As soon as this yarns came I thought I must immediately make something with it or otherwise I will be buried in other WIPs which never seems to finish again for a long time and the idea soon will evaporate and I will forget about it. I know, I am making excuse again for not finishing my works on time (sigh)… But I promise myself making this purse doesn’t take much of my time .
To do this you need:
- 1 ball of yarn, 100 gr/DK size, a crochet hook (I used smaller hook because I crochet very loose). 4 mm hook is the usual one for this type of yarns.
- A metal frame, mine is an oval 10 cm in diameter.
- A sewing needle.
- A thin nylon thread to sew the purse to the frame which can be purchased from a bead store. Something like a nymo will work.
- A piece of fabric for the lining (optional) depends on the type of stitching you will choose. If you are going to do single crochet motif only all the way you may not need to line your purse.
- A sharp scissor.
The Math Thingy
- Measure the circle of your frame. With the frame wide open and using a measuring tape, measure the inside circle. Let say the inner circle is 30 cm. Let’s divide this number with 2 so 30:2 = 15 cm. this is the width of the bottom of your purse.
Using the stitch pattern of your choice (mine is inspired by Wheat Stitch Baby Blanket on Ravelry) and it is a free pattern (thanks to DankFiber), make a purse taking into account the width of the base as measured above. You can make it as tall as you like but at least the height must be the same length as the base to give enough room for the pocket when the frame is sewn later.
Arrange the opening around the frame, tuck in the fabric and lining and spread evenly.
Sew several times into the fabric, cut off thread and burn the nylon careful not to burn your hand or the purse. Just be save with all you do.
You are done!
NOTE: You can make the bottom of your purse as wide as you like but the opening has to match the size of the frame unless your fabric is thin enough to fold inside the opening when the frame is shut, then it doesn’t matter.