Childs Purse


Size 4 3/4 x 6 1/2" without strap.
Gauge: 5 sc sts = 1"; 11sc rows=2".
Materials: Baby pompadour yarn - 1 oz. pink: 1 small button.
Crochet hook size - E.

FRONT: Row 1: Starting at bottom, ch 31, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn (30 sc).
Rows 2 - 25: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At end of last row, fasten off.
BACK: Rows 1 - 25: Repeat same rows of front. At end of last row, DO NOT fasten off.
Rows 26 - 38: For flap, ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 39 - 42: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog., sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc last 2 sts tog, turn, ending with 22 sts in last row. At end of last row, fasten off.
BOTTOM & SIDES: Row 1: ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn (5 sc).
Rows 2 - 80: Ch 1, sc in each st scross, turn. At end of last row, fasten off.
FINISHING: To join Front, hold ends of rows on Bottom & Sides against sides and bottom of Front; matching ends of rows and sts and working through both thicknesses, join with sc in end of row 25 on Front and in end of row 1 on Bottom & Sides, sc in end of each row and in each st around to opposite end of row 25 on Front and row 80 on Bottom & Sides, fasten off.
To join Back, work same as Front joining, DO NOT fasten off.
For Flap Trim, working in ends of rows and in sts across rows 26 -38 on Back, sc in next 6 rows, *(hdc, dc) in next row or st, (dc, tr) in next row or st, (tr, dc) in next row or st, (dc, hdc) in next row or st*; repeat between **4 times more, (hdc, dc) in next st, (dc, tr) in next st; for Button Loop, ch6, sl st in top of last tr made, (tr,dc) in next st, (dc, hdc) in next st; repeat between ** 5 more times, sc in last 6 rows, sl st in next st, fasten off.
STRAP: Row 1: Join with sc in first st of row 80 on Bottom & Sides, sc in each st across, turn (5sc).
Rows 2 - 90: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At end of last row, sl st last row to opposite end of Bottom & Sides, fasten off.
Fold flap over Purse Front, sew on button.