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Posted by Fariha from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan • Published See Fariha's 12 projects »
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  • Step 1

    measurements
    body of purse is approx.4" across and long strap is approx. 8" in length

    crochet skill level
    easy

    Abbreviations
    ch=chain
    hdc=half double crochet
    sl st=slip stitch
    nx st=next stitch
    tog=together

    to start ch 3, join to 1st st to form circle, ch 2 (as turning ch)
    Round 1- work 12 hdc in circle,(not counting turning ch) then sl st to top of previous ch 2 turning chain. sl st 1,(to prevent line creep) then ch 2 (insame space as the sl st ) (12 sts)
    Round 2-inc by working 2 hdc in each st, sl st to top of previous ch 2 turning chain, sl st 1, ch 2 (24 sts)
    Round 3-*hdc next 3 sts, then inc by working 2 hdc in same st*repeat *to* to end, ending with 1 hdc, sl st to top of previous ch 2 turning chain, sl st 1., ch 2 (31 sts)
    Round 4-7_hdc each st, sl st to top of previous ch 2 turning chain, sl st 1. ch 2, (31 sts)
    Round 8-*hdc next 4 sts then dec by working 2 hdc tog*repeat*to*,ending with just 1 hdc, sl st to top of previous ch 2 turning chain, sl st 1, ch 2,(26 sts)
    Round 9-10_hdc each st, sl st to top of previous ch 2 turning chain., sl st 1, ch 2., (26 sts)
    Round 11-same as above, but after sl st to top of previous ch 2 turning ch, do not ch 2,just cont. to Round 12.
    Round 12-(starting the short strap) sl st 3, ch 10, skip 4 sts, then sl st the ch 10, (attaching it to top brim of purse) sl st 1, turn
    and then sc up the ch 10, repeat, for a total of 2 rows on loop handle, with a sl st at each base to secure chain to brim of purse,
    continue on and sl st 7 sts, (going around top of bag to other side to start long loop, making sure you are even with other side's smaller loop)
    ch 25, skip 4 sts, sl st the ch 25, (attaching it top of brim of purse),
    sl st 1, turn and then sc up the ch 25,repeat for a total of 2 rows on loop handle, with a sl at at each end to secure chain to brim of purse. fasten off and weave in ends.

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