Operation Christmas Child Homemade Crochet Purse

Each month we’re taking something different to fill our Operation Christmas Child sheoboxes and this month is homemade goodies. 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

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.


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Comments

  1. karen schwarz says:

    Cute! I’m making one right now. Maybe I missed this, but how do you connect the sides? Just slip stitch? Or whip stitch? Thanks!

  2. Love this pattern I am making this now

  3. Sharon Crook says:

    I am going to make this lovely purse today

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