A Beaded Miser's Purse to Crochet by Gwen Blakley Kinsler

A Beaded Miser's Purse to Crochet

Crochet
February 2017
Thread ?
1.5 mm
198 yards (181 m)
2 7/8" (7.3 cm) wide and 12 inches (30.5 cm) long, excluding the fringes
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Adapted from an 1887 pattern that appeared in Florence Home Needle-Work, published by the Nonotuck Silk Company, this version of a miser’s purse is worked in silk thread with #11 seed beads. The intricacy of the design comes from the placement of the beads. The crocheted foundation uses only basic stitches.

Designer Gwen Blakley Kinsler

Finished Size 2 7/8” (7.3 cm) wide and 12 inches (30.5 cm) long, excluding the fringes.

Yarn Kanagawa Embroidery Silk, 1,000-denier silk thread, 20 meters (22.0 yd)/card, 9 cards of Dark Green.

Hook steel size 7 (1.5 mm).

Notions Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads, 22 grams (0.8 oz)/vial, 4 vials of Metallic Bronze; Rings, bone, metal, or wooden, 2 with an inside diameter of about 7/16 inch (1 cm); Needles, beading and tapestry, size 22; Small brass safety pin (optional).