Monday, November 06, 2006

Crocheted Cradle Purse

When Jessica and Heather were toddlers I made them each a "cradle purse" --a crocheted drawstring bag that folds down to make a doll bassinet. I came across the same pattern recently when I was going through things in my sewing room, so I decided to make a cradle purse for Emily.

In my previous post I mentioned how Emily had torn apart the pom-poms that were at the ends of the drawstrings. You can see here that I replaced the pom-poms with tassles, making sure they were secure!

Emily seems to like her purse, and she carries it around like a little girly-girl. She doesn't really play with the doll, though, other than to take it out of the purse and toss it on the floor.

If anybody wants the instructions, let me know and I'll email them to you. You could probably do a google search for cradle purse and find online instructions as well. The pattern was quite simple and crocheted up quickly. This would make a nice Christmas gift for little girls....hmmm, I should have saved this till then for Emily.

Ruth

18 comments:

  1. Hey mom, I love the purse, and I think Emily does too.
    Thank for teaching me how to crochet.

    Ellen

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  2. Aw, cute! I had one of those when I was little!

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  3. That is just about the cutest thing ever! Here I thought I was the cat's meow with my happy-sad baby, my rag doll with an entire wardrobe AND a store-bought dollie. Shows you what I knew. lol.

    Did you get the links I sent for baby socks?

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  4. awwww, this is a really cute little craddle

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  5. That is so adorable.

    Love, Heather

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  6. Do you still ahve the apttern, and if yes, do you mind sharing? My neighbors girl would love to have one of these and I like yours a lot - there are 1 or 2 on the web, but without picture and one had strange directions - it didn't turn out right.

    THANK YOU.
    my email is phrogs.lily at gmail.com

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  7. There are patterns on these sites:
    http://www.geocities.com/crotiques/toys.htm

    http://www.beadedsocks.net/CradlePurse.html

    http://home.inreach.com/marthac/totes.html

    http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/

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  8. This brought back memories. I had one of these as a child but the base of the cradle was made from a dish soap bottle cut off. Holes were punched around the edge to crochet the top. The top folded down to cover the bottle and make the bassinet. Everything else is the same. I made these for my girls when they were little too and they would take them to church to play with during the service.

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  9. I just found your blog and love it. Your work is beautiful. Would you kindly email me the instructions for making the cradle purse as offered in your blog. I would like to make it for my little granddaughter. Thanks.

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  10. Gee Gee: I need your email address.

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  11. My great aunt made me one of these when I was a little girl. I still have it and have always LOVED it! I don't know how to crochet, but I love to sew. Do you know of any way to make something like this using fabric, thread and needle? You can email me at tracie222(at)verizon.net. Thank you!
    Tracie

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  12. I would love to have the pattern for the "cradle-purse" as I have 3 grand daughters. This is the cutest online that I have found. I love the little baby dolls & love to crochet. Thank you!
    Elaine Haskins
    e_m_haskins@yahoo.com

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  13. AnonymousMay 10, 2012

    May I please have the pattern for the cradle purse, it's the prettiest one I have found. Thank you in advance
    littlenanny58@yahoo.com.au

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  14. AnonymousMay 20, 2012

    I would also love to have this pattern. My mom and grandma taught us to crochet and all of us girls had these and the regular purses with bleach bottle bottoms. Would love to make these for grandiose.

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  15. I would love to have the pattern. I have made several recently but this one is much prettier.

    mhargis@embarqmail.com

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  16. do you still have the pattern. email me at lucky32@netins.net

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  17. I would love the pattern. I'm going to make one for my grand daughter for Christmas. She's 3 yrs old
    barb.daugherty@comcast.net Thanks so much.

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  18. I would love this pattern! I had one that looked exactly this as a little girl. Same colors! I had a kewpie doll inside mine. mmarachel@yahoo.com Thank you!

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