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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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I love this pattern! I don't really need a clutch, so I think I'm going to make it longer and do a cowl or something! I just did two colors brown and green. It's just so pretty!

is there any tutorial video??? please....

I LOVE this bag, I don't understand this pattern. Is there anyone who can help me? My e-mail is jfugman@frontier.com. Thank you!!!!

I am a beginner in crochet. I tried doing this purse for my mother and it came out very well. Thanks for the pattern. Now my only question is what type of lining fabric can I use?

To Kavi: I've found using a cotton fabric (light) is best.. I use broad cloths, eyelet (my favorite), and crinkle cloth. The thin cottons (prewashed) work best. They don't add bulk and they keep the shape of pattern plus eliminate slippage of yarn on yarn. Opal

I've made this clutch for myself and others. It is beautiful. I have made it bigger and just as cute.

This pattern uses the Harlequin stitch. On row 3 when it says "work over the ch-7" you are making a sc in the ch-1 space 2 rows below. When you do this, you are working around or encompassing the ch-7. So the ch-7 is not left loose in the back. I hope this helps! You can additional help on this by looking up or googling "how to do a harlequin stitch."

Hello, everyone. We have contacted the designer of this pattern to see if she can provide some clarification. We appreciate your patience and understanding! - Editors of FaveCrafts

I'm having trouble too but it's Row 2! Like the woman before asked what do we do with the chain of 7? It appears that no one is answering our questions - And that's just rude! I would love to crochet this purse too!!

I can't get row 3 either and I am experienced at crochet. I have a friend who is also stumped by this also. Help?

This is my first crochet project, and I am having a bit of trouble with row 3 - when it says "working over next ch-7 space", what does that mean? Am I supposed to just leave the 7 link chain just loose on the back? Or does it actually get worked into the pattern. It looks wrong when I just leave it loose, but I cant work out how I might be supposed to work it in!? Please any help would be appreciated! Thankyou Helen

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