The Rachel Purse

Feb 1, 2013 by

Pattern by: Kaitlyn

The finished purse (not including the handles) is about 11.5 inches wide by 7.5 inches deep. The pocket is about 3 inches wide by 4.5 inches deep.


  • US K or 6.50mm crochet hook
  • 2 skeins Lion Brand Yarn “Hometown USA”
  • large-eye yarn needle
  • scissors
  • bag handles (I used Everything Mary “Wood Handle”)

Let’s get started…

  1. ch 26 (adjust your chain to the width you want your purse to be… mine was 11.5 inches)
  2. sc in each st across the row, ch 1, turn
  3. sc in the back loops only across the row, ch 1, turn
  4. repeat row 3 for 24 rows, or 15 inches
  5. do not fasten off
  6. fold rectangle in half with the short ends together, with the RS facing inside
  7. sl st down the side of the purse
  8. fasten off and weave in the tail
  9. join yarn to the top of the other side of the purse
  10. sl st down the side of the purse
  11. fasten off and weave in ends
  12. inside out your purse
  13. sew your handles to the top of the bag

Now you’re done your purse! If you would like to make a cellphone pocket for the front of your purse, just follow this pattern…

  1. ch 13
  2. sc in each st across, ch 1, turn
  3. sc across the row, ch 1, turn
  4. repeat row 3 for 8 rows
  5. fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing
  6. sew pocket to desired location on the front of the purse

I hope you enjoy making this purse as much as I did! If you have any difficulty with this pattern, leave a comment below and I’ll see if I can help with a written answer or a picture tutorial. Also, if your not sure about some abbreviations used in this pattern, I’ve put up a link on crochet abbreviations.

If you have any questions concerning this pattern, please leave a comment below, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Have fun crocheting! Here’s a purse I made for my sister, Rachel:



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One comment on “The Rachel Purse

  1. This purse is amazing! Kaitlyn made it for me as a Christmas present, and it is the perfect size to carry my Bible or any other book that I may be reading!

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