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Hampton Handbag – FREE Pattern

I love purses! I love bags! I love them all! When I got in this beautiful purple cotton yarn from Lion Brand I instantly saw a new handbag!! So here is the Hampton Handbag!

Hampton Handbag Free Crochet Pattern

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The Perfect Stitch

I have always found the 24/7 cotton has great stitch definition, so I knew not only did I want to use a stitch that was strong but also beautiful! The Herringbone Half Double Crochet was the perfect fit!

Using the cotton double stranded gives the stitch even more definition and really makes a strong sturdy fabric perfect for a bag.

Hampton Handbag Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Tester Pics

My testers for the Hampton Handbag were amazing and had a great time experimenting with different yarn fibers and weights!

Hampton Handbag Pattern

Materials

Difficulty

Intermediate

Gauge

10 rows x 12 sts = 4″ Pattern for gauge: hhdc using 2 strands.

Size

Finished dimensions laid flat, 10″ wide x 7″ high; 17″ high including handle

Stitch Abreviations

  • ch – Chain
  • hhdc- Herringbone Half Double Crochet
  • dc – Double Crochet
  • hhdc2tog – Herringbone Half Double Crochet 2Together
  • ch-sp – Chain Space
  • sk – Skip Stitch
  • st(s) – Stitch(es)

Pattern Notes

  • US Terminology
  • All beginning ch1 do not count as a stitch
  • Pattern is worked flat and seamed together, for the body, the top is worked in the round, the handle is worked in rows
  • To increase or decease height of body use any number chs +2
  • To increase or decrease width of body, you can adjust number of rows. You will need to adjust the top round st counts accordingly
  • You can adjust the size of the handle by increasing or decreasing the repeating rows; My handles came to 17″ long

Special Stitches

You can also find a step-by-step photo tutorial for the specials stitches here!

hhdc – Herringbone Half Double Crochet

Yarn over, insert hook into stitch. Yarn over, pull loop through stitch AND through first loop on hook (this is similar to a slip stitch motion). Two loops remain on hook. Yarn over and pull through both loops.

hhdc2tog – Herringbone Half Double Crochet 2 Together

Yarn over, insert hook into stitch. Yarn over, pull loop through stitch AND through first loop on hook (this is similar to a slip stitch motion). Two loops remain on hook. Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch. Yarn over, pull loop through stitch AND through first loop on hook . Three loops remain on hook. Yarn over and pull through all loops.

Hampton Handbag Free Crochet Pattern

Hampton Handbag

The Pattern

Body

With 2 strands of yarn

Row 1: hhdc in second ch from hook and each ch across, ch1, turn (34).

Row 2 – 21: hhdc in each st across, ch1, turn (34).

Row 22: hhdc in each st across, ch1, tie off leaving long tail for seam (34).

Seaming the sides Closed (one strand)

Fold the body of the bag in half with the fold at the bottom. Using long tail and tapestry needle, whip stitch to the top of the first side, tie off.

Join another long piece of yarn to the bottom of the other side, whip stitch to the top and tie off.

Top of Bag (2 strands)

With 2 strands of your yarn and hook, join to one corner of the bag, Ch1.

Rnd 1: hhdc evenly around the top, join to the top of the Ch1 with a sl-st, ch1 (50 hhdc).

Rnd 2: *hhdc next 3 sts, hhdc2tog*, repeat around, join to the top of the Ch1 with a sl-st, ch1 (40 hhdc).

Rnd 3: hhdc in the next 27 sts, place st marker in st 27, hhdc next 6 sts, put st marker in st 33, hhdc next 7 sts, join to the top of the Ch1 with a sl-st, ch1 (40 hhdc).

Strap (2 Strands)

Row 1: sl-st in the next 3 sts, ch1, turn, hhdc next 6 sts, ch1, turn (6).

Row 2: hhdc in each st across, ch1, turn (6).

Row 3: hhdc2tog, hhdc next 2 sts, hhdc2tog, ch1, turn (4).

Row 4 – 38: hhdc in each st across, ch1, turn (4).

Row 39: 2hhdc in the first st, 1 hhdc in the next 2 sts, 2hhdc in the last st, ch 1 (6 hhdc). After 39 rows my handle was about 17″

Attaching the strap (1 strand)

Remove hook, do NOT tie off. Turn the bag inside out.

Take the end of the strap and line up evenly with the other handle on the opposite side of the bag. (I used the seam as a guide and placed 3 sts on either side to line it up). Using your hook in the last ch1 you made, sl-st the strap onto the body of the bag, sl-st to attach the rest of the sts across, tie off.

Turn back to right side out.

Button Flap (2 strands)

Row 1: Join both strands of yarn with sl-st to the first of the two st markers on the backside of the bag, ch1, hhdc across to the 2nd st marker, ch1, turn (6 ). If the stitch markers don’t seem to be centered due to shifting of stitches from working in the round, just adjust to center the flap.

Row 2 – 10: hhdc in each st across, ch1, turn (6).

Row 11: dc in the next 2 sts, ch1, sk 1 st, dc in the next 3 sts, ch1, turn ( 5).

Row 12: hhdc in the next 3 sts, sk ch-sp, hhdc in the next 2 sts, ch1, turn (5).

Row 13: hhdc2tog, hhdc in the next st, hhd2tog, tie off.

Button (1 strand)

Lay the bag flat with the button flap laying on top, mark where the button should go and sew on button.

Weave in all ends and you’re done!

Hampton Handbag Free Crochet Pattern

All Set!!

There you have it! Your very own Hampton Handbag!

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I hope you love your new Hampton Handbag!! I would love to see how yours turn out especially if you paly with colour and fibre!!

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Xo,

Ashley

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