Child Buttoned-Flap Purse

These cute purses are perfect for older children to fill with all their favorite items!

This purse fits my granddaughters, ages 6 and 9, perfectly.  Pastels and a pearl button would make an excellent spring fashion statement! Models were made using Red Heart with Love Metallic yarn — paired with Red Heart Super Saver Ombre and Big Twist Value.


  • 2 skeins #4 yarn – about150 yards each
  • H / 5.00 MM Crochet Hook
  • Plastic yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Button 1 5/8 inches (41 mm) in diameter
  • Needle and thread to sew on button


  • Ch = chain
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Sl st = slip stitch

Use 2 strands of yarn (one from each skein) throughout the pattern.

Purse Bottom:

Row 1: Ch 12, sc in back bump of 2nd chain from hook and in back bump of each remaining chain. Total of 11 sc.

Row 2 – 26: Ch 1 (counts as a sc), turn.  Sc in each sc across. Total of 11 sc in each row.

Purse Body — Work in Rounds:

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in end of each row – 26 sc. Sc in each beginning ch – 11 sc. Sc in end of each row – 26 sc. Sc in each sc across – 11 sc. Join with sc in beginning sc and place stitch marker.

Rounds 2 – 22: Sc in each sc around. Move Stitch marker up with each completed round.

Round 23: Sc in each sc around to stitch marker. Keep stitch marker in place. Sc in next sc past stitch marker. Sl into next sc.

Purse Straps:

Row 1: Begin strap by ch 1, turn. Sc in same stich as sl st. Sc in next 4 sc.

Rows 2 – 56 (more or less rows depending upon how long you want the strap): Ch 1. Turn. Sc in each sc across. Fasten off with a 12 inch tail of double-stranded yarn remaining. Use this to attach the strap to the other side of the purse with a whip stitch. Fasten off.

Child Purse Figure 1: First several rows of purse strap.

Purse Closure Flap:

Face outside back of purse and continue using 2 strands of yarn to crochet the flap. Adjust numbers to center the flap if necessary.

Row 1: Counting in from the right side of purse back, skip 9 sc. Join yarn with a sl st into the 10th sc from right. Sc in same stitch as sl st, sc in next 12 sc of purse. Total of 13 sc (make sure it is centered to the outside back of the purse. If not, adjust the alignment of the 13 stitches).

Child Purse Figure 2: Crocheting the closure flap on the back of purse.

Rows 2 – 8: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc across so that you maintain 13 sc in each row.

Row 9: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each of next 4 sc, ch 5 and skip 5 sc, sc in each of last 4 sc.

Row 10: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each of next 4 sc, sc in each of next 5 chain stitches, sc in each of next 4 sc.

Row 11: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc across — 13 sc.

Row 12: Ch 3, turn, skip next sc, sc in next sc. *Ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc *. Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Ch 3, skip next sc, sl st into last sc. Fasten off. Using thread and needle, sew button onto purse corresponding to location of button hole. Enjoy!

Child Purse Figure 3: Completed flap as viewed from the front of flap.