African Flower Crochet Purse – Part 1

African Flower Crochet Purse - Part 1

African Flower Crochet Purse - Part 1

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Finally, I have prepared the tutorial for this African Flower Purse, the one I wanted to make for the longest time. The one I planned to design and make since seeing Mia’s African Flower motifs a year ago. The moment I have it designed and started working, I already have the desire of wanting to share with you how beautiful this purse is going to be…. but I choose to save it until now (ohhhh… it is hard for me to keep this secret for that long). Now, I am so happy to splash your eyes with this beautiful baby that you would want to make and carry one :)

Be prepared, this is going to be another lengthy tutorial, with both crochet and sewing involved. I have to split it into 2 tutorials:

  • Part 1 (this tutorial) – crochet and joining of the African Flowers motifs to make up the purse.
  • Part 2 (coming soon)- sewing part of the lining and handles which stabilized the purse.

I modified a little on the white border of Mia’s pattern to make it into single crochet on back loops only. To cut the story short, get the pattern and tutorial after this jump.

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Crochet African Flower Purse

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  1. Hi, I loved this bag, so I started to do it with some leftover yarn I had around, now I’m on the part of all the pieces together.
    I see you placed a fabric covering to give more elegance to the bag, the thing is that I do not like standing, could you please tell me?

    Thank you very much for sharing your pattern!

    • Hi Jessy, if you like the bag to look floppy, omit the batting in the bag lining will make the bag look softer and won’t stand up straight. Hope this help.

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  2. Hola, soy mexicana y ese comentario lo coloque usando el traductor, pero veo que cambio lo que yo quería preguntarle.

    No se como hay que coser el fondo de tela, usted me podría decir como??

    Gracias!!

    Translator (by Google):
    Hi, I’m Mexican and I put that comment using the translator, but I see that change what I wanted to ask.

    No need to sew as background material, as you could tell me?

    Thank you!

  3. We do not have 3mm crochet hooks here, could you recommend another size? The closest we have is 2.75mm or 3.25mm. Would one of those work, and if so which would you recommend? Thank you!

    • Both of them work but you will need to adjust your tension a little, for example, crochet a little loose tension when using 2.75mm hook. Check the size of the flower and hope they can get near to the tension gauge as of the pattern. Otherwise, you will end up with a slightly smaller or slightly bigger purse.

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  4. Jessy Chairez is asking how do you sew or attach the fabric lining to the purse.

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  7. I started this purse a couple of months ago. My flowers are all done and I am now trying to figure out how to join them. I can only find tutorials and videos that demonstrate joining as you go. I can’t find anything that shows how to join using the tails I left on each of the flowers for joining. Do you have a tutorial for this. I’m stuck at this point and don’t want to just guess my way through this part. I’ve spent so much time and effort to get these flowers done in the colors I chose and have them laid out just how I want them to be joined, but I am stumped at how to do it without some kind of instruction. I would send you a pic if you like. What is a gravatar and where do I find it? *I used to think I was pretty tech savvy!* ;)

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  9. Hi, I wanted to say that I love this bag and I really enjoyed making it as well. I’ve made two so far. Mine are different colored schemes though. I haven’t tackled the lining yet because I’m very new to sewing but it looks like a great challenge:) I wanted to know if I could sell the bags I’ve made in my shop? I’d give you full credit of course ;)

  10. Hi! I just wanted to say thank you for your tutorial.I just finished my bag and it looks fenomenal! I’ve lined it up a little different using a plastic folder between two pieces of textiles. I also made a coin purse to match this purse, using the same African flower motif. Wonderful design you’ve created for all of us! Thank you once more! Have a wonderful day!

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