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Make It Yours Purse-Swirling Spirals
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 60778A This small felted coin purse is a great introduction to felting!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
4 x 6 in. (10 x 15 cm) after felting

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

820-140 Lion Wool Yarn: Rose

Soft, dusty rose


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (A)

820-125 Lion Wool Yarn: Cocoa

Warm, medium brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
1 wooden toggle button
GAUGE:
15 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) before felting. 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
EMBROIDERY STITCH EXPLANATIONS

Blanket Stitch
Secure yarn on back of work.

Working from left to right, carry needle and yarn around from back to front, allow yarn to wrap loosely over edge of work.

*Insert needle from front to back approx.

1/2 in.

(1.5 cm) from previous stitch and from edge of work, catching yarn wrap with needle to form a "corner".

Gently tighten stitch; rep from * along edge.



Embroidered Chain Stitch
Bring needle from back to front, hold thread toward you with left thumb, *bring needle back down through same hole, bringing tip to front a short space forward.

Pull thread through loop.

Rep from * to form chain st.


INSTRUCTIONS



PURSE
With A, cast on 53 sts.

Work 50 rows in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Bind off.



LOOP
With B and crochet hook, ch 10.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.



FELTING
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.

To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry.

Remove from dryer and pull to approx 10 x 6 in.

(25.5 x 15 cm).



Fold Purse to 4 x 6 in.

(10 x 15 cm), leaving a 2 in.

(5 cm) flap.

With B, sew side seams with Blanket st.

Work Blanket st around edges of flap.

With B, embroider swirled dots with chain st.

Sew Loop to WS of flap.

Sew button opposite loop.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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