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Vintage 1944 Elegant Motif Envelope Crochet Purse #258
Quick & easy to create, this elegant bag will become a season-spanning favorite…
you‘ll be eager to recreate in many colors!
Approximately 14 ½” by 8”.
Fleisher’s Superior Knitting Worsted, 2 skeins;
Bear Brand-Bucilla Standard Knitting Worsted, 2 skeins
#4 Crochet Hook
Ch 5, join with sl st into ring, work 8 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc.
2ND RND: Ch 3, yo, draw up loop in same st as ch 3, yo & thru 2 loops on hook, yo, draw up loop in same st, yo & thru 2 loops on hook yo & thru 3 loops on hook, ch 2, ** yo, draw up a loop in next st, yo & thru 2 loops, * yo, draw up loop in same st, yo & thru 2 loops *; rep bet *’s once, yo & thru rem 4 loops, ch 2 **; rep bet **’s 6 times, join with sl st in top of ch 3.
3RD RND: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as sl st, * 3 sc in ch 2 sp, 1 sc in st at top of cluster, 3 sc in next sp, 3 sc in top of next cluster *; rep bet *’s 3 times, end last rep 1 sc in same st as first 2 sc, join with sl st.
4TH RND: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as sl st, * 1 sc in each of next 9 sts, 3 sc in corner st; rep from * 3 times, end last rep 1 sc in first st, join [48 sc]. Fasten off.
Make 39 squares.
Ch 4, 2 sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in last st.
Always fasten off at end of every row & work all rows from same side.
2ND ROW: Join yarn in first sc, ch 3, 1 dc in same st, ch 2; rep bet **’s of 2nd row of square in each of next 3 sc, work 2 dc in last st.
3RD ROW: With loop on hook, work 1 sc in top of ch 3, 1 sc in first dc; rep bet *’s of 3rd row of square, end 1 sc in each of last 2 dc [21 sc].
4TH ROW: With loop on hook, work 1 sc in first st & each of next 9 sts, 3 sc in corner st, finish row [23 sc]. Fasten off.
Make 5 triangles.
Ch 16 loosely, join into ring.
Omit first row, work as for 2nd row of square working over ch.
Finish as for other squares.
Pin out square & triangles & steam.
Assemble according to chart.
Sew tog from right side, sewing thru back thread of sc.
Cut buttonhole in lining to match buttonhole in bag & sew around buttonhole edge.
Sew top edges [extending at each side of flap] tog.
Sew on button.
MISS JULIA’S PURSE LINING NOTES:
[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
Bl back loop(s)
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
Dc double crochet
Dc2tog double crochet 2 stitches together
Dtr/Dtrc double treble/triple crochet
fl front loop(s)
Fp front post
Fpdc front post double crochet
Fpsc front post single crochet
Fptr front post treble/triple crochet
Hdc half double crochet
Mc main color
O over (yarn over)
P picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc popcorn stitch
Pm place marker
PSSO pass slip stitch over
Rs right side
Sc single crochet
Sc2tog single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sl st slip stitch
Tch or t-ch turning chain
Tbl through back loop
Tr or Trc treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc triple treble/triple crochet
Ws wrong side
YB yarn back
YF yarn forward
Yo yarn over
Yoh yarn over hook