Lacy-Flap Purse

Bag Body The body of the bag is approximately 15" x 11" x 5". note: the body of the bag is worked around the base rectangle. Do not turn. Row 11: Ch 2, hdc in BLO around the entire edge of the rectangle. Try to put in at least 10 hdc into the short side. hdc in each st along the long sides. Mark the first st of each row. Do not join each row, work in a spiral to the top. (116 – in theory, if you put 48 on ea long side and 10 on ea short side) Rows 12-16: hdc around. (116) Row 17: hdc around, hdc dec on the long side at all 4 corners. (112) Rows 18-22: Repeat row 12. (112) Row 23: Repeat row 17. (108) Rows 24-28: Repeat row 12. (108) Rows 29 - 35: Repeat row 17 for all odd rows. Repeat row 12 for all even rows. (104, 104, 100, 100, 96, 96, 92) Join with a sl st to the first st. Fasten off and weave in ends. Flap closure Terminology Ch-1 v-stitch = dc, ch 1, dc in same st Ch-3 v-stitch = dc, ch 3, dc in same sp Shell = 5 dc in same st Row 1: ch 2, 5 dc in 2nd ch from hook, turn. (5) Row 2: ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc inc in ea dc, turn. (10) Row 3: ch 2, (dc inc, dc) across, turn. (15) Row 4: ch 2, (ch-1 v-stitch, sk next dc) 9 times, dc in last st, turn. (9 v’s, 2 dc) Row 5: ch 2, (ch-3 v-stitch in ch-1 sp) 9 times, dc in last dc, turn. (9 v’s, 2 dc) Row 6: ch 2, 4 dc in ch-3 sp, (5 dc in ch-3 sp) 7 times, 4 dc in last ch-3 sp, dc in last dc, turn. (45 dc)

7oz. worsted weight green wool .5 oz. worsted weight blue, cream and maize wool K hook Yarn needle Sharp sewing needle and thread to match wool and lining fabric. 1/2 yd fabric for lining 5 – 6 mm beads Terminology Hdc = Half-double crochet Sl st = Slip Stitch Hdc dec = yo, insert hook in 1st st, yo, pull hook up through st (3 loops on hook), yo, insert hook in 2nd st, yo, pull hook up through st (5 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook. Hdc complete. BLO = Back loops only Bag Base The base of the bag is approximately 15" x 5". Ch 50 Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each chain to the end, turn. (48) Row 2-10: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. (48)

© 2006 Little River Fiber Arts - Lauren Irving This pattern is intended for your personal use and charitable donation only. Please do not post this pattern on anywhere else on the web or claim it as your own. Please feel free to link to this site. The items you make belong to you and you may sell them at craft fairs as long as you give me credit as the designer. Please ask permission before selling online. Selling in mass to retail or wholesale stores is prohibited. Contact me with questions at laureni526 at yahoo dot com.

Lacy-Flap Purse
Row 7: ch 1, sc in same st as joining, (sk 2 dc, shell in next dc, sk 2 dc, sc in sp between 5 dc group) 9 times, turn. (9 shells) Row 8: (ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in 3rd dc, ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in sc) 9 times, turn. (18 ch-5 sp) Row 9: sl st 3 times to center of ch-5 sp, ch 1, (sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5) 17 times, sc in last ch-5 sp, turn. (17 ch-5 sp) Row 10: (sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc in ch-5 sp) 17 times, sl st into last ch-5 sp. Fasten off and weave in ends. Strap Row 1: ch 6, join with a sl st to the first ch. Rows 2-100: sc in ea st around. Fasten off and weave in ends. Flower Row 1: Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring, Row 2: (ch2, 2 dc, ch2, join with a sl st to the ring) 5 times. Fasten off and weave in ends. Felt all items in a zippered pillow case. (Really important to use a zippered case to keep all of the little bits together). Roll in a towel to squeeze out the excess water. Leave to dry. Stuff the bag with towels to maintain the shape. When dry use matching thread to sew the flap to the center back of the bag. Place the straps 2” into the bag and sew the strap to each side of the bag. Sew the flowers to the points 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13 of the flap. Sew the beads to the center of the flowers on points 5, 7, 11 and 13. Place flap over bag. Sew the bead for the flower at point 9, leave enough length to allow the bead to slip through the center of the flower. Wrap thread around the thread holding the bead in place to create a center post. Lining Lay fabric down on a flat surface. Fold fabric in half so the fold is at the bottom of the purse and there 1” of fabric above the opening of the purse. Lay your purse flat on the fabric, leaving 1” at top for the opening. Using a marking pen trace along the sides of the purse to from the top to the widest point of the purse. Then continue the line straight down to the fold. Cut out your lining 5/8” from the sewing line you just drew. Leave 1” at both sides opening of lining. Sew along line you marked. Fold the side seam of the lining onto the center of the bag. You will now see a point at the bottom corner of the bag. Measure 3” from point onto the lining. Draw a line perpendicular to the side seam of the bag. Sew along this line. This will make a little flap in the lining that looks like a triangle. Repeat for the other side. Fold down the 1” excess at the lining opening and press. Place the lining into the bag. Pin the lining in place. Using a hemming stitch, sew the lining into the bag. If desired, add a patch pocket to the lining before sewing the side seams.

© 2006 Little River Fiber Arts - Lauren Irving This pattern is intended for your personal use and charitable donation only. Please do not post this pattern on anywhere else on the web or claim it as your own. Please feel free to link to this site. The items you make belong to you and you may sell them at craft fairs as long as you give me credit as the designer. Please ask permission before selling online. Selling in mass to retail or wholesale stores is prohibited. Contact me with questions at laureni526 at yahoo dot com.

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