GIRL’S FLOWER PURSE
I opted to use acrylic as I am making this for a little girl. Anchor knitting cotton, White rose / Red rose knitting cotton will work too. The size will, however be smaller. Purse yarn will give you a larger size.
For Non-Indians : Using a DK / Sport cotton yarn will give you a larger size - or of course you can use a slightly thinner yarn and then hold 2 skeins together to get size. I'd say the lovely "I-love-this-cotton" from Hobby Lobby is about the same size (thickness) as the yarn I have used today.
Instructions : Using U.S Terminology
Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch. (12 sc)
Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch. (48 sc)
Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch. (54 sc)
rep from *to* till end.
So what are we doing? We're working off the centre of the flower, and working a long chain (12). We then work back along this chain to the centre circle. We will then work along the centre circle to get to the next chain. What we are making right now will be the centre line of each petal, so you may want to make these in a contrast colour.
(turn your work 90° and working down the petal), dc in each sc till end , sc next sc*;
rep from *to* till the last petal.
Fasten off and weave in ends. You have completed one side of your flower purse.
Rep all these instructions to make the back of the flower purse.
You have two sides, and the petals are unattached , flapping away merrily!
In the first part we will join the petals of one side together, and in the second part we will join the two flowers together (i.e back and front of purse). Easy enough, right?
If you plan on lining the bag, then once you have your petals attached, line it and then join the two halves.
Take a look at these two joining methods and if self-explanatory, then go ahead and join /finish up
Check out this link first on How to line a bag : http://pattern-paradise.com/2014/06/12/tutorial-how-to-line-a-crocheted-bag/
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
How to make a rounded cord for the handle : View the video link below for a really simple way to make a rounded cord handle for your handbag. http://vimeo.com/88972371
And here's what I've done...
Just to mix things up a bit, I’ve used one skein each of two different shades of green – but you could use a worsted weight in one color, or 2 skeins of 3-ply yarn of a single colour as well.
LITTLE GIRL’S FLOWER PURSE
*sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* ;
rep from *to* 4 times, till end. Join with slip stitch to the 1st st. (18 sc)
*sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* ;
rep from *to* 4 times, till end. Join with slip stitch to the 1st st. (24 sc)
*Sc in 2nd chain from hook, and in each chain till end. (9 sc).
rep from * to * five times till end. Join with a slip stitch to the 1st st. (8 petals)
[and now turning your work 90°, and working down the sc stem, dc in each sc till the flower base (22 dc) ; sc in the next sc; sc in the next 3 sc * ;
rep from * to * till the end. Join with a slip stitch to the 1st st.(8 petals)
rep from * to * till end. Join with a slip stitch to the 1st st.(8 petals)
For the handle, I made a 75 chain with fsc. At the end of 75 fsc, I did a ch 4 and join to the 1st ch ; *ch 3, slip stitch into the ch-4 sp* ; rep from * to * four times (for a really tiny floret in green) ; go back onto the 75 fsc and sc in each fsc till end. At the other end rep the ch 4, join to the first ch and rep from * to * five times for the second matching little floret.
Join this little floret and part of the handle onto the sides of your flower purse.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and write up, and do look out for my future blogs.