Handy Clutch Purse AKA The Dignity Purse by Peppergoose (Susan Walsh)

Handy Clutch Purse AKA The Dignity Purse

Crochet
November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches
in Rows of dc
4.0 mm (G)
3.5 mm (E)
3.0 mm
175 - 191 yards (160 - 175 m)
One size
UK
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Also known as #THEDIGNITYPURSE - tag your pics!

Designed in conjunction with the Crochet Guild (of) Australia for SHARE THE DIGNITY - an Australian charity that gives sanitary products to homeless women and fights for victims of domestic violence. In Australia, family violence is the number one reason people present to homeless services. 55% of females cite this reason.

For more information about this charity, go to www.sharethedignity.com.au

The bag size was designed to suit the storage of tampons and sanitary pads, but would also function very nicely as a clutch purse for phones, pens, make up or even, yes …crochet hooks.

For every purse you make for yourself, wouldn’t it be wonderful to make at least one purse for the Australian women living rough? It’s a quick project, and can be such a practical benefit to a woman who is struggling.

I have listed this pattern for free as I hope that some money that would have been spent to buy the pattern can instead be spent on making a purse for Share The Dignity.

The Crochet Guild Australia is collecting finished purses and will pass them on to Share The Signity Charity to benefit those in need!

FINISHED PURSES CAN BE SHIPPED TO:
CROCHET GUILD AUSTRALIA
C/O 33 CHESTERTON CRES
SIPPY DOWNS
QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA 4556

Yarn used is Scheepjes Catona Mercerized cotton in two colours. Catona is used for its amazing colour range, durability and excellent sheen.

One purse can be made with 1 x 50g ball of main colour (Yarn A), and 1 x 25gm ball of accent colour (Yarn B), an 18cm Birch dress nylon zip, and some sewing thread. A small amount of hand-sewing is required.

Numerous photos are included in the pattern to guide your project. Crochet tutorials for techniques used in this pattern, and further pattern support for all of my designs can be found on my website blog at www.peppergoose.design