Crochet Phone Purse
This little cell phone purse is a gem. I used Koigu Sock Yarn to create this little purse. I then crocheted a wire handle to accessorize the case. It’s extremely simple but really cute too!
- Koigu KPPPM Double Knitted Yarn
- Size D Crochet Hook
- Handle is made using this bracelet pattern tutorial. There is no claspings added to the wire bracelet and is permanently fixed to the purse using wire clasping that is secured through purse material and wire handle.
CH – Chain, SC – Single Crochet, DC – Double Crochet, SL ST – Slip Stitch, BEG – Beginning, TOG – Together, DEC – Decrease,
Starting at Bottom and Working Your Way Up
The purse is actually 1 solid piece that is folded and SC stitched on the edges to form the purse.
- CH 30
- CH 1, SC all the way back.
- CH 3, *Skip 1 stitch and DC into the 2nd stitch, then DC into the 1st skipped stitch. Repeat from * all the way across. Last stitch you will DC as normal.
- Ch 2, HDC into each stitch across.
- CH 1, SC into each stitch across.
- CH 2, HDC into each stitch across.
- Repeat Step 3 – 6 (5 times)
- Optional – For an extra flap repeat steps 3 – 6 (3 more times).
- Fold material so that 3 rows of the step 3 are visible in the front.
- Using SC, fasten sides together all the way to the top of the front part.
Create Wire Handle
Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook
- 1 Roll – 15 Yards, 26 Gauge Non Tarnish Jewelry Wire (Artistic Wire®)
- 4 Crimping Tubes
- 27 Beads – Mix and Match in different sizes.
- Size 5.0mm or I – Steel Crochet Hook.
- Needle Nose Jewelry Pliers (no teeth)
- Wire Cutters
We are doing 4 chains total. 3 of them will have beads, 1 of which will be strictly chaining to be a filler piece.
Chains 1, 2 & 3 Instructions:
- String 9 Beads of choice onto the wire.
- Slip Knot wire onto Hook. Leave 3 – 4” tail for using with the clasping.
- Chain 3, *move 1 bead up to the hook chain ensuring the chain wraps around the bead, chain 1* repeat * until all beads are used up. Chain 4 at the end. End chain leaving 3 – 4” tail for clasping.
- Repeat again for the next two chains following Steps 1 to 3.
- Slip knot wire onto hook, leaving 4” Tail.
- Chain 25
- End chain leaving 3 – 4” tail for clasping.
Forming 1 Solid Piece With All Wires
- Grab 1 side of the tails from all four chains. Ensure the look is what you want, sometimes larger beads may be on one side of the chains. Simply rotate the chains to ensure your bracelet is balanced.
- Finger twist all 4 tails from one side of the tails together. Using pliers will over tighten the twist causing wires to snap.
- Lay flat on a table and braid the 4 strands. Usually I have 2 chains acting together so that there are only 3 sections to braid.
- Twist the other side of the bracelet tails together. Adjust the braiding if necessary for shaping reasons.
Securing Ends and Adding Rings To Ends To Fasten To Purse
- Cut 1 side of tails so that it’s about 3” from the starting of the chains.
- Slide on one crimping tube.
- Slide on one ring that will be used to attach to purse.
- Bend wires and slip them through the crimping tube. The toggle will be left dangling in the loop that is formed.
- Pull the wires firm but let the ring dangle loosely.
- Squeeze shut the crimping tube.
- Finger twist the grouping of wires around the first one or two chains.
- Slide on another crimping tube so that it’s about 1/8” from the end of the grouped wires.
- Squeeze shut.
- Use pliers to bend the wires towards the crimping tube and compress tightly. This ensures that the wires won’t slide out and will not stab the person using the purse. The crimping tube acts as a decorative piece though it’s purpose is to secure the bracelet from falling apart.
- Weave the remaining section through the bracelet.
Repeat again for the other side.
Attach To Purse
- Use a wire wrap technique and secure ring to the outside of the purse by slipping the wire around 1 or 2 stitches at the top of the purse on both sides.