Instagram Purse Crochet Pattern

I started Once Upon a Cheerio back in 2016 as an Instagram account. BB had just turned one at the time, and I was looking for a platform to share my crafting hobby with the world.

Unfortunately, I wasn't always consistent with updating, because let's face it, sometimes life gets in the way. I also took some time off Instagram while I was trying to set up this blog. This is a one-person show after all, and I can only dedicate so much time to it given that I now have two little ones at home.

Today, my Instagram account turns two and to celebrate, I decided to share with you a pattern that I have been working on, my Instagram purse! When I started my Instagram account, they were still using the old logo, and to be honest, I still prefer the old logo; it's more nostalgic. You may have seen many other crochet Instagram purse designs out there, and this is just my variation of it.

Instagram Purse Free Crochet Pattern

The final measurements are 8" x 8". I went through three iterations of the purse before I was happy with it. If you are interested, you can read about the design process and some behind-the-scenes of creating a crochet pattern here.

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn in the colours cream/light brown, brown, and white
  • Size H crochet Hook (4.0 mm)
  • Tapestry needle
  • D-rings (I got mine from Daiso craft section)
  • Felt in the colours red, yellow, green, blue, and black
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

Abbreviations

  • sc - single crochet
  • st/sts - stitch/stitches 
  • sc inc - single crochet increase, 2 single crochets in the same st
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • hdc - half double crochet
  • hdc inc - half double crochet increase, 2 half double crochets in the same st

Purse Body

Using light brown/beige coloured yarn...
Ch 26
Round 1: sc into the second st from the hook, sc in the next 23 sts, 3 sc in the last st, and turn. Now working on the other side of the chain, sc in the next 23 sts, then sc inc in the last st [We are making a very long oval by crocheting around the chain] (52 sts)
Round 2: sc inc, 23 sc, 3 sc inc, 23 sc, 2 sc inc (58 sts)
Round 3: sc, sc inc, 23 sc, [sc, sc inc] x 3 times, 23 sc, [sc, sc inc] x 2 times (64 sts)
Round 4: 2 sc, sc inc, 23 sc, [2 sc, sc inc] x 3 times, 23 sc, 2 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (70 sts)
Round 5: 3 hdc, hdc inc, 23 hdc, [3 hdc, hdc inc] x 3 times, 23 hdc, [2 hdc, hdc inc] x 2 times (76 sts)
Round 6-23: hdc in the third loop in each st around (76 sts)
Change to brown coloured yarn...
Round 24-36: hdc in the third loop in each st around (76 sts)
Round 37: sl st in the third loop in each st around (76 sts)

Instagram Purse Free Crochet Pattern

Instagram Purse Free Crochet Pattern

Fold down the top part (dark brown), creating the top of your Instagram camera.

Instagram Purse Free Crochet Pattern

Instagram Purse Free Crochet Pattern

Lens

Using black coloured yarn...
Round 1: Magic ring with a base of 10 hdc (10 sts)
Round 2: hdc inc in each st around (20 sts)
Round 3: [hdc, hdc inc] x 10 times (30 sts)
Round 4: Using white yarn [2 sc, sc inc] x 2 times. Change back to black yarn [2sc, sc inc] x 8 times (40 sts)
Round 5: [3 sc, sc inc] x 10 times (50 sts)
Change to light brown/cream coloured yarn (same colour you used for the purse body)...
Round 6: [4 sc, sc inc] x 10 times, join to the first st, ch 1 (60 sts)
Round 7: hdc blo in each st around, join to the first st, ch 1 (60 sts)
Round 8: hdc in the third loop in each st around, join to the first st of the round and then fasten off leaving a tail to sew onto the purse body (60 sts)

Instagram Purse Free Crochet Pattern

Assembly

You will need the following felt pieces:
  • 4 small strips (red, yellow, green, blue)
  • 1 black square
  • 1 red heart. 

Instagram Purse Free Crochet Pattern

I used a glue gun to attach the felt pieces to the camera purse, but you can sew them on if you prefer.

Instagram Purse Free Crochet Pattern

And there you have it, your very own Instagram Crocheted Purse!

Instagram Purse Free Crochet Pattern

Then, don't forget to attach your D-rings on both sides of the purse and then your purse handle/strap. I ordered a strap for my purse, but it hasn't arrived yet. I was so excited to publish this pattern so I made a really long crocheted chain for now as a replacement.

Instagram Purse Free Crochet Pattern

Instagram Purse Free Crochet Pattern

Did you make your own Crocheted Instagram Purse? I'd love to see it! Please share it with me on Instagram and/or use the #onceuponacheerio hashtag.

Instagram Purse Free Crochet Pattern





This is an original pattern written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. 

You may sell products made from this pattern, but please clearly credit the design to me, Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio and provide a link to my blog www.OnceUponaCheerio.com. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for understanding!

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