FREE PATTERN: The Tiny Dreamer Doll Purse

FREE PATTERN: The Tiny Dreamer Doll Purse

April showers bring May…rainbows! We unfortunately had a bit of a difficult April, but we are looking forward to all that May holds in store! Sunshine, warm weather, flowers, gardening, baby birds and rainbows! What more could you want in a month 🙂

I’ve got a lot to share this month, starting with a FREE pdf download! I’m offering my Rainbow Dreams Wall Hanger pattern as a free pattern on Ravelry this month only. This was the very first pattern that I designed and it is very near and dear to my heart. If you want to read more about my heart behind the pattern and reasoning for the free download, you can read more here. The pattern is only available for free download during the month of May, so grab your copy here!

Moving on to…more rainbows….I’ve got an adorable teeny rainbow purse to share with you all this month! The Tiny Dreamer Purse has been one of my most popular patterns to date. It works up quickly, has tons of versatility with color choices, and makes a super sweet accessory for any little one! My daughter loves toting hers around so she can bring all of her favorite trinkets. Recently, she has become much more interested in baby dolls and she LOVES matching her dolls. So, of course, I had to make a doll-sized Tiny Dreamer purse so she and her baby could be twins!

This pattern works up lightening fast and would make an adorable set for spring and summer markets! The free doll size pattern is below and there is also a FULL YouTube tutorial here if you want help making yours from start to finish! Want to make your own set? Find the regular-sized Tiny Dreamer pattern here. Want to order your own custom made set? Find it here!

Read on to find the pattern below, but here are a few notes to keep in mind before starting!

  • You will need to carry the main color yarn with the rainbow colors on the front panel. Check the YouTube tutorial if you need help with this!
  • You will slip stitch and chain one at the end of each round. The first stitch of the next round will always be placed in the SAME spot as the slip stitch.
  • You may wish to pull the ends of your rainbow color yarn to the front of your work. If you do this, you can use the ends as part of the ‘fringe’ and will not have to weave in the ends.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

HOOK(S): 3.5 mm • US size E

YARN: Worsted Weight; I Love This Yarn; or Yarn Bee, Soft and Sleek

  • ~30 yds in one Main Color (MC)
  • <1 yd each in six Rainbow Colors (RC)

NOTIONS: Darning Needle / Scissors / Stitch Marker

FINAL SIZE: ~3.5 inches from top to bottom

STITCH ABBREVIATIONS:

SPECIAL STITCHES:

Joining with a Slip Stitch:

When joining with a slip stitch, be sure to join in the top of a stitch, NOT in the space created by the slip stitch and chain. I think it is helpful to count out the number of stitches you are supposed to have for that row, to figure out where the stitch should go. (Reference photos A and B)

Changing Yarn Color:

In order to change to the new color yarn, you will pick it up when completing the last stitch before the color change. Make sure that you do not chain 1 when adding the new color. You will simply pick it up to complete the stitch and switch colors. Do not cut the main color yarn. You will carry that strand as you complete the stitches in the rainbow yarn color. You will cut the rainbow color yarn once you complete the arc consisting of that color. Color changes will be covered by the fringe, so if they look a little messy, it is OK!

Pick up the new color of yarn BEFORE completing the last sc stitch in the contrasting color. Draw up a loop and pull through the two contrasting color loops on hook.
(Reference Photos B and C)

Insert hook into the next stitch and complete the first sc stitch in new color.
(Reference Photo D)

When adding and cutting your rainbow colors, leave a long tail and have them pulled on the front side of your work. They can be used as part of the fringe at the end. Alternatively, you may choose to weave them in after creating the panels.
(Reference Photo E)

PATTERN:

CREATING THE PANELS:

With these instructions, you will create a front panel and back panel for your purse. The back panel is made in the same way as the front panel, but without the color changes for the rainbow. The panels will then be joined to create the pouch for the purse. Be sure to carry the main color yarn as you work the stitches with the rainbow color yarn for the front panel. The (MC) or (RC) indicates which color yarn you should be working with for that round. Always work the first stitch of the round into the same stitch as the slip stitch of the previous round.

FRONT PANEL:
Begin by creating a magic ring with your MC.

