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Thursday, August 2, 2012

E-Reader Purse for Mom


Mom’s Reader Purse
By Berta Gilholm

Materials:
100% Lion Brand Wool Leftover’s (1 sk – Lt. Taupe, ½ sk Med. Green, ½ sk Dk. Brown, or any colors you prefer.
Crochet Hook US K/10.5 – 6.5mm
Yarn Needle
Notes: Work in rows, ch 2 counts as first dc on each row of dc. Weave in tails as you go. Eye glass/cell phone pocket made separate and sewn on before felting.
The finished purse measures 9½” H x 7” W,  strap 33” ; pocket measures 7” H  x 5“ W.
Before felting the purse measures 12” H x 9” W and the strap was 36”, the pocket was 9” H x 7” W.
Abbreviations: Ch = Chain, Slst = slip stitch, St = Stitch, Sc = Single Crochet, Dc = Double Crochet, FO = Fasten Off.
Instructions: With Green Ch 30, turn
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn (29 sc)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next sc, dc in each sc across, turn (29 dc) Mark this row for front.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, turn (29 dc) FO Green, Join Taupe
Row 4 - 5: Ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, turn (29 dc) FO Taupe, Join Brown
Row 6 – 7: Ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, turn (29 dc) FO Brown, Join Taupe
Row 8 - 19: -  Ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, turn (29 dc) FO Taupe, Join Brown
Row 20 - 23: Ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, turn (29 dc) FO Brown, Join Taupe
Row 24 - 35: Ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, turn (29 dc) FO Taupe, Join Brown
Row 36 - 37: Repeat Rows 6 – 7, (29 dc) FO Brown, Join Taupe
Row 38 - 39: Ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, turn (29 dc) FO Taupe, Join Green
Row 40 - 41: Ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, turn (29 dc)
Row 42: Ch 1, sc in next dc, sc in each dc across, turn (29 dc) FO Leaving a 2 foot tail.
Finishing: Working on back with right sides of work together, match up the rows side seams on the side you end on, thread the yarn needle with the 2 foot tail and sew the 2 sides together with a medium whip stitch, FO, weave in ends. Take a 2 foot piece of Brown and sew the opposite side seams together the same way, FO, weave in ends.
Attach and crochet Strap:  Holding the purse  so one of the side seams faces you, join Brown in the third stitch to the right of the seam, Ch 1
Row 1: Sc in same stitch as joining, sc in next 5 stitches, turn (6 sc)
Row 2 - 102: Ch1, Sc in same st, sc in next 5 sc, turn (6 sc) Do not FO,
Careful not to twist, attach strap on the opposite side of purse – With right sides together, lay side seam of purse and last row of strap together at edges, join together with a slst  in the third stitch to the right of the seam on purse, Ch 1, Sc in same stitch as joining, sc in next 5 stitches, (6 sc) FO Leaving a 3 ½  foot tail.
With Yarn Needle, fold strap in half, staring with 2nd row of sc on strap, seam together the edges of strap all the way around to 2nd row of other side, so that it forms a tube, FO and weave in ends.
Pocket:  (Using only Brown and Green and work with 2 colors on rows 3 through 16)
With Brown, Ch 22,
Row 1: Dc in third  ch from hook, dc in each ch across, turn (20 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each dc across, turn (20 dc)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, Join Green in the second yo of last double (carry brown inside your work) with Green dc in next 12 dc (working over Brown, drop Green (carry behind work) and pick up Brown, dc in last 4 dc, turn (20 dc)
Row 4 - 15: Ch 2, with brown dc in next 3 dc, Pick up Green in the second yo of last double (carry brown inside your work) with Green dc in next 12 dc, drop Green (carry behind work) pick up Brown, dc in last 4 dc, turn (20 dc)
Row 15: Ch 2, with brown dc in next 3 dc, Pick up Green in the second yo of last double (carry brown inside your work) with Green dc in next 12 dc, FO Green pick up Brown (weave in Green end into work as you go), dc in last 4 dc, turn (20 dc)
Row 16: Ch 2, dc in each dc across, turn (20 dc)
Row 17: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, turn (20 sc)
FO, leaving a 2 foot tail, working around entire pocket do the following;
Pin pocket to front outside of purse (strap up) with the last row of pocket positioned at bottom Green row on purse, leaving top of pocket open, sew it in place with whip stitch around each side and bottom using pocket tail and yarn needle. FO and weave in all ends.

Green Ridges:  Pinching up little ridges on every 2 rows of green, Thread needle with a 2 foot piece of Green yarn and sew 5 or 6 stitches across each ridge weave in ends and go to felting.

Felting:
Felt the purse  two or three times to desired size (I did 3). Put a small hard piece of plastic the size you want the finished pocket inside the pre-felted pocket area of the purse to help separate that area, you can also put a piece in the purse area. Then put the purse in a pillow case and tie closed with a piece of yarn. Place pillow case, tennis balls or other articles and detergent into washer. Wash on hot for a regular load until just before spin cycle (Do not use softener, it will stop the felting process) this usually takes me 15 minutes. Remove the purse from case, stretch to check for size after each washing and smooth shape straps.  When you are satisfied with the size lay it flat on a towel to dry, or hang it from a door knob, leave it there 2 days to dry in a dry warm spot. Don’t use the dryer during felting, it will mess it up.


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