Pompon Purse
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Pompon Purse

Create a fun and funky purse that pulls together multiple bright colors! Designed by Marilyn Losee
Craft Time: varies
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, approx 315 yds/288 m):
    #9608 Blue Mint (A), 1 skein
    #9607 Limelight (B), 1 skein
    #9606 Lemonade (C), 1 skein
    #9604 Watermelon (D), 1 skein
    #9610 Grape (E), 1 skein
    #9605 Mango (F), 1 skein
    #9609 Berry Blue (G), 1 skein
  • Note: Use double strand throughout
  • One pair US size 9 (5.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge
  • Crochet hook size USH/8 (5 mm)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pompon Maker or piece of cardboard for Pompons
  • Row counter
  • Bobbins
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1


INSTRUCTIONS

Purse measures approximately 10-inches wide by 11-inches high by 1-1/2-inches deep, excluding handle.


Step: 2


GAUGE

In Stockinette stitch, 10 sts and 16 rows = 3-inches/7.6 cm
Gauge is not critical for this project.


Step: 3


SPECIAL TERMS

Intarsia Method

Use a double strand of yarn for each color section. When changing colors, bring new color up from under previous color to prevent a hole.


Chain (ch)

Single crochet (sc)

Tapestry Needle (tn)


Step: 4

Sc2tog (dec): [Insert hook in next st and pull up a loop] twice, yo and draw through 3 loops on hook—one st decreased.


Step: 5


STITCHES USED

Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit on RS, purl on WS.


Step: 6

Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 sts; 1-row repeat)


Step: 7

Row 1 (RS): * K1, p1; repeat from * across.


Step: 8

Row 2: Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts as they face you.


Step: 9

Repeat Row 2 for Seed st.


Step: 10


NOTE

Purse is worked in 6 pieces, then assembled; Pompons are attached to Front of purse only.


Step: 11


POMPONS
(make nine, 2-inches in diameter)
Using Pompon Maker or piece of cardboard, make 1-A, 2-B, 2-C, 1-D, 1-E, 1-F, 1-G.


Step: 12


BACK
(also see diagram)
Using a double strand of each color and Intarsia Method, cast on 36 sts - 12 sts G, 12 sts C, 12 sts B.


Step: 13

(RS) Begin St st, working each color section with a separate double strand of yarn; work even for 16 rows, end with a WS row. Cut G, C and B, leaving tails to weave in later.


Step: 14

(RS) Change to double strand of D, E, and F; work 12 sts, using each color in order given, in St st across; work even for 16 rows, end with a WS row. Cut D, E, and F, leaving tails to weave in later.


Step: 15

(RS) Change to double strand of C, B, and A; work 12 sts, using each color in order given, in St st across; work even for 16 rows, end with a WS row. Cut C, B, and A, leaving tails to weave in later.


Step: 16

Bind off all sts loosely.


Step: 17


FRONT

Work as for Back, reversing colors, if desired, so that same color blocks are aligned, Back and Front as shown on model.


Step: 18


BASE
(make 1)
Using double strand of A, cast on 36 sts.
(RS) Begin Seed st; work even until Base measures 1-1/2-inches from the beg.


Step: 19

Bind off all sts.


Step: 20


SIDES
(make 2)
Using double strand of A, cast on 5 sts.


Step: 21

(RS) Begin Seed st; work even until Side measures same length as side of Front/Back pieces; (approx 9 to 10 inches).


Step: 22

Bind off all sts.


Step: 23


HANDLE

Using double strand of A, cast on 5 sts.


Step: 24

(RS) Begin Seed st; work even until Handle measures 19 inches from beg, or desired length.


Step: 25

Bind off all sts.


Step: 26


FINISHING

Sew Base to Front and Back pieces. Sew sides and handle in place (see diagram)


Step: 27

Edging: Join double strand of A with a slip st to top of side inside one handle.


Step: 28

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around entire top edge of purse, join with a slip st to first st. Note: Top edge flairs at this point.


Step: 29

Row 2: To reduce the flair: Ch 1, work another row of sc around, dec every third st by sc2tog, join with a slip st to first st.


Step: 30

Using tn, weave in ends. Attach Pompons to Front of Purse, matching colors of squares.


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.