Coming up Roses Handbag


Take summery roses with you into cooler days with Ilaria Caliri’s super-stylish handbag design, complete with its on-trend mustard background. Work the bag first in sturdy double crochet, then embroider on the geometric rose trellis pattern. Bloomin’ lovely!

The bag is lined with thick felt to last more than just one season. You’ll find the full pattern, chart and measurements for this stunning autumnal make in issue 76 of Simply Crochet.

You will need:

Lion Brand Wool Ease (80% acrylic, 20% wool, 85g/180m)
4 balls of Gold (171)
1 ball of each:
Ranch Red (102)
Cranberry (138)
Avocado (174)
Forest Green Heather (180)

A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook

4 stitch markers

Tapestry needle

A pair of faux leather handles 60cm long, 2cm wide

Felt fabric, 5mm thick, approx 80x80cm

Magnetic clasp

Yarn available from

Simply Crochet issue 76 is available both in-store and online. You can check our stockists’ details here to find your nearest copy, or if you’d rather shop online you can buy individual issues from our back issues website here.

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