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Homespun Purse

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 1 Skein Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
  • Crochet hook, size K
  • Sewing thread & needle

DIRECTIONS:

BAG BOTTOM:

Ch 23

Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (22 sc)

Rows 2-6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn

Fasten off.

BAG FRONT:

Row 1: With RS of bottom facing, skip first 3 row-end sts on right side, join yarn in next row-end st, ch 1, sc in same row-end st, sc in each of next 2 row-end sts, working across top edge of bottom, sc in each of next 22 sc, working across to other side edge, sc in each of next 3 row-end sts; turn, leaving remaining sts unworked (28 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Chain 1 turn

Rows 3-19 -- repeat row 2. Fasten off

Bag Back:

Row 1: With RS of bag facing, join yarn in first row end st on side edge of bottom to the left of last st made in row 1 of front, ch 1, sc in same row-end st, sc in each of next 2 row-end sts, working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each of next 22 ch, working across other side edge, sc in each of next 3 row-end sts; turn (28 sc)

Rows 2-19 repeat rows 2-19 of Front

HANDLES: (Make 2)

Ch 60

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; do not turn (59sc)

Round 2 -- Ch 1, slip st in each st and row-end st around; join with a slip st in first slip st. Fasten off.

CLOSING TAB:

Row 1: With RS of bag facing, skip first 11 sc on top edge of back, join yarn in next sc, ch 1 sc in same sc, sc in each of next 4 sc; turn (5sc)

Rows 2-6: Ch 1 sc in each sc across; turn.

FINISHING:

With RS of front and back facing, matching sts across side edges, working from top to bottom, slip st front to back along each side seam. Turn bag right side out, push top of side seams in, to form pleats, and sew first 3 sc on front and back to secure pleats. Sew 1 end of each handle to each side of bag. With sewing needle and sewing thread, sew top half of snap to wrong side of closing tab. Sew other half of snap to corresponding position on front of bag.

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