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Aug 12, 2014

Metallic Evening Purse with Detachable Strap

Wristlet purse
This purse can be used in three ways: a wristlet purse, clutch or a simple mini handbag. The shimmer of the cord makes this a very special accessory and elegant.

Materials:
4.0 mm hook
5.0 mm hook
4 mm black metallic cord
4 mm light pink metallic cord
Zipper
Tapestry needle
Black thread
2 pcs thick lobster locks
2 pics thick jumprings
Pliers

Finished Size:
5" x 8" x 1"

Note: You can also use any kind of yarn and adjust the size by adding stitches at the base of the purse.

Procedure:

Base:
Round 1: Using 4mm hook, ch 29. 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc into next 26 chains. 3 sc in last ch. Working on the other side, sc into the remaining stitches until end. Sl st to join.

Round 2: Ch 1. 2 sc in same st, 2 sc in next. Sc in next 26 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 26 sts, 2 sc in last st. Sl st to join.
Base of purse

Body:
Switch to 5mm hook.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st. *Sc in next st, dc in next.** Repeat * - ** until end. Join.
Round 4: Ch 3 (first dc made), sc in next st. *Dc in next st, sc in next** Repeat * - ** until end. Join with a slip st to top of first dc.
Round 5 - 12: Repeat 3 and 4.
Round 13. Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc 4, sk next st. *Sc 5, skip next st.** Repeat * - ** until end. Join.
Round 14. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc across. Join. Fasten off. Using a lighter, slightly burn the tip of the cord to secure.

Attach the zipper by sewing it on the sides of the opening.

5 Petal Flower: (Optional. Make 3)

Round 1: Make a magic ring. Ch 1, sc 10 on ring. Sl st to first sc.
crochet 5 petal flower pattern

Round 2: Ch 2. Dc 2 in same st. Ch 2, sl st to next sc. *Ch 2, dc 2 in next st, ch 2, sl st to next st.** Repeat until end. Fasten off and trim excess cord.

Using a lighter, slightly burn the tip of the cord to secure. Be sure to turn off the fire immediately.



Attach the flowers to the purse.

Strap: Using double strand, chain 36. Leave about 3 inches at both ends.

Attaching the strap:
        Place the jumprings on both sides of the purse.

             1. Open jumpring by gripping on other sides using pliers. Twist.
Opening the jumpring

             2. Insert jumpring on a stitch at the side of the purse. Do the same at the other side.

             3. Grip both sides of the opening as step 1 and twist it shut.
attaching the jumpring

Now, take the strap and insert each end to the lock. Wrap it a few times before tying.

attaching the strap into the lobster lock


Done!

Mini handbag

Clutch purse

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