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Easy Paolo Purse

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An easy crochet pattern like this one is fun to carry around. The different colors compliment each other nicely and the design is fun and fashionable. Double crochet and single crochet is used.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

Purse measures approx. 10"/25.5cm wide x 5 1/2"/14cm high

MATERIALS
 

  • Naturally Caron.com Country
  • 75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Merino Wool): 4oz (A); 4oz (B), 4oz (C)
  • Shown in:
  • #0004 Green Sheen (A);
  • #0012 Foliage (B);
  • #0014 Purple (C)
  • One size US H-8 (5 mm), or size
  • to obtain gauge.
  • Fabric (for lining)—
  • 12 x 12"/30.5 x 30.5cm
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE

In pattern stitch, using H-8 (5 mm) hook, 3 pattern repeats and 9 rows = 5"/12.5 cm.

 

STITCHES USED

Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc)

 

SPECIAL TERM

dc3tog: Double crochet 3 together – [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

dc6tog: Double crochet 6 together – [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 6 times, yarn over and draw through all 7 loops on hook.

 

NOTES

1 Purse is worked width-wise from inside front, around back, and down flap.

2 Change color in last stitch of rows, as follows: Work last stitch of old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Carry colors not in use loosely up side of piece.

PURSE

With A, chain 49.

Row 1: With A, [3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in 5th ch from hook, skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch, *skip next 3 ch, [3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in next ch, skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across; change to B in last st, turn—6 pattern repeats. Do not fasten off A.

Row 2: With B, ch 3, dc3tog over next 3 dc, ch 7, *skip next ch-1 space, dc6tog over next 6 dc (leaving sc between groups unworked), ch 7; repeat from * ending dc3tog over next 3 dc, dc in turning ch, turn.

Row 3: With B, ch 3, 3 dc in first dc3tog, sc in ch-1 space between dc's 2 rows below (working over next ch-7 space), *[3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in next dc6tog, sc in ch-1 space between dc's 2 rows below; repeat from * ending 3 dc in last dc3tog, dc in top of turning ch; change to C in last st, turn. Do not fasten off B.

Row 4: With C, ch 4, skip first dc, dc6tog over next 6 dc (leaving sc between groups unworked), *ch 7, skip next ch-1 space, dc6tog over next 6 dc (leaving sc between groups unworked); repeat from * ending ch 3, sc in top of turning ch, turn.

Row 5: With C, ch 1, skip next ch-3 space, [3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in next dc6tog, *sc in ch-1 space between dc's 2 rows below (working over next ch-7 space), [3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in next dc6tog; repeat from * ending, skip next 3 ch, sc in last ch; change to A in last st, turn. Do not fasten off C.

Rows 6 and 7: With A, repeat Rows 2 and 3; change to B in last st.

Rows 8 and 9: With B, repeat Rows 4 and 5; change to C in last st.

Rows 10 and 11: With C, repeat Rows 2 and 3; change to A in last st.

Rows 12 and 13: With A, repeat Rows 4 and 5; change to B in last st.

Rows 14–25: Repeat Rows 2–13.

Rows 26–29: Repeat Rows 2–5.

Fasten off.

FINISHING

Block piece to approx 10"/25.5cm wide x 16"/40.5cm long. Mark 5"/12.5 cm up on long side of purse and fold lower section of piece up at the mark. Place piece on lining fabric and cut fabric to fit, allowing 1/2"/1.5 cm of extra fabric all the way around (for seam allowance). Fold top edges of lining fabric down 1/2"/1.5 cm and seam. Fold lining fabric in half and sew 1/2"/1.5 cm side seams. Sew side seams of purse taking care to hide carried strands on wrong side of purse. Tack lining inside purse.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

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