Homemade Crochet Purse

Homemade Crochet Purse for Operation Christmas Child When I blogged this operation Christmas Child Homemade Crochet Purse, lots of people pinned it on Pinterest but then my blog lost it so I’m reblogging so ya’ll can see it.  As well as being perfect for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes it would sure make a great gift!

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My friend, Mel, came up with 2 awesome items for us to make with instructions.  Operation Christmas Child is run by Samaritans Purse. It is a ministry that helps kids by giving them Christmas in a shoebox by packing gifts, toys and prayers for children in a simple shoebox for Christmas.

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Play Purse

(4” x 6”)

By: Melanie Heramb

 

Materials:

Scrap Yarn

Size J Crochet Hook (Gage is not crucial in this project)

And a button

homemade crochet purse

Abbreviations:

Ch. = Chain

St. = Stitch

Sc = Single Crochet

Dc = Double Crochet

Sl St = Slip Stitch

FO = Finish Off

Body of Purse:

Ch. 21

Row 1: Sc in 2nd st from the hook, sc in each st till end, ch 1, turn (20 stitches)

Row 2-39: Sc in each st till end, ch 1, turn (20 stitches)

Row 40: (Skip next st, dc 4 in next st, skip next st, sl st in next) twice, skip next st, dc 2 in next st, ch 2 *to create a button hole*, dc 2 in same st, skip next st, sl st in next, (Skip next st, dc 4 in next st, skip next st, sl st in next) twice, FO

Handle:

Ch. 5

Row 1: Sc in 2nd st from the hood, sc in each st till end, ch 1, turn (4 stitches)

Row 2-54: Sc in each st til end, ch 1, turn

Do not finish off.

Assemble:

Using a slip stitch, sew handle to body of purse. Allow for 12 rows for front and back and 4 rows for bottom. Weave in yarn ends and sew on button.

homemade crochet purse
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