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The Hillside Handbag

By: Cobalt Crochet
Updated September 28, 2020
The Hillside Handbag
The Hillside Handbag

"Grassy slopes and green hills ~ the Hillside Handbag will have you there in just moments. Pair this purse with transitional fall outfits, or make a colorful version for the perfect kiddy tote! ~ The Hillside Handbag is the third and final item in the Daytrip Collection. You can check out the projects in the Daytrip Collection on my Youtube channel, Cobalt Crochet Tutorials. ~ If you have any questions, please DM me @cobalt_crochet_ !"

The Hillside Handbag

NotesThank you for making the Hillside Handbag! If you enjoyed it, you'll definitely be interested in the other items in the Daytrip Collection. You can find the Wayside Knapsack and the Seaside Satchel on my Youtube channel, Cobalt Crochet Tutorials. While you are there, I'd really appreciate it if you subscribed! Have a great day!

Easy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge17 rows of 14 Sc across = 4" by 4"

Finished Size8 1/2" from flat side across to side, 9 1/2" from point across to opposite point

Materials List

  • 5.00 mm crochet hook
  • 230 yards of worsted weight, category 4 yarn

Instructions

Abbreviations

Standard U.S. crochet abbreviations used.
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Scblo = single crochet back loop only
Sc3lo = single crochet 3rd loop only
Sl st = slip stitch
Sc2tog = single crochet two together
Ea = each
Sp = space
St = stitch
Rep = repeat
Beg = beginning

First Piece

  1. Magic loop. 

  2. Round 1: Ch 1. 5 sc in loop. Sl st to beg ch to join round. [6 Scs] 

  3. Round 2: Ch 7 [counts as beg Ch 1 + 6 Chs]. 1 Sc in same St (work into beg Ch from prev round). *1 Sc in next Sc, Ch 6, 1 Sc in same Sc*, rep around 4 more times. Sl st to beg Ch (bottom Ch of the first 7 Chs). [6 Ch-6 loops, 12 Sc] 

  4. Round 3: Sl st in first Ch-6 loop. Ch 1, 2 sc in loop. Ch 3. *3 Sc in next Ch-6 loop, Ch 3*, rep around 4 more times. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [36 – 18 Scs and 18 Chs] 

  5. Round 4: Ch 1. 1 Sc in ea of next 2 Sc, 3 Sc in Ch-3 space. *1 Sc in ea of next 3 Sc, 3 Sc in Ch-3 space*, rep around 4 more times. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [36 Scs] 

  6. Round 5: Ch 1. 2 Sc3lo in next Sc, 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 5 Scs. *2 Sc3lo in next Sc, 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 5 Scs*. Rep around 3 more times. 2 Sc3lo in next Sc, 1Sc3lo in ea of next 4 Scs. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [42 Sc3los] 

  7. Round 6: Ch 1. 2 Sc3lo in first Sc3lo, 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 6 Sc3los. *2 Sc3lo in next Sc3lo, 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 6 Sc3los*. Rep around 3 more times. 2 Sc3lo in next Sc3lo, 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 4 Sc3los. [48 Sc3los]

  8. Round 7: Ch 1. 1 Sc in first st, 2 Sc in next. 1 Sc in next 7 sts. *2 Scs in next St, 1 Sc in ea of next 7 sts*. Rep around 3 more times. 2 Scs in next st, 1 Sc in ea of next 5 sts. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [54] 

  9. Round 8: Ch 1. 1 Sc in first Sc, 2 Sc in next. 1 Sc in ea of next 8 Scs. *2 Scs in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 8 Scs*. Rep around 3 more times. 2 Scs in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 6 Scs. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [60]

  10. Round 9: Ch 1. 1 Sc blo in ea of first 2 Sc, 2 Scblos in next. 1 Scblo in ea of next 9 Scs. *2 Scblos in next Sc, 1 Scblo in ea of next 9 Scs*. Rep around 3 more times. 2 Scblos in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 6 Scs. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [66] 

