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Flowered Purse
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: 50392

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
9" x 8" [23 x 20.5 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

910-148 Microspun Yarn: Turquoise

Bright turquoise blue


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Note: (A)

910-100 Microspun Yarn: Lily White

Crisp white


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Note: (B)

910-194 Microspun Yarn: Lime

Bright lime green


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Note: (C)

910-158 Microspun Yarn: Buttercup

Bright yellow


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
1 package light-blue rocailles (short tubular beads) 1 package light blue bugle beads 1 package gold rocailles (short tubular beads) 1 package green bugle beads 17 multi-colored flower-shaped sequins Beading needle and matching thread 1/3 yd [1/3 m] lining fabric 1/3 yd [1/3 m] buckram Sewing needle and matching thread
GAUGE:
18.25 sts + 25 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Seed st on larger needles. 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:
PATTERN STITCH
Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1 *K 1, p 1; repeat from *, end k 1.
Row 2 P the k sts and k the p sts as they present themselves.
Repeat Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTES:
Front Panel flower motif is worked using the intarsia technique (a separate ball of yarn for each color), then beaded and appliqued.

Back Panel is worked side-to-side.


INSTRUCTIONS



BAG

FRONT
With larger needles and A, cast on 41 sts.

Work 4 rows in Seed st.

Next Row Work 5 sts in Seed st, place marker, work to last 5 sts, place marker, work last 5 sts in Seed st.



Continue working first and last 5 sts in Seed st, and work Flower Chart over the center 31 sts.

When Flower Chart is complete, work 5 rows in Seed st over 41 sts.

Bind off.

BACK

With larger needles and A, cast on 37 sts.

Work in Seed st, changing colors as follows: 6 rows A, 4 rows D, 4 rows B, 4 rows C, 4 rows B, 6 rows A, 4 rows B, 4 rows A, 4 rows B, 4 rows C, 4 rows B, 4 rows D, 6 rows A.

Bind off.

FLOWER APPLIQUÉ

With larger needles and B, cast on 10 sts, bind off 9 sts, *cast on 9 sts, bind off 9 sts, repeat from * 3 times, end last repeat bind off 10 sts.

KNITTED CORD

With double-pointed needles and A, cast on 4 sts.

*Slide sts to other end of needle and, pulling yarn across back of work, k 4.

(Do not turn work.) Repeat from * until Cord measures 41" [104 cm].

Bind off.

FINISHING

Sew Flower Applique around flower center.

Following chart, sew light blue rocailles and light blue bugle beads to define petals.

Sew gold rocailles randomly to flower center.

Following photograph, sew green bugle beads to leaves to make veins.

Sew side and bottom seams.

Sew Cord ends together to form a loop.

Centering Cord seam at center bottom of Bag, sew Cord around side and bottom seams, leaving excess at top for handle.

Sew 7 flower sequins along top edge of Applique .

Sew 5 flower sequins evenly spaced along each side of Bag.

Cut 2 pieces of buckram 9" x 8" [23 x 20.5 cm].

Cut 2 pieces of lining fabric 9" x 9" [23 x 23 cm].

With right sides of fabric together and buckram on the outside, sew side and bottom seams.

Fold top 1" [2.5 cm] of lining fabric over and tack down.

Sew to inside of Bag.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
k = knit
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)


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