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Fringed Chevron Purse – FREE Crochet Pattern

This Fringed Chevron Purse is the perfect summer accessory! Worn cross-body style, this bag features a bold chevron design and plenty of long, chevron-cut fringe.

 

Fringed Chevron Bag

by Yay For Yarn

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Yarn:

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, #4 Worsted Weight, 100% Mercerized Cotton, 186 yd / 170 m per skein:

1 Skein Jade

1 Skein Camel

1 Skein Cafe au Lait

(You will have 70-90 yards left over in each color)

 

Supplies:

G (4.0 mm) Hook

Stitch marker

Large button, 1 1/8” or 1 ¼” in diameter

Scissors

Piece of Cardboard or other flat object (like a book) 14” long

Ruler (for Measuring Gauge)

Yarn Needle or Blunt Tapestry Needle

 

Finished Size: 8” Wide, 10 ½” Tall (excluding 6” long fringe)

 

Gauge: 22 sc = 4”, 25 sc rows = 4”

 

Abbreviations:

st: stitch

sts: stitches

beg: beginning

nxt: next

sp: space

sps: spaces

rep: repeat

ch: chain

sl st: slip stitch

sc: single crochet

sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together

dc: double crochet

Back Panel Begins with the Flap Square:

With Jade, ch 4. Sl st in 1st ch to form ring.

Round 1: *sc in ring, ch 1, sc in ring*, rep between *and* 3 more times. You should have 12 sts, including corner ch sps. Place marker in current loop on hook.

Round 2-16: *sc to nxt corner ch sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch sp*. Rep between *and* 3 more times, sc to marker. Place marker in current loop on hook. When you have finished Round 16, you should have 132 sts, including corner ch sps. Piece should measure approx. 8” across diagonally from corner to corner. Sc to corner ch sp, sl st in corner ch sp. Tie off.

 

Chevron Back:

Join Camel in same st you tied off in from the flap square.

Rows 1-8: Ch 1, (does not count as a stitch and is not worked into on following row), turn. Sc in nxt st, sc across to corner ch sp. (Sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch sp. Sc across to last 2 sc, sc2tog. You should have 66 sts, not including beg ch 1 sp.

Change to Jade. Rep Rows 1-8.

Change to Cafe au Lait. Rep Rows 1-8. Tie off. Weave in ends.

 

Flap Edging:

Lay Back Panel right-side-up with chevrons pointing towards you. If you are right-handed, join Jade in the corner ch sp on right side of flap square. If you are left-handed, join Jade in the corner ch sp on left side of flap square.

Edging Row: Ch 1. Sc in nxt st, sc across to corner ch sp. (Sc, ch 10, sc) in corner ch sp. Sc across to last 2 sc, sc2tog. Tie off, weave in ends.

 

Front Chevron Panel Begins with a Triangle:

With Camel, ch 4. Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.

Row 1: ch 1 (counts as a stitch for this triangle section only). 2 sc in ring, ch 1, 3 sc in ring. You should have 7 sts, including beg ch sp and corner ch sp.

Rows 2-16: ch 1 (counts as a stitch for this triangle section only), turn. Sc in same st, sc across to corner ch sp. (Sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch sp. Sc across to beg ch sp from previous row, 2 sc in beg ch sp. When you have finished Row 16, you should have 67 sts. Do not tie off.

 

Front Panel Chevrons:

(continue with Camel, working into triangle just made)

Rows 1-8: Ch 1, (does not count as a stitch and is not worked into on following row), turn. Sc in nxt st, sc across to corner ch sp. (Sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch sp. Sc across to last 2 sc, sc2tog. You should have 66 sts, not including beg ch 1 sp.

Change to Jade. Rep Rows 1-8.

Change to Cafe au Lait. Rep Rows 1-8. Tie off. Weave in ends.

 

Strap:

With Camel, ch 6. Dc in first ch and in nxt 5 chs. Working in a continuous spiral, dc in each st around and around and around to make a long cord. Stop when the strap is the length you want, keeping in mind that the strap will stretch a little bit when worn. I made my strap 40” long, but you may want it longer if you are tall.

 

Assembly:

Block your front and back panels. I chose to steam block mine by holding a steaming iron over the surface of the fabric and letting the steam penetrate it. The 24/7 Cotton yarn I used says on the label that it can be ironed, so I gently pressed a crease into the foldline of the flap (to make it fold down better). DO NOT let the surface of the iron touch the fabric unless your yarn label says the projects made from that yarn can be ironed.

