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Girl’s Best Friend Crossbody Purse: Free Crochet Pattern

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We’ve all heard that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so today we are going to whip up a Girl’s Best Friend Purse which features – you guessed it – the diamond stitch! The texture of this handbag is simply divine. There is a child size, an adult size, and there is even a matching coin purse!

Diamond purse crochet pattern

Girl’s Best Friend Crossbody Purse

The free crochet pattern for this crossbody purse is perfect for yourself or the little lady in your life. For this bag we are using the diamond stitch, a stitch that gives an amazing texture and depth, and isn’t too awfully difficult to master. Once you get the rhythm of the stitch set down you’ll be done in no time.

Make the matching coin purse and you’re ready to hit the town! ♥

crossbody purse free crochet pattern

diamond purse crochet pattern

free purse crochet pattern

girls best friends purse pattern

diamond stitch crochet purse

Materials:

Cotton or Cotton blend yarn. For the adult size, I used approximately 232 yards of CotLin yarn (size 3, Cotton/Linen blend) in the “Mustard Seed” colorway. That’s less than two skeins for the adult size purse!

child size purse free crochet pattern

For the child size, I used approximately 140 yards of Dishie Cotton (size 4, 100% cotton) in the “Eggplant” colorway.

free coin purse crochet pattern

For the coin purse, I used approximately 26 yards of yarn. That means that I used less than ONE skein of Dishie Cotton yarn in order to make both the child size purse (including straps!) AND the matching coin purse!

Crochet hook in size G/4mm (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Optional – Fabric for lining the bag. A Fat Quarter like these work perfectly!

Optional – Zipper
-7″ all purpose zipper for coin purse
-7″ all purpose zipper for child size
-9″ all purpose zipper for full size
*for the Mustard Seed CotLin bag I chose the Polyester “Mine Gold” zipper to match.

Optional for strap:

Metal chain (like these, I chose 47″ length)

1/2″ D-Ring (or a set with the clasps like these)

Gauge: 19 scs in 4″ and 6 sc rows in 1″

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written in US terms.

This pattern features the diamond stitch. A tutorial for this stitch can be found here.

If you will be adding a lining and zipper to your purse or crossbody bag, I have just revamped my tutorial for that here!

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

sewing zipper to crocheted bags

Finished Dimensions:

Coin purse approx. 4″ wide and 3″ tall. (It is perfectly wide enough to hold my credit cards and ID – in case you, too, rarely use cash and carry coins.)

Child size approx. 6″ diameter and 6″ tall.

Adult size approx. 8″ diameter and 9.5″ tall.

Note that the CotLin yarn is a bit thinner than the Dishie cotton. If you use Dishie for the adult size, it will turn out slightly larger than the dimensions listed above.

Sizes: (Coin, Child, Adult)

Pattern:

Round 1: Ch-(15, 27, 35). 2sc in 2nd ch from hook (mark the first st with a st marker), sc in next (12, 24, 32) sts. 4sc in last chain. Working up the opposite side of chain, sc in next (12, 24, 32) sts. 2sc in same as first 2 sts. Do not join, work in a spiral throughout. (32, 56, 72)

Rounds 2 through (4, 6, 6): Sc in each st around. (32, 56, 72)
*In round (4, 6, 6), mark the 3rd st made and the (31st, 55th, 71st) st made. These will be the posts used in round (6, 8, 8).

Round (5, 7, 7): Sl st in next st, Ch-2, turn, dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (32, 56, 72)

Round (6, 8, 8): Ch-1, turn, Fptr2tog using (31st, 55th, 71st) st from round (4, 6, 6) and 3rd st from row (4, 6, 6). * sc in next 3 sts, Fptr2tog (using same st from round (4, 6, 6), skip 3 sts, and next st from round (4, 6, 6)) * repeat between * * (6, 12, 16) more times. Sc in next 3 sts. Join to top of first Fptr with sl st. (32, 56, 72)

Remember, if you need help with this stitch, there is a tutorial for the Diamond Stitch here.

Round (7, 9, 9): Ch-2, turn, dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc. (32, 56, 72)

Round (8, 10, 10): sl st in next st. Ch-1, turn, * Fptr2tog using posts from previous post stitch row (to form a diamond shape as pictured below), sc in next 3 sts * repeat between * * (7, 13, 17) more times. Join to top of first Fptr2tog with sl st. (32, 56, 72)

*it is important to make sure the first 3 scs of the row are correctly placed so that all post stitches (the top of the diamond) are positioned directly above the bottom point.

Rounds (9, 11, 11) – (10, 18, 30): alternate the previous two rounds. (32, 56, 72)

Rounds (11, 19, 31) – (12, 21, 33): Do not turn, sc in each st around. Do not join, work in a spiral for remainder. (32, 56, 72)

Round (13, 22, 34): sc in each st around, going through 4 sts for each side D-Ring. (32, 56, 72)

Rounds (14, 23, 35) – ( , 24, 36): sc in each st around. (32, 56, 72)

To finish, sc until you reach the side of the piece. Sl st in next 3 sts, fasten off and weave in all ends.

Straps:

For the child size purse I made three separate chains, all 110 sts long. I then braided them into one strand, looped around the D-Ring and securely sewed into place.

For the adult size I used a steel chain (similar to this). I made a chain 200 sts long and wove it through the chain to tie in that color. Secure the ends and clip the strap onto your bag!

crossbody bag free crochet pattern

If desired, add a zipper and lining to your bag as in this tutorial. I hope you love this pattern and make many of them! Please share with me in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook or by tagging @HeartHookHome across all social media.

Free crossbody crochet purse pattern using the Diamond Stitch

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9 Comments

  1. I love this purse! The diamond stitch is a bit hard to learn and I am not a crochet newbie. I followed your stitch tutorial link too. After row 8 and 9, I kept ending up with 2 or 3 extra stitches. I tried it three times. The last time, I used a stitch marker for every single Fptr2tog to make sure I skipped the double crochet behind it. Have you thought about doing a video tutorial for row 8? I would really appreciate that!
  2. Hi, This pattern is adorable and I want to made this purse as a present. Does the ch 2 in rd 7 count as a dc. Thank you
  3. I'm having the hardest time with starting this pattern. I've tried three different goes, some with different sized crochet hooks and varying my tension, and no matter what I do the piece curls TERRIBLY once I start working in spiral and it does not get better if I just continue on. I got as far as the second "set" of diamonds and it was still badly curled. What am I doing wrong?
    1. After finishing the item, place a book or something that fits snugly inside, lay it flat and put something on top like a phone book and leave it for a few days. That has helped me with other projects.
  4. This is so adorable. I want to try one. I haven't crocheted with cotton yarn for ages. I hope I remember how lol. So... I am off to order some yarn. Thanks for the pattern.
  5. Good afternoon, I usually do not crochet in front of the computer; how do I get a 'paper copy' of this adorable pattern? Crocheting is my relax and let the world go around on its own and I like to have a paper copy to follow. Thanks
  6. Hi, this is such a cute pattern! I too have a CHD son. He’s 19 now and doing great. I hope your son is doing well also and staying safe. Thanks for the pattern and lining tutorial.