Nova Rusticana Purse

I decided to update the pattern for the Rustic Coin Purse design, except the update turned into a complete re-design! I’ve kept the listing for the old design, but renamed the new one to avoid confusion. Chris can take the credit for the new name, he was knitting with neon acrylic yarn at the time,…

Another Serving of Raspberry Ripple!

I first released the pattern for the Raspberry Ripple bag in 2013, it’s one of my favourites, but I didn’t do it full justice at the time because I used *whispers* acrylic yarn…I wasn’t too impressed with the original pic either, so a new one was taken in 2016… Well there is now a new…

Pandora’s Purse Crochet Pattern

I’ve had the idea to create a “top-down” bag for sometime, but it wasn’t until I rediscovered this pattern that it all came together. Many years ago I swore I would never use black yarn, but no other colour would do this design justice. Fortunately I’ve just moved my craft chair in front of a…

Hexagons, Octagons & Samosas, oh my!

I’ve done some more updating of my older crochet patterns. This time it was Myrtle In The Round, Epic Picot Hexagon, Granny Was Framed, Samosa Purse and Octagonal Flower. And once again, here are the before and afters! All these patterns are FREE 🙂  

Almost A Silk Purse

A few years ago I crocheted a little pig purse, but never got around to publishing the design, then I lost my notes, and just forgot about the pattern altogether. Then I found this yarn, and a phrase popped into my head, ‘you can’t make a silk purse of a sow’s ear’, (Coined by Stephen…

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…

The Handmaiden’s Purse

I’ve been inspired by Chris’ Netmaking Tutorials, and thought I’d design a crocheted net bag. My intention was to make a simple tote bag and include a few tufts/bobbles in the design, then this pattern started to emerge, and a simple tote bag became a beautiful Handmaiden’s Purse. American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials 50g…

Granny’s Reticule

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn in 2 colours 3.5mm hook Finished Size: Approximately 9″/23cm tall, the base is 5″/13cm in diameter buy now on Craftsy

Raspberry Ripple Bag

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn in 2 colours, approximately 92m/100yds for main colour, and 65m/71yds in contrast colour 3.5mm hook for main part & handles 4.5mm for basketweave Finished Size: Approximately 6.5″/17cm wide, 4.5″/11cm tall. buy now on Craftsy

Champagne Kisses Bag

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn 4.00mm hook button Finished Size: Approximately 6.5″/17cm wide, by 5.5″/14cm tall buy now on Craftsy

Samosa Purse

I’ve called this a Samosa Purse because that is what the shape reminds me of! It’s a basic pattern, you could make it in fine yarn and by adding a crocheted chain, turn it into an amulet to wear around your neck with a crystal inside for protection. The choice is yours, it’s quick and…