It’s almost time to send the kiddos back to school! I know I can’t believe it either. So I’ve been living in accessories land of here. I’ve been crocheting up a storm of headbands, lunch bags, and of course this free crochet purse pattern that I designed specifically to hold a stainless steel water bottle. If you’re wanting some fun and unique school supplies for your kids check out these other free patterns for children: Crochet Backpack, Lunch Bag Pattern, and How To Make A Pencil Pouch.
The videos show step by step instructions for how to make this easy crochet pattern, but you can also just follow along with the written pattern if you prefer.
sc= single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
dc= double crochet
Size g hook
Chain 3, join loop with slip stitch
Round 1- Chain 1, 6 sc, join loop with a slip stitch
Round 2- Chain 1, 12 sc (2 in each space) join with a slip stitch
Round 3- Chain 1, 24 sc (2 in each space) join with a slip stitch
Round 4- Chain 1, 24 sc (1 in each space) join with a slip stitch
Round 5- Chain 1, 48 hdc (2 in each space) join with a slip stitch
Round 6- Chain 1, 48 hdc (1 in each space) join with a slip stitch
Round 7- Chain 2, 48 double crochet (1 in each space) join with a slip stitch
Round 8- Chain 2 , [1 popcorn, 2 DC (1 in each space)] x 16 , join with a slip stitch
(To popcorn work 4 double crochet in the same space and then join with a slip stitch to the first double crochet, joining all four together)
Round 9 Chain 2, 48 DC, switch colors before joining loop
Repeat rounds 8 & 9 until reaching desired height. I repeated rows 8&9 a total of 7 times
You can change colors every two rows or work the strap in one solid color.
Row 1 Chain 2, 1 popcorn stitch, 2 double crochet, 1 popcorn stitch, 1 double crochet
Row 2, chain 2, 5 double crochet
Repeat rows 1&2 until strap reaches desired length. Then sew onto the exact opposite side using yarn and your crochet hook. I repeated rows 1&2 a total of 36 times.