Thursday, August 24, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1945 Town & Country Purse #268

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Vintage 1945 Town & Country Purse #268

J & P Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, 4 balls
#6 Bone Crochet Hook
1/3 yd each Buckram & Felt
2 yds Ribbon or Cord
Cardboard [ or Plastic ]

Use 4 threads throughout.

4 sts = 1”;  
4 rows = 1”

Starting at side, ch 63.

1st row:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook & in each ch across.

2nd to 52nd rows:  Sc in each sc across.  Ch 1, turn.  Break off at end of 52nd row.

Fold Bag in half. 

Attach thread in the 8th sc from top. 

Working through both thicknesses, thus joining edges, make sc in each sc to fold.  Break off. 

Join other side in same manner. 

Line bag with buckram & lining material.

Top [Make 2]: 
Starting at center, ch 16.

1st rnd:  Sc in 8th ch from hook & in each ch across, ch 7.  Do not turn.

2nd rnd:  Working along opposite side of starting chain, make sc in next 9 sts, sc in next 2 ch, 2 sc in next 3 ch, sc in next 2 ch, sc in next 9 sc, sc in next 2 ch, 2 sc in next 3 ch, sc in next 2 ch [38 sc]. 

3rd rnd:  Sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next 6 sc, sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next 6 sc, sc in next 2 sc [50 sc].

4th & 5th rnds:  Sc in each sc around.  Sl st in next sc.  Break off.

Using top as a pattern, cut out 2 cardboard pieces & 2 felt pieces. 

Line each top with felt, inserting cardboard piece between. 

Cut holes in cardboard & felt to correspond with holes in top. 

Mark the top center at each side of bag & make inverted pleats on each side of center, making pleats deep enough so that top of bag measures same as long side of top. 

Sew pleats in place. 

Sew pleated edges to a long side of top. 

Cut ribbon into lengths of 31” & 41”. 

Draw ribbon through the 4 holes in top, drawing each ribbon from opposite sides. 

Tie longer ribbon in a bow. 

Sew ends of shorter ribbon together.