Crochet “Hello Kitty” Inspired Little Girls Purse

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Crochet Hello Kitty Inspired Purse

Hello Kitty  was always a favorite of my daughter.  She just loved anything with Hello Kitty on it.  She had sheets, towels, little miniature toys.  You name it she had it.

I wish I had made this little crochet bag for her.  I designed this little Hello Kitty Inspired little girls purse for my granddaughter a few years ago.  Guess what?  She loved it!

I strongly recommend that you use stitch markers and a row counter to keep track of your work.  It is so easy to get confused and lost when working in rounds.

I’m always impressed and a bit intimidated by people who don’t seem to need to use stitch markers or row counters.   How do they manage to keep track or all of that in their heads…. I don’t know but I am impressed.

I hope you will enjoy this project.  At the end of this post I have also added links to other projects that might interest you.

Before you get started you will need a few supplies.  The good thing about this project is that it uses very small amounts of yarn.  This makes this a perfect yarn stash buster.   A great way to avoid waste.

Materials you will need:

Hook G/6     4.25
Hook  I/ 9   5.5mm
Medium weight  (4weight)  Acrylic yarn in the following colors;
White (110yards)
Lt. Pink (about 30 yards)
Scraps of yellow yarn
Scraps of black yarn
Stitch markers
Stitches used:  single crochet and half double crochet.  You will be working in rounds and will not be joining your rounds.
Face (Make  2)  With Size I/9 5.5mm hook.


To begin:  Ch 9
Rnd 1:   1sc in next 7 ch, 3sc in last ch, (working on other side of chain) 1 sc in next 6 ch, 3 sc in last round
Rnd 2:  2sc in 1stst (place stitch marker in your 1st stitch for this and every round)  sc in next 7 st, 2sc, 2sc, sc in next 8 st, 2sc, 2sc
Rnd 3:  sc in next 9 st, 2sc, 2sc, 2sc, sc in next 9 st, 2sc, 2sc, 2sc,
Rnd 4: sc in next 10 st, 2sc (5times), sc in next 11 st, 2sc (5times)
Rnd 5 – 6 : 1 sc in ea st
Rnd 7:  sc in next 11 st, [2sc, sc in next 2 st] 3 times, sc in next 14 st
Rnd 8: sc in next 10 st, [2sc, sc in next st] 4 times, sc in next 11 st,  [2sc, sc in next st] 4 times
Rnd 9:  1 sc in ea st , fasten off
Ears:   Attach to the 7th st  above the middle of piece (fold and find center and count up, see photo),
Fold piece to find other end (also 7th st above fold .  See photo
You will work your ears between these stitches.
Attach yarn to your right stitch marker stitch (see photo)
Right Ear:
Row 1 – 2:  Ch 1, sc in next 19 st
Row 3:  Ch 1, turn work, sc in next 7 st, (leave remaining stitches unworked)
Row 4:   Ch 1,  1 sc in each st
Row 5:   Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog
Row 6:   Ch 1, sc, sc, fasten off
Left Ear:
Attach yarn to the 3rd ch of unworked stitches in row 1
Row 1:    Sc in next 7 st
Row 2:   Sc in ea st
Row 3:   Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog
Row 4:    Ch 1, sc, sc, fasten off
Now you will work 1 row of hdc around edge of both pieces.   (In pink yarn)  See photo
Eyes and Nose are worked the same.
Change to  Hook G/6     4.25
Work eyes in black yarn and nose with yellow yarn.
Nose is sewn on horizontally and the eyes are sewn on vertically.  See photo of finished work
Row 1:  Ch 5, sc in 2ndch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, 4sc in last ch, sc in next 2 ch, fasten off
Whiskers :  Embroider whiskers using the ridges of the rounds as a guide.   See photo of finished work.
To Begin:  Ch 41,
Row 1:  1hdc in 2ndch from hook, 1 hdc in ea remaining st
Row 2-5:  ch 1, 1hdc in ea stitch, fasten off
Attach gusset to  lower corner stitch of ear.     Work 1 hdc in each stitch (40 stitches).  See photo
Attach the other edge of the gusset to your back piece in the same way.   Slip stitch  all the way around.
Attach pink yarn to middle of top gusset.  Ch 80.. attach to other edge of gusset, sc, now work 1 sl st into each ch.  When you get back to the 1st st, fasten off.
Bow:   Ch 18
Row 1:  dc in 4thch from hook, 1 dc in ea st
Row 2-3:  ch 3, 1dc in ea st, work last dc on top of 3rd ch.  Fasten off, sew in tails.
Finishing:  Sew in all tails.   Enjoy!
If you enjoy this project here are a few others I think might be of interest to you;

Watch my Free YouTube Video Tutorial:

I have uploaded this same tutorial in a series of free YouTube video tutorials.   Perhaps you are a visual learner and perfer to watch a video.

Click on the links for Videos 1, 2 and 3 are on the next page.
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4 Responses to Crochet “Hello Kitty” Inspired Little Girls Purse

  1. MariaPaula June 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Hi, Yolanda! I’m a huge fan & follower of your crafts! I want to make this purse for my niece who’ll be turning 9 next month. I was wondering what the dimensions of this purse is. Thank you 😀

  2. Cococat AKA moonie August 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    I LOVE your patterns and videos ! Aren’t there a mistakes for Round 7 and Round 8 ?
    Thank you for any advice on this.

  3. Butcovan Raluca August 28, 2013 at 4:28 am #

    if i want to make a bigger one..what should i do?

  4. Anna Last October 25, 2013 at 3:15 am #

    Hi, I love the hello kitty purse. I would like to know are you doing all back stitches to make this purse?