Reversible Felted Crochet Purse Free Pattern with Pocket!

As I mentioned last week in my post about my seed stitch crochet purse free pattern, I’ve been looking back at some of my old designs. Did you know that Jill Wright and I used to have a website called The Purse Workshop where we shared tips, tricks, and patterns for how to make purses? This felted crochet purse pattern comes from that collection. Reviewing it again, there’s so much to love about it. The best thing? It’s reversible with a pocket that you can have inside or out!

reversible felted crochet purse pattern

The Purse Workshop

The Purse Workshop was a collaboration with Jill Wright, my co-author on the book Curvy Crochet. We designed it to show you all of the different ways to make purses. You can sew them, knit them, crochet them, and more. I have a few old crochet purse patterns still up on that website that are worth checking out. (And check out the About Marly page if you want to see some great old photos of me!)

Rosewood Felted Crochet Purse Pattern

The purse I’m drawing your attention to today is the Rosewood. It’s a felted crochet purse pattern. Felting is a great technique for making your crochet a denser, more tightly woven fabric. Many people are intimidated by felting their crochet. However, it’s really not that difficult at all. You crochet the whole bag first. Then you felt it, following the detailed instructions I’ve included with the pattern. Don’t be afraid to try it. You’ve got this! Just remember that you do need to use wool yarn in order to get a felted crochet purse. Other yarns, such as acrylic, won’t felt.

Reversible Crochet Purse with Pocket

I love a good reversible crochet pattern. And it’s actually really rare to find a reversible crochet purse pattern. They simply aren’t usually made to be turned inside out. But why not? It makes for a really fun design feature and there’s absolutely no reason that you can’t do it. More than just reversing the fabric, though, this purse reverses the pocket placement.

I love a pocket in a purse. There’s always an item or two that you want to have easy access to inside of your purse, right? Maybe it’s your cell phone, your car keys or your wallet. Therefore, you put the item in the purse pocket so that you don’t have to go digging around in your purse every time you want that item.

Well, you can put the pocket on the outside of this felted crochet purse for super easy access. Or, if you would rather keep those items a bit safer, you can reverse the purse and the pocket will then be on the inside. I’m proud of this designed and hope that you’ll enjoy it as well!

Get The Felted Crochet Purse Free Pattern

Are you ready to work on this reversible felted crochet purse with a pocket to boot? If so then head over to The Purse Workshop for that pattern.

free Marly Bird crochet purse pattern

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Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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