Worked in mosaic crochet, this purse uses three colors to highlight the stitch pattern. The body is worked as a rectangle, then the side seams are slip-stitched together and the bottom is squared off. Join the Crochet-Along for this project on CrochetMe.com!
DESIGNER Joyce Geisler
FINISHED SIZE 14½” wide, 10¼” high (excluding strap).
YARN Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread size 10 (distributed by Coats & Clark) (100% mercerized cotton; 350 yd [320 m]): #492 burgundy (MC), 3 balls; #856 peacock (CC1), 2 balls; #435 silver (CC2), 2 balls.
HOOK Size 5 (1.9 mm) steel hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; 27″ × 16″ piece of fabric; sewing needle; matching thread; magnetic clasp.
GAUGE 39 sts and 45 rows = 4″ in patt.