Free Wristlet Crochet Purse Pattern with 3 Pockets and Zipper

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This is a free cute and sturdy wristlet purse crochet made with the thermal crochet stitch to prevent needing a lining. This is a great beginner pattern to learn the Thermal Crochet Stitch technique.

Thermal Crochet can be difficult at first because the technique requires you to think a bit differently when crocheting in rows or rounds. But once you understand how to crochet thermal crochet patterns you can make any Thermal Crochet pattern you ever dreamed of.

This Wristlet Purse is actually much easier than you might think. You could even turn it into a crossover body purse if you like. The pattern includes a few video tutorials as it’s broken up into many pieces as it used to be part of a mystery crochet along.

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Free Wristlet Crochet Purse Pattern

Thermal Crochet Patterns

Well, this Wristlet Purse is not my first thermal crochet pattern. I have made 22 Thermal crochet patterns and many stitch tutorials.

My new ebooks include 22 Thermal crochet patterns and tutorials – great for beginners and advanced crocheters. And of course, the ebook also comes with lots of videos.

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If you like thick crochet patterns, you might like these also:

  1. Thermal Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial
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  3. Origami Bag
  4. Thick Book Cover

So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.

How to Crochet the Wristlet Purse Pattern

Materials you will need


3 sts x 3 rows = 1 square inch (measured on one side only)


5.5 x 8.5 inches

Stitches used in the pattern

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Free Written Pattern for the Wristlet Crochet Purse

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Pattern Notes

This pattern used to be part of a Mystery CAL. So it’s broken up into detailed pieces with many tutorials linked throughout.

Quick reminder, if you want to make more thermal crochet patterns, please check out the ad-free printer-friendly Thermal Crochet Ebook with 22 patterns plus lots of stitch and video tutorials.

The entire pattern is made using the Single Crochet Thermal Stitch (tutorial is here). It’s highly recommended to watch 1 of the 2 videos below and learn the stitch before starting the pattern.
I have 2 videos for this stitch. If one is not clear, try the other one:

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The thermal stitch is made in ½ rows and you’ll need to count each side’s rows in order to get the full row count! SCT = Single Crochet Thermal Stitch

Wristlet Purse Outside and 1 Pocket

Ch 26

R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc per sts, turn

R2: 1 sct per st, ch 1, turn

R3-68: 1 sct per st, ch 1, turn

R69: 1 sct going through all 3 loops

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

The rectangle is about 8.75 x 13.3 inches.

Thermal Crochet Rectangle for Wristlet Purse Crochet Pattern

Wristlet Purse Pockets

If your rectangle above was a bit shorter in the width, make sure the squares’ width is the same as your rectangle’s width!

Ch 26

R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc per sts, turn

R2: 1 sct per st, ch1, turn

R3-46: 1 sct per st, ch 1, turn

R47: 1 sct going through all 3 loops

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

The square is about 8.75 x 9.35 inches

Thermal Crochet Square for Pocket for Wristlet Purse Crochet Pattern

Purse Strap

Tiny Rectangle

Ch 6

R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc per sts, turn

R2: 1 sct per st, ch 1, turn

R3-44: 1 sct per st, ch 1, turn

R45: 1 sct going through all 3 loops

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

The tiny rectangle is about 1.75 x 10 inches.

Wristlet Crochet Purse Assembly

If you want to use a zipper now is the time to add one. It will be for the middle pocket of the 3.

Add the zipper (I used a sewing machine, but you can also do this by hand) between the rectangle and the square. This step is optional. You don’t need to add a zipper if you don’t wish to do so.

Assembly for Wristlet Purse Crochet Pattern

Now, fold the square in half towards the zipper. The folded area is close to the zipper of the rectangle in the same way. You’ll have a left area from the rectangle. That is the pouch flap.

The folded pockets look like a W from the side where the fold is.

Now sew the folds together on the left and right. Then also sew the bottom 2 folds together. Now you have 3 pockets with a flap.

Fold the small rectangle in half and sew it to the side of the 3-pocket pouch to turn it into a wristlet.

Optionally you could make the tiny rectangle a lot longer and turn the small 3-pocket pouch into a shoulder purse.

Now add a closure for the flap. It can be a button and a small loop. But I chose to hot glue a magnet to mine.

Since the thermal stitch is a thick stitch you will not need any lining for the wristlet pouch with 3 pockets. Nothing will fall out. Enjoy

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