Crochet handles have the potential to stretch and lose its shape over time depending on the type of stitch used and if they are worked row by row lengthwise. This tutorial will show you how to crochet stylish handles for your crochet purses and how to minimize the amount of stretching!
This Crochet Yummy Purse Pattern includes instructions to create a cupcake purse, strawberry purse, and 2 color versions of the watermelon purse. Also included are instructions to crochet the strawberry blossom - a bonus to use on the purse, or to use as a hair clip.
These purses, when finished, are approximately 5.5 in diameter, and 6 - 6.5 tall. Perfect for little girls to fill with their treasures, and also perfect for mommies when they don't need a larger bag.
"Bags and purses are so popular to crochet, but finding the right purse handles doesn't always fit in with your project! These purse handles are made very quickly, and are sturdy and durable. They can be made in any colors to match your project, or in jute which will coordinate with any colors. Black is also another good option and it too will work with any color of purse being made! Add this pattern to your bags and purses patterns for a quick finishing detail!"
Handbag handles can be finicky. You want to make them sturdy to avoid stretching or losing shape. Plus, you want them comfortable to sit on your shoulder or in your hand. This pattern will teach you how to crochet a handle in three different ways: braided handle, tube handle, and Tunisian handle. They're perfect as crochet handbag handles for your bag, tote, purse, and more.
"This cute little bag is perfect for a quick trip when you're just picking up a couple things at the store. Or, you can always use it as your day to day purse. I mean, it is that stinking cute! For my bag, I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK, which is a medium wight 3 DK yarn. Cotton is usually best to use for a market bag because they then to stretch less after blocking. I used 375 yards to create my bag. Also, this bag does well with a lining. You don't have to line it (most market bags are not lined, and they stretch quite a bit, but I lined mine because I don't like the stretching! But, do what makes you happy!"
"The Tricolor Tote has so many fun details - changing stitch patterns, fun tassels, braided handles - but its soft color palette and orderly structure bring balance to this fast and fun (and free!) crochet pattern! The Tricolor Tote was designed using Lion Brand Fast-Track, which is a really fun and unique yarn! Soft cotton/poly blend in a tape-like shape, it's like crocheting with your favorite t-shirts. And I love the look it gives projects! This tote is also another pattern on my never-ending search for the ideal bag handles. I've tried many different methods over the years, but I think this is the first time I've tried braids! This yarn lends itself really well to these braided handles, with only a tiny bit of stretch, lots of strength, and some great color play that ends in tassels! If this handle style isn’t to your taste, you can always add pre-purchased handles, or crochet your own using the linked tutorial!"