The Mavis Enderby Purse

My inspiration for this purse was drawn from Medieval aumônières, reliquary pouches and heraldry. I specifically chose a yarn that had an old look to it, with suitably muted colours. The shield on the back was designed to allow space for initials to be crocheted or embroidered for personalisation if desired.

Please Note: This purse is not worked like Tapestry Crochet where you work from the front using your left hand instead of your right to crochet (or vice versa). It is turned like normal crochet, then a Reverse Side Single Crochet stitch is used to keep the stitches facing forward. Full details of how to crochet the RSC are included in the pattern, with photos.

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Twilleys Freedom Echo DK 50g (109yds/100m) – 2 balls (905) Green, 1 ball of (904) Red
(sample actually used just over 1 ball Green)
4.00mm Hook

Finished Size
Approximately 7”/18cm wide, 8.5”/21cm long.

The pattern contains:

  • Charts for the front and back
  • Detailed instructions of how to crochet the stitch used in the design (with photos)
  • How to change colour and carry yarn (with photos)
  • Assembly of the purse (with photos)

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. This is wonderful 🙂

    As someone who also likes Heraldry, it appealed to me instantly, and I also love your colour choices! 🙂

    Was this named after the Village in Lincolnshire by any chance? 🙂

    1. Shana says:

      Thank you ❤ I hope you enjoy crocheting your own 🙂

      There’s a village in Lincolnshire called Mavis Enderby? Really? WOW!!
      You earn extra brownie points for that!! XD

      1. So it wasn’t the village?
        Then who IS Mavis Enderby? Lol

        1. Shana says:

          lol Blame Chris, he muttered something about naming projects after Lincolnshire villages…and I did!! The Temple Bruer project could be quite interesting 😉

            1. Shana says:

              But knowing my luck, it will probably be more like Monty Python and the Holy Grail LOL!!

              1. That’s one of our favourite films 🙂

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