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#1 TracyB

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 08:05 PM

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The purse is worked in three sections (front, gusset/strap, back) and can be adjusted to any size by increasing the number of rows on the front and back and/or the number of rounds for the strap. It seems that a couple of other websites have free patterns of similar shapes and style, so what makes mine unique is the all-in-one construction that makes finishing minimal. Please feel free to report any errors/omissions because they are my own! Good luck!

Supplies:
2 balls of Sugar & Cream worsted weight cotton (approximately 6 oz. total) or 3 balls of Noro Kureyon
D or E hook
1 button
Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
CH (Chain), DC (Double Crochet), FPDC (Front Post DC), BPDC (Back Post DC), Sl St (Slip Stitch), DC2tog (DC next two stitches together), RS (Right Side), WS (Wrong Side)

<< >> (indicates total # of stitches completed, including post stitches)

Purse Front:
Row 1:
CH 4, leaving a long tail for sewing on the button later. 10 DC in 4th CH from hook (CH 3 counts as DC). Turn. <<11 DC>>

Row 2:
CH 1, DC in first DC, (2 DC in next DC) 4 times, DC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC) 4 times, DC in last DC. Turn. <<19 DC>>

Row 3 (RS):
CH 1, DC in first DC, (FPDC in next DC, 2 DC in next DC) 4 times, FPDC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, FPDC in next DC) 4 times, DC in last DC. Turn. <<27 DC>>

Row 4 (WS):
CH 1, DC in first DC, (BPDC in next DC, DC in next DC, 2 DC in next DC) 4 times, BPDC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC, BPDC in next DC) 4 times, DC in last DC. Turn. <<35 DC>>

Row 5 (RS):
CH 1, DC in first DC, (FPDC in next DC, DC in each of next 2 DC, 2 DC in next DC) 4 times, FPDC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in each of next 2 DC, FPDC in next DC) 4 times, DC in last DC. Turn. <<43 DC>>

Row 6 (WS):
CH 1, DC in first DC, (BPDC in next DC, DC in each of next 3 DC, 2 DC in next DC) 4 times, BPDC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in each of next 3 DC, BPDC in next DC) 4 times, DC in last DC. Turn. <<51 DC>>

Row 7 - Row 14:
Repeat (Row 5 & Row 6) 4 times, increasing as established (by working one more DC in each section for each row). After completing Row 14, you should have 115 DC and be ready to work a RS row.

Row 15 (RS):
CH 1, SC in each DC. Do not turn. <<115 SC>>

Gusset/Strap:
CH 100, join with Sl St to first SC on other side. Be careful not to twist the chain.

Round 1:
CH 1, SC in each st around. Join with sl st to beginning of round. At the beginning of the round, make sure to SC in the first stitch that started to round to keep the total number of stitches correct. Do not turn. <<215 SC>>

Repeat (Round 1) 3 times. You should still be on the RS at the top left side of the purse front.

Purse Back:
Row 1 (RS):
CH 1, SC 115 times. Turn.

Row 2 (WS):
CH 1, DC in first DC, (DC in each of next 12 DC, DC2tog) 4 times, DC in next DC, (DC2tog, DC in each of next 12 DC) 4 times, DC in last DC. Turn. <<107 DC>>

Row 3 (RS):
CH 1, DC in first DC, (FPDC in next DC, DC in each of next 10 DC, DC2tog) 4 times, FPDC in next DC, (DC2tog, DC in each of next 10 DC, FPDC in next DC) 4 times, DC in last DC. Turn. <<99 DC>>

Row 4 (WS):
CH 1, DC in first DC, (BPDC in next DC, DC in each of next 9 DC, DC2tog) 4 times, BPDC in next DC, (DC2tog, DC in each of next 9 DC, BPDC in next DC) 4 times, DC in last DC. Turn. <<91 DC>>

Row 5 - Row 12:
Repeat (Row 3 & Row 4) 4 times, decreasing as established (by working one less DC in each section for each row). After completing Row 12, you should have 27 DC and be ready to work a RS row.

Row 13 (RS):
CH 1, DC in first DC, (FPDC in next DC, DC2tog) 4 times, FPDC in next DC, (DC2tog in next DC, FPDC in next DC) 4 times, DC in last DC. Turn. <<19 DC>>

Row 14 (WS):
CH 1, DC in first DC, DC2tog 4 times, DC in next DC, DC2tog 4 times, DC in last DC. <<11 DC>>

Row 15 (RS):
CH 1, DC in each stitch across, leaving the last loop each DC on the hook. When finishing the last stitch, pull the yarn through all loops on the hook. Sl st together to close the gap. CH 16 and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Finishing:
Attach button securely on the purse front using the tail (I usually work right into the middle of the first row). Create a loop out of the ending chain on the purse back by sewing the end of the chain into the beginning. Weave in all ends.



#2 lis

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 12:05 AM

Thanks for the pattern. This is a gorgeous purse. I'm not a big fan of seaming so this will be perfect for me!

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:17 AM

Wow! Thanks for sharing the pattern. The purse is lovely.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 03:17 AM

Very nice!! Thank you for sharing!

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 03:53 AM

It is pretty!!! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 05:05 AM

:ty the purse is awesome!!

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 05:14 AM

That's really nice. Thanks!
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 06:35 AM

That is so cute! I love it.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 07:43 AM

Thank you so much for posting the pattern. I can't wait to get my yarn together to make it. :)

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 09:43 AM

Thank you so much for posting the pattern. The purse is sooo nice!
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 09:46 AM

:clap I love this!

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 09:56 AM

I saved it. Thank you.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:23 PM

Thanks for the pattern, I can't wait to make it! :ty
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:52 PM

:clap very nice job
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 03:25 PM

This is the style purse I wanted. I have started and the pattern seems easy. When finished, will post a picture. Thanks so much for the pattern.
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 03:50 PM

Well, I hope those that try it are successful...Definitely let me know if you run into any trouble!

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 03:53 PM

What a great purse....thank you so much for posting it...I can't wait to give it a try
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 05:51 PM

GREAT Pattern! Thanks so much for sharing. I was just looking for a similar purse to make.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 01:46 PM

:yay Great job and thanks for the pattern

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 04:33 PM

What an awesome purse! I love shape!
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