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Piper Patchwork Crochet Handbag

Piper Patchwork Crochet Handbag Pattern by Itchin' for some Stitchin'
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INTRODUCING

The Piper Patchwork Crochet Handbag

Show off your spring style with the Piper Patchwork Handbag. A super quick & fun crochet pattern that’s easy enough for beginners and creates a sensational accessory with a lot of texture and sass! Makes a great market bag too!

About Piper

Difficulty Level

This is a level 2 – Easy Pattern.

Gauge

13 stitches and 8 rows = 4-inches in double crochet (dc) -or- 13 stitches and 12 rows = 4-inches in pattern (see Instructions)

Finished Dimensions

Approximately 16 (L) x 16 (W)

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terminology.

US/UK Conversion

(US) single crochet = (UK) double crochet

(US) double crochet = (UK) treble crochet

Recommended Yarn

  • KnitPicks Brava, medium 4 worsted weight, 100% acrylic, 218yds/100grams in colors White (A), Sienna (B), Coral (C), and Avocado (D)

Total yardage:

436yds / 399m to 872yds / 797m Each color A – D: 0.5 to 1 skein = 109 yds / 100m to 218 yds / 199m.

Other Materials

  • Crochet Hook size H/8 5.00mm or whatever hook is necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Inspiration

I wanted a large, fun handbag in some of my favorite spring colors that would be perfect for carrying all the necessary accessories, but would also be super stylish!

Piper Patcwhwork Crochet Handbag Pattern by Itchin' for some Stitchin'

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Yarn Details

The concept behind the Piper Patchwork was fun.

I wanted a design that screamed spring, but was also easy to whip up, versatile, and would hold everything I need on the go!

I picked Knit Picks Brava from We Crochet because I love the quality of their yarn and they had the PERFECT colors in a medium 4 worsted weight – the Brave color selection is amazing!

Piper Patchwork Crochet Bag Pattern by Itchin' for some Stitchin'

What I didn’t expect was how soft the yarn actually is!

I was looking for something comparable to Red Heart Super Saver in price and although, I would say Brava costs a slight bit more, in my opinion, the quality of the yarn makes it worth it.

I will definitely be using more Brava yarn in the future!

You can purchase it via my affiliate link below.

Yarn Alternatives

  • Cascade Yarns Pinwheel
  • Premier Yarns Anti-Piling Everyday Medley
  • Marriner Yarns Aran
  • Lion Brand Pound of Love

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Pattern Notes:

Read all pattern notes, instructions, and other provided details carefully before starting the project to make sure you understand everything.  It could save you hours & a lot of headaches!

  • Before you start, go through the pattern and highlight/mark the stitch and row counts that correspond to the size you are making (this will make your life much easier!).
  • Make a swatch that measures at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch provided under the Gauge Section. If your swatch matches the gauge, then you are all set to start the project. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your crochet hook – increase your hook size if your stitches are smaller & decrease your hook size if your stitches are larger.
  • All measurements given are unblocked and measured flat pre-wear and pre-seaming as fabric pieces may stretch during/after blocking, wearing, and seaming.
  • Provided measurements are as exact as possible, but are given as approximates. This is because yarn variances, crochet tension & individual technique might give variations in the result, which changes from person to person.
  • All seaming is done using the whip stitch or your preferred seaming method.  
  • The handle is worked in continuous rounds. There will be NO joining at the end of each round, or turning and chaining.
  • Care Instructions: Hand wash & lay flat to dry or follow instructions on the package.

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The Piper Patchwork Crochet Handbag Pattern

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Instructions

6” X 6” Squares (make 13; 3 of 3 colors and 4 of 1 color)

Ch 21

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, *dc in the next ch, sc in the next ch*. Repeat from * to * across, ending with a dc in last st [20]

Row 2: Ch 1, turn work, *sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc*. Repeat from * to * across, ending with a dc in last st. [20]

Rows 3 – 18 repeat row 2.

Bind Off & Weave in ends.

Assembly:

  • Lay the colored squares in any order you desire as depicted in Image 1.
  • Seam as indicated in Image 2.
  • Seam as indicated in Image 3.
  • Fold bag as indicated in Images 4 and 5.
  • Seam as indicated in Image 6.
Crochet Handbag Assembly Images 1-3
Crochet Handbag Assembly Images 4-6

Handle:

  • Attach yarn with a slp-st at any the far right seam, place stitch marker, sc in the same st and all the way around the top of the handbag as indicated in Image 7, 3 sc sts in the point of each square.
  • When you get back to the stitch marker, you will crochet continuously – sc in along the first square up to the middle sc of the first point, ch 85, slp-st into the middle sc of the next square as depicted in Image 8.
  • Sc around to the middle sc of the next square point, ch 85, slp-st into the middle sc of the next square point.
  • Continue working a sc in each st around to the first ch 85, work a sc into each ch of the ch 85, continue working a sc in each st around to the second ch 85, work a sc into each ch of the ch 85, continue working a sc around, slp – st to close

Bind Off & Weave in ends

Crochet Handbag Assembly Images 7-8


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aisha

Saturday 25th of June 2022

RaeLynn, I had no problem downloading either of your patterns on the 25th. I was just wondering why the code for the Piper Bag expired at midnight, eastern time, when the pattern is still available until 8 am? Thanks! Aisha M. (I might send duplicate message via email or reply to emailings)

Itchin4Stitchin

Monday 27th of June 2022

Hi Aisha,

I believe we figured this out by email. :)

Best wishes,

RaeLynn

Deborah

Saturday 25th of June 2022

Thank you for the shawl pattern, it is gorgeous! Where do I go to find the bag pattern for the blog hop on Saturday, June 25? Thank you so much for all you do for your followers in the crochet community!

Itchin4Stitchin

Monday 27th of June 2022

Hi Deborah,

On the 25th you would have gone to the Piper Handbag posts, which directs you to the same place where you where able to get the shawl pattern. It's still up and you can run and grab it! If you see this email late, just email me with your Ravelry ID if you have one at itchinforsomestitchin@gmail.com

Best wishes,

RaeLynn

Carol

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Hi there I tried to find the download for free link for this pattern but couldn't find it! I really like the look of the bag and would have loved to get the free pattern.

Angie Hammond

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

@Itchin4Stitchin, I also cannot find the button for the download

Itchin4Stitchin

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Hi Carol,

My apologies! I discovered this morning (by a flood of emails, lol) that some people can't see the button while others can. So I switched it out for a new button and hopefully everyone can see it now. Please try again and let me know.

Best wishes,

RaeLynn

Vasanti

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Hi, I could not find the button for piper patchwork crochet bag.

Thank you Vasanti

Itchin4Stitchin

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Hi Vasanti,

I apologize. There is some sort of glitch where the button wasn't showing up for some people, but I switched it out and you should be able to see it now. Please try again and let me know if you can't.

Sincerely,

RaeLynn

Stephanie

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Under the phrase; download the pattern by clicking the button below—there was no visible download button. I finally just clicked below the words, and then the pattern downloaded. There wasn’t a button saying, Download, however.

Itchin4Stitchin

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Hi Stephanie,

Thanks so much. I had a ton of messages saying the same thing this morning. I don't know why but the button wasn't showing up for some people, but like you said, it was active so if you clicked on the space it did work. So, I've switched out the button and you should (hopefully) be able to see it now. If not, let me know.

Sincere thanks,

RaeLynn