Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Festival Shroom Purse

Festival season has well and truly arrived. I love this time of year as I get to whip out my hook and yarn and crochet endless amounts of crop tops, headbands and recently these super cute mushroom purses.

I've seen so many interpretations of this little bag across Etsy and Instagram but none of them were exactly what I wanted. So what did I do? I took my hook and yarn out and began crocheting a shape (with alot of trial and error!) similar to that of a mushroom. I am so happy with the way it turned out that I am definitely going to make this a staple in my festival adventures!

So what did I do?

First of all you will need worsted weight yarn in red, beige and white. The crochet hook that I used was a 6mm.

Base of mushroom:

With your beige yarn make a magic loop
Rounds are continuous (ie.no slip stitches at the end of rounds or chains at
the beginning!!)

6 single crochet into the ring (6)

Make 2 single crochets into each stitch around (12)

*1 single crochet into next stitch, then make 2 single crochets into the next
stitch*. Repeat from * to * all the way around (18)

*1 single crochet into the next 2 stitches and then make 2 single crochet
into the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * all the way around (24)

*1 single crochet into the next 3 stitches and then 2 single crochets into the
next stitch*. Repeat from * to * to the end of round. (30)

*1 single crochet into the next 4 stitches and then make 2 single crochets
into the next stitch*. Repeat form * to * to the end of the round (36)

*1 single crochet into the next 5 stitches and then make 2 single crochets
into the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the row (42)
.
Single crochet across these 42 stitches until you have a total of about 24
rounds from the beginning.
Slip stitch into the next stitch. Into the same stitch make a long chain of
around 110. These chains will be the strap of the bag so if you want it
longer add more chains, less if you want a shorter one!
In the second chain from the hook make a single crochet and then single
crochet all the way down the length of the strap. When you have completed
the last single crochet, make a slip stitch into the stitch to the left of the
original base stitch.

Fasten off and weave in ends.
Stitch the other end of the strap to the bag with your tapestry needle.

Top of Mushroom:

With your red yarn make yourself a magic ring.
Make 6 single crochets into the ring. (6)

Into each stitch make 2 single crochets (12)

*1 single crochet into the next stitch and then make 2 single crochets into the
next (18)

*1 single crochet into the next 2 stitches and then make 2 single crochet into the
next stitch*. Repeat from * to * all the way around (24)

*1 single crochet into the next 3 stitches and then 2 single crochets into the next
stitch*. Repeat from * to * to the end of round. (30)

*1 single crochet into the next 4 stitches and then make 2 single crochets into the
next stitch*. Repeat form * to * to the end of the round (36)

*1 single crochet into the next 5 stitches and then make 2 single crochets into the
next stitch*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the row (42).

*1 single crochet into the next 6 stitches and then make 2 single crochets into the
next stitch* Repeat from * to * until the end (48)

Single crochet around to the end of the round until you have completed a further
8-9 rounds. When you have completed the last single crochet, make a slip stitch
into the next stitch to finish off the round. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

For the mushroom spots all you have to do is make a magic ring with white
yarn. Then make 6 single crochets into the ring. For the next round make 2 single
crochets into each stitch until the end (12). Fasten off and weave in ends. Make a
total of six spots and stitch them onto the top of the mushroom.

Now all you've gotta do is pull the strap through the little hole on the top of the
mushroom and you are good to go. Perfect for storing your mobile phone, drinks,
and all sorts of festival goodies.

ENJOY! xx



4 comments:

  1. Great pattern. Couldn't wait to make it. Only had DK yarn so a lucky 7 yearold will be getting a birthday gift I'm sure she will love.
    I've just posted a photo on Instagram of the mini purse.
    Thank you for the pattern.
    Carol (Dansnan on IG)

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  2. I LOVE THIS!! Thanks so much for the pattern. Will you post the pattern for that adorable top too?

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  3. This is too cute. I'm wondering about the rainbow top as well =P

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