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Crochet Purse

purseHere's another fun Make It QuickTM project-a crocheted bag. Watch for them on magazine fashion pages as a "soft" alternative to leather. You'll be delighted at how comfortable they are to wear and easy to create

Size: Approx 9 1/2" x 12"

Materials: LION BRAND Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, Item #640 (6 oz. balls)

  • 2 balls Fisherman #099
  • One crochet hook size P (12mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
  • One 1" button
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge: 2 stitches and 3 rows = 1" in single crochet

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

Bag

Chain 27. Row 1 Working into second chain from hook, work 26 single crochet, chain 1, turn. Work each row in single crochet until piece measures 18" from beginning. On last row make button loop as follows: work across 13 single crochets, chain 8, continue to end of row. Fasten off.

Finishing

Fold piece in half and sew or crochet together side seams.

Crochet strap

Make a chain 36" long. Attach strap to side seams at top of purse. Weave in loose ends and sew on button.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these instructions. We cannot be responsible, however, for variances in individual techniques, human errors or typographical mistakes.

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