Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

This Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern Ball is the perfect project for advanced beginners who have mastered the basic stitches and crochet techniques. The completed project measures 11 to 12 inches across and 5 to 6 inches tall, depending on the yarn and crochet hook used. This pattern is written using U.S. Crochet Terms.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Here’s what you’ll need:

Yellow and Orange Tri-Color Half-Circle Purse

Clover Soft Touch 3.75-mm Crochet Hooks, Size F
Yarn Needles (for stitching) – HIGHROCK Colorful Plastic Sewing Needles
Main Color – Red Heart Super Saver Economy Yarn, Bright Yellow
Side/Strap Color – Red Heart Super Saver (2-pack) Carrot
Trim/Top Flap Color – Lion Brand Yarns Wool-Ease Pumpkin
Button (1 Inch) – BUTTONS GALORE BIG BAG Buttons – Carnival Orange

Tan, Green, Rose Tri-Color Half-Circle Purse

Clover Soft Touch 3.75-mm Crochet Hooks, Size F
Yarn Needles (for stitching) – HIGHROCK Colorful Plastic Sewing Needles
Main Color – Caron Simply Soft Yarn – Bone
Side/Strap Color – Caron Simply Soft Yarn Solids (2-pack) Pistachio
Trim/Top Flap Color – Caron Simply Soft Yarn – Victorian Rose
Button (1 inch) – Packet of 15 x Black Resin 25mm Round Buttons (4 Hole)
Fuchsia Yarn from Flower – Caron Simply Soft Solids Yarn, 6 Ounce, Fuchsia

STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS:

ST – Stitch
CH – Chain
SL ST – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
TC – Triple Crochet
INCR – Increase
DECR – Decrease

Directions:

PURSE SIDES – MAKE TWO

Row 1 – CH 2. Place 3 SC in second CH from hook. CH 1. Turn.

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Row 2 – Place 2 SC in each stitch across – 6 stitches. CH 1. Turn

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Row 3 – SC in next two stitches. Place 2 SC in next stitch. Repeat this pattern in all stitches to end – 8 stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 4 – SC in next two stitches. Place 2 SC in next stitch. Repeat Pattern to end – 12 Stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 5 – SC in next three stitches. Place 2 SC in next stitch. Repeat pattern to end – 15 Stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 6 – SC in next four stitches. Place 2 SC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 18 stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Row 7 – SC in next five stitches. Place 2 SC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 21 stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Row 8 – SC in next six stitches. Place 2 SC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 24 stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 9 – SC in next seven stitches. Place 2 SC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 27 stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Row 10 – SC in next eight stitches. Place 2 SC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 30 stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 11 – SC in next nine stitches. Place 2 SC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 33 stitches. CH 2. Turn.

Row 12 – DC in next 10 stitches. Place 2 DC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 36 stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 13 – SC in next 11 stitches. Place 2 SC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 39 stitches. CH 2. Turn.

Row 14 – DC in next 12 stitches. Place 2 DC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 42 stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 15 – SC in next 13 stitches. Place 2 SC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 45 stitches. CH 3. Turn.

Row 16 – TC in next 14 stitches. Place 2 TC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 48 stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 17 – SC in next 15 stitches. Place 2 SC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 51 stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Row 18 – SC in next 16 stitches. Place 2 SC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 54 stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Row 19 – SC in next 17 stitches. Place 2 SC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 57 stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Row 20 – SC in next 18 stitches. Place 2 SC in next. Repeat pattern to end – 60 stitches. Fasten off.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Unfinished Side – Place SC across straight edge of SIDE, evenly spaced. Whatever number of stitches you place, do your best to place the same number of SC across the straight edge of other side. This is not crucial, but do your best to get close to the same number, at least, just so your purse has a “consistent” look. Fasten off.

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THIRD SIDE/STRAP – CH 201.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 1 – SC in second chain from hook and in each remaining CH to the end – 200 SC. Chain 1. Turn.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 2 – SC in each to end. 200 SC
Row 3 – SC in each to end. 200 SC
Row 4 – SC in each to end. 200 SC. Fasten off with long enough yarn to use for joining ends of strap together.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Join strap together (making sure your strap is straight and not twisted) so you have one neat circle of crochet.

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Using seam as middle point, count 30 stitches back to the right. At that stitch, attach yarn with a SC. Continue SC in each of the next 59 stitches, for a total of 60. CH 1. Turn.

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SC in the 60 SC of the previous row. Fasten off.

At the same spot on the other side of strap, attach yarn and work 60 SC, doing your best to match the stitches you worked on the other side. CH 1. Turn.

SC in the 60 SC of the previous row. Fasten off.

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ASSEMBLY

Start attaching one side to the side/strap by attaching Trim Yarn at first of 60 SC just added. Place SC in each of the 60 SC around, joining the side/strap to the circular edge of side.

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Attach the other side to the side strap in the same manner as the first side, placing SC in each of the 60 corresponding stitches to join.

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TOP FLAP OF BAG

Row 1 – Attach trim color to the last stitch in the side/strap to the right of the top back of bag, as shown in image. Place SC there and in every stitch across the top of the back, finishing with one SC in the first stitch of the side/strap on the left. CH 1. Turn.

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Row 2 – SC in each stitch of previous row. CH 1. Turn.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 3 through 9 – SC in each stitch of previous row. CH 1. Turn.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 10 – Work 1 SC DECR in first two stitches. SC in each stitch across to last two. Work 1 SC DECR in last two stitches. CH 1. Turn.

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Row 11 through 17 – Work 1 SC DECR in first two stitches. SC in each stitch across to last two. Work 1 SC DECR in last two stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 18 – You need to calculate your stitches. Take the number of stitches you have. Subtract 5. Divide Remaining number in half. Subtract 1 from that number to account for DECR. (For example, if you have 33 stitches across at the end of row 17, subtracting 5 leaves you with 28 stitches. Half of that is 14. Subtract 1 to account for the DECR worked on each side and that leaves you with 13.)

Work 1 SC DECR in first two stitches and then one SC in each stitch until you reach your number. (If your number was 13, you’ll be placing SC in 12 more stitches.)

Chain 5. Skip next 5 stitches. Place 1 SC in next stitch and remaining stitches to last 2 stitches. Work 1 SC DECR in last two stitches. (Should be the same amount of stitches as you calculated in the beginning.) CH 1. Turn.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 19 – 1 SC DECR in first two stitches. SC in each stitch across (including 5 placed over the chain of 5) to last two. Work 1 SC DECR in last two stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Tri-Color Half Circle Purse Crochet Pattern

Row 20 through 26 – 1 SC DECR in first two stitches. SC in each stitch across to last two. Work 1 SC DECR in last two stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Fasten Off at the end of Row 26.

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Attach yarn used for strap/side at the place where the strap and flap connect, as shown in picture. Place SC there and evenly to other side of flap, ending in the stitch where the flap and strap connect. Fasten off.

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Sew button on where shown.

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Optional: Add appliques to your purse to decorate it up.

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If you like the hearts on the Orange-Yellow purse, you can find instructions for them here. If you like the flower on the Tan-Green-Rose purse, you can find instructions for it here.

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I hope you have an amazing time creating!

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