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Greyhound purse crochet pattern

Crochet
January 2009
7oz Black worsted
2oz Buff worsted
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
Finished size 12.75" w x 16" t, not counting strap.
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Tote features the dramatic profile of a greyhound (head and neck) on a contrasting background. Portrait extends the width and height of the bag. Worked flat; 1 front, 1 back, 1 gusset (purse side/bottom strip) and 1 large greyhound head applique each worked separately and seamed.

Large greyhound applique has a stacked button eye and wears a ribbon collar. Options are given for yo-yo collar adornments or plain ribbon collar. Suggested tote straps: your choice of 1” wide webbing or grosgrain ribbon. Optional lining requires 36” x 18 ” piece of cotton fabric. Finished size 12.75” w x 16” t, not counting strap.

Pattern works up fairly quickly, using written directions and a photo tutorial demonstrating the assembly and finishing steps.

This makes a very striking bag!

Lenora’s most popular patterns, the Pixie hounds and the Greyhound ornaments wreath with picket fence edging are available here. Designer donates proceeds from the pattern price to organizations promoting retired greyhound adoption. Her patterns are intended for personal use only, but reflecting her interest and work benefitting greyhounds she gives the following explicit permission regarding sales of finished items:

Projects made from this pattern may be sold for Greyhound Adoption fundraising only. This pattern may not be shared or sold. 1

Often items made from her patterns are donated to greyhound rescue groups where they are later auctioned as part of a fundraiser.


  1. Copyright 2009 L. Conlon