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Christmas handbag pattern for children

Christmas handbag pattern for children

My girls are real ‘girls girls’. They love perfect outfits, accessories and glitter. They chose lovely light colored outfits with gold for the holidays. I still had some lovely glitter yarn that has the perfect color to match the outfits! So I decided to try and crochet a real Christmas handbag with this yarn. The little bags tuned out great and I decided to share with you all. 

Christmas handbag crochet pattern

Christmas handbag materials

Kerstbal tasje haken met Prestige van Lammy

  • I used Prestige yarn. 50 g is 90 meters. (You have some yarn left when the project is finished).
    The yarn is quite bulcky and has glitters. Remember this when you choose another kind of yarn!
  • 1 wooden button
  • Hook 5 (4,5 -5 on the label)
  • Stitch marker – very handy here because you have to crochet a perfect circle!

Christmas handbag free pattern

 I used these stitches UK therms: chain, magic loop , secure, slip stitch.

You need two identical circles to start. You connect them later. To get perfect circles it is very important to follow the pattern. If you don’t, you will get corners! 

Perfect circle (you need 2)

R1: 6 sc in magic loop (6)
R2: 2 sc in every sc (12)
R3: (2sc in sc, 1sc) x6  (18)
R4: 1sc, (2sc in sc, 2sc) x5, 2sc in sc, sc (24)
R5: (2sc in sc, 3sc) x6 (30)
R6: 3sc (2sc in sc, 4 sc) x5, 2sc in sc, 1sc (36)
R7: (2s, 5sc) x6 (42)
R8: 4sc (2sc in sc, 6sc) x5, 2sc in sc, 2sc (48)
R9: (2sc in sc, 7sc) x6 (54)
R10: 5sc (2sc in sc, 8 sc) x5, 2sc in sc, 3 sc (60)

Finish off.

Christmas bag - two circles Christmas bag crochet - attach 2 circles

Put the two circles on eachother. Make sure the good sides are on the outside.
Crochet the two circles together using secure. 
Crochet 48 in total.
Do not finish off.
Chain 110. My daughter is 6 years old and this made the shoulder band long enough. I do recommend to measure the child. If you need a longer shoulderband, just add more chains.
At the end of the chain I turned, starting 2 stiched from the hook.
I crocheted all the way back to the fist chain using secure stitches.
I finished of. 
I sew the shoulderband on on the other side using a needle. Make sure the shoulderband is not turned when you do tis. 

Start again on one side of the bag, 2 stiches from the shoulderband.
crochet 7 sc – chain one and turn
crochet 7 sc – chain one and turn
crochet 7 sc 
Use slip stitches to get to the 4th sc (middle)
Chain 8
Slip stitch in 4th sc
Finish off. 

Sew one button on the other side. When you close the bag it is ‘just a round bag’.
When it is open it looks like a bauble. 

Christmas bag crochet Easy handbag crochet

Let me know if you used the pattern. 
You can tag me on instagram

Take care en tot snel

Liefs Ilse 



Cutest bauble DIY – And throw away the color schemes!

Cutest bauble DIY – And throw away the color schemes!

Yesterday we brought some Christmas spirit in the house.
My husband is leaving vor Quebec today and we really wanted to decorate the tree together.
Last year he went to China for his job for three long weeks.
This time it’s just for one week and he has to fly a measly eight hours!  China is about ten to twelve hours from Schiphol.

Christmas decoration inside and outside the house.


cutest bauble

Boxes with Christmas lights, baubles and other ornaments were brought down from the attic.  We started all together, it has become a tradition to do the decorating with the whole family.
I really thought I had broken the top ornament last year, but there was one in the box!  Did I really buy a new one already without remembering?
And there it was, my all time favorite bauble, the custest bauble for our tree: the one with the snowy handpring of my youngest.
She made this one at her nanny last year.  I absolutely adore it.

cutest bauble

The cutest bauble step by step:

  1. Buy a bauble, preferably one that doesn’t break, because it can break you heart when it shatters into pieces after 16 years 😉
  2. Paint the hand of your child with DIY glue.
  3. Put the handprint on the bauble
  4. Sprinkle some fake snow or glitter on the glue.
  5. Let it dry.
  6. Put a nice ribbon on it too, so it’s easy to hang it in the tree.
  7. Your cutest bauble is ready to make you smile every year when you decorate the tree!

Pinecone flower craft – all year long!

Throw out the color scheme.

The color of our cutest bauble doesn’t really fit the color scheme I picked out. Before I had kids that would have been a reason to not put it in.
But now there’s a ‘Cars’ bauble and one of ‘Minnie Mouse’, there are handmade ornaments the kids painted in bright (but wrong color scheme) colors.
And still, now our three is more beautiful than ever.  The decorations on the lower half are bigger in numbers too, the higher the less there is to look at.
So I threw out the color scheme.  Memories that go along with all the ornaments make the tree much more special now than years ago!


Thanks to nanny Cindy who always finds beautiful DIY crafts to do with the kids!