Rainbow purse - free tutorial

April 27, 2015

Hi my dears, 
you wrote me quite often, that my free patterns in pdf are hard to download. I am sorry for the troubles. I checked it maybe million times but all looks that, it should be no problem with downloading. Sometimes these IT's (information technologies) makes me crazy... but I don't want to complain on it, because thanks IT's I could be in touch with you :-) 



So I made the decision to write all my free patterns directly on the blog, to be no troubles with downloading anymore. And of course, I will make the revisions of these patterns - because, as I am saying: "Always it is something, what could be done better! :-)"

Today I will share with you my free pattern of Rainbow purse for little treasuries. It was my very first purse I made for my Natalka. I used bright colors and after the years I still like it.

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Rainbow purse for little treasury

Used material: 
100% cotton  - Catania Solids by Schachenmayr SMC
Yarn weight:  Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi)  
Yardage: 136 yards (124 meters)
Unit weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Gauge: 26.0 sts = 4 inches

You will need small amount of these colors:

205 green, 219 light green, 222 light pink, 114 cyclamen, 397 light turquoise, 146 turquoise, 281 orange, 113 violet, 208 yellow You will need about 40 g of yarn totally.

Hook: 3 mm

Other material: wooden beads


Size of finished purse: this purse is quite little. It's size is: height 14 cm/5,5 inches and width 16 cm/ 6,3 inches


Note: if you would like to make your purse a little bit bigger, just repeat the rounds 14 - 22 and use the colors, following your own imagination or use another yarn e.g. worsted yarn, 100% cotton Lily sugar and Cream, hook 5 mm and follow the instruction. The size will be bigger and the shape will stay symmetrical.

Level of the pattern: beginner

Abbreviations used (US terminology):
Chain (CH)
Slip stitch (SlSt)
Single crochet (SC)
Half double crochet (HDC)
Double crochet (DC)

At the beginning of this purse I made African flower. I used African flower pattern designed by Lounette Fourie and Anita Roussouw. I made some little changes in the original pattern, but still the credit gives to them of course.




Instruction

Work in circular rounds. Begin with African flower and continue from down to top direction. 

Beginning: use light blue yarn and make 5 CH, join first CH with 1 SlSt to form a ring.
Round 1: 3 CH (count as first DC), 1 DC in the middle of the ring, [1 chain stitch, 2 DC in ring] - repeat it 5 times totally, 1 CH, make 1 SlSt to first DC (you will get 6 shells), end the work.

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 2: use turquoise yarn, insert the hook in 1CH space from previous round and make all stitches in same 1 CH space [3 CH as a first DC +1 DC + 2 DC] - picture of the left

Then you will make: [2 DC + 1 CH + 2 DC + 1 CH] - all stitches in one 1 CH stitch from previous round. Repeat it to the end of the round. Make 1 SlSt to first DC. You will have 6 groups of: [2 DC + 1 CH + 2 DC +1 CH] - picture on the right

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 3: continue with turquoise yarn and crochet [7 DC first 1CH space from previous round, 1 SlSt in next 1 CH space from previous round] repeat to the end of the round (6 times totally). Make 1 SlSt to first 1 CH space from previous round and end the work. You will get 6 petals.

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 4: use apple green yarn, insert a hook in first 1CH space round 2 and make 1 CH, then crochet [1 SC in next 7 stitches from previous round, then make 1 SlSt in 1 CH space from round 2] - repeat it to the end of the round. Make 1 SlSt to the first stitch of this round, end the work. You will get 48 stitches.

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 5: Don't insert a hook in SlSt from previous round, you will skip these stitches. Use light green yarn, insert a hook in first SC from previous round and crochet: [1 SC in next 3 stitches, inc, 1 SC in next 3 stitches, skip one stitch] - repeat 6 times totally (you will have 48 SC). Make 1 SlSt to the first SC, end the work. You will have 48 SC.

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 6: work with yellow color yarn, insert a hook in first SC from previous round and make: 3 CH as a first DC, then 1 DC in same stitch, [then skip 3 stitches and crochet these stitches: [2 DC + 1CH + 2 DC + 1CH]  in next stitch, then skip 2 stitches and crochet 2 DC in next stitch + 1 CH, skip one stitch and make 2 DC in next stitch + 1 CH] - repeat this part 5 times totally, then skip 2 stitches and crochet in these stitches [2 DC + 1CH + 2 DC + 1CH] in next stitch, skip one stitch and make 2 DC in next stitch + 1 CH, join first stitch of the round with 1 SlSt. In fact you will get 24 groups of (2 DC + 1 CH)

Note: OK - this round sounds crazy - but main point is to counted the gaps between groups of stitches, to the final shape will look  symmetrically :-)

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 7: continue with yellow yarn and make: 3 CH as a 1st DC, 1 DC in 1CH space from previous round, 1 CH, [2DC in 1CH space from previous round, 1CH ] - repeat to the end of the round (You will get 24 groups of 2 DC + 1CH). Make 1 SlSt to the first SC, end the work. 

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 8 - 9: use orange yarn and make: 3 CH as a 1st DC, 2 DC in 1CH space from previous round 1 CH, [3 DC in 1CH space from previous round, 1 CH ]- repeat to the end of the round. (You will get 24 groups of 3 DC + 1CH). Make 1 SlSt to the first SC. End the work after round 9.

