Wednesday, October 19, 2011

How to Crochet a Purse for Fashion Dolls and Barbies

Today I would like to share with all of you how I make little fashion doll purses for my grand daughter to use with her Barbie dolls. You only need a little bit of scrap yarn, a pair of scissors and a size F crochet hook. (or smaller crochet hook). We used 4-play acrylic yarn to make the one shown above.

You will simply chain 10-12 stitches to obtain the width guage that you want your purse to be. You will then single crochet in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across. Chain 1, turn and single crochet in each chain across. We did this for 5 rows, fasten off, hide ends and then we made a second matching piece. Both pieces will be in the shape of a rectangle. We then placed both pieces together and single crocheted 3 sides together and chain stitched 20-22 stitches for the purse carrying handle.
You can use this same technique to make square shaped purses, round purses, rectangular purses and even oval shaped purses and you do it all for about .04 cents (if that) per purse by using scrap yarn. I made 8 of these in less than 90 minutes for my grand daughter in a variety of shapes and colors and she loves using them with her fashion dolls.

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