I’ve been looking through some of my old patterns, finding those goodies that some of you might have forgotten (or never even seen before!) One of the best ones that I came across was the Crochet Marly Bag Purse. This is a free Annie’s pattern originally created for Knit and Crochet Now! It’s a double-stranded, striped, seed stitch crochet purse with a button detail. Dress up your wardrobe with this fun new accessory.
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Knit and Crochet Now! is an Emmy-nominated television craft show. There are eleven seasons of terrific craft projects featured in the video archives. You can also access many of the show’s patterns for free through the Annie’s website. The Crochet Marly Bag was one of the early projects for Knit and Crochet Now! It was in Season One, Episode 10. Yet, looking at it now, I think it really stands the test of time. The style and colors continue to feel chic and contemporary.
Double-Stranded Crochet Purse
There are many different ways to make a crochet purse more durable. And, of course, you do want that durability. You want a functional accessory that you can load up with yarn, books, your cell phone and other daily necessities. You can use chunky yarn, tight stitches, and bag linings to make sure your purse functions right. In this case, you’ll use the double-stranded crochet technique. In other words, you’ll hold two strands of yarn together throughout the project to create the strength and durability that you want in the purse.
Crochet Seed Stitch for Texture and Strength
The stitches that you choose for a crochet purse also make a big difference in the durability of the design. After all, if a crochet purse has an openwork design with no lining, then your items will just fall right out of it. On the other hand, a highly textured closed crochet stitch is perfect. That’s why I’ve made this a seed stitch crochet purse pattern. This tight stitch has beautiful texture and keeps all of your items carefully contained.
Extra Details on This Purse
Here are a few of the other things you might want to know about this seed stitch crochet purse free pattern:
- You’ll use a leather belt to create a unique and durable handle for this purse.
- The striped design is rich in color but doesn’t overwhelm your wardrobe.
- You’ll select a large button detail that really accents the bag and gives it that finished look.
- You’ll work mostly with simple stitches but will use some advanced beginner techniques such as working in one loop only.
Get The Crochet Marly Bag Purse Free Pattern
You can get the Crochet Marly Bird Bag purse free pattern over at the Annie’s website. Note that you’ll need to sign up for an account in order to download the PDF. However, it’s free to sign up.