Flower Burst Handbag {Free Pattern}

This was one of my favorite bags to design.  A little motif works really does go far.

I love that it doesn’t ‘need’ to be lined, the small items in the bag usually drop to the bottom anyway and the big items will not fall out of the holes.

I have to mention that it does look like a Starling wearing a flower belt :-)

If you want to add a rigid base check out this tutorial

Link to PDF pattern :Flower Burst Handbag (Free Pattern)

Comments
  • Fruitful Fusion August 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I love this bag! I’d love to give it a go but I have so many things going on right now! I know what you mean about splitting the blog in to two. I had to do just that, last year.

    • jessyz August 3, 2010 at 10:21 am

      I felt it was time to split. Finish off another 3 WIPs and start on this :D

  • MAC August 2, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I LOVE THIS BAG! Gonna make one pronto! Thanks for sharing!

    • jessyz August 3, 2010 at 10:21 am

      Thank you, I would love to see it once it is done

    • Jana November 13, 2010 at 10:39 am

      It?s beautiful.

      • jessyz November 20, 2010 at 8:21 am

        Thanks

  • ze2red August 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Jessy, ana 3awza wa7da. Did you add it to the things you sell?

  • Jace August 8, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Hi Jessyz,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Your bags are so lovely! I was admiring those at your Etsy shop. :) This Flower Burst bag does look a little bit like Futuregirl’s Starling, but then most bags made from basic stitches in this design would look a bit similar to it. Keep up the great work!

    • jessyz August 10, 2010 at 11:02 pm

      That’s so true, I am going thru a phase of bags with more openwork to them :-) but I guess the flowers make some openwork too :D

  • Maria H August 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    What a great looking bag! Thank you so much for sharing your art!

    • jessyz August 10, 2010 at 11:02 pm

      Thank you so much

  • Elenna August 9, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Very nice! I will definetly consider crocheting this one! Job well done!

    • jessyz August 10, 2010 at 11:02 pm

      I hope you enjoy making one soon

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  • CrochetN'Crafts August 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    This is a very nice bag! The flowers do add a nice touch!

    • jessyz August 27, 2010 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you

  • Lisa September 14, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    So very cute! Thanks for sharing!

  • Lisa September 14, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    BTW, your chocolate mints blog link on the side has an extra w in the url!

    • jessyz September 14, 2010 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you for catching that, I never would have noticed it.

  • sunheri October 4, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    cannot understand how 88 stitches are formed in round 1 of body ..i get 33+33+2+2 stitches, forgive my ignorance I am new to crocheting

    • jessyz October 7, 2010 at 6:25 pm

      Because you are supposed to do 11 rows and then stitch along them, so it will be 33 + 11 (from the first side) + 33 (from the starting chain) + 11 (from the other side) = 88
      Does that make sense to you now? If you are still stuck let me know

      • L7 November 20, 2010 at 8:36 pm

        I don’t know about Sunheri, but, sorry, I’m really stuck… In the pattern it seems you have 88 stitches at the end of round 1 of body. Here, as far as I understand it, you’re saying that you’ll have 88 stitches at the end of round 11. Which of these assumptions (if any) is correct? And, if it’s the second one, could you please explain again what I should do? Maybe it’s because English is not my language, but I don’t understand. Sorry again and thank you very very very much!

        • jessyz November 20, 2010 at 8:47 pm

          No I said 11 ROWS where you will be working back and forth and then ROUND 1 has 88 stitches. Does that make sense.

        • L7 November 20, 2010 at 8:58 pm

          OK, sorry, I hadn’t understood there are 11 rows IN THE BASE… There’s written “You should now have a rectangular base 33 stitches wide and 11 rows high”, but the font is a strange one and I had read “II rows high” and I thought it was 2. :) Sorrysorrysorry, can you please remove my silly posts?
          Thank you very much for a really nice pattern, Yasmin, it will be a great bag. Have a great evening!

          • Kimberley April 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm

            L7, I made exactly the same mistake myself, the font is confusing! I have a row of SC to undo, but glad I’m not the only one :)

  • futuregirl October 25, 2010 at 10:20 am

    It’s beautiful, jessyz! I love the peek-a-boo flower motifs. :)

    • jessyz November 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm

      Thanks, I went through a flower motif phase. I still want to do one completely with motifs but all those ends to weave in scare me sometimes

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  • Jeannie March 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    This is adorable!
    Thank you!