Thread a length of Cafe au Lait yarn, about 1 ½ yards long, through your yarn needle.

Lay Back Panel and Front Panel right-side-up next to each other on your work surface. Using Mattress stitch and beginning at top of side edge, seam side of back panel to side of front panel, stopping at bottom of side edge. Whip stitch diagonal edges across bottom of bag together, stopping at bottom of other side edge. Seam the remaining side edges of the bag together with Mattress stitch, stopping at top of side edge.

OR

Place Back Panel and Front Panel right-sides-together, lining up corners. Using a running stitch and beginning at top of side edge, seam side of back panel to side of front panel, stopping at bottom of side edge. Flip bag so panels are wrong-sides-together and the right sides are facing out. Whip stitch diagonal edges across bottom of bag together, stopping at bottom of other side edge. Flip bag inside-out so panels are right-sides-together again. Seam the remaining side edges together with a running stitch, stopping at top of side edge.

Take a small stitch on the inside of the seam and tie a knot. Bury the yarn tail in the seam allowance (edges of the seam inside the bag). Thread the tail from the beginning of the seam through your yarn needle, Take a small stitch on the inside of the seam and tie a knot. Bury the yarn tail in the seam allowance (edges of the seam inside the bag).

 

Thread a length of Camel yarn, about 10” long, through your yarn needle. Fold flap of bag closed so it lines up with the triangle of the front panel, leaving the 8 rows of the Camel chevron exposed. The place where the bottom half of the button loop lays on the Camel chevron is where we will attach the button to the front panel. Line up the button in that spot on the front panel, making sure it is centered width-wise on the bag. Bring the needle up through a hole in the button from the back, leaving about a 4” tail of yarn. Holding onto that tail to make sure it doesn’t get pulled out, stitch your button to the bag. My button has 4 holes, so I chose to stitch it in an X pattern. Your last stitch should bring the needle through to the inside of the bag. Tie the remaining yarn together in a double knot with the tail you left when you began sewing the button on. Weave in ends.

 

Fringe:

Begin wrapping the Cafe au Lait yarn evenly around your 14” piece of cardboard. (You can use another flat object, like a book, instead of cardboard if you prefer, as long as it is about 14” long. I used a 14” notepad.) You should be wrapping it around in the direction that is 14” long. Wrap it around your cardboard 65 or 66 times, without a lot of overlapping, and without pulling it too tight. Lay your wrapped cardboard down on your work surface and press on the wrapped yarn to hold it. At the edge of the cardboard, slip your scissors between the cardboard and the yarn and cut the wrapped yarn all the way across. Move the hand that is holding the wrapped yarn down to the work surface to the other end of the cardboard and hold down the wrapped yarn at that end. At that end of the cardboard, slip your scissors between the cardboard and the yarn and cut the wrapped yarn all the way across. Remove the cardboard. You should now have about 130 strands of yarn that are a little under 14” long.

We will attach the fringe along the bottom edge of the bag. Insert your crochet hook through a pair of stitches (both layers, just as you whip-stitched them together) from back to front. Take 2 strands of fringe and fold them in half lengthwise. Grab the fold with your hook, and pull it through the edge of the bag to create a loop. Pull the ends of the fringe through that loop and tighten. You will now have 4 strands of fringe coming off of that stitch. Repeat all the way along the bottom edge of the bag, making sure to put fringe in each stitch along that edge.

Because the yarn you made fringe from has been wound into a skein for awhile, it will be a little wrinkly. I fixed this by steam blocking the fringe. Lay the bag on your ironing surface and “comb” the fringe with your fingers. Taking a small section at a time, straighten out the fringe and hold the steaming iron over the surface. The 24/7 Cotton yarn I used says on the label that it can be ironed, so I gently pressed each section of the fringe after it had been steamed. DO NOT let the surface of the iron touch the fabric unless your yarn label says the projects made from that yarn can be ironed.

Once your fringe has been steamed, lay the bag on your work surface, “comb” the fringe with your fingers, and slightly trim the ends of the fringe to make them more even.

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2 Comments

  • Deanna

    Really cute purse thanks for the pattern and also thank you for all of us lefties we usually don’t get any instructions for us but you did. And I have a Pinterest board just for patterns lefty friendly! I pinning it now

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