December 05, 2007

Free Crochet Pattern Suede Eggplant Purse


LION SUEDE EGGPLANT PURSE

MATERIALS:

1 skein Lion Suede in Eggplant and one Lion Suede Print in Mountaintop, H hook or hook to obtain gauge, small amount of cardboard, needle to take yarn, 5 large snaps, needle and thread.

GAUGE: 3 sc = 1”, 3 rows sc = 1”

FINISHED SIZE: 6” tall X 11-1\2” long

PURSE BODY:
ROW 1: With Suede Print and H hook ch-31, sc 2nd ch from hook, sc ea ch across, ch-1, turn. (30 sts)

ROW 2-47: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn.

ROW 48: Sc ea st across, join Eggplant, ch-1, turn, fasten off Print.

ROW 49-51: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn. End row 51 fasten off.

Turn piece so you will now be working across the foundation ch or bottom of row 1, join Eggplant in bottom 1st st, ch-1, sc sa st as beg ch-1, sc bottom ea st across, ch-1, turn. (30 sts)

ROW 2-3: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn. End row 3 fasten off.

LONG EDGE:

ROW 1: With Eggplant and H hook turn piece so you will now be working across long edge, join end row 51, ch-1, sc sa row as beg ch-1, evenly work sc in end of ea row across, ch-1, turn. (55 sts)

ROW 2-4: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn. End row 4 fasten off.

Rep on last side of purse body.

SIDE (MAKE FOUR):

RND 1: With Eggplant and H hook ch-9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc next 6 ch, 2 sc last ch, turn piece so you will now be working across the bottom of the foundation row, sc ea ch across, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (16 sts)

RND 2: 2 sc next 2 sts, sc next 5, 2 sc next 3, sc next 5, 2 sc last st, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (22 sts)

RND 3: 2 sc next 2 sts, sc next 7, 2 sc next 4, sc next 7, 2 sc last 2 sts, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (30 sts)

RND 4: 2 sc next 4 sts, sc next 9, 2 sc next 6, sc next 9, 2 sc last 2 sts, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (42 sts)

RND 5: (2 sc next st, sc next st) twice, sc next 11, rep bet () 5 times, sc next 11, rep bet () 3 times, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (52 sts)

RND 6: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, fasten off.

Using one side as a pattern cut two out of cardboard. With needle and yarn sew two sides tog inserting cardboard as you sew.

Beg at join on rnd 6 of one finished side and line up end of long edge of purse body. With needle and yarn beg sewing at this point and 33 sts on side, fasten off. Rep at sa point other side. With needle and thread sew snaps evenly across opening beg and ending at outer edges.

HANDLE:

ROW 1: with Eggplant and H hook ch-5, sc 2nd ch from hook, sc ea ch across, ch-1, turn. (4 sts)

ROW 2-31: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn. End row 31 fasten off.

Center strap on top of the purse. With needle and yarn sew last 4 rows ea end of strap to purse top.
I just love working with Lion Brand suede yarns. I like the look and feel you get from them.
This purse is a bit different from any I have designed before. I was going for a different shape than what I normally tend toward. It's unique in that it snaps around the sides of the purse and then across.

1 comment:

Indigo Skye said...

Stumbled upon this while researching what to do with Lion Brand Suede. Actually wanted to see if I could do a skirt pattern I saw that called for another bulky yarn: Carol Bliss bulky.

Nice purse though. :)