Ladybug Purse Crochet pattern.

Ladybug Purse is a beginner crochet pattern. It is easy and fun to make.I tried to keep it simple and I included a lot of pictures so you can try it even if you are a beginner. This cute Lady Bug Purse is a great gift idea for the little girl, my toddler daughter just LOVE it :)

The ready Ladybug Purse is approximately 6 inches (15.5 cm) in diameter (measured without the legs).

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Recommended weight yarn: Medium to worsted weight (weight category #4) I used Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red and Black and a bit of Bright Yellow.

Recommended crochet hook size: I 9 (5.5 mm) to J 10 (6.00 mm)

Abbreviations and stitches used in the beginner crochet pattern:

CH - chain, SC - single crochet.

The gauge: 13 SC in 4'' (10 cm); 14 rows in 4'' (10 cm).






The idea of the Lady Bug Purse is very simple: make two circles (front and back part of the ladybug) and sew them together and add details and a handle.

Note:

SC 2:(the # of stitches is AFTER the stitch's abbreviation) means: make two single crochet stitches in two stitches of the previous row.

2SC (the # of stitches is BEFORE the stitch's abbreviation) means: make two single crochet stitches in one stitch (increase).

For example, [SC 2, 2SC] means: make a SC in the first stitch, then another SC in the second stitch, and then make 2 SC together in the third stitch (an increase).


Do not make a slip stitch at the end of each row unless it's mentioned and do not start each row with CH 1. Work in spirals and attach a stitch marker to the end of the first row to indicate where each row starts and move the stitch marker up as the work progresses. Count your stitches after completing each row.


CH 3


Join in a ring with a slip stitch

Row #1: SC 6 in the ring.

Row #2: 2 SC in each stitch. Total = 12 stitches after completing of this row.

Row #3: [SC, 2 SC], repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. This means: make a SC (in the first stitch of the row), then make 2SC in the next following stitch (the second stitch of the row), then make another SC in the next following stitch (the third stitch of the row), 2SC in the fourth stitch of the row and so on for 4 more times. The total = 18 stitches after the completing of this row.

Row #4: [SC 2, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. This means: make a SC in the first stitch of the row, make a SC in the second stitch of the row, make two SCs in the third stitch of the row and repeat this pattern 5 more times. The total = 24 stitches after completing of this row.

Row #5: [SC 3, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Total = 30 stitches after completing of this row.

Row #6: [SC 4, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 tomes around the row. Total = 36 stitches after completing of this row.

Row #7: [SC 5, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Total = 42 stitches after completing this row.

Row #8: [SC 6, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Slip stitch at the end of this row. Total = 48 stitches after completing this row. Cut off the red yarn and weave in the end.



Make two identical size circles (Rows ## 1-8 each). The circles should be flat. If the circles are frilly or bow-like, this means you've made more or less stitches in any row then needed. Always compare the stitches you've got after the completing of each row with what mentioned in the beginner crochet pattern.



Make a ''muzzle'' of the ladybug: it's a half-circle: (use black yarn).

Step 1: CH 3, join in a ring with a slip stitch

Step 2: CH 1 and SC 4 in the ring

Step 3: Turn, CH 1, 2SC in each of the next 3 stitches, SC in the last stitch.

Step 4: Turn, CH 1, [SC, 2SC] Repeat [ ] 3 times for the next 6 stitches, SC in the last stitch.

Step 5: Turn, CH 1, [SC 2, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 3 times for the next 9 stitches, SC in the last stitch. Cut off the yarn leaving approximately 14 inches (35 cm) to sew it on.

Sew on the black half-circle to the red circle as shown.


Step 1: Attach the Black yarn to the right edge of the black half-circle , work around the red circle inserting the crochet hook through the black half-circle and red circle:

CH 1, SC 3, CH 3

Step 2: The nose: Slip stitch in the second stitch from the crochet hook, another slip stitch in the same stitch where you've made CH 3.


Step 3: The leg:SC 3 (the nose should be in the center of the black 'muzzle"), SC 5 in the red circle, CH 4 for the first leg.



Step 4: SC in the 2nd stitch from the hook, SC in the next stitch.

Step 5: SC in the next stitch of the red edge, SC, SC.

CH 4 for another leg and repeat Steps 4-5, CH 4 for the third leg.

Repeat Step 4 for the third leg.

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SC 17 and CH 4 for the first leg on the opposite side. Make sure the legs are symmetric (adjust the number of SC stitches if needed)

Repeat Steps 4-5 for the 3 remaining legs and SC 4 for the rest of the row, finish the black row with a slip stitch to join.

The spots: CH3, join in a ring. Row #1:SC 6 in the ring. Row #2: 2SC in each SC, slip stitch. Cut off the yarn leaving approximately 9 in (23 cm) of yarn to sew the spots on. Make 3 spots. Sew them on.

The eyes: Yellow yarn: CH 3, join in a ring with a slip stitch. SC 4 in the ring, slip stitch. Cut off the yarn leaving approximately 8 in (20 cm) to sew the eyes on. Sew the eyes on.

The second circle: Attach the black yarn and make a row:

CH 1,[SC 7, 2SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row, slip stitch.

Sew two circles together as shown (insert the needle in the last black row). Leave the opening around the "muzzle". You can sew the snap fastener there.

The opening of the bag should be approximately 1/3 of the diameter of the circle.

The handle: Attach the red yarn to the sides of the opening and make a chain. The length of the chain is desired length of the handle.

(I made a handle 28 in (71 cm) long.

Attach the chain to the other side of the opening with a slip stitch and make slip stitches in each stitch of the chain. Finish with the slip stitch in the beginning of the chain. Fast off.


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Congratulations! The Ladybug purse is ready!



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