Friday, 13 March 2015



It’s Women’s day and I just put a blog up today with another really lovely purse pattern.. and a little later today, we sisters are meeting up at mum’s to have lunch together and enjoy the day.  I made this quick project for mum and thought I’d share this with you too.

I had this lovely sunshine yellow / ochre yarn and thought that it would go really well for this pattern, along with a nice contrast gold flap.. so here goes.

Inspired by  This lovely simple shelled purse below seems to be made in a cotton yarn - so I'd think that our Indian Laura cotton with a 4 mm crochet hook will look wow as well.

Materials used : Polyester silk purse yarn in cones  ~one cone , with a 3.5 mm crochet hook plus oh about half a cone of a this lovely gold polyester silk purse yarn for the flap.

Stitches used :

fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link

Shell stitch :  The designer has used the following stitch as a shell stitch – so just writing it again here for convenience.  [dc ; (ch 1, dc) ; rep (to) 2 times] all in the same st or ch-sp.

Instead of the sc in each sc all through, I decided to do the Linen stitch – and if you’re wondering what that is, here’s a video link to ease you through it.

The flap is the same as that in the pattern – a lovely row of shells.

So a quick summary of what I did here.

Start with fsc in an even number of stitches (depending on the length you want for your purse).  Turn.

Round 1 In this first round, we will work first as we usually do on the top of the fsc, and then when we reach the end we will TURN 90°, and work 3 sc in that last st, then we will TURN 90° again and work at the bottom of our fsc row , and then TURN 90° one last time to work 3 sc in that 1st st – so from this row on, we will work in rounds.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 2 : sc in the 1st sc ; *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in the next sc* ; rep *to* till end all around.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 3 : sl-st in the 1st ch-sp, sc in that same 1st ch-sp ; *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in the next ch-sp* ; rep *to* till end all around.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Rep Rounds 3, till you have your project about 2/3rd of the length you desire. 

The last 1/3rd will be made up by the shelled flap.  The shell stitch has been given above and the pattern I used here was similar to that of the designer.
For convenience in following the pattern per designer, I suggest you do one (or two?) rounds of sc all around in the last 2 rounds, with an sc in each st, including all ch-sps. 

Right .. so off we go then to finish off the shelled flap and button.

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