Pattern of the Week: Rotatoria Purse

Anyone who has been paying attention to my crochet projects lately knows that I love working tapestry crochet. This is why I was so excited to see Nicoletta Tronci propose the Rotatoria Purse for Interweave Crochet Spring 2019. It’s one of my favorite projects from the issue and our project of the week.

Rotatoria Purse

Rotatoria Purse CREDIT: Harper Point Photography

The Rotatoria purse is made from two circles worked separately in rounds. Both circles are worked in two colors using tapestry double crochet. A nifty chart in the pattern shows how and when to change colors and in which colors to increase to keep the circle flat.

The purse also features a cross-body shoulder strap, a zipper closure along the top, and fun tassels as an accent.

Rotatoria Purse

Rotatoria Purse CREDIT: Harper Point Photography

The project uses Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran (affiliate link), which is available in SO many colors. It’s the perfect little travel bag for your essentials, so you can make a version to match your travel outfit, your suitcase, or a backpack for a cute travel set.

Which colors will you pick for this charming tapestry crochet Rotatoria Purse?

Rotatoria Purse by Nicoletta Tronci: Pattern Details

Round bags are back in style! The Rotatoria Purse is a practical and elegant circular cross-body bag. It is worked in the round and based on a double crochet tapestry technique. The bag closes with a zipper and is embellished with two elegant tassels.

FINISHED SIZE 9″ in diameter and 2¼” deep, excluding strap.

YARN Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran (distributed by LoveKnitting) (100% cotton; 93 yd [85 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #611 coffee bean (A), 5 skeins; #608 vanilla cream (B), 2 skeins (affiliate link).

HOOK Size G/6 (4 mm) (affiliate link). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Yarn needle; 11½” long zipper, 1; 3½” cardboard square, 1.

GAUGE Rnds 1–5 = 4″ diameter in patt.

Featured Image: Rotatoria Purse CREDIT: Harper Point Photography

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