How to Crochet a Purse and add Zip and Lining

I have finally made another crochet tutorial for YouTube! Phew. This one is for a cute little crochet purse. I wanted to show how to sew in a zipper and then, at the last minute, I decided to go all the way and add a demo for sewing the fabric lining too!

The response from the crochet Easter Egg pattern (my first crochet tutorial) was amazing, absolutely amazing! Thank you so so much. It has definitely spurred me on to make more video tutorials to demonstrate different crochet techniques and patterns.

Anyway, if you are a crochet expert but have always wondered how to attach a zipper to your project, or you’re interested in how to line your crochet projects, this is the tutorial for you.

Things You Need to Line Your Crochet

  • Cotton aran yarn (or another yarn of your choice). I used Drops Paris.
  • 4.5mm hook.
  • Zipper in the length of the purse you want.
  • Fabric for lining.
  • Needle for darning in the crochet ends.
  • Needle and threads for sewing zip and lining.
  • Scissors!

Little Cotton Crochet Purse

Here are a few pics of the starting process for how to crochet a little purse. Don’t forget, you can work a chain as long as you like. Make sure your foundation chain is a couple of stitches longer than the actual zip because the work shrinks down slightly smaller than the foundation chain.

This simple pattern is worked from the bottom up and then worked in the round. To get the full “How To”, please hop over to YouTube for the cotton purse video tutorial. 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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