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Pompon Purselet

By: Marilyn Losee for Caron Yarn

This miniature crochet purse is great for storing small items, such as jewelry or makeup. Crochet this intermediate crochet pattern to make a comfortable purselet for a night out on the town.


Crochet Purselet


 Materials:

  • Yarn: Caron International's Simply Soft Brites (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m skein): 1 skein Shown in: #9605 Mango
  • Hook: One size US H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge desired Note: Satchel may be made larger or smaller by changing hook size.
  • Yarn Needle
  • Pompon maker or piece or cardboard
  • Row counter (optional)


Size:
approximately 3" in circumference by 4" high, excluding cord tie and Pompon


Gauge: Gauge is not critical for this project. In single crochet, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10 cm

 

Abbreviations:

Inc (increase): Work 2 sc in st indicated.

 

Stitches:

Chain (ch): Begin by making a slip knot on your hook. * Wrap the yarn around the hook (yarn over) and pull up a loop, [draw the yarn through the loop on the hook to form the first chain]. Repeat from * for number of chains required. Note: The loop on the hook is not included when counting the number of chains.

 

Double Crochet (dc): Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through two loops on hook] twice.

 

Half Double Crochet (hdc): Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

 

Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

 

Slip Stitch (slip st): Insert hook in the stitch indicated, yarn over and draw through both the stitch and the loop on the hook.

 

Shell Stitch (multiple of 6 sts)

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, * skip 2 sts, work 5 dc in next st (Shell), skip 2 sts, sc in next st; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, end skip last 2 sts, join with a slip st in first sc.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc), work 2 dc in same st as joining (half-Shell), * skip 2 sts, sc in next st (center st of Shell from previous round), skip 2 sts, work Shell in next sc; repeat from * around, end last repeat work half-shell (2 dc) in same st as beginning half shell, join with a slip st to beginning ch.  

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 for Shell st.

 

Instructions:
 

BOTTOM

Using 2 strands of yarn held together, chain 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 12 sc in ring, join with a slip st to first st—12 sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, * inc in next st, sc in next st; repeat form * around to last st, inc in last st, join with a slip st in first st—18 sc.

Round 3: Increase 6 sts evenly around as follows:Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, * inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, inc in next st, sc in next st, join with a slip st in first st—24 sc.

Rounds 4 – 7: Increase 6 sts evenly around; work as Round 3, working 1 more sc between increases each round—48 sc.

Round 8: Work even in sc.

Fasten off 1 strand of yarn.

Establish Pattern

Use 1 strand only for the remainder of Satchel.

Begin Shell st—8 Shells after Round 1.

Rounds 2 – 8: Work even in Shell st, repeating rounds 1 and 2.

 

EYELETS

Ch 2, * hdc in next st, ch 1, skip next st (eyelet), hdc in next st; repeat from * around, join with a slip st to beginning ch—16 eyelets.

 

UPPER EDGE

Work Rounds 1 and 2 of Shell st, working sc and Shell(s) into Eyelets of previous round on Round 1.

Fasten off.

 

FINISHING

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

Cord Ties (make 2)

Chain 60.

Row 1: Work slip st in each st across.

Fasten off.

Beginning at side edge, thread 1 cord through Eyelets on one-half of purse. Repeat for opposite side.

Pompons

Using Pompon maker or 1" piece of cardboard, make2 pompons each 1" in diameter.

Join cord ends together with pompons.

Tassel (optional)

Make a tassel 5" long; attach to center bottom of satchel.

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