Created by: crochetbykathy
Project

Retro-Style Purses

What was your source for this crocheting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Retro-Style Purses Link to website or photo www.crochetbykathy.com/Accessories1.html What are you most proud of? The design is reversible, so you can choose which is your favorite side to be on the outside of the purse ... or choose one of each! What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is not as complicated as it looks! The reversible design is achieved by alternating rows of taupe with light ecru, using a combination of sc and long hdc which are worked into the previous row. The long hdc are worked with taupe on odd rows and light ecru on even rows creating the reversible effect. A length of thread is left at the bottom edge of the purse and tied for the fringe. A design chart is also included with the pattern. The finished sizes, without fringe, are: Small Purse - 7-1/2 wide x 5-3/4" tall Large Purse - 10" wide x 9 tall This pattern is available for $3.00 and is written in U.S. terms.

You Can Make This

crochetbykathy made Retro-Style Purses with:

  • 3-ply crochet nylon in 150 yd. (137 m) tubes: taupe - 1 to 2 tubes
  • light ecru - 1 tube; a size G (4 mm) crochet hook; large decorative button; and 1/4 to 1/2 yd. of coordinating fabric and matching sewing thread for lining.

Project Description

What was your source for this crocheting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Retro-Style Purses Link to website or photo www.crochetbykathy.com/Accessories1.html What are you most proud of? The design is reversible, so you can choose which is your favorite side to be on the outside of the purse ... or choose one of each! What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is not as complicated as it looks! The reversible design is achieved by alternating rows of taupe with light ecru, using a combination of sc and long hdc which are worked into the previous row. The long hdc are worked with taupe on odd rows and light ecru on even rows creating the reversible effect. A length of thread is left at the bottom edge of the purse and tied for the fringe. A design chart is also included with the pattern. The finished sizes, without fringe, are: Small Purse - 7-1/2 wide x 5-3/4" tall Large Purse - 10" wide x 9 tall This pattern is available for $3.00 and is written in U.S. terms.

Q&A with crochetbykathy

petenred35578 asked:
I love your work. this is so special,Great Job!!!!
crochetbykathy answered:
Thank you so much!

Skill Level

Beginner