Clam Shell Crochet Purse

This pattern is a vintage pattern and may use vintage terms. Although this pattern is from a print publication it has not been recently tested.

Clam Shell Crochet Purse

What you need

5 tubes "Raphael Brand" Gimp (Cebelia #10 can be substituted),
Lining, one 7" Oval Hinge Frame, Link Handle.




Instructions

STITCH: Use Single Crochet and Shell Stitch throughout.

SHELL STITCH: 6 Treble Crochets in same stitch make one Shell Stitch. To increase Shell make 8 and 10 Treble Crochets in same stitch.

NOTE: When making Shells pick up back loop only. When making Single Crochets pick up both loops on foundation chain only and go directly through the center of Shells.

TO START: Ch 18.

lst row: Make 6 tr c’s in sixth ch from hook, * skip 2 chs 1 sc in next ch, skip 2 chs, 6 tr c’s in next ch and repeat from * to end of row ending with 6 tr c’s in last ch (3 shells in row).

2nd to 7th row: Ch 3, turn, Make 6 tr c’s in last tr c of last shelf of previous row, 1 sc in center of same shell, * 6 tr c’s in next sc, 1 sc in center of next shell and repeat from * to end of row ending with 6 tr c’s in last tr c of first shell of previous row.

8th and 9th rows: Work same as 2nd row but make 8 tr c’s for each shell.

10th row: Work same as 2nd row but make 10 tr c’s for each shell.

11th row: Ch 3, turn. Make 1 sc in center of first shell of previous row * 10 tr c’s in next sc, 1 sc in center of next shell and repeat from * to end of row ending with 1 sc in center of last shell of previous row (11 shells in row).

12th row: Ch 3. turn. * Make 10 tr c’s in sc of previous row, 1 sc in center of next shell and repeat from * to end of row ending with 10 tr c’s in last sc of previous row (12 shells in row).

13th to 21st row: Alternate 11th and l2th rows respectively.

22nd row: Ch 3, turn. Make 1 sc in center of first shell of previous row (this is a decrease), * 10 tr c’s in next sc, 1 sc in center of next shell and repeat from * to end of row ending with 1 sc in center of last shell of previous row (10 shells).

23rd to 26th row: Work same as 22nd row decreasing 1 shell at beginning and end of each row. (There will be 6 shells left in the 26th row.) End off. Make other side of bag to correspond, join both sides with sc’s on wrong side starting and ending at the 10th row. (To join, make a sc in center of each shell picking up the 2 loops only at end of the tr c or sc with 4 chs between.) Do not end off. Make foundation top. End off. Sew in lining. Sew bag to frame. Attach handle to frame.

FOUNDATION TOP: Turn bag on right side.

lst row: Make 1 sc in each st around entire top of bag.

2nd row: Make 1 sc in each st of previous row picking up back loop only.

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Comments

  1. Moonchild1956 says:

    I’ll just have to see if I can be the first to make this purse. I really think it is beautiful.

    I would think it would have to bee according as to how big you want it to be (or small). I’m sure all already know the smaller the needle , the smaller the objedt; the bigger the needle, the bigger the object will be.

    You also know you can change the colors to any of your liking.
    Think I’ll make mine all colors. The brighter the better.

  2. would like to know what size crochet hook is used need information to rate

  3. Great design but there is no information about the size of the hook or the yarn or thread used to make it.

  4. DisneyDancer1986 says:

    I love the design, dislike the color, personally, but that is very easy to fix. =3

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