Purse Pattern

Here’s the pattern for the purse I made for my MIL:

Nancy’s Purse
Using double strands of cotton yarn

With A:
Rnd 1:     Ch22, sc into 2nd ch from hook, 1sc each into next 19chs, 3sc into last ch.  Working on the other side of ch,1sc each into next 19chs, 2sc into last st
(same st where 2sc were made at the beginning of work), sl st to 1st sc to join (44sc)
Rnd 2 :      Ch2, hdc into same st, 1hdc each into next 19sts, work (2hdc each into next st) 3 times,  1hdc each into next 19sts, 2hdc each into last 2sts, sl st to 2nd ch to join (50sts)
Rnd 3 :     Ch1, 2sc into same st, 1sc each into next 20sts, work (2sc into next st, 1sc into next st)  3 times, 1sc each into next 19sts, work (2sc into next st, 1sc into next st) twice.  Sl st to 1st sc to join (56sc)
Rnd 4 :     Ch2, hdc into same st, 1hdc each into next 21sts, work (2hdc into next st, 1hdc each into next 2sts) 3 times, 1 hdc each into next 19sts, work (2hdc into next st, 1hdc each into next 2sts) twice.  Sl st to 2nd ch to join. (62sts)
Rnd 5 :     Ch1, 2sc into same st, 1sc each around.  Sl st to 1st sc to join. (63sts)
Rnd 6 :     Working in back loops only, ch2, 1hdc into each back loop around, sl st to 2nd ch to join.
Rnd 7 & 8 :     Working in both loops, ch2, 1hdc into each st around, sl st to 2nd ch to join.
Row 9 – 10:  hdc around.

Join color B
Round 11:  sc around.  Join with ss.  Ch. 1.  TURN.
Round 12:    *sc in 1st hdc.  Treble crochet in next hdc.   Repeat around.
Round 13 – ??:  repeat rows 9 and 10.
I did 16 rows of color B.  Continue until purse is ALMOST the desired size you want.

Join color A
Do 2 rows of:  sc around one row.  Then hdc around for 2 rows.

Extra sturdy bottom: Repeat rounds 1 – 5, then sc around, attaching to empty loop from row 6 of base.

Handle : (make 2)
Rnd 1 : Ch65, sc into 2nd ch from hook, 1ss into next 62ch, 3ss into last ch, working on the other side of chain, sl st. all the way around both sides of chain.
Then, add one sc in each ss all the way around.  Fasten off.

Button cover :
Rnd 1 : Make a loop and into this loop, ch1, 8sc into loop, sl st to 1st sc to join. (8sc)
Rnd 2 : Ch1, 2sc each into each st around, sl st to 1st sc to join. (16sc)
Rnd 3 : Ch1, 1sc into each st around, sl st to 1st sc to join. (16sc)
Put button to working piece to cover button with the following rounds.
Rnd 4 : Ch1, dec sc around, sl st to 1st sc to join. (8sc)
Rnd 5 : Ch1, dec sc around, sl st to end.  Break off yarn and leave a long tail for sewing button to bag.

Button loop:
Join yarn to back of bag at second to last round, with sl st.  Ch20, sl st into same same again.

There you go!  My first free pattern.

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Published in: on July 9, 2008 at 11:15 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Thanks for sharing such a lovely pattern!


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