Skill level : Easy - Intermediate
I love the fsc start which not only gives a neat finish but also a great even stretch. I will *urge you* to try it too. In case you cannot, then start with chains in multiples of 5 + 2 ; ch 3 , dc in the 3rs ch from hk in Row 1.
Remember to make a note of the number of stitches you start with.
*ch 3, 3 dc in the same fsc (from where you made your ch 3) ; sk next 4 fsc, sc in the next fsc*;
rep *to* till end. Turn
*ch 3, 3 dc in the next ch-3 sp ; sk next 2 dc, sc in the next dc* ;
rep *to* till last dc ; ch 2, 1 dc and 1 trc in last ch-3 sp. Turn.
*ch 3, 3 dc in the ch-3 sp ; sk next 2 dc, sc in the next dc* ;
rep *to* till last dc. Turn.
*sc in the next 3 dc, 1 sc in ch-3 sp ; sc in next sc* ;
rep *to* till end.
Ensure that you have the same no. of sc as you started out with.
Fasten off and weave in ends
Finishing : Check out the links at the top of this blog for lining and adding a zipper. To finish, fold the rectangle in half. Join sides, line and add a zipper on top to complete your clutch purse.