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 10: use hot pink yarn and make: [5 CH, 1 SlSt in 1CH space from previous round] – repeat to the end of the round. You will get 24 groups of (5 CH + 1 SlSt) 

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 11 - 13: continue with hot pink yarn and make: 5 CH, 1 SlSt in 5CH space from previous round – repeat to the end of the round. End the work after round 13. You will get 24 groups of (5 CH + 1 SlSt)

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 14 -15: use purple yarn and make: 3 CH as a 1st DC, 2 DC in 5 CH space from previous round 1 CH, [3 DC in 5 CH space from previous round, 1CH ]- repeat to the end of the round. You will get 24 groups of (3 DC + 1CH). Make 1 SlSt to the first SC. End the work after round 15.

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 16 -17: repeat round 14 – 15, use light pink yarn.  You will have 24 groups of (3 DC + 1CH).

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 18: use green yarn and make: [5 CH, 1 SlSt in 1CH space from previous round] – repeat to the end of the round. You will get 24 5 CH + 1 SlSt groups

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 19 - 21: continue with green yarn and make: 5 CH, 1 SlSt in 5CH space from previous round – repeat to the end of the round. End the work after round 21. You will get 24 5 CH + 1 SlSt groups

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 22: use turquoise yarn and make: 2 CH counts as 1st HDC, 2 HDC in 5Ch space from previous round, 3 HCD in 5CH space from previous round- repeat 2 times totally, 2 HDC in 5CH space from previous round, 3 HCD in 5CH space from previous round - repeat 3 times totally, HDC in 5CH space from previous round ] – repeat 5 times. Make 1 SlSt to the first HDC. You will have 66 HDC.

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Round 23: continue with turquoise yarn and make: 1 SC in every stitch from previous round. Join with stitch of the round with 1 SlSt.
Round 24: continue with turquoise yarn and make: [1 SlSt, skip 1 stitch, 5 SC in one stitch, skip 1 stitch] - repeat to the end of round. Make 1 SlSt to the first stitch of the round and end the work. Neaten free threads.

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

String:
You yellow yarn and make 180 CH, end the work, let longer thread for adding he beads. Use needle with blunt tip and draw the string through round 23. Add the beads on the ends of the string.

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Beads:
Draw the beads using needle with blunt tip. Then insert the needle into second and third bead (skip the first bead) and draw the needle to the string direction. The end of the string and needle are by yellow bead now. Then take the thinnest hook you have at home and make 1 SlSt into the stitch directly next of yellow bead, use the end of the string for making SlSt. Then pass the hook through the beads one by one and cut the string. 

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Strap:
Row 1: use light pink yarn and make about 83 cm (33 inches) long chain using CH, end the work.
Row 2: use red yarn and make 1 SlSt in every stitch from previous row, end the work.
Neaten free threads and and sew the strap inside the purse. 

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Your rainbow purse is finished! 
Congratulation! :-)

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Have fun with this pattern! ♥ And let me see your purses :-). I am very curious on every single one of them! You could add the picture to this boar on the Pinterest or you could easily send it to me at these e-mails: vendula.maderska@seznam.cz or vendula.maderska@gmail.com

Crochet rainbow purse - free pattern

Note: This pattern is for personal use only. The pattern or parts of it may be not reproduced, redistributed, resold, translated, published (online or printed), altered, shared or posted (for sale or free) over the Internet or offline! You are allowed to sell finished items based on this pattern in limited series, handmade by you. Please, write this text to your listing: "Based on pattern by Vendula Maderska, www.vendulkam.blogspot.com"

Thank you, that you are respecting the copyright. I am very grateful for your loyalty.
Yours, Vendulka

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24 komentářů

  1. I love this colorful purse. Thank you very much for sharing the pattern.
    Greetings from Holland, Wendy
    Wendy's Mhaaksels

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  2. Как красиво! Спасибо за описание!

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  3. I love your colours and desingn. I bought your patter of garden scene and it was very clear and I have no trouble to finish although I am a beginner in crochet. Thanks a lot for sharing!
    I am planing to visit Check Republic this July. Have you got shop?
    Best regards from Spain

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  4. Beautiful as always! Thank you for the pattern.

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  5. Such a bright and cheery design!!! Thank you so much for sharing your hard work and creativity!!!

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  6. Такой позитив! Очень красиво! Браво!

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  7. It's beautiful thank you for sharing your pattern. :)

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  8. Hello, I love your crochet, it is beauty, I love this colors, I follow your blog, I have a blog about crochet with free patterns and free crochet diagrams, visit me , hugs from Brazil.
    Visite meu blog - Tita Carré - Crochet

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  9. It is lovely and so full of nice colours. Nice pattern.
    Julie.C

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  10. Hi Vendulka, wonderful pattern. However, the round 6 ... "[then skip 3 stitches and crochet these stitches" ...didn't work for me as at the end of the row I didn't have a space for last "2 DC in next stitch + 1 CH". Should I skip 3 stitches each 5 repeats or just once and then skip 2 stitches?
    Diki

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  11. A warm hello from Holland. Thank you for this loverly colored pattern. I love your patterns.

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  12. Oh, I finally found your blog, I have seen many of your designs in the "Crochet world", but never the blog.
    *doing th happy dance* I love how you use all the happy colors together, never a dull moment.
    I have a link up party at my blog, you are welcome to share.
    Have a nice day

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  13. Bellissima grazie della condivisione!

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  14. Bellissima grazie della condivisione!

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  15. Такая прелесть! Обязательно попробую связать для своей любимой внучки. Спасибо вам большое!

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  16. Такая прелесть! Обязательно попробую связать для своей любимой внучки. Спасибо вам большое!

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  17. I made this with my own colors, how do I post a picture? I emailed you a picture of mine

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  18. I love this pattern. Thank you so much for sharing ��

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  19. Thank you for this lovely free pattern Vendulka! I love your colours as usual!

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  20. Волшебная сумочка! Большое спасибо!

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