Created by: Debbie C.
Project

Summer Purse

What was your source for this crocheting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Mystery Crochet Along #3 Purse Theme Link to website or photo http://letscrochet.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=17 What are you most proud of? The lining was not part of the project pattern. I added it without instructions, just figured it out myself (I am a quilter, too, so sewing doesn't intimidate me). What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try something new and exciting (and mysterious even)! You never know what you'll end up with, and it may knock your socks off.

You Can Make This

Debbie C. made Summer Purse with:

  • Lion 100% cotton
  • 4-ply worsted-weight yarn
  • color: Banana

Project Description

What was your source for this crocheting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Mystery Crochet Along #3 Purse Theme Link to website or photo http://letscrochet.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=17 What are you most proud of? The lining was not part of the project pattern. I added it without instructions, just figured it out myself (I am a quilter, too, so sewing doesn't intimidate me). What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try something new and exciting (and mysterious even)! You never know what you'll end up with, and it may knock your socks off.

Q&A with Debbie C.

LAgirl asked:
I would love to make this but I am unable to download or even read the pattern online. How do I find it?
Debbie C. answered:
Materials Needed: 6oz worsted weight cotton yarn H hook tapestry needle 5" wooden round purse handles Day 1 Note: Adjustable loop may be replaced with ch 2. Sc would then be made in 2nd ch from hook. Make adjustable loop. Rnd 1: 6 sc in loop, pull loop taut (6) Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12) Rnd 3: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around (18) Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (24) Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (30) Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (36) Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (42) Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (48) Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (54) Rnd 10: (sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (60) Day 2 Rnd 11: (sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (66) Rnd 12: (sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (72) Rnd 13: (sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (78) Rnd 14: (sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (84) Rnd 15: (sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (90) Rnd 16: (sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (96) Rnd 17: (sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (102) Rnd 18: (sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (108) Rnd 19-21: sc around, join with sl st in next st at end of rnd 21 (108 each rnd) Day 3 Rnd 22: ch 1, sc in same stitch. sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk next 2 sts. (sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk next 2 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st in first sc. Rnd 23: ch 3, 4 dc in same st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts. (5 dc in next st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. Rnd 24: sl st in next 2 sts. ch 1, sc in same sp, sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk next 2 sts. (sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk next 2 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st in first sc. Day 4 Rnds 25-29: repeat rnds 23 and 24, ending with a repeat of rnd 23 Rnd 30: (sc in next 16 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts) around (102) Rnd 31: sc around (102) Rnd 32: (sc in next 15 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts) around (96) Rnd 33: sc around (96) Day 5 Rnd 34: repeat row 22 Rnd 35-37: repeat rows 23 and 24 ending with a repeat of rnd 23 Rnd 38-39: sc around (96 each rnd) Day 6 First Handle Flap: Row 40: ch 1, sc in the same st and in the next 20 sts Row 41-44: ch 1, turn. sc across. End off at end of row 44. Second Handle Flap: Repeat rows 40-44 of handle flap for second handle flap, joining in the 28th st from first st of row 40 of first handle. Do not end off at end of row 44. Day 7: Final Day of the MCAL #3 Finishing Border: With right side facing out, ch 1 and sc around handle flaps and main part of purse, with 2 sc in the corner of each handle flap on row 44. End off, weave in all ends. Finishing assembly: On each side, place purse handle in between handle flap and purse, with handle flap turned to the inside of purse as pictured. Sew top edge of handle flap to inside of rnd 38 of purse. Tie sewing yarn in tight knot to secure and weave in ends. Line and attach closures if desired.
LAgirl asked:
Thank you so much Debbie for sending pattern. I can reformat - no problem! I love making crochet bags for friends, and well, for me too! Thanks again!
Debbie C. answered:
You're welcome. Enjoy!
targetrut41108 asked:
could u send me the pattern it is awsome. the pattern was not their
Debbie C. answered:
Scroll down a few comments. I copied it onto this page. Enjoy!
MomGrandma asked:
Debbie, you did such a beautiful job, love the lining. Unfortunately, the pattern is not linked. :(
Debbie C. answered:
Thank you. I copied and pasted the pattern below. Just scroll down a bit :)

Skill Level

Beginner