Summer Peach Purse by Brenda K. B. Anderson

Summer Peach Purse

June 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
8 repeats = 4 inches
in stripe sequence
4.0 mm (G)
819 yards (749 m)
18" wide (top) and 10" tall.
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This bag is perfect for summertime crocheting. The simple stitches and well-planned increases make it perfect for the beginning crocheter and a great travel project for the more experienced. You’ll love working with lightweight raffia!

Difficulty Beginner

Finished Size 18” wide (top) and 10” tall.

Yarn Wool and the Gang Ra-Ra Raffia (100% wood; 273 yd (250 m) / 3 1/2 oz (100 g); ): cinnamon dust (A), midnight blue (B), desert palm (C), 1 roll each.

Hook Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Removable stitch markers (m), 6; yarn needle; magnetic purse snap, 1; 2” outer diameter wooden rings, 4; embroidery floss to match colors A and C (sample used DMC #437 and #922); 5” piece of cardboard, 1.

Gauge Rnds 1–8 = about 4” in diameter.

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  • Purse used almost all of color B. Consider purchasing an extra roll as insurance.
  • Do not fasten off at end of each round. Carry colors up wrong side (WS).
  • When increasing or decreasing between sets of markers, avoid placing increase or decrease in previous increase or decrease.
  • Purse is worked in the round from the bottom up with the right side (RS) facing. Move markers up as work progresses.
  • Shifts are worked to relocate the beginning of the round.
  • Beginning chains do not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated.
  • Raffia can break easily. Use care when tightening and stitching so yarn doesn’t break.
  • If desired, rub wooden rings with olive oil to darken color.
  • Do not wet-block. This will ruin the bag.

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