Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Easy Pleated Purse

I know it's hard to believe but I've actually crocheted a few things lately. Who knew I could even still crochet. I needed to get a few things going before Christmas popped up. Those of you that know me know I'm a big fan of repetition. If I find a shirt I like, I buy it in every color they have. When I get started with a project I make it until I'm absolutely sick of it and never want to make it again. I've made about 10 more boxy bags and then started on these Easy Pleated Purses.

The pattern is from Mamachee on Etsy and it really is easy. They whip up in no time and the pattern is simple enough that after the first couple you don't even need to look at the pattern anymore which is nice. I can make one of these in an evening no problem. I used an H hook on mine and love the size they are coming out. My 6 year old neice requested one in rainbow colors because "that would be soooo cool". I guess I'll have to add that to my to-do list.
I really like the colors on this one. It's Bernat Berella 4 Seascape Ombre. I love the sheen of it and the size. It's a bit smaller than the bags made with a regular worsted weight.
This was the first one I made. It's also the largest. It's made with I Love This Yarn in Hot Rose and black. I made the top of the bag black because I really wanted the bright pink button to pop.
This one is just a basic black acrylic worsted weight yarn. I believe it was Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn.

This one is also just brown acrylic worsted weight. It was a scrap ball so I'm not sure of the brand but I love the color. It's more of a deep chocolate brown in person.

The first picture is the last bag I made and probably my favorite. It's made with Yarn Bee Mosaic Twist Grotto that I got on sale a long time ago at Hobby Lobby for .59 a skein. It took two to make the bag so talk about a great deal. It's a heavier, thicker yarn and makes me think of winter. It reminds me of snowflakes and cozy sweaters.

Some of these will become Christmas gifts and some (probably the blue one) I'll end up keeping myself. I already have another one made that I just need to sew the strap and button on. It's a deep crimson. I want to make a couple more in the next week or so. I'm thinking maybe an off white and a gray. (and of course that rainbow one)


  1. All of your purses came out great! amazing how the same pattern can look so different with another yarn and different type of button! Looks like some fantastic Christmas gifts!

  2. i like the pink and black one, it reminds me of your polka dot room

  3. oh rustic! i love these!!! i am going to make one this week, i have some extra yarn that will look nice i think. my favorite ones are the black and brown. thanks for sharing the pattern. they look so nice, i love it!

  4. Thanks so much everyone.
    I really love these purses.

  5. Love the purses! Just curious as to whether they are lined? I haven't checked out the pattern yet, but need to do so. They are SO cute!