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Easy Crochet Purse


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This project is designed to be simple and quick, either for yourself or to make for a gift. Two stitch options are provided: Half Double Crochet (hdc): simple and basic Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): more advanced; great 3-D effect Start by crocheting around the purse handles, then work downward with increases near the handles. Purse can be made wider by adding more increases and longer by adding more rows. Two identical pieces are made then sewn together at the sides and bottom. No lining is required due to the firm and dense nature of the hdc and fpdc stitches. Have fun embellishing your purse with crochet or silk flowers, buttons, or jewelry! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic crochet stitches: ch, sc, hdc, dc Reading simple crochet patterns GAUGE 18 hdc and 12 rows = 4" (10 cm) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished size: 10" wide x 10" high (below handles) SUGGESTED YARN 350 yards of Worsted weight

Supplies Needed

  • Worsted weight yarn: 350 yds (320 m)
  • Crochet hook US F (3.75 mm) or size to obtain gauge
  • 2 D-shaped or round purse handles with 5" wide opening

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Evelyn Van Orden designs original knit and crochet patterns which are available here on Craftsy and also on her website and at fine yarn shops, Easy to Make. Elegant to Wear. Evelyn teaches knitting and crochet in Southern California and is available to teach nationally and internationally. She has 40 years of knitting, crochet, quilting, jewelry, teaching, and design experience. Evelyn offers a unique approach to instruction, giving students the tools and training to not only master techniques, but also unleash their own creativity and personalize their designs.