Savvy Handbag by Naztazia

Savvy Handbag

March 2016
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet in back loops only (BLO)
9.0 mm (M/N)
250 - 260 yards (229 - 238 m)
This pattern is available for free.

I’m very happy to bring you this free (and pretty easy!) pattern for a crochet Savvy Handbag. This was written for the final issue of Crochet Savvy magazine by Donna Wolfe from Naztazia.

It’s a simple back and forth of single crochet stitches - and the neat part is you crochet in the handles at the same time you make the purse. Two small seams on the side and you are done! If you use super bulky weight yarn like my sample (and you don’t have to - you can use any size, even worsted weight) - you don’t really need to line this tote if you don’t want to.

Sample is 17”/43.2 cm wide, 20”/50.8 cm high (including purse handles)

You can find the written pattern on page 56 of the linked issue.

The YouTube tutorial video is here.


Donna Wolfe from Naztazia

If you are looking to download or print the pattern from the magazine, please follow these steps:

Click on the magazine’s link. Click on the “SHARE” button or icon. Then click on “DOWNLOAD.” On a portable device the icon is at the top and looks like a bowl with an arrow pointed upwards. On a desktop, the word “SHARE” is below the magazine. Sign into the magazine publisher with either with a free ISSUU account, or Facebook, Google, or LinkedIn. The file will download to your computer as CSMAGwinter2016.pdf