Crochet Purse Pattern: Pretty Little Pleats Bag

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This listing is for the PATTERN ONLY for the Pretty Little Pleats bag.

Hello there! I hope you enjoy making and using this fun little bag. The pleats are the star of the show here, giving dimension and unique shaping. The subtle texture of the body comes from a simple network of single crochet and chain stitch that not only adds visual interest, but also allows for easy embellishing. The Pretty Little Pleats Bag works up quickly, is deceptively roomy, and is easily customized to match your vision.

For the bag pictured, I used a regular-old-medium-weight-4-ply acrylic yarn and embellished the front with a vintage clip-on earring. This bag will look especially lovely when made with a medium-weight decorative yarn or a “super soft” yarn. Keep it plain or attach a brooch, bow, earring, or fabric flower. The possibilities are endless, so use your imagination to make it yours!

After cleared payment Etsy will send you a link to download the pattern, to the e-mail you have listed on your Etsy account. It will arrive as a four-page, high-resolution PDF. You may sell items made from this pattern, but you may not distribute this pattern in printed or digital form. By purchasing this item, you are agreeing to all copyright and policies outlined in the Policies section of this shop.

This bag measures about 12 inches wide, 7 inches tall at its widest points.
The stitches used are chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch (in American terminology). This bag is made in the round in two parts. There are no complicated stitches in this pattern, but you will need to have some pattern-reading knowledge in order to create the pleats (there are symbol charts as well as written instructions). I consider this an intermediate/advanced pattern.

I have included links to tutorials if you are interested in lining this bag with fabric. Of course, my door is always open if you have any questions!

HOOK/YARN: 5.5mm, Medium (4)


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Average review
Love the pattern. Very easy to follow.
Mar 17, 2015 by JoanneBarnhart
I made one up in the same color as your sample. It was easy and came out great. Will make others.
Jan 30, 2015 by Joan Kline
Such a cute little bag! I had fun making it and the instructions were clear and easy to understand. Thanks!
Jan 17, 2014 by Elizabeth
This is so cute! I cant wait to get started!
Sep 29, 2013 by LINDA SAMPLER
lovely cute little bag. Instant download. I'm not an expert in crochet but the combination of both written and diagram directions were easy to follow.
Sep 10, 2013 by Sarah levick

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