  11. Round 10: Ch 1. 1 Sc in ea of next 2 sts, 2 Sc in next. 1 Sc in ea of next 10 sts. *2 Scs in next st, 1 Sc in ea of next 10 sts*. Rep around 3 more times. 2 Scs in next st, 1 Sc in ea of next 6 sts. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [72] 

  12. Round 11: Ch 1. 1 Sc in ea of next 2 Scs. 2 Sc in next. 1 Sc in ea of next 11 Scs. *2 Scs in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 11 Scs*. Rep around 3 more times. 2 Scs in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 6 Scs. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [78] 

  13. Round 12: Ch 1. 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 3 Scs. 2 Sc3lo in next. 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 12 Scs. *2 Sc3los in next Sc, 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 12 Scs*. Rep around 3 more times. 2 Sc3los in next Sc, 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 8 Scs. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [84] 

  14. Round 13: Ch 1. 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 4 Sc3los. 2 Sc3lo in next. 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 13 Sc3los. *2 Sc3los in next Sc3lo, 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 13 Sc3los*. Rep around 3 more times. 2 Sc3los in next Sc3lo, 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 8 Sc3los. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [90] 

  15. Round 14: Ch 1. 1 Sc in ea of next 4 sts. 2 Sc in next. 1 Sc in ea of next 14 sts. *2 Scs in next st, 1 Sc in ea of next 14 sts*. Rep around 3 more times. 2 Scs in next st, 1 Sc in ea of next 9 sts. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [96] 

  16. Round 15: Ch 1. 1 Sc in ea of next 5 Scs. 2 Sc in next. 1 Sc in ea of next 15 Scs. *2 Scs in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 15 Scs*. Rep around 3 more times. 2 Scs in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 9 Scs. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [102] 

  17. Round 16: Ch 1. 1 Scblo in ea of next 5 Scs. 2 Scblo in next. 1 Scblo in ea of next 16 Scs. *2 Scblos in next Sc, 1 Scblo in ea of next 16 Scs*. 

    Rep around 3 more times. 2 Scblos in next Sc, 1 Scblo in ea of next 10 Scs. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [108] 

  18. Round 17: Ch 1. 1 Sc in ea of next 6 sts. 2 Sc in next. 1 Sc in ea of next 17 sts. *2 Scs in next st, 1 Sc in ea of next 17 sts*. Rep around 3 more times. 2 Scs in next st, 1 Sc in ea of next 10 sts. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [114] 

  19. Round 18: Ch 1. 1 Sc in ea of next 6 Scs. 2 Sc in next. 1 Sc in ea of next 18 Scs. *2 Scs in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 18 Scs*. Rep around 3 more times. 2 Scs in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 11 Scs. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [120] 

  20. Round 19: Ch 1. 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 7 Scs. 2 Sc3lo in next. 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 19 Scs. *2 Sc3los in next Sc, 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 19 Scs*. Rep around 3 more times. 2 Sc3los in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 11 Scs. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [126] 

  21. Round 20: Ch 1. 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 7 sts. Sc3lo 2 tog in next. 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 19 sts. * Sc3lo 2 tog in next st, 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 19 sts*. Rep around 3 more times. Sc3lo 2 tog in next st, 1 Sc3lo in ea of next 11 sts. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [120] 

  22. Round 21: Ch 1. 1 Sc in ea of next 6 sts. Sc2tog in next. 1 Sc in ea of next 18 sts. * Sc2tog in next st. 1 Sc in ea of next 18 sts*. Rep around 3 more times. Sc2tog in next st. 1 Sc in ea of next 11 sts. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [114] 

  23. Round 22: Ch 1. 1 Sc in ea of next 6 Scs. Sc2tog in next. 1 Sc in ea of next 17 Scs. * Sc2tog in next Sc. 1 Sc in ea of next 17 Scs*. Rep around 3 more times. Sc2tog in next Sc. 1 Sc in ea of next 10 Scs. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [108] 

  24. Round 23: Ch 1. 1 Sc in ea of next 5 Scs. Sc2tog in next. 1 Sc in ea of next 16 Scs. * Sc2tog in next Sc. 1 Sc in ea of next 16 Scs*. Rep around 3 more times. Sc2tog in next Sc. 1 Sc in ea of next 10 Scs. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [102]

