FREE CROCHET PATTERN – Fox Purse

This crochet fox purse pattern is the ultimate toddler accessory.  The fox purse teams great with the other items from the Chummy Mummy Fox Collection so be sure to check them out!  Don’t forget to see my pinterest boards where I store all my fox inspiration and pattern links.

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I love using my fox bag whilst my little one has all her treasures in her fox purse this way we make the ultimate mummy, daughter team!

Materials

  • 4mm crochet hook
  • Dk yarn in orange and white for main bag and ears
  • DK black yarn for sewing on button and embroidering eyes
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • X1 10 mm black button for nose/fastening

 

Pattern Notes

This pattern is written in American standard terms.  Your first HDC in each row should be made in the same ST as your CH2.

Abbreviations

  • SS Slip Stitch
  • ST Stitch
  • HDC Half Double Crochet
  • CH Chain
  • HDC DEC Half Double Crochet Decrease
  • SC Single Crochet
  • SC DEC Single Crochet Decrease
  • BLO Back Loop Only

The Purse

R1                   Using white yarn, CH 14.  HDC in second CH from hook and in every CH                                 across (12)

R2-10             CH2, HDC in same ST as CH2, HDC in each ST (12)

R11                 At end of row 10 fasten off and weave in ends.  To start row 11, join orange                        yarn in back loop of first ST.  CH2 and HDC in same ST as CH2, HDC in BLO in                        every ST across.  (12)  Working in the back loops causes a seam that will                                 allow your bag to easily fold

R12-20          CH2, HDC in same ST as CH2, HDC in each ST (both loops) (12)

R21                 Working in BLO.  CH2, HDC in same ST as CH2, HDC in each ST across (12)                             Working in the back loops will form a seam that will allow your bag to                                  easily fold.

R22                 CH2, HDC DEC, HDC in every ST until the last 2 STs, HDC DEC (10)

R23                 CH2, HDC DEC, HDC in every ST until the last 2 STs, HDC DEC (8)

R24                 CH2, HDC DEC, HDC in every ST until the last 2 STs, HDC DEC (6)

R25                 CH2, HDC DEC, HDC in every ST until the last 2 STs, HDC DEC (4)

R26                 CH2, HDC DEC twice to form the last 2 STs, (2)

R27                 CH2, HDC in last 2 STs, CH4, turn and SS into your work to form a loop.                                  This loop is the button hole which will attach to the button forming the end                           of the nose.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew up your seams and sew button nose in place.  Be sure to mark it up against the triangle flap so that your button nose is in the correct place for fastening.

Once this is complete embroider eyes onto the front of the flap for closing the purse.

The Ears

Inner Ear Colour (pic above the colour is white)

Make 2 of these, one for each ear

R1                   CH5, SC in second CH from hook.  SC across, CH1 and turn work (4)

R2                   SC DEC in the first 2 STs, SC DEC in last 2 STs. CH1 and turn work (2)

R3                   SC DEC last 2 STs together CH1 fasten off and pull through.  Your ears                                      should be a triangle shape.

 

Outer Ear (pic above shows this part in burnt orange)

Complete one for each ear.

R1                   CH5, SC in second CH from hook.  SC across, CH1 and turn work (4)

R2                   SC DEC in the first 2 STs, SC DEC in last 2 STs. CH1 and turn work (2)

R3                   SC DEC last 2 STs together CH1 fasten off and pull through.  Your ears                                      should be a triangle shape.  CH1 DO NOT FASTEN OFF.  Your ears should                              be a triangle shape.

Finishing

Place your white inner ear over the top of your orange outer ear.  SC around the outer edge of the 2 pieces joining them together.  In each corner complete 2 SC to form the corner.  When you have completed joining finish off by completing a CH1 before SS into the first SC.  This should give you a point to the top of your ear.

Fasten off and weave in ends.  You can then attach your ears to your purse using a darning needle.

Be sure to share your work with me on Facebook, Instagram or twitter using #chummymummy

 

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