Since the pink ribbon is the symbol for breast cancer awareness I designed a purse that is pink, and has ribbing, get it? Make one for yourself and as gifts, and remember that you can make it any color you want as long as you make the first one pink!
Be sure to visit my fave charity that supports cancer treatment patients – click: Halos of Hope
14.5” wide at base x 13” tall w/out handles
Worsted weight yarn in two shades of pink:
Dark pink – 250 yds
Light pink – 250 yds
Crochet hook size K/10.5 – 8.5 mm (I prefer Boye brand)
Magnetic purse closures
Pink 24” curtain tie back for handle (I used Wright’s found at a fabric store)
Designer note: Hold one strand of each the dark and the light pink together throughout pattern unless otherwise indicated
Row 1 Ch 11, sc into 2nd ch from hook and into ea ch across, turn (10 sc)
Rows 2-40 Ch 1, sc into back loop of ea st across, turn (10 sc)
After last row of base, do not turn, do not fasten off
Now work in the round, start by working a sc in last st of ea row across the long edge of the base (40 sc) then by working a sc in the base of each st along the foundation ch (10 more sc) then again across the other long edge of the base working a sc in last st of ea row (40 more sc) then finally work a sc in ea st of the last row of the base (10 more sc), that should bring you around to the first st of the body (100 sc total)
Do NOT join the rounds, place a scrap of yarn or stitch marker in the last st of ea row to indicate the end of a round
Rnd 1 Sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 26 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 18 sts (96 sc)
Rnd 2 Sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 24 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 17 sts (92 sc)
Rnd 3 Sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 22 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 16 sts (88 sc)
Rnd 4 Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 15 sts (84 sc)
Rnd 5 Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 18 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 14 sts (80 sc)
Rnds 6-11 Sc in ea st around (80 sc)
Ribbed Handle Bases
Lay purse flat and find the center st of one of the long sides, join with a sc on the WS of the row,
Row 1 sc in next 39 sts, turn
Row 2 Ch 1, sk 1st st, sc in back loop of ea st across to within last 2 sts, sk 1 st, sc in back loop of last st, turn
Repeat Row 2 until 4 sts remain, fasten off
Repeat for other side of handle base.
Decorative Button (make 2)
With light pink only, ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st to first dc, fasten off
Finishing and Assembly
With RS facing, attach both yarns at top of handle base and work one row of sc down one side and up the other side.
Fasten off. Repeat on other side of purse
Whipstitch tie backs securely into place. Attach magnetic purse snaps according to manufacturer’s instructions. Whipstitch decorative button into place to hide back of magnetic purse snaps.
The Crochet Dude® is a registered trademark of Drew Emborsky. All rights reserved. I did not receive compensation from any company for the design of this pattern or the use of their yarn.
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