Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Outside the Lines Purse
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® - Homespun® - Microspun
Pattern Number: 60304AD This unique purse combines multiple yarns and motifs to make a fun and beautiful accessory.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 6 x 5 in. (15 x 12.5 cm) not including strap

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (A)

790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco

Heathered Solid Soft cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (B)

910-098 Microspun Yarn: French Vanilla

Creamy white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

Additional Materials
Long straight pins
STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc3tog (sc 3 together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

(Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop) twice.

Yarn over, draw though all loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.


dc2tog (dc 2 together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook - 1 st decreased.


Adjustable ring: Wrap yarn around index finger to make a ring.

Insert hook into ring on finger, yarn over and draw up a loop, then ch 1.

Carefully slip ring from finger and work stitches of first rnd into ring.

When first rnd is complete, gently pull tail to tighten center of ring.

NOTES:
1.

Purse is made of three Large Motifs.

Each Large Motif is made from one Square Motif, one Leaf Motif, one Spiral Motif, and one Flower Motif.


2.

Leave long tails on beg and end of each Motif for sewing.


3.

To change yarn, work last st of old yarn to last yarn over; yarn over with new yarn and draw through all loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS
SQUARE MOTIF (make 3)
With smaller hook and A, ch 24.


Row 1 (RS): With A, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 23 sc at end of row.


Row 2: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 10 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 10 sc - 21 sc at end of row.


Row 3: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 9 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 9 sc; change to B in last sc - 19 sc.

Change to larger hook.


Row 4: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in next 8 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 8 sc; change to A in last sc - 17 sc.

Change to smaller hook.


Row 5: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 7 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 7 sc - 15 sc.


Row 6: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 6 sc; change to C in last sc - 13 sc.


Row 7: With C, ch 1, turn, sc in next 5 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 5 sc; change to A in last sc - 11 sc.


Row 8: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 4 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 4 sc - 9 sc.


Row 9: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 3 sc - 7 sc.


Row 10: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 2 sc - 5 sc.


Row 11: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next sc, sc3tog, sc in last sc - 3 sc.


Row 12: With A, ch 1, turn, sc3tog.


Fasten off.


LEAF MOTIF (make 3)
With smaller hook and A, ch 10.


Row 1 (RS): With A, sc in 3rd ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, tr in next ch, 2 tr in next ch - 12 sts at end of row.


Row 2: With A, do not turn, ch 1, working in front loops only, work reverse sc (sc worked from left to right) in each st across.


Row 3: With A, do not turn, ch 1, working in unworked back loops behind last row, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, tr in next st, 2 tr in next st, leave remaining sts unworked - 12 sts at end of row.


Row 4: Rep Row 2.


Rows 5-8: Rep Rows 3 and 4.


Fasten off.



SPIRAL MOTIF (make 3)
With larger hook and B; form a ring using the adjustable ring technique.


Rnd 1 (RS): With B, work 10 sc in ring.

Drop loop from hook, but do not cut yarn.

Lengthen the dropped loop so that the last st will not unravel as work proceeds.


With smaller hook, join A with sl st in ring, following the last sc worked.

Gently pull tail to tighten center of ring.


Rnd 2: With A, work 2 hdc in each sc around - 20 hdc at end of rnd.

Drop loop from hook, but do not cut yarn.

Lengthen the dropped loop so that the last st will not unravel as work proceeds.

With larger hook, pick up the dropped loop of B (from Rnd 1) and tighten loop onto hook.


Rnd 3: With B, (sc in next hdc, 2 sc in next hdc) 10 times - 30 sc at end of rnd.

Fasten off B.

With smaller hook, pick up the dropped loop of A and tighten loop onto hook.


Rnd 4: With A, (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 10 times.

Fasten off.



FLOWER MOTIF (make 3)
With smaller hook and A; form a ring using the adjustable ring technique.


Rnd 1 (RS): With A, work 14 sc in ring; change to B in last sc made; change to larger hook and work 1 more sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc - 15 sc at end of rnd.

Gently pull tail to tighten center of ring .


Rnd 2: With B, ch 3, sk first sc (same sc as join), dc2tog, ch 3, *sl st in next sc, ch 3, dc2tog, ch 3; rep from * 3 more times; sl st in st at base of beg ch-3.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Assembly
LARGE MOTIF (make 3)
Following Assembly Diagram, arrange Motifs onto a flat surface.

From RS, sew edges of Motifs tog working clockwise in the following order: With A, sew Leaf to Square (edge of Leaf wraps around corner of Square), sew Spiral to corner of Square and next to Leaf, sew Flower to other side of Spiral (Flower overlaps Square slightly).

Rep to make 3 Large Motifs.


With RS facing and overlapping edges slightly, arrange 3 Large Motifs following Assembly Diagram to form a rectangle.

Pin Motifs tog.

From RS, sew edges of Motifs tog.

Turn rectangle to wrong side and sew any loose edges of Motifs together.

Weave in ends.


Fold Purse to make the body and flap.

The body should be about 3/4 in.

(2 cm) deeper than the flap.

With A, and following the Motif edges, sew sides of body tog.

Sides will be asymmetrical, following the shape of the Motifs.


Edging
With smaller hook, join C with sc in corner of top opening of Purse, sc evenly around top opening and edges of flap.

Fasten off.


Strap
With larger hook and 1 strand each of A and C held tog, join yarn with sl st at one side of Purse.

Ch desired strap length, then join with sl st in opposite side of Purse.


Row 1: Turn, sl st in each ch across.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet


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