Pretty and Practical Purse
Materials: Sugar ‘n Cream yarn–2.5 oz.
Hook size G
Row 1 Ch 31; sc in each chain across (30 sc).
Row 2 Ch 2 (counts as first hdc now and throughout), hdc in each sc across. Ch 2: turn.
Rows 3-36 repeat row 2.
Row 37 Ch 1, sc in next 14 st, ch 10 (for button loop), sc in next st and in remaining st across.
Fold in half, matching stitches and rows and using matching yarn, you can either sl st or whipstitch sides together. Weave in all ends.
Leaving 10” for sewing, ch 3; join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1 Ch 1; 8 sc in ring; join in 1st sc.
Rnd 2 (right side) ch 1; working over previous rnd, work 12 sc in ring; join with sl st to 1st sc. Finish off.
Thread needle with 10” end and weave through back of sc, pull to close center of ring and secure end. Sew in place in center of row 1 of purse, aligning with button loop.
Row 1 Ch to desired length. Sc in each ch across.
Row 2 Working in unused loops of ch, ch 1 and sc across to opposite end of ch. Fasten off. Stitch one end to the inside right front corner and the other end to the inside left back corner.
Heartfelt Creations, Inc. 2001