Sunday, July 2, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage1944 Fancy Shell Stitch Purse #214 - Crochet

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Vintage1944 Fancy Shell Stitch Purse #214

Quick to create, this exquisite clutch will become a personal favorite
that you’ll be eager to recreate in many colors!

Fleisher’s Straw-Twist, or Bucilla Strawkraft [ all rayon ], 4 skeins
Crochet Hook #4

3 patterns = 4”

Approximate Size:  13 ½” x 9”

Ch 62, 1 sc in 2nd st from hook, * sk 2 sts; a shell of 7 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in next st; rep from * to end [10 shells].

2nd row [right side]:  Ch 2, turn, & yo, draw up a loop in next dc, yo & through 2 loops *; rep between *’s in each of the  next 2 dc, yo & through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1 for eye of inverted shell, ch 2, 1 sc in next dc, ** ch 2; rep between *’s in each of the next 3 dc, next sc & next 3 dc, yo & through all 8 loops, ch 1 for eye, ch 2, 1 sc in next dc **; rep between **’s end ch 2, rep between *’s in each of the last 3 dc & in last sc, yo & through all 5 loops, ch 1 for eye.

3rd row:  Ch 2, turn, 3 dc in eye of half inverted shell, * 1 sc in next sc, 7 dc in eye of next shell *; rep between *’s, end 1 sc in sc, 4 dc in eye of last half shell.

4th row:  Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first dc; rep between **’s of 2nd row, end last rep 1 sc in top of turning ch.

5th row:  Ch 1, turn;  rep between *’s of 3rd row, end 1 sc in last sc. 

Rep last 4 rows until piece measures about 20”, end with 5th pattern row [last row is worked from wrong side].  Fasten off. 

Working from right side, work 1 row of sc on foundation ch.

Steam lightly. 

Fold bag with foundation ch 2 ¼” from top of last row. 

Sew side edges, leaving 2 ¼” free for flap. 

Line bag with crinoline & lining. 

Cover 2” buttonmolds or sew on buttons as shown in photo. 

Sew snap fasteners under buttons.



*                                   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