Interweave Crochet Spring 2018: Flourishing Purse

Brenda K.B. Anderson is constantly coming up with delightfully clever designs that showcase the versatility of crochet; the Flourishing Purse is no exception. Fun finishings like boho-esque tassels and floral embroidery motifs elevate this little bag. Making for the perfect purse for a springtime stroll through the garden.

Center single crochet makes a smooth, sturdy fabric that is the perfect canvas for embroidery. Work the embroidery using pieces of purchased lace pinned to the fabric as a template. This “paint-by-number” approach makes it easy to achieve neat, tidy, and symmetrical embroidered motifs.

One of many accessories offered within the pages of Interweave Crochet Spring 2018, this signature piece will be an eye-catching embellishment to any ensém. Where will you take it first?

flourishing purse

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Brenda K. B. Anderson

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE About 9″ in diameter.

YARN DMC Natura Just Cotton (100% cotton; 170 yd [155 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #03 sable, 3 balls.

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

NOTIONS  Yarn needle; st markers (m), 5 same color, 1 contrasting color; 16 cm purse frame with handle (source); 9″ wide cardboard piece, 1; quilters pins; purchased lace fabric similar color to yarn; embroidery needle and embroidery floss in a variety of colors (see Notes) (Sample used DMC 6-Strand Embroidery Floss: 225, 223, 3011, 3013, 3 skeins each and 3721, 3809, 935, 3817, 2 skeins each; plastic bags (optional).

GAUGE Rnds 1–9 = 3½” in diameter.

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