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Basketweave Purse

By: Donna from

Get your free crochet bag pattern to make this basic Basketweave Purse. It's an advanced beginner design that you will love carrying around with you any time of the year. The metal closure is a nice added touch that will be sure to keep your belongings safely inside your bag at all times. It's just the right size to carry all of your daily essentials including your wallet, cell phone, and makeup.


Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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One of the first projects we made in my 7th grade Home Economics class was a tote like this. Ours was made of duck fabric, but the construction was identical to how the designer makes this crocheted version. The trickiest part is matching up the stitches on the edges of the large rectangle to the edges of the gusset. I always seem to get one side perfectly and then cant get the other side to save my life.

I do like the look of this Basketweave Purse. I've had it saved for a few years now hoping for a update. After reading all the comments on the pattern page it just sounds like it didn't work out to good. I have made many afghans using the basketweave stitch so I'm going to give it a try and hope it works out. I was thinking though of just using a thicker yarn so I don't have to crochet using two threads/yarn together. Has anyone finished this handbag? If so, how did it come out and can you please tell me just how big it is? I do know that the basketweave stitch is a tight stitch so the bag should not need a liner. Looking forward to trying this one. Thank you for sharing this free crochet purse pattern.

I had no trouble in downloading this beautiful pattern. I'm using two shades of forest green - double strand of yarn throughout. The pattern is simple, easy to follow, but it is very time consuming. I'm using an H/8-500MM hook. I intend to use this as a case for my laptop computer, as it is very strong. I'm in the early stages, but it will be nearly 17" wide - the vertical size is whatever you want it to be.

Can someone tell me what size this comes up to when finished please?

I'm using hook size H/8-5-00MM...the bag will be about 17 inches wide and I will determine the vertical size when I reach that stage...that would be optional.

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I too am having trouble getting this pattern to either open up to that page and/or getting the pattern to open up - this is very frustrating! Have been trying for two days now....and getting upset as well! Would like to get this pattern and want to know how to get it.....

I have been on this computer trying to get the basketweave purse pattern for about an hour. I get the pattern up and won't let me go any further. I would like to make it as a gift and it says a free pattern and I am getting very upset with this site

When I click for the pattern it takes me to a site called and then flashes the pattern then goes to a white blank screen. Any ideas?

Made the basketweave purse turned out great but pattern was not very clear for a beginner used H hook , 100% acrylic yarn, used liitle over 2 skiens 4.5 oz each pattern could have been made more clear with instructions on putting it together. Only used 1 strand of yarn

need an answer from you experinced crocheters Why do my shoulder bag straps stretch so much Please send to my email address in case i lose this site befor you answer what should ido?

Is your stictches to loose on your straps? That would be my thoughts. Or your yarn is a stretchy type.

Cut 1 or 2 lengths of yarn and crochet on that then attach your straps to the bag - the straps won't stretch.

Hi jmdaniels2 6915065, It may be a printer setting. Make sure that your printer is set to print all the pages. Thanks! -Editors of AllFreeCrochet

Having trouble printing out this Basketweave purse pattern. all I get is instructions through rows 5 and 6. Where is the problem?

wow. looks great!

Finally found a bag I'd be willing to make! rlamb - it's an off-site pattern

I love this purse, one of my must do projects!

pattern would not print


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