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anastasiaknits on craftsy.com
Woodbridge, Virginia

I'm afraid I developed an obsession with knitting and crocheting Barbie tube tops when I was little. Fortunately, I outgrew the tube tops (in more ways than one) and I've since expanded my horizons ...

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Melon Ball

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Melon Ball
Melon Ball

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Single Crochet

Pattern Description:

This purse is a great introduction to the art of felted crochet. Worked entirely in single crochet, the purse features a circular front and back connected by a gusset that does double-duty as a shoulder strap. I chose to crochet my project in two solid colors, but imagine the possibilities. Hand-painted yarn, self-striping yarn...the sky's the limit! For best results, make sure that you are using 100% wool, though, and do felt a swatch before you begin your project.


Unfelted Gauge
14 sts and 12 rows = 4" in single crochet

Felted Gauge
181/2 sts and 16 rows = 4" in single crochet

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 101/2" in diameter after felting


  • 475 yds worsted weight 100% wool yarn in main color
  • 60 yds worsted weight 100% wool yarn in contrasting color
  • Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • One 11/2" toggle-style button