Thursday, October 22, 2009

Clutch Purse With Lacy Top

Lion Brand Pattern Number 90138AD

SIZE: About 6 x 10 in.

• 2 balls Lion Brand New Cotton-Ease®, or other worsted-weight yarn
• Crochet hook - Size G/6
• Large-eyed blunt needles

16 sc = 4 in. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE and make adjustments in hook or yarn size, as desired.

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.


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. 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. from beg.

Fasten off.

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.

Fold lower edge of purse up about 6 in., and seam sides.
Sew on button. Use space between shells as a buttonhole. Weave in ends.

Make a ch about 57 in. 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.

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