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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fun Purse for Kids or You!

I just finished making a play purse for my daughter.  It actually turned out cute enough that I was tempted to add a lining and a zipper and keep it for myself!  But, I didn't.

I'm feeling generous today, so I decided I'd make this available to all of you for FREE!!!  
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Here is the purse pattern:

I used an H/5mm hook and Red Heart Super Saver yarn (Warm Brown & Coffee)

Purse Panel (Make 2)

Ch 32.
Row 1: Starting 2nd ch from hook, sc across. (31 sts)
Ch 1. Turn.
Row 2: (Sc in next. Dc in next.) 15 times. Sc in last st. (31 sts)
Ch 1. Turn.
Row 3: Sc across. (31 sts)
Ch 1. Turn
Rows 4-15: Repeat rows 2 & 3.
Row 16: Ch 4. (Counts as dc & ch1) (Skip next st. Dc in next. Ch 1.)  across. (31 sts)
Row 17: Repeat row 3.
Row 18: Repeat row 2.
Row 19: Repeat row 3.
Row 20: Sl stitch across.
Fasten off.

Sl st panels together with right sides facing (bumpy sides together).

Draw String

Take 3 strands of contrasting color that are 7-8 times as long as the width of the purse.
Tie a knot at one end.  Weave through the double chains of row 16.  Tie a bow and trim ends as desired (cut knot off or knot other end as well).  Secure bow knot with thread & needle. (It only needs a stitch or two, just so it won't come undone)
*I tightened the draw string to narrow the opening a little bit to help keep things inside.


Sl st in 3rd stitch from side seam of purse into sl sts on the back of the panel. 4 sc in next 4 sts (will go over the seam). Sl st in next.
Ch 1. Turn.
Work 2 sc together over sl st & 1st sc of previous row. 2 sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc together in next sc & sl st of previous row.
Ch 1. Turn.
Sc across. (4 sts)
Ch 1. Turn.
Repeat (4 sc. Ch 1. Turn.) Until strap is desired length. (4 sts ea row)
Work 2 sc into first sc of previous row. 2 sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc into next st. (6 sts)
Sl st across to join purse & strap (through previous row's sts & sl sts on back of purse panel) (6 sts)

Fasten off & weave in ends.

If you want to use this for yourself, you can sew a lining and even add a zipper!  :)

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1 comment:

  1. It is adorable. My daughter is wanting a new purse, and I think it would be perfect.