Perennial Purse by Annette Hynes
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Perennial Purse

Crochet
March 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
6.0 mm (J)
5.0 mm (H)
744 yards (680 m)
10.5" wide and 10" tall, assembled
US
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.50.

A poppy serves as the buttonhole for this bright cotton purse. The body is crocheted in a mitered square of textured Tunisian stitches, alternating bars of reverse stitch stripes, and honeycomb; the corners of the square are folded up into an envelope.

Difficulty Some Concentration Required

Finished Size 10.5” wide and 10” tall, assembled.

Yarn Lion Brand Yarns 24/7 Cotton: #761-108 denim (A), 2 skeins; #761-113 red (B), #761-153 black (C), 1 skein each.

Hook Sizes J/10 (6 mm) Tunisian hook, size H/8 (5 mm) standard hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle; sewing needle; stitch marker; 7⁄8” black shank button (LaMode Style 21033), 1; clear 5⁄8” 2-hole button (LaMode Style 4777), 1; 9–11” zipper; denim fabric, 12.25” × 20.25” piece; sewing needle; coordinating thread.

Gauge 17 sts (measured diagonally) and 12 rows (measured at center point) = 4”.