  • Round 1: (MC) 6 sc in mr. Sl st to first st. Ch 1. Do not turn.
  • Round 2: (MC) [inc in each st] x 3. // (RC1) [inc in each st] x 3. Sl st. Ch 1. Cut RC1 leaving a long tail.
  • Round 3: (MC) [sc, inc] x 3. // (RC2) [sc, inc] x 3. Sl st. Ch 1. Cut RC2 leaving a long tail.
  • Round 4: (MC) [sc, inc, sc] x 3. // (RC3) [sc, inc, sc] x 3. Sl st. Ch 1. Cut RC3 leaving a long tail.
  • Round 5: (MC) [inc, sc in the next 3 st] x 3. // (RC4) [inc, sc in the next 3 st] x 3. Sl st. Ch 1. Cut RC4 leaving a long tail.
  • Round 6: (MC) [sc in the next 2 sts, inc, sc in the next 2 sts] x 3. // (RC5) [sc in the next 2 sts, inc, sc in the next 2 sts] x 3. Sl st. Ch 1. Cut RC5 leaving a long tail.
  • Round 7: (MC) [sc in the next 5 sts, inc] x 3. // (RC6) [sc in the next 5 sts, inc] x 3. Sl st. Ch 1. Cut RC6 leaving a long tail.
  • Round 8: (MC) [sc in the next 3 sts, inc, sc in the next 3 sts] x 6. Sl st and tie off. Weave ends.

*Place a stitch marker just before the 4th inc in this round and just after the 6th inc. See video tutorial for help with this! Set the front panel aside to attach to the back panel in the next steps.

BACK PANEL:
Begin by making a magic ring with your MC.

  • Round 1: (MC) 6 sc in mr. Sl st to first st. Ch 1. Do not turn.
  • Round 2: (MC) [inc in each st] x 6. Sl st. Ch 1.
  • Round 3: (MC) [sc, inc] x 6. Sl st. Ch 1.
  • Round 4: (MC) [sc, inc, sc] x 6. Sl st. Ch 1.
  • Round 5: (MC) [inc, sc in the next 3 st] x 6. Sl st. Ch 1.
  • Round 6: (MC) [sc in the next 2 sts, inc, sc in the next 2 sts] x 6. Sl st. Ch 1.
  • Round 7: (MC) [sc in the next 5 sts, inc] x 6. Sl st. Ch 1.
  • Round 8: (MC) [sc in the next 3 sts, inc, sc in the next 3 sts] x 6. Sl st. Ch 1. Do not cut yarn and tie off. Continue to joining.

JOINING THE PANELS

Take the front panel and place it with the right side facing you. If you chose not to weave in your rainbow tails, they should be facing up if you are on the right side. If you have not yet placed your stitch markers,count 3 stitches up from the bottom of the rainbow along either side of the arc. This should fall just before the fourth inc in round 8 and just after the 6th inc (or last inc) in round 8. This will help to center the opening for your bag.

Pick up your back panel and place it behind the front panel.. You will now create the “edging” that will create the pouch for the purse. At the end of Round 8 for your back panel, you will have joined the end of the row to the beginning with a sl st. Ch 1 and align the back panel so you are starting at the left stitch marker on teh front panel. You will now work through BOTH panels in order to join them. You will slip stitch through both panels working from the stitch marker on the left to the stitch marker on the right. This should be about 30 stitches across.

ADDING THE STRAP

After joining the panels, you will create the strap. The length of the strap can be made to your preference, depending on how many chains you crochet. Continuing the unfinished work from above, ch 60 (or number of chains for desired length). Slip stitch chain to the opposite side of the bag, cut yarn and tie in ends.

ADDING THE FRINGE

To add fringe to the front of the bag, cut 12 strands of yarn (2 of each color) about 4-6 inches long. Fold one strand evenly in half. Taking your hook, insert it under a stitch on the bottom edge of your rainbow.

Pull through the halfway point of your folded strands to create a loop. Reach through the loop and grab the ends to pull through. Pull tightly to create the fringe. Repeat across the rainbow. After adding all fringe pieces, cut evenly across to desired length.

Enjoy! I would love for you to share your finished pieces on Ravelry or tag me on Instagram with #stuckonyoucrochet. I can’t wait to see all of your finished pieces! You are welcome to sell finished pieces from this pattern, but please give credit to me (@_stuckonyoucrochet_) as the designer.

Please Note!

This pattern and the pictures are the property of Allison Wasserman and may not be copied, shared, reproduced, or sold in part or in whole. The pattern may not be altered or rewritten in any way for resale. You may not use any photos without consent. You are permitted to sell the finished product in small quantities, but please credit the designer by linking to the shop or pattern in your online description.