Thursday, 20 August 2015
Loved the flap for this wallet and just had to make it.
This is an easy pattern, as the base bit is all dc (or you could use hdc, e-sc or sc too) and then the flap is this lovely lacy shelled pattern. I love patterns that look all complicated and are so easy to make, don’t you?
This is a free pattern available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/evening-purse-3
that I’ve used for most part. I’ve tweaked a few things, so some choices for you.
I also used our Indian yarns, so that we can get an idea of gauge and sizing.
Materials used : Indian Polyester cone yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook.
This will be superb with our Indian Laura cotton and a 3.5 – 4 mm crochet hook too.
Difficulty level : Easy to intermediate skill level
Stitches used : (Using U.S terminology)
fdc : Foundation Double Crochet : This is a unique way of starting a project directly with a row of double crochet stitches. This makes your whole project neat and even.. in a way that you need to do once, to agree! If you are familiar with fsc, you’ll wonder why you never used this start before !
Do visit this lovely link http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-double-crochet-fdc/
Extended Single Crochet (e-sc) : hk into st, yo (2 lps on hk), pull through one lp, yo (2 lps on hk),pull through both lps. One e-sc made. (An e-sc is basically an sc on an sc)
The beauty of this pattern is that you could work with either a sc , an e-sc or a dc.
The designer has used dc all through.
So we’ll make a rectangle first, all in a simple basic stitch which will make up the base of our purse. Once we have this rectangle of the size needed for our clutch purse (i.e when you fold this rectangle in half you should be happy with the size for purse) , we will work in a continuous movement for the filigree lacy shelled flap.
So the only change I’ve made is to start with my favourite fdcs, and in case you (like me) are unable to get a proper gauge with the stitches given in the original instruction, then use the multiple method below.
Start with fsc in multiples of 12 + 1. Turn
Row 1 : dc in the 1st fdc and in each fdc till end. Turn
Row 2 : dc in the 1st dc and in each dc till end. Turn
Rep Row 2 till your project is the size you want for your clutch.
Flap : The instructions given by the designer are perfect and that’s what I’ve used.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Finish your bag with lining and a zipper as required. Then attach on the handle, if desired.
A look inside
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