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Felted Red Rose Handbag
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 60396

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 12 in. (30.5 cm) diameter after felting

PUBLISHED IN: Lion Brand Yarn Catalog - 2006 W


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

820-113 Lion Wool Yarn: Scarlet

Classic bright red


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 35.94
Note: (A)

820-140 Lion Wool Yarn: Rose

Soft, dusty rose


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.96
Note: (B)

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


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

NOTES:
GAUGE: 10 hdc = 4 in.

(10 cm) before felting with 2 strands of A held tog.

EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT.


INSTRUCTIONS



FRONT
With 2 strands of A held tog, ch 5; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.


Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 - 12 dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), hdc in same space as join, 2 hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2 - 24 hdc.


Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2 - 36 hdc.


Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.
Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2 - 48 hdc.


Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.
Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2 - 60 hdc.


Rnd 8: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2 - 72 hdc.


Rnd 10: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.
Rnd 11: Ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2 - 84 hdc.


Fasten off.



BACK
Work same as Front.



ROSE RUFFLE
With 1 strand of B, ch 161.


Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc), hdc in each ch across - 160 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), turn, 3 hdc in first st, 4 hdc in each hdc across - 640 hdc.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st, 2 dc in each hdc across - 1280 hdc.


Fasten off.


Row 4: Turn, join 1 strand of A in first st, ch 1, sc in each st across.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Arrange Ruffle into a spiral on Front.

With tail, sew Ruffle to Front, ending about 5 rnds inside outer edge of bag.



FINISHING
Place WS of Front and Back tog.

Join one strand of A in any stitch along outside edge.
Rnd 1: Working through both thicknesses, sc evenly around outside edges to join; leave 29 sts unseamed for top opening.

Fasten off.
Handle (make 2)
With 2 strands of A held tog, ch 57.


Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc), hdc in each ch to last ch, 3 hdc in last ch; working in free loops along opposite side of ch, hdc in each ch to last ch, 2 hdc in last ch.

Fasten off.


Sew ends of each Handle to Front and Back at top opening, 2 rnds below top edge of bag.

Weave in ends.



FELTING
Note: Place Handbag into a mesh laundry bag.
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.

Pull into shape, reshaping Rose Ruffle as necessary.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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