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[DIY] Retro Flower Crochet Purse Tutorial (Beginner-Friendly)

Yay! It’s finally here! The Retro Flower Crochet Purse pattern is finished and the complete video tutorial is up on my YT channel! If you are just landing here and can’t wait to get started, head over to this post Retro Crochet Flower Hexagon and make 7 of those cuties. Then come back here to learn how to put them all together into one cute bag!

Complete Video Tutorial for Retro Flower Crochet Purse Tutorial

Inspiration Behind the Bag

I LOVE everything retro and have since I was a young girl. I feel drawn to decades that were long before my time, like the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, & 60’s. So this 60’s style retro bag is a no brainer for me.

First Make the Flower Heart Hexagons

Head over to the Retro Flower Hexagons pattern page and create 7 of them. Then come back here to learn how to assemble them.

Retro Flower Hearts Hexagron Crochet Pattern
retro flower crochet bag pattern
retro flower crochet bag closeup pattern

Here is my finished bag and I LOVE it!

Retro Crochet Flower Purse

Making one using Scheepjes yarn too and it’s SO pretty!!

If you want to try making this version – here are the yarns used:

Scheepjes Stone Washed Colors

  • Pink = Rose Quartz
  • Dark Center = Boulder Opal
  • Green = Peridot
  • Cream = Axinite
  • Yellow = Citrine (I’m going to make a few with a yellow center to the daisy)
Scheepjes Yarn Hexagon

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We are going to jump right in and get you started on joining the squares together to make this adorable bag. But first you may need a few materials to get started!

Materials and Notions

Complete Assembly Video Tutorial:

If you are a visual learner, that’s perfect! There is a full video tutorial for you to walk through the pattern with ease: Retro Flower Crochet Purse Tutorial

Sizes / Finished Measurements:

Dimensions:   From peak down and across – 14.5″ (36.5 cm)  wide x 13″ (33 cm) tall.


  • Ch (s) – Chain (s)
  • St (s) – Stitch(s)
  • Sp – Space
  • Yo – Yarn over
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Hdc(X)tog – Half Double Crochet Stitches Together
  • Sc – Single Crochet

Stitch guide:

Hdc – Half Double Crochet – Yo, insert hook in indicated stitch.  Yo, draw up a loop. Yo, draw through all three loops on hook.

HdcXtog – Half Double Crochet X Together (This pattern has several versions of a half double X amount of stitches together)

To simplify it – creating a “together” stitch is done by first yarning over (for the half double stitch), then inserting your hook into the next stitch and pulling up a loop, until you’ve completed the number of stitches you’d like to draw together.

Then you yarn over and draw through ALL of the loops on your hook and chain 1.


  • The border is a little wonky – I must admit so the written version of the stitch counts may seem weird, and feel free to modify to your liking.
  • Use the diagrams to guide you.
  • Watch the video tutorial for complete tutorial.
Retro Flower Purse Crochet Tutorial


I created some graphics to help you better assembly the bag and this includes the written pattern for the join.

The Join

The join I used is a slip stitch / single crochet join. It’s fairly easy and creates a BEAUTIFUL seam that is very sturdy and perfect for a bag like this.

Step 1

To start, insert your hook in the right ch-2 space of your hexagon panel – or left if you’re a left handed crocheter.

Next, add your yarn to your hook, slip stitch through and chain 1.

slip stitch single crochet join step 1

Step 2

Insert your hook into the same chain 2 space on the left panel (right if you’re a left handed crocheter), yo, and pull up a loop.

Slip Stitch Single Crochet Join Step 2

Step 3

Complete a single crochet by yarning over and pulling through both loops on your hook.

slip stitch single crochet join step 3

Step 4

Pull your loop out, take out your hook (hold on to that loop with your free hand).

slip stitch single crochet join step 4

Step 5

Insert your hook into the next stitch on the right hexagon.

slip stitch single crochet join step 5

Step 6

Put the loop back onto your hook and pull tight.

slip stitch single crochet join step 6

Step 7

Slip stitch through.

slip stitch single crochet join step 7

Step 8

Repeat the pattern by next, inserting your hook into the next stitch on the left hexagon and completing a single crochet.

slip stitch single crochet join tutorial part 1
slip stitch single crochet join step 8

You did it! That is how we will join all of the hexagons together. The video tutorial shows how I assembled them in what order, but here are the diagrams to help you organize your hexagons and assemble them easily.

Retro Crochet Hexagon Bag Assembly

How to Arrange the Hexagons

How to lay out your retro crochet bag hexagons

How to Fold The Hexagons

how to fold your crochet hexagons into a bag

Join the Hexagons Using Slip Stitch Single Crochet Join Method

Joining the Hexagons by Stardust Gold Crochet

Creating the Border

Okay y’all – this one was just crazy! As I was filming the video and AFTER I assembled the hexagons – I didn’t like the way it looked.

So I created a border “on the fly”, which, in hindsight was probably a bad idea, because the stitch counts were just so crazy and weird. It’s not normally what I do, but I wanted to get this pattern out ASAP.

However, the idea here is to create a gathering of the inside corners to draw in the top of the bag so the handles are easier to attach.

This worked out great, but the written pattern is kind of weird and not even. However, I simplified it into this diagram.

The written pattern for the border is below this diagram – and don’t laugh! If you are a seasoned crocheter, you’ll be fine. For beginners, if you have trouble with this, please reach out to me – I’m happy to help walk you through it!

If you want to just wing it, use this diagram below as a guide.

Creating the Border

Border Pattern

Here is the written border pattern that matches the YouTube Video. Again, don’t laugh – this isn’t my normal MO.

Insert hook in top right ch-2 space of bag, ch 1.

  • Sc 1 in corner
  • Sc in next 3 sts
  • Hdc in next 8 stitches
  • Hdc5tog, ch 1
  • Hdc in next 10 sts
  • Hdc6tog, ch 1
  • Hdc in next 9 stitches
  • Sc in next 3 stitches
  • Sc 2 in corner
  • Sc in next 3 stitches
  • Hdc in next 8 stitches
  • Hdc8tog
  • Hdc in next 10 stitches
  • Sc in next 3 stitches
  • Sc 1 in corner, join, leave a long tail for sewing on handle.

Attaching the Bamboo Handle

If you don’t have a bamboo handle or not sure where to get one, you can find them just about everywhere from Amazon to Etsy. I purchased mine from Amazon here (affiliate link).

attaching the handle for the retro crochet hexagon purse
top corners
fold top corner in
fold in top corners
whip stitch around to secure the handle

Rounding Out the Corners

I like a more rounded look to the bag, so I tucked in the corners (same way I tucked in the top of the bag for the handles) of the hexagons and whip stitched around them a few times to secure it and create a more rounded look.

Tips for shaping your retro bag

The Finished Bag

This bag is my new favorite accessory! I am in love with it! Looking forward to getting the fabric to create a liner for it. I can’t wait to see all the fun color combinations you come up with!

retro flower crochet bag

Creating and Attaching a Liner

Liners are a great way to make your bag more functional and secure. I am heading to the fabric store this week to get some cute fabric to line it with. When I do, I’ll create a new tutorial to show you how I lined my bag.

If you know how to line yours and want to share with the community, please head over to Stardust Gold Crochet & Friends on Facebook and share it with us! I’d LOVE to see it!

Thanks Everyone!

I hope you enjoyed making the cute Retro Flower Hearts Hexagon Pattern & the bag!

Thanks so much for your love and support and I can’t wait to see what you make with them. Please tag me on social media so I can see!

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