ruffled baby pants that I would not even put on my baby. It is just plain "BUTT UGLY.'

The ruffled purse is cute, but almost TOO cute, as it looks like ruffled baby pants!

I love this purse, it is so cute. I can't wait to make one of my own. The only thing I would change is the color, and I would a lining in it, so I could have pockets on the inside.

Cute purse. I'd use different handles though. Wish I were better at crochet!! :)

this sweet little ruffle purse is so cute can't waite to make one Donna Seguin

I like the pattern, it's very feminine, but .... I need a big purse. I know I carry too much stuff, but it's simply too small for the ginormous wallet I carry, lol!

I love the look of this purse. The ruffles are so cute. The only thing I might change is the size of the handles. They would have to be big enough that I could put it on my shoulder. I feel more secure knowing my purse is tucked under my arm.

No! No! How could anyone get sick and tired of ruffles? They are the perfect addition to anything. More Ruffles, Yes!

I made this purse in a tan variegated and loved how it turned out. I'm thinking of making a scarf with the ruffle pattern.

I like the purse BUT I don't like the handles. I think the bamboo ring thing is a little 'old.' However, given the plethora of different kinds of handles available now, I'm sure there would be something nice out there I would like better. Also, while I don't mind the ruffles, I think it would also look great using the crocodile stitch, which (with fall fashions coming) rather looks like leaves.

I did make this purse, and I made it in less than a weekend. Actually I made two of them. One was ecru colored with bamboo handles, just like the illustration. The other was a denim color with dark wood handles. I like them both. I put a separate removable divider that has little compartments in one of the purses. I think it needs either lining or some kind of removable divider; otherwise stuff would poke through the holes.

I like this purse, but not the handle. I would make it with a strap of the same thread or yarn that the purse is made of. The ruffles remind me of those on a baby's diaper cover. marylikestosew

excellent pattern made one in a day made over 10 for all the little girls in my life also reduced the size for the toddlers hint you can use small embrodry hoops for handles just cover them in yarn love this purse and so easy marms222

Such a cute, feminine purse!! I love the ruffles and bamboo handles. It seems easy to make and I can only imagine all the beautiful colors one might use! What a wonderful graduation, birthday, Christmas or Easter gift for some lucky girl. It sure wouldn't hurt my feelings to get one of these! veejay

Love this purse, Ruffles are in. Sweet little dainty purse! (:

I love this design! I made it with cotton twine for a summer look. Thank you so much! I plan to make one for each of my 6 daughters!

This would be a perfect purse for my 17 yr old granddaughter who LOVES her purses. Very nice design. Thank you.

I made a couple of these in different difficulty was not the pattern but getting the handles. I also purchased the bag inserts so all I have to do is lift it out to change bags...thanks so much for this cute bag..great craft fair idea

This bag is cute. I can just see it in different colors to go anywhere in style.

I just finished this bag. I made it a little longer than the pattern called for and I added colored crochet flowers around the top of each side. It turned out really cute. I will be making more of these. Great pattern. Kaysiebee

I have made several Ruffle Purses and everyone has turned out just the way i wanted them too.I have also made one that was a little bigger then the pattern called for and I think it is my favorite. Plan on making one in Halloween colors and one in Christmas colors.

Too stinkin' cute! This just went to the top of the to do list!

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This bag is very beautiful and making it was very satisfactory because the end product turned out to be very similar to the original one. Thanks for the pattern.


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