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Purple Passion Purse – a boho bag to make in shades of your favorite color

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The Purple Passion Purse is part of the CAL Central Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along. The purse is made in linen or moss stitch and features surface crochet and lots of tassels and fringe. Show off your boho fashion in your favorite colors – why not make one for each outfit? The Purple Passion Purse will make a great holiday gift for some of the special girls and woman in your life!

Purple Passion Purse free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home
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The yarn used in this sample was provided by LoveCrafts.

Holiday Stashdown Square

You can find all the details about the Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along HERE. You will also find the list of designers who are participating and links to their designs.

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Purple Passion Purse

Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Size:
7.5″ square

Yarn:
Paintbox Yarns, Simply Aran, 100% Acrylic, 100 g / 3.5 oz / 184 m / 201 yd
Dusty Rose 241, Color A: 35 g / 70 yd
Dusty Lilac 246, Color B: 55 g / 110 yd
Pansy Purple 247 Color C: 35 g / 70 yd

Hook:
US-H/8, 5.0 mm – Knitter’s Pride Dreamz used

Gauge:
20 sts x 19 rows = 4” [10 cm] in linen stitch

Other supplies:
yarn needle
tape measure

Stitches and Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)

Getting Started:
Surface Crochet: Insert hook down through front of work and pull up a loop, *insert hook down through front of work one st away and pull loop through everything on hook, repeat from * to end of design, cut yarn from below, pull it through, then sew it back over the outside of the last loop and weave in ends.

Pattern:

Bag:
Rnd 1: With Color A, ch 36, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 1, skip 1, sc in next ch] 17 times, turn, [ch 1, sc in skipped ch] 17 times, ch 1, sl st in top of first sc. – 35 sc
Rnd 2: With Color B, ch 1 (does not count as a st here or throughout), (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) around, sl st in top of first sc.
Rnd 3: With Color C, repeat Rnd 2.
Rnd 4: With Color B, repeat Rnd 2.
Rnds 5-32: Continue repeating Rnd 2 in color order (A, B, C, B, A, B, C, B…)
Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Flap:
Row 1: With color B, ch 2, (sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch made.
Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in sc, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in sc.
Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in sc, ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in sc.
Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in sc, ch 1, [sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1] 2 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, [sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1] 2 times, sc in sc.
Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc in sc, ch 1, [sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, [sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times, sc in sc.
Row 6:Turn, ch 1, sc in sc, ch 1, [sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1] until ch-2 is reached, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-1 sp, ch 2, [sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1] to end, sc in last sc.
Rows 7-15: Repeat row 6.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto purse. Weave in starting tail.
With Color A, surface crochet over sc posts from rows 14 and 13.
With Color C, surface crochet over sc posts from rows 12 and 12.
Weave in ends of A and C.
Use tail from flap to sew flap to purse.

Strap:
Cut 8 pieces of each color that are 75″ long. Thread each color bundle through Rnd 31 from the outside to the inside at one side of the bag (each color bundle can be threaded through a different spot as long as they are very close together). Pull the bundles through until there is only 10″ hanging on the outside of the bag. Tie an overhand knot and pull it tight against the outside of the bag.

Braid the 3 color bundles of yarn together until there is just 10″ left. Thread each color bundle through Rnd 31 from the inside to the outside at the other side of the bag. Tie an overhand knot and pull it tight against the bag. Trim the tassels so they are 6″ long from the end of the knot.

Tassel:
Cut 2 pieces of each color 16″ long. Lay them evenly on top of each other and fold the bundle in half. Use a crochet hook to pull the center of the bundle through the ch-2 sp at the point of the flap from the front to the back. Pull the loop through just 1-2″ and then pull the ends of the bundle through the loop and tug it tight. Trim the tassel so it is 5″ long.

Fringe:
Cut 16 pieces of each color 12″ long. Stack one of each color together into a small bundle. Use a crochet hook to pull one end of the bundle part of the way through the first ch st at the bottom of the bag from back to front, then pull the other end of the bundle part of the way through the next ch st, take the 6 ends that have been pulled through the chains and pull them through the loop created by the center of the bundle, pull the ends to tighten the tassel. Repeat with the remaining 15 bundles. Trim the fringe so it is 4″ long.

Use or give and enjoy!

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