Crochet Pattern: Prospector’s Change PurseBy Emilee Gettle – 10 Comments
|My daughter and I both love purses. It seems from dawn to dark my little lady has some kind of handmade purse on with all her goodies inside. So, she keeps me busy repairing and making her a new purse just about once a month. We have lots of fun designing them together and she is quite honest about how she thinks they should look. So, this week’s pattern is inspired by the leather pouches prospectors stored their gold in. So our little pennies might not be gold, but it’s fun for little ones to pretend. This purse can also be modified to look like a teddy bear.|
Finished Size: 4 1/2″ (11 cm) long and 3 1/2″ (9 cm) wide
Light Tan Medium Worsted Weight Yarn (approximately 50 yards)
Dark Tan Medium Worsted Weight Yarn (approximately 10 yards)
Crochet Hook H (5 mm)
1 Buttons (1/2″ in diameter)
Round 1 in pattern measures 1/2” (1 cm) in diameter.
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Crochet Pattern: Prospector’s Change Purse (Make 2)
Note: if you find it difficult to see where one round ends and the next begins, feel free to place a stitch marker (or scarp of contrasting yarn) at the end of each round.
Round 1: with light tan, ch 3, sl st in first chain made to form a ring, ch 1, 10 sc in ring, sl st in top of beginning ch-1:10 sc
Round 2-3: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in top of beginning ch-1
Round 4: ch 3, 6 tr in next sc, sc in next 5 sc across, 6 tr in next sc, sl st in next sc, finish off.
Place wrong sides together. Sl st the perimeter of the purse to join the two pieces. I recommend joining at least ½ of each lobe of the purse to keep it looking neat.
Row 1: with dark tan, on the back of the purse join at the right-inside lobe with a sl st and sc in each of the 5 sc across: 5 sc
Row 2: ch 2, turn, dc in each sc across: 5 dc
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 5 sc
Row 4: Repeat row 2, and finish off.
Using needle and thread sew a button between the two lobes on the front of the purse.
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