A modern silhouette is a blank slate for surface crochet embellishments, including an on-trend mesh insert. A medley of stitches make this a great sampler project for learning new stitches, and it’s easy to “purse”-onalize with your own favorite colors.
DESIGNER Shelby Allaho
FINISHED SIZE 12″ wide and 73/4″ tall, excluding handles.
YARN Schachenmayr Catania (distributed by Westminster Fibers) (100% cotton; 137 yd [125 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #0249 gold (MC), 3 skeins; #0248 linen (CC), 2 skeins.
HOOK Sizes D/3 (3.25 mm) and F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; rust-proof pins; sewing needle; invisible nylon thread; 13/4″ flat button with shank.
GAUGE 161/2 sts and 11 rows = 4″ in main patt with smaller hook.