Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Perfect Purse
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 90138AD This beautiful clutch fits all of your everyday items. As seen on the Martha Stewart Show.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 6 x 10 in. (15 x 25 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-187 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Golden Glow

Dusty mustard yellow


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.38

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


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

GAUGE:
16 sc = 4 in. (10 cm). 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:
sc2tog (sc dec) - Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



PURSE
Ch 38.


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across.


Row 2: Ch 1, turn.

Sc in each st across.


Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 12 in.

(30.5 cm) from beg.


Next Row: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), sk next sc, work 1 dc in next sc, *sk 4 sc, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next st - Shell made; rep from * across, end last rep sk 4 sc, 2 dc in last sc.


Next Row: Ch 3, turn.

Sk next dc, dc in next dc, *work Shell in center ch-1 space of Shell; rep from * across, end 2 dc in last dc.


Rep last row until piece measures about 17 in.

(43 cm) from beg.


Fasten off.



BUTTON
Ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 3 sc in first ch, join with sl st in first st to form a ring.


Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st around; join with sl st in first st.


Rnd 3: Ch 1 *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc.


Rnd 4: Ch 1 *sc in next st, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st in first st.


Fasten off.


Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle, sew around edge of Button, pull tightly to gather, fasten off.

Use remaining tail to sew Button to Purse.



FINISHING
Fold lower edge of Purse up about 6 in.

(15 cm), and seam sides.


Sew on Button.

Use space between shells as a buttonhole.

Weave in ends.



OPTIONAL STRAP
Make a ch about 57 in.

(145 cm) long.


Rows 1 and 2: Rep Rows 1 and 2 of Purse.


Row 3: Rep Row 2.


Fasten off.


Sew ends of Strap to inside of Purse.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)


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