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July 23, 2017 / lyndieloop

Rosey Snap Purse (Free Pattern)

Rosey Snap Purse
By Lynn Christensen (Lyndieloop)


I’ve had this pattern for awhile, and thought some people might enjoy trying to make it, or to use it to inspire your own thing. 

 Look at the photos, and your frame, and go for it.   Feel free to ask me any questions or to clarify what I have written, and I will do my best!

I hand sewed the lining. Use YouTube for tips to learning anything you aren’t familiar with. If you are new to crochet or hand sewing, You can do it with some patience.

Materials
KINGSO Retro Metal Frame (Amazon Prime)
* Color: Bronze, Dimensions: Diameter 8.5cm/3.3inch

Yarn – cotton or cotton mix yarn weight 3 (Sport weight)
(I used Hobby Lobby Omega Sinfonia Mercerized Cotton Light in 824 Burgundy)

Material for lining
Needle and thread, pins, Scissors, fabric glue (optional)
Crochet Hook size 3.5 mm 

Special terms
Dec = decrease 

Pm = place marker

Lm = left marker

Rm = right marker

Cm = center marker

Sk1 = skip 1

Instructions

With yarn and 3.5mm hook, Ch3, sl st in first ch, ch 1

Sc 6 in center, sl st in 6th sc, ch 1
Sc1 in same sc, sc2 in next 5 scs (12 sts)
Place marker (pm) at beginning stitch, and always replace it at each new row. I use a piece of yarn as my marker (m).
Work in spiral around and around as follows:

*Sc1 in first sc, sc2 in the next sc*, repeat from * to * 5 more times (18 sts);

*Sc 2, sc2 in the next sc*, repeat from * to * 5 more times (24 sts);

*Sc 3, sc2 in the next sc*, repeat from * to * 5 more times (30 sts);

*Sc 4, sc2 in the next sc*, repeat from * to * 5 more times (36 sts);

*Sc 5, sc2 in the next sc*, repeat from * to * 5 more times (42 sts);

*Sc 6, sc2 in the next sc*, repeat from * to * 5 more times (48 sts);

Sc for 3 rounds without increase or decrease (48 sts)
Count 11 to left, pm
Count 12 to right, pm

3 decrease rounds as follows:
Sc to first m dec1, sc to next m dec1, sc to end (46 sts);
Reposition markers as count 11 to left and count 11 to right

Sc to first m dec1, sc to next m dec1, sc to end (44 sts);
Reposition markers as count 10 to left and count 11 to right

Sc to first m dec1, sc to next m dec1, sc to end (42 sts);
Reposition markers as count 9 to left and count 10 to right

Rows will be worked from here; no more rounds, no chain 1 at turn rows. Goal from here is to decrease on each side, one at a time so that the work will fit nicely in the frame. 
Markers from here will be called lm (left marker), cm (center marker) and rm (right marker). Their names do not change no matter which side of the row you are working. 
Sc to left marker (lm), turn;
***
Sk1, sc to rm, turn;

Sk1, sc to lm, turn;

Keep up these decreases until there are 4 sts to the left of cm and 5 to the right of cm. Sl st and tie off. 
***

Repeat what you just did for the other side. Find your center and make a new cm. There should be 11 at left and 10 at right. Place lm and rm.

Join yarn at new rm. sc to lm, turn;
Repeat from *** to ***

Weave in all ends. 
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Roses
Sizing – Groups of 5 ch plus 3

Leaving a 6 inch beginning tail, Ch 18, dc2 in 3rd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc3 in next ch, repeat from * to end; ch 2, turn;
Dc in the first dc, dc2 in the next dc, dc1 in the next dc, ch2, sc in the chain space, ch2, 
*Dc in the next dc, dc2 in the next dc, dc1 in the next dc, ch2, sc in the chain space, ch2, dc in the next dc, dc2 in the next dc, repeat from * to end, tie off, leaving 6 inch end tail. 
Thread the beginning tail with tapestry needle, and weave in an out of the beginning chain until the beginning and end tails meet. Tie them together in a knot, and thread through the coin purse. 
To position them on the purse it helps to stuff it so you can see how they will look when the purse is finished. 
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Put The Lining In

Lining – cotton fabric makes very nice lining; however this time I used some shimmery fabric I had. It was nice that it didn’t fray like cotton. If I use cotton I double it over around the top and sides, and sew a seam to keep the fray at bay. The top all gets tucked under the frame. You can also use some Fray Check Liquid instead, which is easier than sewing
Using a small bowl, I made a pattern out of paper, but I have drawn right on the fabric in the past which works great. This fabric was hard to draw on, and for instructional purposes this is easier to show dimensions. 


Fold fabric, right sides together, sew along the purple line. Flip the crochet purse inside out, and sew the lining, whip stitching around the top.

Sew In The Frame
The easiest way would be to glue it in first with fabric glue before stitching around. You don’t have to do that step, but if you do, it will be a lot easier not to have to worry about getting it in there right. 
I’ve learned the tidiest way to sew around the frame is to pick a side. Pull a double thread from back through the front center hole, leaving a tail of thread to tie off later. Weave in and out going from center to left, the come back to the center, then weave all the way to the right, then back to the center. Cut the thread and tie the threads in the center together 3 times, and stuff the knot up in out of sight. Do the same for other side. 

I hope you ended up with something you can feel proud of, and I hope you found this project enjoyable!

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