    • jessyz March 7, 2011 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you :-)

  • Cose di Lia March 7, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Hello! May I translate this pattern into Italian and publish it on my little website cosedilia.weebly.com ? Of course I’d give you full credit and add a link to your original pattern…

    • jessyz March 7, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      Sure no problem, let me know when you are done so I can link to it from here and Ravelry as well so more Italian crocheters can get access to it too.
      Thank you

  • Cose di Lia March 7, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I will! Thank you!

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  • Jennifer U April 7, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Love this bag! I started it yesterday and finished this afternoon. I’m afraid I did not do a good job of counting and ran into a few problems, but I’m okay with my work arounds. It is adorable! I’ll be posting a picture on my blog in a few minutes.

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • jessyz April 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm

      ooooh that’ great, the purple and green combo is interesting

  • yodafatkitty April 19, 2011 at 6:35 am

    I’m doing this bag as well. Just curious, but do you happen to know the gauge on the flower motifs themselves??
    Thanx!

  • jessyz April 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I didn’t actually, I guess if you use the same hook and yarn your gauge should all be the same right?

  • yodafatkitty April 20, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    That’s how I’m figuring it :)
    Thanx for the visit to my blog.
    Many thanks.
    Y.

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    • Pam Peeples May 6, 2011 at 3:20 am

      Love this pattern. I have made two now, one moving the motifs up higher by a few rows. There are so many things that can be done with this pattern. It is one of my favorites, and it is fun and fast! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

      • jessyz May 21, 2011 at 7:29 am

        You are welcome

  • purse hanger December 31, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I love this bag !! ^_^

  • Leah Jozwik June 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I’m just finishing making this bag .. I love this pattern!! I can see me making many more of them over time. I made this for a graduation gift .. I’m sure she’ll have lots of uses for it! Thanks for posting the pattern.

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  • Judy September 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    the pdf said the file was broken, so I coudn’t download it…would love to make it….can you fix it???

  • Susie April 17, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Do you have an illustration on attaching the motifs in round 12? I just can’t seem to do it correctly! Thank you for the great pattern.

    • jessyz April 17, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      Sorry I still haven’t gotten the time to do it. Is your problem in the placement or in the actual crocheting?

  • Susie April 18, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Probably a little of both. Mostly placement I think…I seem to have a brain block getting it started!

    • jessyz April 18, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      regarding placement, just lay the bottom of the bag flat on a table and the flowers too above them, That way you can see how it will look when you have attached them, it seems tricky but it isn’t, it doesn’t matter where you place them it just makes it easier to follow the rest of the instructions. As for the techniqe, it is the same as join as you go slip stitching.

  • Tangible April 19, 2013 at 4:41 am

    In my search for a very cute bag to make I came across this one via Ravelry…I started it and the gals at work were all ”ooooh..what are you making now????”…I am excited to finish it! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • jessyz April 19, 2013 at 10:00 am

      That is fantastic, I would love to see it when you are done

  • Jackie July 11, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Beautiful bag. Thanks for sharing. Just wondering what yarn you used, please. You say worsted weight but any certain types/brands you found work great for this pattern? Thanks again

    • jessyz July 12, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      The yarn I used was mystery yarn it didn’t come with a ball band. But from experience I can tell you that wool would be great for this bag. Also aclrylics work really well too since they don’t stretch too much. If you want to use a mainly cotton yarn then I would suggest lining it, cotton tends to sag after some use.

      • Jackie July 13, 2013 at 6:40 am

        Thank you!

  • Lee Ann October 30, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Pretty purse pattern! Thank you! :)
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    • jessyz October 30, 2013 at 7:55 am

      Thank you.

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    Amazing! This blogg looks just like my old one!

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  • Sheil March 15, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    thank you for the design pattern! i made one in pink, but im still new to crocheting so i dont really know i followed correctly :D here’s the link to the finished product :D thanks so much, i enjoyed every minute creating this!
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