Little Purse

Crocheted Purse:

Hook Size ‘E’3.5 mm Crochet lite hook

Yes, I am using a very small hook for the yarn. I want the rows to be tight.

Yarn: Red Heart Worsted weight  “Monet

Chain 21

Row 1: 20 sc at the end of the row, do 20 sc in the starting chain again. Connect with a slst.

Row 2: 40 sc in the round, connect with a slst

Row 3: 40 sc, connect with a  slst

Row 4: front post single crochet, 40 stitches

Row 5: Ch 2, PM (Place Marker) Do 39 front post double crochets, connect with a slst

Repeat Row5 for depth you want of the Purse… I went for the size of my Droid 4 phone

Do one row of front post single crochet

For the flap:

Turn at the end of the last row,

1: Slip stitch 20 stitches through the back loop only

Be sure to count your slip stitches every row, or you might have to use language unbecoming a crocheter.

When the flap is over 1.2 way down the side of the purse:

slip stitch 8, ch 4 (skip 4 stitches), slip stitch 8

slip stitch 5 more rows through the back loop

Weave in your ends and stitch on a button of your choice.

If you want to add a strap, you can easily either knit or crochet an i-cord strap and attach it.


Afghan square number 1 Warning uses ambidextrous crochet techniques



If you want to follow along with my “wedding afghan pattern” here is the first square.

Yarn: Red Heart Worsted Weight Acrylic-A: lavender, B:light grey, and C: orchid 4 skeins each

Hook: Boye’s K/101/2-6.50MM
Coffee: Decaf Caramel Truffle blend
Distractions: 3 dogs, 3 cats and the radio
Special Stitches…

The chainless foundation….

Tunisian double crochet: Chain 3, in 2nd stitch from hook, yo draw up a loop, in stitch from row below, yo pick up a loop, yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2 loops. In horizontal bar, yo draw up a loop, in the row below yo draw up a loop… Repeat across the row…

Left Hand crochet as well as right handed crochet. The rows which use the left handed version of crochet will be marked LH otherwise RH marks the right handed rows

You will be using two strands of yarn through out the project, either AB, AC or BC for colors vary them as you wish.

With AC

Row 1:RH 10 double crochets with the chainless foundation technique

Row 2: RH Chain 3, 9 double crochet

Row 3: RH Tunisian double crochet

Row 4 : LH Tunisian double crochet

Row 5: RH double crochet 10 stitches

Row 6: RH double crochet 10 Stitches

Have a good cuppa coffee, and make 10 more of these. ;o)

Louise Benjamin
Louise Ann Benjamin

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Hello all, and Good Afternoon.
It’s been a hellish pain weekend so far. I really am looking forward to tomorrow’s pretzel bender appointment. Hopefully, Dr Jake can get my neck and shoulder feeling a bit better. I’m getting very frustrated from taking all these pain pills. I can tell that my brain is slower, and while I am sleeping better, it’s not good. I personally think of using pain pills as similar to using a fire-hose at full strength to clean the bathroom. The pills take over the whole body, not just the area that hurts. The mental side-effects really suck, and I can tell that I am being affected. I can’t control my mind as well on pain medication as I can otherwise. Yet, the pain pills only are marginally better than the pain itself. I’m caught between pain and stupidity, and I don’t like it.

I’ve made slow progress in knitting and crochet. My computer problems took up most of my time the other day. Yuck. I did have fun, and my computer guru and his son are great people. I spent the evening with them and their family. There were many kids, ages 13 to a couple of months old. Very good people, they are. I enjoyed my time with them so much, that I felt Happy for the hours I was with them. Through them, I got the idea for Saturday’s podcast this weekend.

I called and wished my friend a Happy Birthday today, and I hope that I can get her gift done in time before I see her tomorrow. I’ve got to get back to work, but I also wanted to yak with you today. I also need to get the pattern written out here, and that is going to be a bit yet. I have maybe 4 hours work left on the purse, so I’m hoping that by tonight, I can get the pattern written and uploaded. I’m thinking of making it a downloadable pdf. But, I haven’t had breakfast yet, so I need to get cracking on that.

Beamer, my dog went for a solo walk-about… He slipped his collar this morning, and rather than run after him, (an impossibility) I decided to wait for him to come home. He’s napping in the bathroom currently. I don’t know whether to tell my husband, as he would go ballistic. I don’t need that stress today, so I’m thinking of letting it alone for the moment.

Anyhow, I’ve got to get back to work, the hubs is upstairs sleeping, so I can get the most done while he is upstairs, and I’m down here. I’ve got to get the van unloaded today, and organized for the next few days.

Hugs and such,

Louise Ann Benjamin

You can find me in many places:

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