purse - 28 peony

Crochet
Needful Yarns--Geranium
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet
5.0 mm (H)
3.75 mm (F)
936 yards (856 m)
15 inches wide x 11 inches high (without strap)
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PATTERN
This stunning purse was seen in a boutique. The front of the crocheted purse is covered with coordinating crocheted flowers. Two strands of yarn are held together to crochet this purse for a firm body. The clearly written pattern includes:
The easy to follow pattern includes:
• Schematic with dimensions
• A helpful tracking sheet
• Diagrams and full explanations for techniques
• A pattern helpline

MEASUREMENTS
approximately 15 inches wide x 11 inches high (without strap)

YARN USED FOR SAMPLE
Needful Yarns — Geranium
50% linen — 30% acrylic — 20% rayon
1.75 ounces-50 grams 104 yards-95 m each ball
9 balls MAIN COLOR
2 STRANDS OF YARN ARE HELD TOGETHER

1 ball each of the following:
Contrasting Color A (the darkest contrast to the main color
Contrasting Color B (a metallic yarn)
Contrasting Color C
Contrasting Color D
Contrasting Color E
Contrasting Color F

I did not use Contrasting Color A for any flowers. Contrasting Color B (metallic) and Main Color were also used for knitting flowers and Contrasting color B (metallic yarn) was used for the center of some flowers. Different textures and weights add interest.
Go to your stash and select coordinating colors for your flowers or purchase odds and ends.
Make a selection of flowers (I made 23 flowers, a few leaves, and a few corkscrews) in any color combinations you desire. Make some flowers using two colors. Use size F-3.75 mm needles for flowers

NEEDLES
Size H-5mm crochet hook for purse and size F-3.75-mm- crochet hook for flowers

NOTIONS
gauge ruler
tracking sheet—included with pattern
tapestry needle
2 opening rings 3/4 inch-20 mm
8 buttons to match rings—5/8 inch-1.5 cm
optional: 3/4 yard-68.5 cm lining for purse

GAUGE
WITH 2 STRANDS OF YARN HELD TOGETHER
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches-10 cm in Single Crochet