How to Make a Stingray Purse or Pal – Free Crochet Pattern

The Stingray Purse or Pal is a fun crochet stingray pattern that can be made into a little crochet bag or a stingray amigurumi.

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After making the Pocket Full of Sunshine and the Pocket Full of Rainbows crochet purses, my daughter (who quickly took them over) requested a Stingray purse. Immediately I thought, “That’s a fun idea!”

As soon as I finished the purse base, she wanted to have it, she didn’t even want to wait for the handle to be added.

Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern

After our photo shoot with the purse, she requested I remove the handle. This made me think “this could easily be a cute stuffed animal too!”.

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Here’s how to make your own Stingray Purse or Pal!

Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern
Materials

Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

  • Top (Color A) – 2 oz/105 yds
  • Belly (Color B) – 2 oz/105 yd

H/8/5.00mm Hook

6mm Craft Eyes or Mini Buttons

Felt Sheets

  • 1 – White
  • 2- Inside Color(s) of Choice (Purse Only)

Hot Glue Gun/Sticks

Fiber fill (Stuffed Animal Only)

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Optional: Disappearing Ink Marker for Tracing

Stingray Purse or Pal materials
Gauge

Not important for this project

Finished Measurements

Approx. 9 x 11” at widest points

Stitch Guide

arnd = around

ch = chain

dec = single crochet decrease

sc = single crochet

sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)

Skill Level

Beginner

WRITTEN IN U.S. TERMS

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Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern
Notes
  • Handle (for purse) is written for child size, with adult size in parenthesis.
  • Finished measurement will vary depending on yarn used
  • This pattern can be a purse, a pouch, or a stuffed animal.
  • Stingrays shown were made using Caron Simply Soft yarn.
Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern

Instructions

BODY (Make 2)

One With Color A; One With Color B,

R1. Ch 2, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn (2)

R2. Ch 1, 2 sc in each st across, turn (4)

R3. Ch 1, 2 sc in each st across, turn (8)

R4. Ch 1, sc across, turn (8)

R5. Ch 1, 2 sc, sc x 6, 2 sc, turn (10)

R6. Ch 1, 2 sc, sc x 8, 2 sc, turn (12)

R7. Ch 1, 2 sc, sc x 10, 2 sc, turn (14)

R8. Ch 1, 2 sc, sc x 12, 2 sc, turn (16)

R9. Ch 1, sc across, turn (16)

R10. Ch 1, 2 sc, sc x 14, 2 sc, turn (18)

R11. Ch 1, 2 sc, sc x 16, 2 sc, turn (20)

R12. Ch 1, sc across, turn (20)

R13. Ch 1, 2 sc, sc x 18, 2 sc, turn (22)

R14. Ch 1, 2 sc, sc x 20, 2 sc, turn (24)

R15. Ch 1, 2 sc, sc x 22, 2 sc, turn (26)

R16. Ch 1, 2 sc, sc x 24, 2 sc, turn (28)

R17. Ch 1, 2 sc, sc x 26, 2 sc, turn (30)

R18. Ch 1, 2 sc x 2, sc x 26, 2 sc x 2, turn (34)

R19. Ch 1, 2 sc, sc x 32, 2 sc, turn (36)

R20. Ch 1, sc across, turn (36)

R21. Ch 1, 2 sc, sc x 34, 2 sc, turn (38)

R22. Ch 1, 2 sc, sc x 36, 2 sc, turn (40)

R23. Ch 1, sc across, turn (40)

R24. Ch 1, dec, sc x 36, dec, turn (38)

R25. Ch 1, dec, sc x 34, dec, turn (36)

R26. Ch 1, dec, sc x 32, dec, turn (34)

R27. Ch 1, dec, sc x 30, dec, turn (32)

R28. Ch 1, dec, sc x 28, dec, turn (30)

R29. Ch 1, dec, sc x 26, dec, turn (28)

R30. Ch 1, dec, sc x 24, dec, turn (26)

R31. Ch 1, dec, sc x 22, dec, turn (24)

R32. Ch 1, dec x 2, sc x 16 , dec x 2, turn (20)

R33. Ch 1, dec x 2, sc x 12 , dec x 2, turn (16)

R34. Ch 1, dec x 2, sc x 8 , dec x 2, turn (12)

R35. Ch 1, dec x 2, sc x 4 , dec x 2, turn (8)

R36. Ch 1, dec, sc x 4, dec, turn (6)

R37. Ch 1, dec, sc x 2, dec, turn (4)

R38. Ch 1, dec x 2, turn (2)

R39-55. Ch 1, sc across, turn (2)

R56. Ch 1, dec, turn (1)

R57. Ch 2, sl st to dec. Fasten. (1)

EYE LIDS (Make 2)

With Color A,

Ch 4. Fasten.

PURSE HANDLE

With Color B,

Ch 91(121), working in back bump: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten. (90)[120]

This strap can be adjusted as desired.

Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern
Finishing

FOR PURSE/POUCH

1. Lay top piece over coordinating felt sheet and trace. Cut out ½” in from trace line (felt sheet needs to be ¼” smaller on all sides than the body piece). Repeat for belly piece.

Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern

2. Cut out two white felt circles, ½” diameter, for eyes.

Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern

3. Cut a small “X” in the center of the white felt circles and insert safety eyes (do not add backing)

Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern

4. On top piece (Color A): Insert safety eyes (with white felt already attached) between rows 11 & 12, 6 sts in from the edge and add eye backing to pin in place.

Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern

5. Place felt sheet over the top piece, covering the shank of safety eyes. Attach to felt to body with hot glue around the edge of the felt (as shown above).

6. Attach felt to belly pieces with hot glue around the edge of the felt (as shown above).

7. Place body pieces together, so felt in touching; attach Color A to tip of tail (in ch 2 space) and working through both layers of body at the same time: sc in same space and in the end of each row up to row 11; sc in end of each row and in each stitch around the top of the mouth ONLY to row 10; working through both layers again, sc in the end of each row back to the tip of the tail, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten.

Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern

8. Attach eyelids to top of eyes, tip slightly towards the outside.

9. Tip safety eyes, so the shank is facing toward the tail.

10. Hide all strings.

11.  For Purse Only: Attach handle to inside of mouth at corners (over rows 13 & 14 approx.)

Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern
Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern

FOR STUFFED ANIMAL – Mouth Open

Follow steps 1-10 of purse instructions; at step 6: Add stuffing between the felt and body pieces before completely attaching felt.

Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern
Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern

FOR STUFFED ANIMAL – Mouth Closed

1. Cut out two white felt circles, ½” diameter, for eyes.

2. Cut a small “X” in the center of the white felt circles and insert safety eyes (do not add backing)

3. On top piece (Color A): Insert safety eyes (with white felt already attached) between rows 11 & 12, 6 sts in from the edge, and add eye backing to pin in place.

4. Place body pieces together, attach yarn Color A to tip of tail (in ch 2 space) and working through both layers of body at the same time: sc in same space as join, sc in each row end and stitch arnd until row 30 is reached (on opposite side of start); leave working loop and continue to step 5

5. Stuff body generously. Do not overstuff or the stitches will stretch and stuffing will show.

6. Re-insert hook in working loop and sc the rest of the way to tip of tail; sl st to 1st sc.

7. Attach eyelids to top of eyes, tip slightly towards the outside.

8. Tip safety eyes, so the shank is facing toward the tail.

9. Hide all strings.

Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern

That’s how you make the Stingray Purse or Pal!

Stingray Purse or Pal free crochet pattern for a stingray amigurumi or crochet bag crochet stingray pattern


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