Crochet Pattern: My Fatty Handbag

By Rachel Choi – 12 Comments
Just added to the Crochet Spot Store, My Fatty Handbag is a fun yet classy purse that is easy to crochet! The body has a gathered design making the bag seem compact when in reality it’s fat and spacious to carry around all your goodies.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 12” (30.5 cm) wide, 12” (30.5 cm) tall including handles
Note: bag is intended to be slouchy

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn:
Approximately 250 yards of main color
Approximately 100 yards of contrasting color
Crochet Hook I (5.50 mm)
Yarn Needle
crochet yarn size 4

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If you need any help while crocheting My Fatty Handbag, just let me know and I’ll be glad to help you out!

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12 Comments

  1. Maria says:

    OMG! fabulously cute! Must…make….one (or several) :D

  2. Kimmie says:

    Sweet, I just bought mine, can’t wait to get strated. It looks really, really easy to crochet. Thanks Rachel for including soo many pics!

  3. Sarah says:

    This is now on my list of things to do…as soon as I finish a scarf for my boyfriend that I started months ago ;)

  4. amy says:

    OMG i LOVE this bag!!!

  5. Jade says:

    Super cute bag! Are the handles crocheted as well or are they the handles you buy at a craft store?

  6. Rachel says:

    Hi Jade, the handles are crocheted as well. But they can be replaced with the kind you buy at a craft store if you desire.

  7. Pamela says:

    Got my pattern-Love this bag!! Could the body of the bag be crocheted bigger and the handles longer for a shoulder bag? If so -how would you do that?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Pamela, there are instructions for making the handles longer within the pattern. The size of the bag is more tricky to change, but you can try and use a heavier weight yarn and a larger crochet hook.

  8. Kim Lunsford says:

    This bag was so easy to crochet and SO cute too!!! But I was wondering how I can make a liner for it in the same shape as the purse?

  9. Rachel says:

    Hey Kim, try and lay the finished bag as flat as possible and then trace it to make a template for your liner, then add an inch or so for the sewing.

  10. Emily says:

    Hi Rachel! I love this purse! I was hoping you could give me a suggestion on how to make the bottom sturdier as mine turned out a little bigger and looser than yours and doesnt hold its shape. I love your site and many thanks for all the cool free stuff–it’s been really fun:)

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Emily, the whole bag should be slouchy when you’re done, including the bottom. If you want your bottom to be stiffer, how about putting a piece of cardboard or a magazine inside the bag on the bottom. There are also some purse bottoms or organizers you can buy at stores (I’m not sure exactly what they’re called though).

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