Mar 292014
 

~ Tranquil Waves Underarm Purse ~

Free Crochet Pattern

When I think of the Spring near the ocean, I imagine the calm, white, sandy beach with tranquil waves at sunset.  While I am not much of a purse user, I do so love yarn and book totes that fit an occasional diaper or two.  This free crochet pattern series with the Tranquil Waves stitch will include your usual accessories suspects, and then some.  For now, you can enjoy this fantastic purse while honing in on your crochet stitches/tricks.

Want to add a set of things in this stitch?  Check out Tranquil Waves Toddler Cloche-Like Sun Hat & Tranquil Waves Arm Warmer – Teen – Adult (s), there’s more in this series, so don’t miss it :) Visit again soon.

Tranquil Waves Underarm Purse | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Purse Pattern

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Following the gauge, the purse will turn out to be about 9.5″ Square.  You are welcome to line it with fabric or use store purchased handles.  A few options will be presented to you when it comes time :)

I’ve seen a lot of crochet purses/handbags, but have stayed away from making my own.  When I encountered this stitch pattern, it called my name (ask other designers, they know what I’m talking about – not to deter from the fact that we’re all just a tad bit crazy);  I knew it was a purse and much much more.  A week later, this Mystery Crochet Along was born and the purse sits pretty before you.

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Materials

    • One Skein of Bernat Mosaic or 209-300yds of worsted weight yarn (photo done in Optimistic colorway)
    • H-8 (5mm), I-9 (5.5mm), J-10 (6mm) Hook (whatever it takes to obtain gauge)
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Scissors
    • Any other accessories you would like to use, e.g. fabric lining, button closure, store bought handles

Sizing:

One Size fits most Child – Adult.  It will be more like a tote on a 5yo and an underarm purse on an adult

Stitches

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Foundation single crochet (fsc) ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)*insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Double Crochet (dc) – yo, insert hook in indicated st (stitch), yo draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) - yo, insert hook from front to back to front from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, , yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2
Video tutorial by Crochet Cabana: http://youtu.be/EwwCBNQRVvI?t=25s

Standing Double Crochet (standing dc)-  This stitch replaces the ch3 start so you have a cleaner look on your piece (in fact, the starting stitch will almsot be undetectable) Video tutorial by Mooglyblog: http://youtu.be/aduDzuchP6c?t=53s

Special Stitches

V-Stitch (V-st) - (dc, ch1, dc) in indicated stitch

2 Double Crochet V-Stitch (2dc-Vst) - (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in indicated stitch

3 Double Crochet V-Stitch (3dc-V-st) - (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in indicated stitch

V-st in 3dc-V-st - V-st in ch1 spc of indicated 3dc-V-st

3dc-V-st in 3dc-V-st  - (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in ch1 spc of previous round’s 3dc-V-st

3dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st  - (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in ch1 spc of previous round’s 2dc-V-st

Gauge:

4″ x 4″ swatch:
Stitch pattern ch15, sc second st from hook, sc in each st across [14sc ]
*Ch1, turn, sc in each st across, Rpt for a total of 16 sc rowssc = 1/4″ row height

hdc = 1/2″ row height
dc = 3/4″ row height 

Pattern:Tranquil Waves Underarm Purse Close Up | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Purse Pattern

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Round 1:
Ch1, 2sc in same fsc space, sc in each of the next 35 fsc, 5sc in the last fsc, rotate the work clockwise (counter-clockwise for lefties), sc in each of the next 35 fsc, 3sc in the same fsc you started Round 1, slst join to the first sc
[80 sc]

Round 2:
Standing dc or ch3 start,
*skp 3 sc, 3dc-V-st in next sc, skp 3 sc, dc in next sc, ch1, skp next sc, dc in next sc
Rpt from * until one sc remaining, slst to beginning dc

Round 3:
Slst around the post of the beginning dc of Round 2, standing dc (this acts as the first FPdc),


*3dc-V-st in next 3dc-V-st, FPdc in next dc, ch1, FPdc in next dc
Rpt from * until last dc, FPdc in next dc, ch1, slst join to beginning FPdc

Round 4:
Standing dc, dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join ,
*FPdc around FPdc, V-st in 3dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in ch1 spc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc

Round 5:
Standing dc, 2dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join ,
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, skp V-st, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc

