Seamless purse – tutorial 2

I am still deeply in love with crochet I just love the simplicity of it; 1 hook 1 skein of yarn and off you go. Anyway a little while ago I crocheted this seamless bag with chunky wool and a huge hook but never wrote a pattern down. The size is 37cm wide by 31cm high)

crochted bag

See, I love crocheting but I am not really into sewing the sides up for bags. So please find below the pattern for a seamless purse. I guess it’s probably totally the wrong way to make a bag/purse but it is soo easy! Here is a view of the bottom and I think it looks fine.

bottom seamless purse

The end result looks like this and the only thing you have to do at the end is sew the buttons on and weave the ends in.

seamless crocheted purse

I used:

  • 6mm hook
  • 2 skeins of very yummy merino wool
  • 3 buttons

After it’s finished you might want to line the purse. I am not very good at sewing so if somebody has a good tutorial for lining a crocheted purse please let me know. I think this would also look very nice without the flap and a zip in it but again I struggle with zips a lot so this was the easier option.

Alrighty here we go; the pattern:

ch 40

row 1: 1 hdc into every top loop of chain then without turning go around the other side and 1 hdc in every bottom loop of chain

no chains at the end of a row just keep going around and around untill your work has the desired height, mine is about 10cm high.

No you are going to make the flap: 

sc in first 40ch of front of work to make a nicer edge and hdc in back of work turn work over

ch 2, 40 hdc turn over keep going untill you have 6 rows like this.

ch 2, 9 hdc, 2 ch (for button hole), 8 hdc, 2 ch (for buttonhole), 8 hdc, 2 ch(for buttonhole), 9 hdc

ch 2, 40 hdc

ch 1, then sc in every hdc around for nicer edge

Now sew your buttons on.

Taadaaa! The finished result. (Size is 26cm wide and 11.5cm high.)

Since I am not the greatest pattern writer please let me know if you see any mistakes or ways to discribe it better. I think I will sew some lining in mine and maybe make some pretty embroidery on the front put the plain one is rather nice too I think. And if you are going to have a go at this please leave a link in the comments section of this post so I can have a look at your purse/bag 🙂

purse and bag together



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9 responses to “Seamless purse – tutorial 2

  1. I love this! I haven’t crocheted in ages but this is tempting! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is so wonderful! I love the colors and the bottom looks really nice (I could imagine doing this in wool & felting for a really cute vase as well…)

    It depends on how it might look, but a sewing option could be using fusible web. Also there are really fun no-sew glues on the market that work well on crochet!

    Thanks for the pattern!

  4. Thanks so much for commenting on AMIlist!

  5. Very cute bags! I also love using the seamless side method of crocheting. I use it on my recycled plastic bag totes and purses that I create.

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  7. It is a cute bag, pretty colors. Will you come to my house and line some of my bags???

  8. Nice purse. I have not turned my hand to chrochet but my wife is going to give it a go!

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