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DROPS 69-26 by DROPS Design

DROPS Crocheted Purse in Muskat or Vienna

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DROPS 69-26

Size: approx. 21 cm [8.25"] wide in Muskat
approx. 23 cm [9"] wide in Vienna.

Materials:
DROPS MUSKAT
100% mercerized Egyptian cotton,
50 g./100 m./109 yards
100 g. col. no. 04, lilac.

or use:
DROPS VIENNA
90% mohair, 10% polyester, 50 g./95 m./103 yards
100 g. col. no. 36, light pink.

Alternate yarns:
DROPS BOMULL-LIN
53% Egyptian cotton, 47% linen, 50 g./85 m./93 yds
DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH
100% superwash wool, 50 g/110 m/120 yards
DROPS KARISMA ANGORA-TWEED
70% lambswool, 30% angora, 50 g/145 m/158 yds

Sequins to sew around top edge of purse.

DROPS 3.5 mm [US D] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
Crochet gauge:
Muskat: 20 sc x 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].
Vienna: 18 sc x 20 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Popcorn Pattern:
Row 1: Ch 3, 3 dc in the 1st sc, take hook out of loop, put hook in the first dc (the last of the ch 3), then in loop from last dc, yo and pull through both loops on hook (= 1 popcorn), * ch 2, skip over 2 sc, 4 dc in the next sc, make popcorn as explained above *, repeat from * - *, finish with ch 2 and 1 sl st in first popcorn.
Row 2: * 1 sc in popcorn, 2 sc in ch-st loop*, repeat from * - *, finish with 1 sl st in first sc.
Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Purse: Begin at the bottom of purse. Ch 18.
Row 1: Crochet sc along one side of the chain – in the first ch make 2 sc, then 1 sc in each of the following 16 ch, in the last ch make 4 sc - put a marker in center of 4 sc (the side) then 1 sc in each of the 16 ch on the other side, finish with 2 sc in the first ch (there are 4 sc in this ch - put a marker in center of these 4 sc – the side). 40 sc on row.
Rows 2 through 12: Work 1 sc in each sc from previous row, but in 1 sc at each side of markers crochet 2 sc - this increase 4 sc per row. = 84 sc on row. Then work 4 rows sc, without increasing.

Change to Popcorn Pattern - see instructions above for approx. 9 cm [3.5"], then work 3 rows sc.

Strap: Work sc back and forth over 32 sc at one side (16 sc each side of marker) - work 1 sc less at end of each row until 8 sc remain, continue on these sc until strap measures approx. 20 cm [7-7/8"] or to desired length. Make second strap on other side.

Assembly: Crochet together straps with sc. Sew on sequins around purse in sc over the Popcorn Pattern.
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