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Free Crochet Pattern: Outside the Lines Purse

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Lion Brandฎ Wool-Ease® - Homespun® - Microspun
Pattern #: 60304AD
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 6 x 5 in. (15 x 12.5 cm) not including strap

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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This unique purse combines multiple yarns and motifs to make a fun and beautiful accessory.
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Color (A)
Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-099: Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman
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Color (B)
Homespun®

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Color (C)
Microspun

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Microspun
Royal Blue Leaf Turquoise Ebony
Homespun®
Gemstone Stripes Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial Deco Rococo Edwardian Tudor
Sierra Regency Baroque Waterfall Gothic Prairie Barrington Nouveau
Windsor Corinthian Mediterranean Delft Quartz Montana Sky Black Candy Apple
Harvest Olive Barley Grape Cream Golden Meadow Fiesta
Plum Apple Green Lagoon Parfait Ocean Painted Desert Wild Fire Bourbon
Herb Garden Mixed Berries Pearls Marble Amethyst Pesto Coral Reef Great Plains
Ambrosia Tumbleweed Vintage Purple Haze Wisteria Mimosa Seafoam Spice
Tulips Cherry Blossom Vineyard Pueblo Abalone Claret Clouds Desert Mountain
Blue Moon Barks Forest Sand Dune
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Loden
Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi
Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins
*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: (A)
•  790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco
   ball
$ 7.49  
Note: (B)
•  910-098 Microspun Yarn: French Vanilla
   ball
$ 5.29  
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Note: (C)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Long straight pins
 

Outside the Lines Purse

Lion Brand Wool-Ease® - Homespun® - Microspun

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc3tog (sc 3 together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. (Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop) twice. Yarn over, draw though all loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.
dc2tog (dc 2 together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops. Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook – 1 st decreased.
Adjustable ring: Wrap yarn around index finger to make a ring. Insert hook into ring on finger, yarn over and draw up a loop, then ch 1. Carefully slip ring from finger and work stitches of first rnd into ring. When first rnd is complete, gently pull tail to tighten center of ring.

NOTES:

1. Purse is made of three Large Motifs. Each Large Motif is made from one Square Motif, one Leaf Motif, one Spiral Motif, and one Flower Motif.
2. Leave long tails on beg and end of each Motif for sewing.
3. To change yarn, work last st of old yarn to last yarn over; yarn over with new yarn and draw through all loops on hook.


SQUARE MOTIF (make 3)
With smaller hook and A, ch 24.
Row 1 (RS): With A, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 23 sc at end of row.
Row 2: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 10 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 10 sc – 21 sc at end of row.
Row 3: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 9 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 9 sc; change to B in last sc – 19 sc. Change to larger hook.
Row 4: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in next 8 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 8 sc; change to A in last sc – 17 sc. Change to smaller hook.
Row 5: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 7 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 7 sc – 15 sc.
Row 6: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 6 sc; change to C in last sc – 13 sc.
Row 7: With C, ch 1, turn, sc in next 5 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 5 sc; change to A in last sc – 11 sc.
Row 8: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 4 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 4 sc – 9 sc.
Row 9: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 3 sc – 7 sc.
Row 10: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sc, sc3tog, sc in last 2 sc – 5 sc.
Row 11: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next sc, sc3tog, sc in last sc – 3 sc.
Row 12: With A, ch 1, turn, sc3tog.
Fasten off.


LEAF MOTIF (make 3)
With smaller hook and A, ch 10.
Row 1 (RS): With A, sc in 3rd ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, tr in next ch, 2 tr in next ch – 12 sts at end of row.
Row 2: With A, do not turn, ch 1, working in front loops only, work reverse sc (sc worked from left to right) in each st across.
Row 3: With A, do not turn, ch 1, working in unworked back loops behind last row, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, tr in next st, 2 tr in next st, leave remaining sts unworked – 12 sts at end of row.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Rows 5-8: Rep Rows 3 and 4.
Fasten off.

SPIRAL MOTIF (make 3)
With larger hook and B; form a ring using the adjustable ring technique.
Rnd 1 (RS): With B, work 10 sc in ring. Drop loop from hook, but do not cut yarn. Lengthen the dropped loop so that the last st will not unravel as work proceeds.
With smaller hook, join A with sl st in ring, following the last sc worked. Gently pull tail to tighten center of ring.
Rnd 2: With A, work 2 hdc in each sc around – 20 hdc at end of rnd. Drop loop from hook, but do not cut yarn. Lengthen the dropped loop so that the last st will not unravel as work proceeds. With larger hook, pick up the dropped loop of B (from Rnd 1) and tighten loop onto hook.
Rnd 3: With B, (sc in next hdc, 2 sc in next hdc) 10 times – 30 sc at end of rnd. Fasten off B. With smaller hook, pick up the dropped loop of A and tighten loop onto hook.
Rnd 4: With A, (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 10 times. Fasten off.

FLOWER MOTIF (make 3)
With smaller hook and A; form a ring using the adjustable ring technique.
Rnd 1 (RS): With A, work 14 sc in ring; change to B in last sc made; change to larger hook and work 1 more sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc – 15 sc at end of rnd. Gently pull tail to tighten center of ring .
Rnd 2: With B, ch 3, sk first sc (same sc as join), dc2tog, ch 3, *sl st in next sc, ch 3, dc2tog, ch 3; rep from * 3 more times; sl st in st at base of beg ch-3. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Assembly
LARGE MOTIF (make 3)
Following Assembly Diagram, arrange Motifs onto a flat surface. From RS, sew edges of Motifs tog working clockwise in the following order: With A, sew Leaf to Square (edge of Leaf wraps around corner of Square), sew Spiral to corner of Square and next to Leaf, sew Flower to other side of Spiral (Flower overlaps Square slightly). Rep to make 3 Large Motifs.
With RS facing and overlapping edges slightly, arrange 3 Large Motifs following Assembly Diagram to form a rectangle. Pin Motifs tog. From RS, sew edges of Motifs tog. Turn rectangle to wrong side and sew any loose edges of Motifs together. Weave in ends.
Fold Purse to make the body and flap. The body should be about 3/4 in. (2 cm) deeper than the flap. With A, and following the Motif edges, sew sides of body tog. Sides will be asymmetrical, following the shape of the Motifs.
Edging
With smaller hook, join C with sc in corner of top opening of Purse, sc evenly around top opening and edges of flap. Fasten off.
Strap
With larger hook and 1 strand each of A and C held tog, join yarn with sl st at one side of Purse. Ch desired strap length, then join with sl st in opposite side of Purse.
Row 1: Turn, sl st in each ch across. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet  


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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Outside the Lines Purse Reviewed by bkwrm@live.com on 2012-07-30 *****
Very cute, and relatively simple instructions to follow. I personally only used one colour, and only had the one skein to work with, so I kept the purse small, around wrist clutch size. Also skipped the edging, but added a button on the front to help keep it closed. I whipped this up as a last minute birthday present for a friend with a wedding coming up, and I've only been crocheting for a few weeks, so I definitely recommend this as a quick and fun project for any purse lover in your life!


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