I made this cute little purse from wool scraps. I had a metre or two left, not enough to make anything significant but too much to throw away (I can’t bear chucking out wool!). To give you a sense of scale that’s a tapestry needle at the top of the picture – you know, the needle you use to sew in all your ends.
Here’s how to make it:
I used fat wool with a 6mm hook. Adapt as you please :>
Start with a magic ring. 6 dc (sc in US terms) into ring.
Row 1: dc (sc) all the way round into each stitch.
Row 2: 2 dc (sc) all the way round into each stitch.
Row 3: repeat row 1.
Row 4: repeat row 2.
Row 5: repeat row 1.
Row 6: repeat row 2.
If you like, you can stop at this point, or crochet a few more rows. To judge how big the purse will be, just fold your work in half. If you would like the top edge to be wider, repeat row 2. If you want it to be narrower, repeat row 1.
Once you are happy with the size, fold your work in half and start crocheting the edges together – but ONLY a third of the way across. Once you have crocheted a third, switch to slip stitching ONE edge only. If you crochet all the way across, you’ll have a purse with no opening! Slip stitch across another third, then switch back to crocheting the two edges together.
I sewed in a button, as you can see, but you could make a tie, leave it open, whatever you like. Your stitches will be loose enough so that you don’t have to make a button hole.
Tie off and sew in all ends.