Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Crochet Handbag
Lion Brand® Lion® Suede - Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern Number: 50942 A handmade purse to go with any outfit for any occassion.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)
SIZE: One Size
Width 21 in. [53.5 cm] at base Height 20 in. [51 cm] including handles

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

210-098 Lion Suede Yarn: Ecru Pale, champagne beige.
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 19.56
Note: (A)

630-099 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Fisherman

Soft, natural cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.79
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Rattan U-shaped purse handles, 12 in. [30.5 cm] at base
GAUGE:
8 sts + 9 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in sc (single crochet) with larger hook using 1 strand each of A and B held together. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



PURSE SIDE (make 2) With larger hook and 1 strand each of A and B held together, ch 49.

Row 1 (RS): Sc into the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 48 sc.

Turn each row.

Rows 2-14: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.

Row 15: Ch 1, sc in 3 sc, (skip 3 sc, insert hook from back to front around the next (4th) sc and pull up a loop, insert hook from front to back around first skipped sc and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 3 loops on hook – pleat made), (sc in next 2 sc, make pleat) twice, sc in 10 sc, (make pleat, sc in next 2 sc) twice, make pleat, sc in last 3 sc – 30 sc with 6 pleats.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.

Place st markers at beginning and end of this row – 30 sc.

Row 17: Ch 1, sc into back loop of each sc across – 30 sc.

Rows 18-23 Ch 1, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off.



HANDLES

With smaller hook and A, sc around handles to cover.

Fasten off.



HANDLE STRAPS (make 4)

With smaller hook and A, ch 17.

Row 1: Sc into the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 16 sc.

Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.

Do not fasten off.

Turn.



Edging

Sc evenly around entire strap, working 2 sc in each corner, join with a slip st to first sc of edging.

Fasten off.



CLOSURE STRAP

With smaller hook and A, ch 10.

Row 1: Sc into the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 9 sc.

Turn each row.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.

Row 3: Ch 6, sc in each sc across.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.

Do not fasten off.



Edging

Sc evenly around entire strap, working 2 sc in each corner and 8 sc in the ch-6 loop, join with a slip st to first sc of edging.

Fasten off.



BUTTON

With larger hook and 1 strand each of A and B held together, ch 5." Rnd 1: Work 8 sc into 3rd ch from hook, join with a slip st to first sc.

Fasten off.

Pull unworked ch sts tightly.



ASSEMBLY

With RS together and WS facing, pin sides together.

With larger hook and 1 strand each of A and B held together, sc evenly through both sides, beg at stitch markers, down side, around the bottom and up the other side to second set of stitch markers to join.

Fasten off.

Turn purse to RS.



Purse

Edging With larger hook and 1 strand each of A and B held together, sc evenly around opening, join with a slip st to first sc.

Fasten off.



Thread each handle strap through a purse handle.

With A, whipstitch handle strap firmly to purse with one side of strap on the inside and the other side of strap on the outside of purse.



Sew button to the front side of purse in the center of Row 18.

Whipstitch closure strap to the center back of purse using the ch-6 loop as the buttonhole.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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