This free crochet pattern for a carry all case with a snap fastener can be crocheted in blue (as shown) or any other color of your choice.
Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this vintage crochet bag. This crochet purse pattern is easy to crochet and there is no charge for personal use of this pattern.
Free Crochet Bag Pattern:
How to Crochet a Purse
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY The Famous “PURITAN” STAR SPANGLED CROCHET COTTON, Article 40, 4 Balls Royal Spangle, 1 Ball Silver Spangle or Colors of Your Choice
1/4 Yard Lining, 1/4 Yard Buckram
1 Snap Fastener
Steel Crochet Hooks – No. 4 and No. 7
This case is worked with a double strand of thread throughout.
Front Section of Carry All Case
With Royal Spangle, starting at bottom and using No. 4 hook, ch 64, s c in 2nd st from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 st of ch, s c in next st, repeat from * across row, ch 1, turn.
2nd Row – S c in 1st s c, ch 1, s c in same s c (an increase), * ch 1, s c in next s c, repeat from * to last s c, ch 1, s c in last s c, ch 1, s c in same space (an increase), ch 1, turn.
3rd Row – S c in 1st s c, * ch 1, s c in next s c (pattern), repeat from * across row, ch 1, turn.
Repeat the 2nd and 3rd rows once but ch 3 at end of 5th row to turn. Place safety pin or thread in last row (5th row) as that will be point of inhered corner.
6th Row – S c in 2nd st from hook, ch 1, skip next st of ch, s c in next s c, * ch 1, s c in next s c, repeat from * across row, ch 3, turn.
7th Row – Same as 6th row but work 1 s c, ch 1, 1 s c in last s c, (an increase), then ch 1 to turn.
8th Row – Increase 1 pattern at end of row (39 patterns). Work even in pattern until piece measures 4 1/2 inches from beginning, cut thread.
Back Section of Carry All Case
Work same as front section until piece measures 4 1/2 inches from beginning.
Next Row – (Start Flap): Sl st across 3 patterns, ch 1 and work in pattern to within last 3 patterns, do not work on last 3 patterns, ch 1, turn.
Work even in pattern until work measures 3 inches from decrease.
Next Row – Sl st over 8 patterns, ch 1 and work even in pattern over the next 17 patterns leaving 8 patterns free at end of row, ch 2, turn.
Next Row – Skip 1 s c, s c in next s c (a decrease at beginning of row), * ch 1, s c in next s c, repeat from * 12 times, ch 1, * insert hook in next s c, pull loop through, repeat from * once, thread over and work off all loops at one time (a decrease at end of row), ch 2, turn.
Next 4 Rows – Decrease 1 pattern at beginning and end of each row, ch 2 to turn each row (7 patterns left).
Next Row – Skip 1st s c, s c in next s c, ch 1, s d c in next s c (s d c: thread over hook, insert in st, pull loop through, thread over and work off all loops at one time), * s d c in next ch 1, s d c in next s c, repeat from * once, ch 1, decrease in next 2 patterns, cut thread.
With a single strand of Silver Spangle and No. 7 hook attach thread in beginning of flap, ch 2, s d c in same space, working around flap only, skip 1/4 inch space, sl st in next space, * ch 2, s d c in same space, skip 1/4 inch space, sl st in next space, repeat from * around flap, cut thread.
Cut lining same shape as front and back sections allowing 1/4 inch all around to turn under. Cut buckram slightly smaller than each section hut cutting back section straight down from flap, do not mitre corners as buckram does not turn in at the gusset. Cut front section 1/2 inch smaller on sides cutting straight down to bottom.
Fold lower edge of crocheted front section at 5th row folding up to 10th row and sew slanted edge to form a mitre corner. Sew opposite side at lower edge in same manner. Sew back section same as front section forming corners in same manner. Sew side seams and across lower edge. Fold in l/2 inch on sides and lower edge for gusset. Baste buckram to crocheted section to hold in position placing the corners of buckram to corners of case. Sew lining together same as crocheted sections.
Cut a piece of material 7 inches x 3 1/2 inches for pocket. Sew hem across top. Tack a plait at lower edge on each side and an inverted plait 4 inches from 1st plait. This forms fullness for compact and lipstick pocket. Sew in position on lining about 1/2 inch down from start of flap. Sew to lining sewing vertically at center of inverted plait. Place lining in case and sew in position. Finish with snap fastener.
This free crochet pattern for a carry all case was originally published in the 1940s in the American Thread Company’s Puritan Crochet Book
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