I’m kind of obsessed with owls, so I thought it’d be fun to make a cute owl purse for my girls. It was so easy and turned out so cute. Quick, easy, and cute… my favorite kind of project! Plus, I was able to use it as a stash buster so… BONUS! I added the colors I used (it was all from my stash), but any color scheme would work.
Worsted weight (4) yarn in 3 colors (for the owl I used I Love This Yarn! In orchid, amethyst, and purple), black, white, blue and gold
5.0 mm hook
Easy – intermediate
Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
PURSE PANELS (make 2)
Start with Color A, make a magic ring
Round 1: Ch 3, dc 12 into ring, pull ring closed, join to the top of first dc(12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each stitch around, join to the top of first dc (24 dc)
Change to Color B
Round 3: Ch 3, *dc, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first dc (36 dc)
Round 4: Ch 3, *dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first dc(48 dc)
Change to Color C
Round 5: Ch 3, *dc in next 3, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to the top of first dc (60 dc)
Row 6: Ch 3, *dc in next 4, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * 2 more times (18 dc)
Fasten off, weave in the ends
EYES (make 2)
Start with black, make a magic ring
Round 1: Ch 2, 8 hdc in to ring, pull ring closed, join to first hdc (8 hdc)
Change to blue
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch around, join to top of first sc (16 sc)
Change to white
Round 3: Ch 2, *hdc, 2 hdc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first hdc (24 hdc)
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing, weave in other ends.
In gold, ch 6
sl st in 1st chain from hook and work across, sc, hdc, dc, tr in last chain.
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing
After sewing on the eyes and beak, put the panels together wrong side out
Join yarn in top left corner, sc both sides together around, stopping before the top edge.
Fasten off, weave in all the ends.
Turn purse right side out.
Add fringe to the top two corners. I cut 2 10 inch pieces of each owl color (for each corner.) 6 pieces of yarn in each corner (12 pieces total)
Trim the fringe to your liking.
In Color C chain 71
In 2nd chain from the hook sc, and sc across, 3 sc in last ch, continue and sc across the other side of the starting chain, 2 sc in last ch.
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.
Sew the strap to the inside of both sides