Crochet Easy Envelope Purse
Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you a new tutorial on how to crochet an easy envelope purse. This super simple crochet project is perfect for beginners too. It is simply created from a square and then stitched together to form an envelope.
You can find my video tutorial just here:
Crochet Easy Envelope Purse: the inspiration
So I first got the inspiration for this little purse on Instagram. Indeed, sometimes it feels like Instagram is the new Pinterest, and I get so much inspiration looking through everyone’s wonderful creations! I wanted to create a simple project as I have been making a lot of very time consuming crochet tutorials of late. I love crocheting cardigans and bigger projects, but they do take there tole on me after a few week. So I have decided to alternate between bigger and smaller projects, just so as to avoid the overwhelm.
You can find my newest cardigan project right here. It’s a really easy hexagon cardigan crocheted with Vanna’s Choice yarn by Lion Brand.
I am a huge fan of big pearl clips at the moment, I love popping them in my hair. I have to say I now have a little collection, and I needed a little pouch/purse to store these. And then I got the inspiration for this project, and knew it would be perfect for my clips, and so many other things.
You can also line this project up with cloth. I haven’t done this for these purses yet, but you can find my Youtube video on how to line a crochet project here.
Crochet Easy Envelope Purse: such an easy and cute project
This is a super cute crochet project, perfect to give as a gift. The floral button adds so much Boho and feminine vibes to an otherwise simple project. I love using floral or patterned buttons all the time, as you can see from all my crochet projects.
This crochet purse can be used to store anything too. From hair clips to ear phones, you can pop anything you wish into this little pouch. It is super versatile! You can also make it larger if you wish, just by adding rows to your initial project.
I do hope you enjoy this simple and springy project, leave me a comment if you did!
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Crochet Easy Envelope Purse: the pattern
You can purchase the ad free, large print, PDF pattern from my Etsy store: Crochet Easy Pouch with Floral Button PDF Pattern
1 skein of Lion Brand Coboo yarn in shade Pale Pink or Silver
A 4.5 mm crochet hook
An 18 mm diameter floral button
A tapestry needle
Darning thread and needle
A pair of scissors
I will be writing in US terms
Sl st: Slip stitch
HDC: Half Double Crochet
EOR: End of row
Gauge and measurements
Gauge: Gauge is not crucial for completion of this project
Size of finished project before sewing: 5” (13.5 cm) x 5” (13.5 cm)
Size of finished project after sewing: 3.70” (10.5 cm) x 3.70″ (10.5 cm)
Complete rows as follows:
1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook (first 2 ch counts as a HDC), HDC into each ch until EOR
2: Ch 2 (=HDC), turn your work; HDC in second stitch and each st across, including ch 2 from previous row at the eor
3-14: Repeat row 2
Do not fasten off straight away; once you finish your last HDC, ch 8, and then slip stitch to the base of that HDC to create a ring. Fasten off.
Create and sew square together
Place your square so that it looks like a diamond, so that the loop we just created is facing the top.
Now fold each side of your diamond so as to create an envelop, leaving the very top half unfolded for now.
Fasten on a piece of yarn to the bottom right edge, and with tapestry needle, sew in the seam to close envelope together. Carry on sewing onto the seam on the other side.
Fasten off and tidy up all loose ends.
Sew on your button
To sew on your button, place it at the center of the project, just on the edge. Make sure when you fold the top half with the loop, that it closes on top of this button.
With darning needle and thread, sew on your button to your project.
Fasten off and tidy up all loose ends.