The Cupcake Toddler Purse pattern is the last part of the June 2016 Mini Crochet Along here on Moogly! This is a fun twist on or addition to the Cupcake Baby Blanket, making a perfect present for “big sister” when a new baby comes along! I hope you enjoy it!
Just like the blanket, this purse has tons of great texture, with post stitches, and treble crochets. There’s a handle just the right size for littles, with no long straps to put them at risk. Heck, it’s so cute I’m tempted to carry it myself as a clutch! Best of all, you can make it with the yarn you’ll have leftover after making the blanket – stashbuster!
Cupcake Baby Blanket
- US – H, 5.0mm hook (Furls Fiberarts recommended)
- 90 yds Lion Brand Ice Cream Big Scoop (100% acrylic; DK/yarn symbol “3”; 1117 yds/1021 m; 10.02 oz; Colorway shown: Tutti Frutti) – CA
- 60 yds Lion Brand Ice Cream (100% acrylic; DK/yarn symbol “3”; 394 yd/360 m; 3.50 oz); Colorway shown: Sprinkles – Rainbow) – CB
- Optional: Stitch Markers (Clover Lock Ring Markers recommended)
- Gauge: 14 sts x 8 rows = 4″/10cm in dc
- Finished Size: 8.75″ wide x 8″ tall at largest points
- Helpful Video Tutorials/Links: Post Stitches; Tr (Treble St); Picot; Single Crochet Seaming; Crochet Abbreviations
CUPCAKE “LINER” INSTRUCTIONS Using Ice Cream Big Scoop (CA):
Row 1: Ch 23, skip the 2 chs closest to the hook, dc in each remaining ch; turn. (21 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in 1st 7 sts, hdc in next 7 sts, sc in last 7 sts; turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in each st across; turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in 1st st, fpdc in each remaining st across; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 1st 7 sts, hdc in next 7 sts, dc in last 7 sts; turn.
Row 6: Ch 2, dc in each st across; turn.
Row 7: Ch 2, bpdc in each st until 1 st remaining, dc in last st; turn.
Row 8: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in 1st 7 sts, hdc in next 7 sts, sc in last 7 sts; turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, dc in each st across; turn.
Row 10 – 21: Repeat Rows 4 – 9 twice; do not turn after Row 21. Instead, turn work 90 degrees to work across the longest side of Rows 21 – 1.
Row 22: Ch 1, sc evenly across sides of rows, working 2 sc in side of each row, for 42 total sts; break yarn. (42 sts)
CUPCAKE “ICING” INSTRUCTIONS Using Ice Cream Sprinkles (CB):
NOTE: Push tr sts to “back” or RS before crocheting the next st.
Row 23: Join to 1st st made in Row 22 (from RS), dc in each st across; turn. (42 sts)
Row 24: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *skip the next st, (tr, sc) in next st; rep from * across until 1 st remains, sc in last st, turn. (42 sts)
Row 25: Ch 2, dc2tog twice (in 1st 4 sts), dc in each st across until 4 sts remain, dc2tog twice (in last 4 sts); turn. (38 sts)
Row 26: Sl st in 1st 3 sts, ch 1, sc in next st, *skip the next st, (tr, sc) in next st; rep from * across until 4 sts remains, sc in next st, last 3 sts remain unworked, turn. (32 sts)
Row 27: Ch 2, dc2tog (in 1st 2 sts), dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dc2tog (in last 2 sts); turn. (30 sts)
Row 28 and 29: Repeat Row 24 and 25. (26 sts)
Row 30: Sl st in 1st 3 sts, ch 1, sc in next st, [skip the next st, (tr, sc) in next st] twice, ch 10, skip 10 sts, sc in the next st, [skip the next st, (tr, sc) in next st] twice, last 3 sts remain unworked; turn. (10 sts, 10 chs)
Row 31: Ch 2, dc2tog twice (in 1st 4 sts), dc in next 5 sts, tr3tog in same st as previous st and next 2 sts, picot, dc in same st as last part of the tr3tog, dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog twice (in last 4 sts); break yarn.
Edging: With CA, sc evenly around purse, working 3 sc in the picot. (Tip: Cut out any white sections or yarn for the edging to make it “pop” more!)
REPEAT ROWS 1 – 31 FOR 2ND PIECE
Assembly: Holding wrong sides of purse pieces together, use CA to work single crochet seaming through both layers of the cupcake (straight side, across the bottom, up the other straight side) starting at Row 25 and ending at the other end of Row 25.
And that’s the Cupcake Toddler Purse! I hope you’ve enjoyed this June Mini CAL here on Moogly! It’s been fun – and made me a little hungry! Let me know what you think in the comments!
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