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African Flower Crochet Purse – Part 1

African Flower Crochet Purse – Part 1

April 13, 2012 /
african flower crochet pattern

Finally, I have prepared the tutorial for this African Flower Crochet Purse, the one I wanted to make for the longest time. It is 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 crochet 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 🙂

african flower motif

African Flower Crochet Purse Pattern

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Be prepared, this is going to be another lengthy tutorial, with both crochet and sewing parts 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 Crochet African Flower Purse.
  • Part 2 – 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.

Crochet African Flower Purse

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African Flower Crochet Purse Pattern - Part 1

African Flower Crochet Purse Pattern - Part 1

Yield: Crochet African Flower Purse
Active Time: 4 days
Total Time: 4 days
Difficulty: Avid Beginner/Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $20 - $30

Be prepared, this is going to be another lengthy tutorial, with both crochet and sewing parts 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 Crochet African Flower Purse.
  • Part 2 – 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.

Enjoy crochething them!

Materials

  • Yarn, acrylic baby yarn, Tilda color code: 05, 26, 505 and 510 - approximate yardage: 50 gram each for 05, 26, 510, 100 gram for 505

Tools

  • Crochet hook, 3mm

Instructions

    Dimension:
    Bag: 11 1/2″ (W) x 6 1/2″ (H) x 5″ (D)
    Motif: Each flower has a diameter (the widest width across) of 8.3cm [3 1/4″] (including the white border) if using the yarn stated below.

    Abbreviations:
    sl knot = slip knot
    st = stitch
    ss = slip stitch (to fasten)
    ch = chain
    sc = single crochet
    dc = double crochet
    fo = fasten off
    Rnd = round

    Pattern: (Hexagon)
    Make: 28
    Base Round – light brown: sl knot, ch 6, ss into first ch to make a ring. Or, you can use magic ring.
    Rnd 1 – ch 3, 1 dc, ch1, *2 dc, ch1, * repeat until you have six spaces and six 2dc. ss to the 3rd chain of the beginning round. fo
    Rnd 2 – beige : Start in a space. ch 5, 2 dc in same space, *ch1, 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in next space – repeat * 5 times, 1 dc and ss into the 3rd ch of the beginning round.
    Rnd 3 – ch3, dc6 in the 2-ch space, ch1, * dc7 in next 2-ch space, ch1, repeat * 5 times. ss the 3rd ch of the beginning round. fo.
    Rnd 4 – dark brown: ch1, sc around and make a long stitch down in round 2 between each flower petal. End with ss. fo.
    Rnd 5 – white: [crochet back loops only] ch1, sc in next 2 sts, *3sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, (skip long stitch of the previous round), sc in next 3 sts, repeat 5 times, 3sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, (skip long stitch of the previous round), ss to the ch from the beginning round.
    FO, keep a long tail for joining.

    Pattern: (Square)
    Make: 4
    Base Round – light brown: sl knot, ch 4, ss into the first ch to make a ring. Or, you can use a magic ring.
    Rnd 1 – ch 3, 1 dc, ch1, *2 dc, ch1, * repeat until you have four spaces and four 2dc. ss to the 3rd chain of the beginning round. fo
    Rnd 2 – beige : Start in a space. ch 5, 2 dc in same space, *ch1, 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in next space – repeat * 3 times, 1 dc and ss into the 3rd ch of the beginning round.
    Rnd 3 – ch3, dc6 in the 2-ch space, ch1, * dc7 in next 2-ch space, ch1, repeat * 3 times. ss the 3rd ch of the beginning round. fo.
    Rnd 4 – dark brown: ch1, sc around and make a long stitch down in round 2 between each flower petal. End with ss. fo.
    Rnd 5 – white: [crochet back loops only] ch1, sc in next 2 sts, *3sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, (skip long stitch of the previous round), sc in next 3 sts, repeat 3 times, 3sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, (skip long stitch of the previous round), ss to the ch from the beginning round.
    FO, keep a long tail for joining.

    You can view how to crochet the original African Flower motif here.

    To join, place 2 motifs with the right side facing each other, align the stitches, work on the wrong side, ss on both front loops only. Click here to find out other methods you could use.

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO CROCHET
AFRICAN FLOWER PURSE

  1. The African Flower motifs before the white border.crochet african flower motif
  2. The African Flower motifs with a white border.crochet african flower2
  3. The purse needs 4 square flowers to make the 4 corners at the base.crochet african flower square
  4. Square African Flower motif before the white border.crochet african flower square 2
  5. Square African Flower motif after the white border.crochet african flower square 1
  6. After all the motifs are done, arrange them in this way.
    3
    4
    3 + 2 squares at both sides
    8
    3 + 2 squares at both sides
    4
    3crochet african flower pattern
  7. Join the motif on their vertical sides, crochet slips stitches on the front loops only to join the flowers from the wrong side.
    Use the same color yarn, join the rows to make them into a purse that looks like the one below.joining african flower motifs
  8. The next tutorial (part 2) will be on sewing the lining and handles to complete the African Flower Purse.
    If you are happy with the purse without lining, you can always put on the handle and use it now but I swear that the purse will look more elegant and stable with a lining on.african flower crochet bag 1

crochet african flower bag 2

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