Round 6:
Standing dc, 2dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join (Note: This is half of a 3dc-V-st),
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc-V-st in 3dc-V-st
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc

Round 7:
Standing dc (Note: This is half of a V-st),
*FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in next ch1 spc, FPdc around FPdc, V-st in 3dc-V-st,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc

Round 8:
Slst in next FPdc, FPslst around the same FPdc, Standing dc (this will give you a FPdc look at the beginning of your round),
*3dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, skp V-st, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, slst to beginning standing dc

 Round 9:
FPslst around the standing dc of last round, Standing dc (this will give you the FPdc look at the beginning of the round),
*3dc-V-st in 3dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, slst to beginning standing dc

Rounds 10-15:
Repeat Rounds 4-9

Round 16-20:
Repeat Rounds 4-8

RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side

Strap

Row 1 (RS):
Slst in the next 3 dc, slst in ch1 spc, slst in next 3 dc
Working in Round 19 (2 rounds below for stability),
sc in the last dc of the 2dc-V-st, sc in the FPdc, 2sc in ch1spc of V-st, sc first dc of next 2dc-V-st, sc in next dc of 2dc-V-st
[6sc]

Row 2 (WS):
Ch1, turn, sc in each sc across
[6sc]

 Row 3 (RS) – odd # row of your choosing (RS):
Repeat Row 2
[6sc]

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Join and ending to comeTo join the strap to the other side of your underarm purse…
Ch1, turn, sc in each sc across (yes, I tricked you to end on an even # row, but you do need to hook through to the RS
[6sc]

With the purse that has strap attached side facing you, fold your strap over in half – make sure there is no twist.Turn the purse and the unattached strap over.

The strap placement on this side of the purse will be identical to the side you started on – right hand side between the first two 3dc-V-st (left hand side between the first two 3dc-V-st for lefties).

Once you have the strap lined up to where it should go, roll it over onto the purse so that the RS of the strap and the RS of the purse are facing.  You will hook from the inside of the bag through both the purse and the sc on the strap for this row.

Working from the inside of the purse in Round 19 (2 rounds below for stability) and through both layers,
sc in the last dc of the 2dc-V-st, sc in the FPdc, 2sc in ch1spc of V-st (insert each sc in an sc on the strap on t he second layer), sc first dc of next 2dc-V-st, sc in next dc of 2dc-V-st
[6sc]

 Edging:

Rotate your work so that you are working up the side of your strap
sc in each end of strap row

When  you reach where the strap and purse connects, rotate your work again so you are working into the top of Round 20
*slst in each dc of 3dc-V-st, sc in ch1 spc of 3dc-V-st, slst in next 3 dc of 3dc-V-st, skp FPdc, 2sc in ch1 spc, skp FPdc,
Rpt from * until you reach the other end of the strap, cut 6″ tail, fasten off

Turn purse over, start at the base of the unworked side of the strap RS facing

Slst attach new yarn

Repeat Edging

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  13 Responses to “Tranquil Waves Underarm Purse | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. Is this worked in rows or rounds?

  2. beautiful purse. Hope, I will be up to the challenge. okperson

  3. Which color of the Bernat Mosaic did you use????

  4. is there another way to start this without a FSC, mine looks like a twisted mess, I can’t even count the sc’s HELP?

    • Beginning of the pattern is worked in the round around the fsc. If you start with chains, you would chain the fsc # plus 1 more, then sc in second ch from hook and sc in each st down to the beginning. At which point you have what will look like the fsc. The rest of the pattern is the same.

  5. this patterns ending rounds do not make any sense to me and I can read a pattern, a little frustrated now wish I could get some help

    • Please check your e-mail – I’d be happy to assist :) Send along photos of where you are having trouble. Also…

      The way it is written, you can see from the photo that the strap joins at diagonal positions as opposed to the classic center symmetrical strap, which means once you have the placement, you also want to be stitching on the ‘wrong sides’ of the purse and the strap so that the join is on the ‘inside’ of the bag.

      What can be done to make it easy/simplified is making the strap, then cutting the yarn to sew the strap on to lessen the confusion and then joining the yarn again to slst the edging on both sides.

      HTH :)

    • I I had a very difficult time getting started on this purse. I put it in and took it out, no less than 50 times. Now that I have finished it, I love it. I am just about to start on the strap. Hope that it is easier than the body. If you can hang onto those 80 stitches in the beginning, you will be home free. Roberta

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