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Filet Stitch Bag & Coin Purse
Crochet this darling Filet Stitch Bag & Coin Purse. Margaret Hubert has created a practical bag with matching coin purse out of the very basic filet style. However, she has added a unique embellishment of gracefully flowing flowers that give a very chic touch to the purse style.
Designs by Margaret Hubert
Lace and open weave
Bag: 9 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches, excluding Handle
Coin Purse: 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Size G hook: Flower = 1 3/4 inches in diameter
Size H hook: [Dc, ch 1] 9 times = 4 inches; 5 dc rows = 3 inches
- Sirdar Country Style DK (light) weight yarn (3 1/2 oz/348 yds/100g per skein): 1 skein #505 amethyst
- Sizes G/6/4mm and H/8/5mm crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge
- Tapestry needle
- Sewing needle
- Matching thread
- 1 3/4-inch matching button
- 1/2-inch matching button
- 9 x 24-inch piece matching felt
- Straight pins
Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
Join rounds with a slip stitch unless otherwise stated.
Shell: 5 dc in st indicated.
Row 1: With size H hook, ch 43, dc in 5th ch from hook (first 4 chs count as 1 dc, ch-1), [ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch] across, turn. (21 dc, 20 ch-1 sps)
Rows 2-44: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch-1), dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] across, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (21 dc, 20 ch-1 sps)
Row 45: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc] 9 times, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 18 (button lp), sk next dc, [sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc] 10 times. Fasten off.
Pin felt lining to Body of Bag and sew in place. Fold Bag up 10 inches, leaving 4 inches for flap and pin in place.
With RS facing and size G hook, attach yarn with a sl st at bottom right corner, ch 1, working through both thicknesses, sc up right side to top edge of double thicknesses, working through 1 thickness of inside of opening, sc across top of front to opposite edge, working through both thicknesses, sc down left edge to bottom. Fasten off.
Rnd 1: With size G hook, ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 1, 10 sc in ring, join in beg sc. (10 sc)
Rnd 2: [Ch 2, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, sl st in next st] 5 times, leaving a 10-inch length of yarn. Fasten off.
Using photo as a guide, sew 11 Flowers to front flap, 9 down side edge of back and rem 4 to lower front edge of Bag or as desired.
Sew 2-inch button to center front of Bag in line with button lp.
Make a Twisted Cord for Bag Strap. Using 8 strands of yarn each 10 yds long, hold strands tog, fold in half, anchoring the folded end, twist these strands until they become very tightly wound. Being sure not to let go of ends, bring both ends tog, hold up and allow it to twist into a cord. Tie each side tightly about 2 inches from each end and sew ends to inside of Bag.
Row 1: With size G hook, ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (18 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sk first sc, sc in each of next 17 sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc in each of next 16 sc, sc in top of ch-1, turn.
Rep row 3 until Coin Purse measures 5 inches from beg of row 1.
Row 4: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sc, sc in each of next 12 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in top of beg ch-1, turn. (16 sc)
Row 5: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in each sc across to last 3 sts, sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in top of beg ch-1, turn. (14 sc)
Rows 6-9: Rep row 5. (6 sc)
Row 10: Ch 1, sk 1 sc, [sc dec in next 2 sc] twice, sc in top of beg ch-1, turn. (4 sc)
Row 11: Ch 1 (does not count as first st), [sc dec in next 2 sc] twice, turn. (2 sc)
Row 12: Ch 1, sc dec in next 2 sc. Fasten off. (1 sc)
Fold row 1 of Coin Purse up to first dec row (row 4) and pin in place to secure. With WS of Coin Purse facing and working through both thicknesses, attach yarn in bottom left corner with sc, sc evenly spaced to row 1, working around flap, sc evenly spaced to point of row 12, (sc, ch 6, sc) in row 12, sc evenly spaced across opposite edge of flap, working through both thicknesses, sc down right edge of Coin Purse. Fasten off.
Cut a 2 1/2 yd length of yarn, draw strand through top corner of Coin Purse and fold in half, starting at Coin Purse using the double strand and size G hook, ch 38, attach with sl st the end of ch to Bag at top side edge near Strap, fasten off. Sew button to Coin Purse centered below ch-5 lp.
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