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Home : Patterns : Felted Red Rose Handbag
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Felted Red Rose Handbag

Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern #: 60396
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 12 in. (30.5 cm) diameter after felting

PUBLISHED IN:  Lion Brand Yarn Catalog - 2006 W
CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
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Color (B)
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Lion® Wool
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Lion Wool (Article #820). 100% wool; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (158yds/144m) pull skeins

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•  820-113 Lion Wool Yarn: Scarlet
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•  820-140 Lion Wool Yarn: Rose
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Note: (B)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Felted Red Rose Handbag

Lion Brand® Lion® Wool

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

NOTES:

GAUGE: 10 hdc = 4 in. (10 cm) before felting with 2 strands of A held tog. EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT.

FRONT
With 2 strands of A held tog, ch 5; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1:
Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 – 12 dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), hdc in same space as join, 2 hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2 – 24 hdc.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2 – 36 hdc.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.
Rnd 5:
Ch 2, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2 – 48 hdc.
Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.
Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2 – 60 hdc.
Rnd 8: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2 – 72 hdc.
Rnd 10: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.
Rnd 11: Ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2 – 84 hdc.
Fasten off.

BACK
Work same as Front.

ROSE RUFFLE
With 1 strand of B, ch 161.
Row 1:
Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc), hdc in each ch across – 160 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), turn, 3 hdc in first st, 4 hdc in each hdc across – 640 hdc.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st, 2 dc in each hdc across – 1280 hdc.
Fasten off.
Row 4: Turn, join 1 strand of A in first st, ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Arrange Ruffle into a spiral on Front. With tail, sew Ruffle to Front, ending about 5 rnds inside outer edge of bag.

FINISHING
Place WS of Front and Back tog. Join one strand of A in any stitch along outside edge.
Rnd 1:
Working through both thicknesses, sc evenly around outside edges to join; leave 29 sts unseamed for top opening. Fasten off.
Handle (make 2)
With 2 strands of A held tog, ch 57.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc), hdc in each ch to last ch, 3 hdc in last ch; working in free loops along opposite side of ch, hdc in each ch to last ch, 2 hdc in last ch. Fasten off.
Sew ends of each Handle to Front and Back at top opening, 2 rnds below top edge of bag. Weave in ends.

FELTING
Note:
Place Handbag into a mesh laundry bag.
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. Pull into shape, reshaping Rose Ruffle as necessary.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 7 reviews)
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Felted Red Rose Handbag Reviewed by Linda Lalonde on 2011-05-14 *****
I'm going to stuff it and make a cushion.


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