African Daisy Purse



Source: http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2010/02/daisies-to-you.html

African Daisy
Approx. size 12’’ x 10’’ (plus handles)

Materials
100 yds. 3 ply #72 dk. brn. polypropylene (Satin Sheen Cord by Weaveasy color Sable was used.)
65 yds. 3 ply #72 gold polypropylene (Satin Sheen by Weaveasy, color Inca Gold was used.)
8’’ long wooden Rods and Knobs purse handles (sample used Demis #1108)
#13 Wooden Crochet Hook

Front
Chain 28 sts. (sable)
Rows 1, 3 & 5: With sable dc 1 st., * with gold dc 2 sts., with sable dc 2 sts., repeat from *. End row by changing to gold, chain 3. Turn. (Row 5 – do not change color at end of row, end with chain 3.)
Rows 2 & 4: With gold dc 1 st., * with sable dc 2 st, with gold dc 2 st. Repeat from *. End row by changing to sable. Chain 3. Turn.
Row 6: Skipping first 2 sts, dc 2 (sable), * with gold dc 2, with sable dc 2, repeat from *, ending with chain 3 (do not change color). Turn. (24 sts)
Row 7: Skipping first 2 sts, dc 2 (gold), * with sable dc 2, with gold dc 2, repeat from *, ending with chain 3 (Do not change color). Turn. (22 sts)
Row 8: Skipping first 2 sts, dc 2 (gold), * with sable dc 2, with gold dc 2, repeat from *, ending with chain 3 (do not change color). Turn. (20 sts)
Row 9: Skipping first 2 sts, dc 2 (gold), * with sable dc 2, with gold dc 2, repeat from *, ending with chain 3 (do not change color). Turn. (18 sts)
Row 10: Skipping first and last st, sc 16 sts (gold) going through and attaching handle at same time. Two loops are on the handle for every one st. (32 total)

Back
Make back same as front.

Finishing
Sc front to back (wrong sides together) from row 7 down, across the bottom, and up the other side to row 7. Weave in loose ends.

Strap
With sable, chain 66 sts. Row 1: Sc 65 sts. Make 2 straps. Lap approximately 1 1/2’’ of each end over purse rod and hand sew.


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