Crochet Mushroom Purse Pattern

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Crochet mushroom purses are having a major moment. And with the right pattern and yarn, you can create a charming collection of fungi-themed purse designs for yourself and your mushroom lover friends.

In this article, I’m gathering some of my favourite free and paid crochet mushroom purse patterns that are sure to inspire your next project. Let’s get started!

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Crochet Mushroom Purse Patterns

Mushrooms are so trendy right now! I don’t know about you, but I’m seeing fun mushroom designs everywhere. 

So in this post, we’ve rounded up the best free crochet mushroom purse patterns to inspire your next creation. From mushroom backpacks to purses to totes, this collection of free crochet mushroom patterns will give you dozens of ideas. 

Are crochet mushrooms a good project for beginners? 

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced crocheter, there is a mushroom project out there for you! 

While it’s true that some patterns might be more complex, many are super beginner-friendly.

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Supplies for Crochet Mushrooms

Always check your pattern’s supplies list before getting started on your project. Here are some of the most common supplies you’ll need to make a crochet mushroom purse pattern.

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Best Yarn For Crochet Purses

For mushroom crochet bags, cotton and acrylic yarn are good choices. Cotton tends to be more durable and has excellent stitch definition. On the other hand, acrylic is widely available and very economical.

Cotton Yarn

Crochet Techniques

  • Selecting the Right Yarn: Choose a yarn that suits the desired look and purpose of your purse. Cotton or acrylic yarn is often a good choice for durability, while specialty yarns can add texture and style.
  • Gauge and Tension: Consistent tension is crucial to ensure that your purse maintains its shape and size. Always check your gauge and use the recommended hook size for your chosen yarn.
  • Foundation Chain: The length of your foundation chain will determine the width of your purse. Make sure it’s the size you want before starting your project.
  • Stitch Selection: Different crochet stitches can create various textures and patterns. Common stitches for purses include single crochet, double crochet, half-double crochet, and treble crochet. Experiment with different combinations to achieve the desired design.
  • Color Changes: If you want to create multicolored or patterned purses, learn how to change colors neatly. One method is to complete the last step of a stitch with the new color.
  • Seaming: To assemble your purse, you’ll need to join pieces together. Techniques like slip stitching or whip stitching can give you clean and secure seams.
  • Lining: Consider adding a fabric lining to your purse for extra strength and to prevent small items from poking through the crochet stitches. You can sew the lining by hand or machine.
  • Handles and Straps: There are several ways to attach handles or straps to your purse. You can crochet them directly onto the purse or attach them using sewing or hardware like rings or clips.
  • Closure Mechanisms: Decide on the type of closure you want for your purse. Common options include buttons, zippers, magnetic snaps, or drawstrings. Ensure they are securely attached for practical use.
  • Blocking: Blocking your purse can help it maintain its shape and look more polished. Wet blocking or steam blocking can be used to set the stitches.
  • Incorporate Pockets: Depending on the style and functionality of your purse, you may want to add pockets or compartments. Crochet them separately and sew or attach them to the inside.
  • Blocking and Finishing: After completing your purse, block it to shape and size, and weave in any loose ends neatly to achieve a polished finish.

Crochet Mushroom Purses Pattern

1. Crochet Mini Mushroom Bag

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Grab the crochet pattern HERE.

2. Toadstool Bag Crochet Pattern

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Grab the crochet pattern HERE.

3. Mushroom Drawstring Bag Crochet Pattern

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Grab the pattern for $2.00 HERE.

4. Crochet crossbody mushroom prse

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Grab the pattern HERE.

5. Crochet Mushroom Crossbody Bag

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Grab the crochet pattern HERE.

6. Toadstool Coin Purse Crochet Pattern

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Grab the crochet pattern HERE.

7. Crochet Mushroom Bag Pattern

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Grab the pattern HERE

8. Mini Mushroom Bag

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Grab the crochet pattern HERE.

9. Crochet Mushroom Bag

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Grab the pattern HERE.

10. Crochet Mushroom purse

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Grab the crochet pattern HERE.

How to care for crochet mushroom purses

  • Regular Cleaning:
    • Brush off any loose dirt or dust from the surface of the bag using a soft brush or cloth.
  • Spot Cleaning:
    • If your bag gets stained, try to spot clean it immediately with a mild detergent or a mixture of gentle soap and water.
    • Use a soft cloth or sponge to gently scrub the stained area.
    • Avoid rubbing too vigorously, as it might damage the fibers or cause colors to bleed.
  • Hand Washing:
    • If your bag needs a more thorough cleaning, fill a basin or sink with lukewarm water and add a mild detergent.
    • Gently submerge the bag and swish it around in the soapy water.
    • Avoid excessive squeezing, wringing, or agitation, as this can distort the shape of the bag.
    • Rinse the bag thoroughly with cool water until all the detergent is removed.
  • Drying:
    • After washing, gently press the bag between clean, dry towels to remove excess water.
    • Reshape the bag to its original form and allow it to air dry completely. Avoid hanging it as this can cause the bag to stretch.
  • Storage:
    • When not in use, store your crochet mushroom purse in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent fading.
    • Stuff the bag with tissue paper or bubble wrap to help it maintain its shape.
  • Avoid Overloading:
    • Crochet bags, like any other bags, have weight limits. Avoid overloading your bag with heavy items to prevent stretching or damaging the stitches.
  • Protect from Sharp Objects:
    • Be cautious about sharp objects, such as keys or jewelry, that could snag or puncture the crochet fabric. Keep them in a separate pouch or pocket.
  • Handle with Care:
    • Treat the bag gently and avoid excessive tugging or pulling, which can distort the stitches or seams.
  • Prolonged Sun Exposure:
    • Crochet bags can fade over time with prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. When not in use, consider storing your bag in a dust bag or a dark, cool place to preserve its color.
  • Moth Prevention:
    • If you’re storing your crochet bag for an extended period, take precautions to prevent moth damage. You can use moth repellents or store the bag in an airtight container.
  • Regular Inspections:
    • Periodically inspect your bag for loose threads or damage and repair them promptly to prevent further issues.

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