Perspective Crochet Purse

Horizontal lines of color collide with diagonal lines of stitches in this optical tease.  It’s just the right size to carry everything you need to study in the park.

Designer: Ellen Gormley

Finished Size: 11″ tall × 15″ wide × 3″ deep; strap length is adjustable.

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 197 yd [180 m]/3 oz [85 g]; CYCA #4): #177 loden (A), 2 skeins; #167 eggplant (B), #128 caramel (C), 1 skein each.

Hook Size: I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: 5 locking st markers; tapestry needle; at least 30″ long belt with buckle; at least 18″ long belt with buckle; extra buckle (may be cut from a third belt).

Gauge: 14 hdc = 4″; 11 hdc rows = 4″.

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Toni Rexroat is the Online Editor of Crochet Me. Outfitted with several crochet hooks and surrounded by bins of yarn, she has been the assistant editor for Interweave Crochet magazine as well as PieceWork, Interweave Crochet’s sister magazine. She was born and raised in a little town in Wyoming where she was exposed to wool and other fibers at an early age, and began crocheting in her early teens. Enjoying a wide variety of fibery hobbies from crochet and knitting to sewing, she is determined to learn to spin so she can crochet with her own yarn.