Summer Purse (crochet)
When I think of summer, I think of crochet purses in bright colors. So, here's one of my own liking.
Yarn: Naturally Caron Country (shown in "Sunset")
Extras: 3 buttons, yarn needle
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Crdc: Crossed double crochet.
Step 1: Ch 31
Step 2: 30 sc across, ch 1, turn
Step 3: repeat step 2 until there are 5 rows of sc
Step 4: sc around all 4 edges making 4 sc in each corner, join with slip stitch to create a perfect seam, ch2
Step 5: dc (1st round only: in back loop) of every sc around whole piece, join with slip stitch, ch 2
Step 6: dc in every dc around whole piece, join with slip stitch, ch 2
Step 7: crdc around whole piece, join with slip stitch, ch 2
Step 8: dc in ever dc around whole piece, join with slip stitch, ch 1
Step 9: sc in every dc around whole piece, join with slip stitch, ch2
Step 10: repeat steps 5-7
Step 11: Dc in every other dc on "front" and "back" of piece. Dc in every dc on "sides".
Step 12: repeat steps 9, 5, 7.
Step 13: dc 18, chain 2, turn.
Step 14: repeat step 13 twice more.
Step 15: chain 4, join with slip stitch in next dc. Slip stitch over next 6 dc and chain 6, join with slip stitch in next dc, slip stitch over next 6 dc, ch 6 join with slip stitch in end.break yarn weave in.
Optional step: Pinch the side seams together to make the top of the bag more narrow. Make a "W" with the sides and sew through to hold in place.
Step 16: pick up yarn on top of side panel, ch 3 dc 3, ch3 turn, *dc3, ch3 turn. Until desired strap length and then join to other side panel.
Sew on buttons, weave in ends.