Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1944 Fancy Star Stitch Purse - Crochet

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Vintage 1944 Fancy Star Stitch Purse - Crochet

Fleisher’s Straw-Twist, 3 skeins
Bucilla Strawkraft [ all rayon ], 3 skeins
Crochet Hook #2
1 Zipper
Lining Material

26 patterns = 12” before blocking

Approximate Size:  14” x 9”

Ch loosely 58 sts, 2 dc in 4th st from hook, * yo, draw up a loop in same st as last st, yo & through 2 loops, sk 1 st of ch, yo, draw up a loop in next st, yo & through 2 loops, yo & through all 3 loops, 1 dc in same st as last dc; rep from *, omitting last dc at end of row [27 patterns].

2nd row [wrong side]:  Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in center dc of first pattern, * yo, draw up a loop in same st as last st, yo & through 2 loops, yo, draw up a loop in center dc of next pattern, yo & through 2 loops, yo & through 3 loops, 1 dc in same st as last st; rep from *, working last st in top of turning ch & omit last dc. 

Rep 2nd row until piece measures 9”, end on right side.

Ch 1, turn, 1 sl st in first st, 3 dc in next st, * 1 sl st in center of next pattern; 3 dc in center of next pattern; rep from *, end 1 sl st in top of turning ch.  Fasten off.

Join yarn at end of first row. 

Work across opposite side of foundation ch as for 2nd row, matching patterns. 

Finish to correspond to first half. 

Stretch & block to given measurements.

Sew seams. 

Cut buckram same size as bag; cut lining double, ¼” larger on all sides. 

Cover both sides of buckram with lining. 

Line bag & sew slide fastener to center top.


[Before joining finished pattern pieces]

Make paper patt from crocheted pieces & lay aside to be used later.

Cut lining according to paper patt & sew tog. 

Shirr lining bag form to correspond with crocheted bag.

Insert finished lining in bag. 

Sew in zipper [if desired].

Attach ornament to zipper pull tab [if desired].

Note:  Cardboard or lightweight plastic may be inserted between 2 layers of lining & bag to give shape extra support.


*                                   repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
* *                                repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or                                      repeat from a given set of instructions
”                                   inch(es)
Alt                              alternate
Approx                      approximately
Beg                             begin/beginning
Bet                             between
Bl                                back loop(s)
Bo                               bobble
Bp                               back post
Bpdc                          back post double crochet
Bpsc                           back post single crochet
Bptr                           back post treble/triple crochet
Ca                               color A
Cb                               color B
Cc                               contrasting color
Ch                               chain stitch
Ch                               refers to chain or space previously
made: e.g                  ch-1 space
ch-sp                          chain space
Cl                               cluster
Cm                              centimeter(s)
Compl                                    complete
Cont                           continue
Dc                               double crochet
Dc2tog                      double crochet 2 stitches together
Dec                             decrease/decreases/decreasing
Dtr/Dtrc                   double treble/triple crochet
fl                                front loop(s)
Foll                            follow/follows/following
Fp                               front post
Fpdc                           front post double crochet
Fpsc                           front post single crochet
Fptr                           front post treble/triple crochet
G                                 gram
Hdc                            half double crochet
Hk                               hook
Inc                               increase/increases/increasing
Incl                             inclusive
K                                 knit
lp(s)                           loop(s)
M                                 meter(s)
M                                 mesh
Mc                               main color
Meas                          measure
Mm                              millimeter(s)
O                                 over (yarn over)
Oz                               ounce(s)
P                                 picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt          pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc              popcorn stitch
Pm                               place marker
Prev                           previous
PSSO                         pass slip stitch over
Rem                            remain/remaining
Rep                             repeat(s)
Rnd(s)                        round(s)
Rs                               right side
Sc                               single crochet
Sc2tog                      single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc                             short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sk                               skip
Sl st                           slip stitch
Sp(s)                          space(s)
St(s)                           stitch(es)
Tch or t-ch               turning chain
Tbl                              through back loop
Tog                             together
Tr or Trc                  treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc         triple treble/triple crochet
Ws                              wrong side
YB                               yarn back
Yd(s)                          yard(s)
YF                               yarn forward
Yo                               yarn over
Yoh                             yarn over hook