The Chattanooga Purse takes you for a ride back to the Swing Era with your very own 1940s style purse, the first of a new line of affordable, original crochet designs tailored for your tastes! Made with a few balls of 100% cotton yarn, this purse is quick and fun to stitch. It features a dense, subtly textured body that does not need lining; cord-like, comfortable handles that are optional if you prefer a clutch instead; and it closes securely with a flap and vintage button. Personalized with a bit of embroidery, it’s the perfect accessory to round out your period outfit. Skill Level: lower intermediate. Designed by Kristen Stoltzfus of Joys in Stitches just for Sense & Sensibility customers!

This darling little purse goes perfectly with my 1940s Swing Dress pattern and makes a wonderful vintage-style accessory for any outfit. Inspired by stylish purses of the era, this is a fun project to finish off your look.

While this was designed for those with intermediate crochet skills, a beginner can tackle it after mastering the basic stitches. I recommend the following websites to get you started:

After completing your purchase, you will be redirected to the download page for this ePattern (or you can click the link in the email you’ll also receive). Have fun!

Note for European and Australian customers: Some crocheting terms are different from the US. Thanks to customer Antonia L, who shared a great link to translate terms from American to British (also used in AUS): šŸ™‚




2 comments on “1940s “Chattanooga Purse” ePattern”

  1. Love it! Also looking forward to the new book,
    “Austentatious Crochet” by Melissa Horowzewski
    This October.

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