Everyday Handbag

Aug 7, 2008
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Author

Melissa L. Goss

Introduction

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Additional Options:
Try this pattern in different colors!

Beaded trim or your favorite decorative pins or appliques found at most craft stores.

Materials List

--Lion Brand Yarn—Lion Suede (3 oz/122 yds/85g per ball)
--2 balls #126 (coffee)
--Size J10/6mm or size needed to obtain gauge
--Tapestry Needle
--Purse Handles (found at most craft stores)
--Floral Pin or Appliqué (found at most craft stores)

--Matching Accented Scarf (found at most clothing stores)

Finished Size

Body Length = 7 inches Body Length with Overturned Edging = 9 inches Base Length = 8 inches

Gauge

14 sc = 4 inches; 8 sc rows = 2.5 inches

Notes

Everyday Handbag with Fashion Applique and Scarf

Option: A different variation on metallic can be achieved by using Patons Brilliant Yarns Line with the same hook size listed in the pattern.

The Pattern

Bottom
Rnd 1 Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook to form a ring
Rnd 2 Ch 1, sc in ring, 5 more sc in ring, join to the first sc made [6 sc]
Rnd 3 Ch 1, sc in same stitch, another sc in same stitch, 2 sc in each stitch around, join to the first sc made[12 sc]
Rnd 4 Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc*, repeat from * to *, join to the first sc made [18 sc]
Rnd 5 Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next 2 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat from * to *, join to the first sc made [24 sc]
Rnd 6 Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next 3 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc*, repeat from * to *, join to the first sc made [30 sc]
Rnd 7 Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next 4 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc*, repeat from * to *, join to the first sc made [36 sc]
Rnd 8 Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next 5 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc*, repeat from * to *, join to the first sc made [42 sc]
Rnd 9 Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next 6 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to *, join to the first sc made [48 sc]
Rnd 10 Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next 7 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc*, repeat from * to *, join to the first sc made [54 sc]
Rnd 11 Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next 8 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc*, repeat from * to *, join to the first sc made [60 sc]
Rnd 12 Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next 9 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc*, repeat from * to *, join to the first sc made [66 sc]
Rnd 13 Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next 10 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc*, repeat from * to *, join to the first sc made [72 sc]
Rnd 14 Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next 11 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc*, repeat from * to *, join to the first sc made [78 sc]

Rnd 15 Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next 12 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc*, repeat from * to *, join to the first sc made [84 sc]

Body
Rnd 16-–40 Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join to the first sc made
Rnd 41 Ch 1, sc in front loop of same stitch, sc in each front loop around, join to the first sc made
Rnd 42--45 Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join to the first sc made
Rnd 46 Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in the next 11 sc, *decrease over the next 2 sc, sc in the next 12 sc*, repeat from * to *, join to the first sc made
Rnd 47 Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in each sc around, join to the first sc made

fasten off

Handle Straps--Make 4

Row 1 Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across, turn

Attaching Handles

Fold bag in half, laying flat measure sides and center handles, place markers on each side to where handles would be attached. Repeat for the opposite side.

Using a dress pin, place one end of handle strap 1 on inner lining, 1/2 inches below the top opening of bag. Fold the handle strap through the purse metal loop and attach another pin to hold handle in place. Repeat for each side of handle. Sew the handle straps in place by using a tapestry needle and yarn.

Finishing

Weave in ends using a tapestry needle.

Care Instructions
Hand wash only
Roll in a towel and let air dry

Do not iron

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