Thursday, January 19, 2006

Chic on The Halfshell


Chic on The Halfshell
A purse to crochet…
© 2006 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude™

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Finished size: Approximately 12” at widest point and 10” tall with handle
Materials: Sport Weight Yarn – approx. 3 oz, Crochet Hook, Size H [5.00 mm]
Gauge: 14 sts & 3 rows = 4” X 4” in dc.

Special instructions: Divide yarn into two equal amounts and hold two strands of sport weight yarn together throughout.


SIDES (make 2)

Rnd 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in fourth ch from hook, slip st to top of beginning ch. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. Slip st to top of beginning ch. (24 dc)

The following are only partial rounds used to create an oblong shaped fabric.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st. 2 dc in next 19 sts, leaving four sts un-worked. (40 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st and in front loop of each st around. (40 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (40 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* around. (60 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (60 dc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* nine times. (28 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (28 dc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* 12 times. (37 sc)

Rnd 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (37 dc) Fasten off.

With wrong side facing, skip 23 sts on Rnd 7 and continue as follows:

Rnd 8: Attach with a sc in the front loop of st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* nine times. (28 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (28 dc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, slip st in same st and next 2 sts, sc in front loop of next st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* 12 times. (37 sc)

Rnd 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (37 dc) Fasten off.


ASSEMBLY

With right sides facing join together with a row of sc leaving center of purse open. Fasten off, turn right side out. Make handle by joining two sts to the right of one of the top seams. Crochet 22 rows of 4 sc. Whipstitch handle to opposite side of purse. Work one row of sc around sides of purse handles and around U shaped section of each side. Use the closure of your choice. The photo shows a simple snap closure sewn into the inside of the purse.

2 comments:

iTaLiAnA said...

Nice I really like this purse!!!!
I just have one question about the pattern..... where it says:

Rnd 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (37 dc) Fasten off.

With wrong side facing, skip 23 sts on Rnd 7 and continue as follows:

how can you get back to round 7 when you have completed 11?
thanks!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, i was looking for a cool pattern to make a purse and i loved yours, im a beginer at crocheting and i have a question: how do i get to round 7 again?
thanks.