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Elegant Silk Purse (“A Shimmering Silk Purse”)

Crochet
November 2010
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)

Crocheted clutch with ribbon flower embellishment.

Originally published in PieceWork magazine, re-published in Interweave Crochet Accessories 2010.

Finished Size: 3⅝ x 4¾” (9.2 x 12.1 cm).

Yarn: Fiesta La Luz (100% silk yarn, 210 yards (192.0 m)/2 oz skein, 1 skein of #23306 Champagne.

Hook: Size G/6 (4 mm) and J/10 (6 mm) or sizes needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Rayon ribbon, ⅜” (1.0 cm) wide, maroon, two 11” (27.9 cm) lengths; rayon ribbon, ¾” (1.9 cm) wide, maroon, 5 yarnds (4.6 m); wire-edged ribbon, 1½” (3.8 cm) wide, maroon ombre, 1½ yards (1.5 m); stiff tulle or netting, 4 x 4” (1.2 x 10.2 cm), 1 piece; sewing needle; sewing thread, maroon; tapestry needle.

Gauge: 26 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10.2 cm) in sc worked in the round with smaller hook.