  25. Round 24: Ch 1. 1 Sc in ea of next 5 Scs. Sc2tog in next. 1 Sc in ea of next 15 Scs. * Sc2tog in next Sc. 1 Sc in ea of next 15 Scs*. Rep around 3 more times. Sc2tog in next Sc. 1 Sc in ea of next 9 Scs. Sl st to beg Ch 1 to join. [96] 

  26. Fasten off.

Second Piece

  1. Magic loop. 

  2. Round 1: Ch 1, 5 Sc in ring. Sl st to beg Ch to join. [6 Scs] 

  3. Round 2: Ch 1, 1 Sc in same space as Ch. 2 Sc in ea Sc around. Sl st to beg Ch to join. [12 Scs] 

  4. Round 3: Ch 1, 2 Sc in next Sc, 1 Sc in next. *2 Sc in next Sc, 1 Sc in next*. Rep around. 2 Sc in last Sc. Sl st to beg Ch to join. [18 Scs]

  5. Round 4: Ch 1, 1 Sc in next Sc. *2 Sc in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 2 Scs*. Rep around. 2 Sc in last Sc. Sl st to beg Ch to join. [24 Scs] 

  6. Round 5: Ch 1, 1 Sc in ea of next 2 Sc. *2 Sc in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 3 Scs*. Rep around. 2 Sc in last Sc. Sl st to beg Ch to join. [30 Scs] 

  7. Round 6: Ch 1, 1 Sc in ea of next 3 Sc. *2 Sc in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 4 Scs*. Rep around. 2 Sc in last Sc. Sl st to beg Ch to join. [36 Scs] 

  8. Round 7: Ch 1, 1 Sc in ea of next 4 Sc. *2 Sc in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 5 Scs*. Rep around. 2 Sc in last Sc. Sl st to beg Ch to join. [42 Scs] 

  9. Round 8: Ch 1, 1 Sc in ea of next 5 Sc. *2 Sc in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 6 Scs*. Rep around. 2 Sc in last Sc. Sl st to beg Ch to join. [48 Scs]

  10. Round 9: Ch 1, 1 Sc in ea of next 6 Sc. *2 Sc in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 7 Scs*. Rep around. 2 Sc in last Sc. Sl st to beg Ch to join. [54 Scs] 

  11. Round 10: Ch 1, 1 Sc in ea of next 7 Sc. *2 Sc in next Sc, 1 Sc in ea of next 8 Scs*. Rep around. 2 Sc in last Sc. Sl st to beg Ch to join. [60 Scs] 

  12. Continue increasing in this pattern until you have completed 19 total rounds. At the end of Round 19 your stitch count should be [114 Scs]. 

  13. Stitch Counts for Rounds 11 –19: 
    Round 11: [66] 
    Round 12: [72] 
    Round 13: [78] 
    Round 14: [84] 
    Round 15: [90] 
    Round 16: [96] 
    Round 17: [102] 
    Round 18: [108] 
    Round 19: [114] 

  14. Round 20: Ch 1, 1 Sc in ea of next 16 Sc, Sc2tog. *Sc in ea of next 17 Sc, Sc2tog*. Rep from *-* around. [108] 

  15. Round 21: Ch 1, 1 Sc in ea of next 15 Sc, Sc2tog. *1 Sc in ea of next 16, Sc2tog*. Rep around. [102] 

  16. Round 22: Ch 1, 1 Sc in ea of next 14, Sc 2 tog. *1 Sc in ea of next 15 Sc, Sc2tog*. Rep around. [96] 

    Do not fasten off.

Finishing Up

Now we will seam these two pieces together. See the video tutorial on how to line up the pieces properly before seaming, as well as the seaming itself. See video on how to make and attach the handles.

Fasten off; weave in all ends.

Please share photos so that I can see your finished work by tagging me on Instagram! Use #hillsidehandbag and tag @cobalt_crochet_ . And PLEASE, comment below this page if you made your own Hillside Handbag! I would love to know what you think of it!

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