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Diagonal Stitch Purse


You will need:
Brown, Rust and Black Worsted Weight Yarn
H Hook
Needle for weaving in ends


Front Panel:
Row 1. With black, ch 6, dc in 4th, 5th and 6th ch from hook.

Row 2. Ch 6, dc in 4th, 5th and 6th ch from hook, flip second block over, and st st between first ch and dc, ch 3, 3 dc around same chain as joining.

Row 3. Ch 6, dc in 4th, 5th and 6th chs from hook, flip this block over, sl stitch between chain and dc of prev block, ch 3, 3 dc around the same chain, sl st between chain and dc of next block, ch 3, 3 dc over same chain, sl st in between chain and dc of next block, 3 dc over same chain.

These are your first three rows. As you continue with the same method, each row will get longer on each end until it is time to decrease.

This is the order that the colours will be in:
Rows 1 3. black
Rows 4 6. rust
Rows 7 9. black
Rows 10 12. brown
Rows 13 15. black

Rows 16 18. rust On the third row of rust, do not do the last block on the row. This is the top of the purse and we will start making top of the front of the purse straight across.

Rows 19 21. Continue with 3 rows of black, remembering where the top of the purse is so it will be straight across. On the third row of black, start forming up the side by not doing the last block.

Rows 22 24. brown
Rows 25 27. black
Rows 28 30. rust
Rows 31 33. black
Rows 34 36. brown

Finish off, weave in all ends.


Back Panel:
Row 1. With black, ch 6, dc in 4th, 5th and 6th ch from hook.

Row 2. Ch 6, dc in 4th, 5th and 6th ch from hook, flip second block over, and st st between first ch and dc, ch 3, 3 dc around same chain as joining.

Row 3. Ch 6, dc in 4th, 5th and 6th chs from hook, flip this block over, sl stitch between chain and dc of prev block, ch 3, 3 dc around the same chain, sl st between chain and dc of next block, ch 3, 3 dc over same chain, sl st in between chain and dc of next block, 3 dc over same chain.

These are your first three rows. As you continue with the same method, each row will get longer on each end until it is time to decrease.

This is the order that the colours will be in:
Rows 1 3. black
Rows 4 6. rust
Rows 7 9. black
Rows 10 12. brown
Rows 13 15. black

Rows 16 18. rust On the third row of rust, do not do the last block on the row. This will be the flap of the purse.

Rows 19 21. Continue with 3 rows of black, remembering where the flap of the purse is and do not do the last block on each row. On the third row of black, start forming up the side at the bottom of the purse, by not doing the last block.

Rows 22 24. brown
Rows 25 27. black
Rows 28 30. rust
Rows 31 33. black
Rows 34 36. brown

Finish off, weave in all ends.


When completed, the top part of this piece will fold over the front of the purse and you will put a button on the front panel to hold the purse closed.





Strap:
Row 1. Attach rust yarn to the bottom right hand corner of the front panel with a slip stitch, ch 1, sc in same stitch. Sc up the side, chain 200, join on the top left side of the front panel, being very careful to not twist the chain. Sc down the left side of the front panel, across the bottom and join to first sc.

Row 2. Attach black to same sc, ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc up the right side, sc in every chain of the strap, sc in every sc on the left side, sc across the bottom and join in first sc.

Row . Attach brown to same sc, ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc up the right side, sc in every chain of the strap, sc in every sc on the left side, sc across the bottom and join in first sc.

Repeat these rows on the back panel and sew the brown rows to each other. Weave in all ends and sew a big button on the front flap.


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