Get Ready for the Beach (or Farmer’s Market, Library, or Travel) with this Roomy Crochet Purse Pattern

We have been celebrating crochet purses here on the blog recently. I hope that you’ve found some free crochet purse patterns that you love. However, I also hope that you’ll love this roomy crochet purse pattern, available for sale through Interweave. I originally designed it for their Interweave Crochet Spring 2009 issue. It’s a timeless crochet pattern inspired by the Fibonacci sequence. Moreover, it’s the perfect big purse for summer – for the beach, the library, the farmer’s market and more.

A Roomy Crochet Purse Has So Many Uses

I love to make a really roomy crochet purse pattern. After all, a tiny purse might be chic but a big purse is functional. During the summer months, especially, we often need big crochet bags. You can use this crochet purse for so many things:

  • As a travel bag for a road trip or a plane carry-on
  • Going to the beach
  • Trekking books home from the library
  • Filling up with goodies at the farmer’s market
  • Project bag for your craft WIPs
  • Your out-all-day bag

Basically, think of this as your go-to purse for the times when you know you’re going to need to carry a lot of things at once. The purse will be 15″ wide and 17″ tall when complete. That gives you a lot of space.

Plus There’s a Pocket

The one potential drawback of a roomy crochet purse pattern is that little things can get lost inside there. You don’t want to have to overturn the whole purse to find your keys, wallet, phone, ID, or pen, right? That’s why I designed this purse with a pocket inside. You can put those things right into the pocket. Therefore, you can easily grab them when you need them even when the rest of the purse is stuffed to the brim with other things.

Unique Combination of Felting and Striping

The beautiful Fibonacci sequence found in nature inspired the color striping choices on this roomy crochet purse pattern. I also worked it inn two different types of yarn for a unique effect. You’ll felt the crochet purse. However, only a portion of the yarn will felt. You’ll use wool for part of the project but soy/bamboo blend yarn for the rest. The latter doesn’t felt while the wool will felt nicely. Therefore, you get two entirely different textures on this bag. It’s mod, stylish, and unique. Felting some of the purse makes it sturdier and more durable, which is exactly what you want in a big bag that’s going to carry a lot of different things.

Get The Roomy Crochet Purse Pattern

Who doesn’t need a nice big beach bag / market bag / project bag? If you’re ready to make this one, then all you need to do is download the pattern and buy your supplies. You can learn more about this roomy crochet purse pattern on Ravelry. Alternatively, you can purchase the pattern for download at Interweave.

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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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