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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Big Granny Purse

As a promised, I put together my version of granny purse finally.
I got inspired by Stripped bag I found on Ravelry.



















































Big Granny Purse Pattern

Size really depends on type of material and size of hook you using, which is up to you.

You need: 
I used 1100 grams (2425lb) / 3410 meters (3729 yards) of 100% cotton suitable for G/4mm crochet hook
Crochet hook E/3,5mm for edges and H/5mm for the body of the purse
Yarn Needle 
Round Bamboo handles 20cm / 8” 
Nice buttons, little flowers or beads. Simply anything you would like to decorate your purse with.

Terms/Abbreviations: I used US terminology
ch       chain 
slst     slip stitch
sc        single crochet
dc       double crochet 
st        stitch 
sk       skip

Purse body:

























Ch5, sc into 2nd ch from the hook, sc into next 3 st
Round 1: ch3, 2dc in same st, ch1, 3dc, ch1, 3dc all into same place to form the corner, ch1, sk 2ch, 3dc-ch1-3dc-ch1-3dc into last st, ch1, sk 2ch, slst in 3rd  ch from starting group of chains.
Round 6 - 41: from now on I repeated round 1.
All together I made 41 rounds, randomly selecting 10 colors.  Finished size of the rectangle was cca 83cm/ 78cm (33”/31”).


























 

Before I crocheted the edges, I put a lining in the purse. I used soft 100% t-shirt cotton and sewed it in by hand. Be careful not to sew the lining right to the edge – you need little space to finish the edges. You can use sewing machine, or just do not line the purse. It is optional.

























I started with the sides following this pattern chart, but I did 10 rows of sc’s only - 3cm/1.2” high. I didn’t like to fold it.

For the handle I made 14 rows of sc’s - 4cm/1.6”high. The height of this piece depends on how thick are the handles you have. Leave a long end to sew the piece around the handle.


























Now the purse is ready to be decorated. I used this flower pattern, but feel free to be much more creative than I was. I just thought there are enough colors on my purse.



















































If you come up with any problems or difficulties, write to me, and I’ll be more than happy to help.
Clara

3 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous! I'm a Texas girl with a boyfriend of strong Czech heritage. :-)

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  2. This is an awesome pattern, so easy yet pretty! No excuse now for anyone to make their own handbag!!

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