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Beaded Purse Edited and Donated by Valerie Rupp CP-0050

Pattern Note: Use two strands of thread throughout

Gauge: 1 shell and 1 sc make 1 1/4 inches.

Materials:
Cotton #10, 7 small balls or 3 large ones
Aluminum Hook C or 2

Directions:
Bag Piece: Starting at bottom, ch 34 very loosely to measure 11 inches.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip next ch, 5 dc in next ch (shell made), skip next ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across (8 shells and 9 sc on row). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each sc and each dc across. (49 sc). Ch 3, turn.
Row 3: 2 dc in 1st sc (half shell), *skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, skip 2 sc,shell in next sc. Repeat from * across, ending with skip 2 sc, 3 dc in last sc (half shell). Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc in each dc and in each sc across, sc in top of turning chain (49 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sc in 1st sc, *skip 2 sc, shell in next sc, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.
The last 4 rows (2nd to 5th rows incl) constitute the pattern. Repeat the pattern until piece measures 7 inches, ending with the 4th row. Break off.
Attach thread to opposite side of starting chain at bottom, ch 1 and work another 7 inches to correspond. Break off.

Gusset (Make 2): Starting at center, ch 33 to measure 6 1/2 inches.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch; then, working along opposite side of starting chain, make sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-3: Sc in each sc across, increasing 3 sc evenly across end of piece. Ch 1, turn. At end of 3rd row, break off.
Fold bag piece in half, pin gussets between side edges (curved ends at bottom), then fasten them in place by working sc through both thicknesses around. Fold top edges of gussets in half and fasten in same way to top edges of bag piece. Then work sl st in each sc around. Break off. Line with buckram and felt or lining material. Sew zipper across center 8 inches of top edge. Sew beads to sides.

Handle: Ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Sc in each ch around (6 sc).
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around (6 sc). Repeat 2nd rnd until piece measures 10 inches. Break off. Slip end of this piece through a plastic ring and sew ends together.

Zipper Pull: Ch 4.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in 2 ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat 2nd row until piece measures 1 1/2 inches. Break off. Fold one end of piece over plastic ring and sew close to ring. Sew other end to zipper pull.


NOTE: This pattern is from The Complete Book of Crochet, The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 1946. We have made a good faith effort to determine whether patterns bearing copyright dates of 1973 or earlier have been renewed before posting. If displayed on the original document, the name of the original copyright holder and the date of publication is included in the posting. This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not reprint this pattern in any form without the copyright owner's permission. Pattern donated to Crochet Partners' Pattern Library and printed with permission. Every effort has been made to provide accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for your personal stitch variances, human errors, or typographical mistakes.


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