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Crochet trousse purse

How many times it happens to you to waste a lot of time looking for that lipstick you harriedly threw into your bag? I am that kind of person and my bags always look like those magic black boxes where you never know what you can find inside. Since September is my good resolutions setting month, I decided to break this trend being more organized and thought that having a cute accessory could help me on this purpose.

For this project, I used some raphia I had left from my previous rainbow clutch  and round bag projects , which are respectively the shade 53 and 52 of Katia Raphia collection. I think raphia is perfect for this project and in general for handmade purse and bag, since it is resistant and rigid enough to give shape to them.

To begin your work, grab your 6mm hook and chain 18 as your foundation row.

For round1, make 1 hdc into the second chain from the hook and then in each stitch along. Once you reach the last chain of your foundation row, make 3 hdc into that chain.

Now rotate the work and keep doing hdc until you reach the first st of your foundation row. Into the very last st make 2 hdc and the sl st into the very first chain.

The oval bottom of our purse is taking shape.

rounds2-9: ch2(they count as the first hdc), 1 hdc into each stitch below. At the end of the round , slip stitch into the second chain.

The big purse is worked the same way, the only changes are the initial number of chain I made, which was 25 and the total number of rounds I made which was 10.

As you can see, by simply changing the initial number of your foundation chain row and the total number of worked rounds, you can customize your purse.

To make my purses more functional, I sewed  on top of them a zipper, and to give them more personality I also attached at the zipper a cute tassel. How cute do they look?

I can’t wait to carry these beautiful purses into my everyday bag. I think I’ll put my essential make, as lipstick, mascara, blush, into the biggest purse, while all my document and cards will fit perfectly into the small one. These purses are perfect for travel as well. In november Valerio and I are planning a week end trip and I am sure I’ll bring them with me.

I hope you too like these purses and let me know if you are going to give them a try. I would love to see how far your creativity goes with them and all your customizations. Meanwhile I wish you the most wonderful crocheting times and stay tuned for more projects coming soon. Byeeee!!!!!