2 - 50g balls of 4 ply knitting worsted.
(This is an estimate, I usually buy larger sizes, so I am really not sure how much I used)
Thanks to Sharon for this info "The purse takes less than 1 Red Heart Super Saver skein."

Hook - 4.50mm

1 - Button (1" diameter) or a strip of Velcro.

My notes, are in blue.

NOTE: I made this purse in black, but the picture would not come out very well. You couldn't see the stitches nor where the flap ended. So I changed the settings on my camera and software program to reverse the color.

Abbreviations used:
st - stitch
ch - chain
ss - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
beg - beginning
tog - together

Ch 31 to begin
RND 1 - (Note: You will be crocheting down the chain and then you will turn and crochet down the other side of the chain, through the back loops of the chain stitches. ) 1 sc in third ch from hook, 1 sc in next 26 chs, 4 sc in last ch ( Note: If you find that making 4 sc in the last chain loosens the chain, you could do 2 sc in the last chain, then pull tail end up towards you, then make 2 sc in the same ch. This will help tighten it up some.)
Now you crochet up the back side of the chain 1 sc in each back of ch loops, 2 sc in last back of ch loop, ss to join to the starting ch (the loop before the first sc), ch 1, turn.
RND 2 - 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 29 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 29 sc, 2 sc in last st, ss to join to first sc, ch 1, turn. (66 sc)
RND 3 - 1 sc in each 66 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn.
RND 4 to 24 - Same as Row 3.
RND 25 - (Flap) ss in first sc, ss in next sc then ch 1 and 1 sc in the same sc, 1 sc in next 30 sc, ch 1, turn. (31 sc)
RND 26 - 1 sc in next 31 sc, ch 1, turn.
RND 27 to 42 - Same as Row 26.
RND 43 - 1 sc in next 14 sc, ch 3, skip next 3 sc (this is for the button hole. If you are using a velcro strip instead of a button, do this row the same as Row 26.) 1 sc in next 14 sc, ch 1, turn.
RND 44 - 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 chs, 1 sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, turn. (29 sc)
RND 45 - 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 23 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in last sc, fasten off. (27 sc)

Fasten yarn at the bottom of falp where you began on Row 25. With wrong side of flap facing you, make 1 ss at each end of flap rows, 1 ss in each sc across the last row of the flap, 1 ss at end of each row of flap, 1 ss in each sc across the front of purse, ss to join to first ss, fasten off.

Fasten yarn 2 sts back from where you ended the edging. Ch 130 (or to desired length), ss to join to the other side of purse in the 2nd ss from the flap (be careful not to get the chain twisted). Working on the right hand side of the chain, ch 1, 1 hdc in each ch to beg, ss in first ss from flap. Now you are going to join the hdc row on strap to the starting ch row of strap. 1 ss in each hdc and corresponding st on starting ch, ss to join in first ss from flap, fasten off.

Sew button or a Velcro strip in place. (I crocheted a cover for the button I used.)

© 2001 Susan Norrad


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