Finally, I have written down the pattern, and yardage for purses made from our Suri Alpaca Rug Yarn. Using a big crochet hook, you’ll be surprised how quickly you can make one of these purses. Choose one of the three sizes, or any size you want to make a purse.
Alpaca Rug Yarn Purses with Strap
Here’s the pattern:
US Size S
Small Purse with Strap (6″ x 2.5″ x 7″) – 25 yards Medium Purse with Strap (12″ x 3.5″ x 10″) – 55 yards Large Bag with Strap (20″ x 12″ x5″) – 115 yards
If you’re lucky, you can reach down inside a bump of rug yarn and find the end. Working from the center keeps the bump from rolling and the yarn is much easier to work with this way.
Make foundation chain of 7 for Small Purse, 10 for Medium Purse, and 15 for Large Bag.
Turn and sc in 2nd chain from hook. Sc around chain increasing one stitch at each end.
2nd Round—Continue to sc around in front loops only.
3rd Round—Continue to sc around.
4th and following Rounds—Continue to sc around until desired height is reached. Medium Purse has 9 rounds, Large Purse has 10 rounds.
Slip stitch into top of last sc from previous round.
Cut yarn and weave in end.
Chain stitch to desired length. Pull through stitch on each side of bag. Knot. Weave in ends. Stitch for reinforcement.
Alpaca Rug Yarn Purse with Handle
Medium Purse/Bag with Handles (11″ x 6″ x 10.5″) – 60 yards
To make this purse follow the pattern above until Round 7.
8th Round Sc in next 5 sts, ch 6, skip next 6 sts, sc in next 5 sts, ch 6, skip next 6 sts, sc in next 5 sts. Join.
9th Round Sc in next 5 sts, 6 sc under the ch 6 sp. Sc in next 5 sts, 6 sc under the ch 6 sp, sc in next 5 sts. Join and finish off.
Weave in ends.