How to Crochet a Purse and add Zip and Lining

Hi guys! How is everyone?! I’ve finally made another tutorial for YouTube! Phew. This one is for a cute little crochet purse. I wanted to show how to sew in a zip and then at the last minute I decided to go all the way and whack in a demo for the fabric lining too! The response from the crochet Easter egg (my first tutorial) was amazing, absolutely amazing! Thank you so so much. It has definitely spurred me on to make more video tutorials.

Anyway, if you crochet but have always wondered how to attach a zip to your project or want to know how to go about lining it too, this is the tutorial for you.

Things you’ll need:

-Cotton aran yarn (or another yarn of your choice). I used Drops Paris.

-4.5mm hook.

-Zip in the length of the purse you want.

-Fabric for lining.

-Needle for darning in end.

-Needle and threads for sewing zip and lining.


Here are a few pics of the starting process… Don’t forget, you can chain as many as you like. Make sure your foundation chain is a couple of stitches longer than the actual zip. The work shrinks down slightly smaller than the foundation chain. The piece is worked from the bottom up and in the round. To get the full how to, please hop over to YouTube. Cheers.

Please do let me know how you get on. If you make a purse I’d love to see, you can #zeensandroger and I’ll see it on Instagram or Ravelry it! Or just come and say hi!

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16 thoughts on “How to Crochet a Purse and add Zip and Lining

  1. I’m looking forward to a you tube sesh with you on Monday- and this will be useful because I need to add a zip to a crochet cushion next week! It’s like you knew I needed your help! 😝 Xx

    1. Haha! Oh I hope it’s useful.
      I start out with the best intentions then get really unprofessional. I think my niche will be “always getting stuff wrong.” I forget stuff, mess up or do things in a scruffy way. There’s no way I’m recording again so it goes in the video anyway… xxx

  2. Thank you, i made some crochet Easter eggs for my tree from your You Tube channel and they look fabulous! It was a lovely clear tutorial.
    I will check out this new one later πŸ™‚

    1. Oh that’s brilliant, thank you too! It’s such a relief when I hear from folk like yourself. I know I must be doing something right! Hope you enjoy the new one. xx

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