Premier Starry Night and City Life City Chic PurseBack to category
Premier Starry Night and City Life City Chic Purse
All of your friends will be begging to know where you found this amazingly chic accessory. Imagine their surprise when you tell them you crocheted the Premier Starry Night and City Life City Chic Purse yourself!
- Time:3 hours
1Use a gauge of Leaf Motif (4 inch across diagonal with the larger hook and Copper Coin) as well as a gauge of Flower Motif (2-1/2 inch diameter with the smaller hook and Grenadine Gritz) to crochet this purse that measures approximately 12 inch high and 16 inch wide. Save time, check your gauge. If the hooks listed under supplies do not work, use the size(s) that allow you to obtain the required gauge(s). Download the template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the pattern. Special abbreviation: ch-3 join - ch 1, sl st to adjoining ch-3 sp on adjacent motif, ch 1
2Stitch Guide: Leaf Motif: With Copper Coin and larger hook, ch 5, sl st to 1st ch to form ring. Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc, ch 6, sc) 4 times in ring, sl st in first sc to join 4 ch-6 sts. Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-6 sp around, sl st in 1st sc to join. Fasten off. Half Motif: With Copper Coin and larger hook, ch 5, sl st to 1st ch to form ring. Rnd 1: Ch 7, 2 sc in ring, ch 6, 2 sc in ring, ch 3, tr in ring, do not turn 3 ch-sps. Rnd 2: Ch 3, sl st to adjoining ch-3 sp on adjacent motif, ch 1, (3 dc, hdc, sc) in ch-3 sp, (sc, hdc, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-6 sp around, (sc, hdc, 3 dc) in tch-sp, ch 1, sl st to adjoining ch-3 sp on adjacent motif, ch 3, sl st in tch-sp. Fasten off. Flower Motif: With Grenadine Glitz and smaller hook, ch 5, sl st to first ch to form ring. Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in ring, (ch 4, 3 dc) 4 times in ring, ch 4, dc in ring, sl st to top of tch, do not turn - 5 ch-4 sps. Rnd 2: Sl st in next dc, sl st in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, ([dc, ch 1] 4 times, dc, hdc) in same ch-4 sp, (hdc, [dc, ch 1] 4 times, dc, hdc) in ea ch-4 sp around, sl st to top of tch. Fasten off.
3Bobble: With Copper Coin and larger hook, make adjustable ring. Rnd 1: Ch 3, 5 dc in ring, pull ring closed, remove hook, insert hook into top of tch, replace loop and pull through, fasten off, leave long tails for sewing in.
4Purse: Make 1 Leaf Motif. Make 41 more Leaf Motifs, joining them as follows: Join 41 Leaf Motifs together by following the directions for a leaf motif to Rnd 2. Substitute a ch-3 join for each adjacent ch-3 sp on Rnd 2 when next to an adjoining motif thus seamlessly connecting the motifs. Use layout diagram on the template for location of motifs. Note that front panel motifs A, B, C, D, connect to back panel motifs A, B, C, D creating side seams. Make 2 Half Motifs, joining them as directed by layout diagram on the template. Make 32 Flower Motifs. Make 32 Bobbles.
5Finishing: Using layout diagram on the template as a guide sew flower motifs to leaf motifs shown. Sew together by threading bobble tails through center of flower and leaf motif and securing on back side of fabric with yarn needle. Trace purse on to lining fabric. Outline should be about 16 inch wide by 10 inch tall and rounded bottom corners. [Note fabric will not stretch like crochet so fell free to add a bit more fabric. The crochet fabric will stretch to the size of the fabric once the purse is filled.] Add 3/4 inch seam allowance around entire outline and cut out. Straight stitch side and bottom seams with 3/4 inch allowances on the seams. Fold seam inward 1/4 inch and iron in place. Fold seam inward again 1/2 inch and iron in place. Top stitch side and bottom seam to secure. Fold top edge down 1/4 inch and iron in place. Fold top edge down 1/2 inch and iron in place. Sew top seam with straight stitch. Place lining in bag with seams on the inside of the purse and whipstitch around top to secure. Attach magnetic purse clip to motifs 5 and 42. Using Starry Night sew purse handles to motifs 1, 2, 38, 41.