Gretel's Cupcake Purse by Brenda K. B. Anderson
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Gretel's Cupcake Purse

Crochet
December 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
560 yards (512 m)
Purse measures 17" (43 cm) in circumference and 6" (15 cm) tall, excluding cherry.

Hansel and Gretel’s plan to dine and dash had some disastrous consequences. If only Gretel had had some sort of bag or purse with her when she and her brother stumbled upon the house. If that were the case, they could have had takeout instead and avoided all of that unpleasantness.

GAUGE
Rnds 1–10 of Bottom Lining = 4” (10 cm) in diameter. 18 sts and 18 rnds = 4 (10 cm)“ in (FPdc, esc) rib st pattern.

NOTIONS
Stitch markers. Yarn needle. Quilting pins (large heads). 14” (35.5 cm) zipper to match A. Polyester fiberfill for stuffing top of cake and cherry. Two pieces of circular plastic canvas that measure 41⁄4” (11 cm) in diameter or larger. One piece of plastic canvas that measures at least 21⁄4 x 16” (5.5 x 40.5 cm). Two D-rings size 3⁄4” (2 cm). 20” (51 cm) metal chain. Needle and sewing thread that matches MC, A, and B. Small glass beads for sprinkles. Two pairs of pliers to open D-ring so chain can be connected.