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Chic on the Halfshell

© 2011 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude®





Crocheted purse shaped like a scallop shell

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain; dc = double crochet; Rnd = round; sc = single crochet; st = stitch; sts = stitches;

FINISHED SIZE

11" wide and 10.5" tall with handle

MATERIALS

Crochet Hook, size H (5.00 mm)
Blue Sky Organic Cotton (100 grams, 150 yds.) - 1 skein in color of choice

GAUGE

14 sts & 6 rows = 4" X 4" in dc

SIDES (make 2)

Rnd 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in fourth ch from hook, slip st to top of beginning ch. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. (24 dc)
The following are only partial rounds used to create an oblong-shaped fabric
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st. 2 dc in next 19 sts, leaving four sts un-worked. (40 dc)
Rnd 4:Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st and in front loop of each st around. (40 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (40 dc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* around. (60 sc) Rnd 7: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (60 dc)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* nine times. (28 sc)
Rnd 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (28 dc)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* 12 times. (37 sc)
Rnd 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (37 dc) Fasten off.

With wrong side facing, skip 23 sts on Rnd 7 and continue as follows:
Rnd 8: Attach with a sc in the front loop of st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* nine times. (28 sc)
Rnd 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (28 dc)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, slip st in same st and next 2 sts, sc in front loop of next st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* 12 times. (37 sc)
Rnd 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (37 dc) Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY

With right sides facing join together with a row of sc leaving center of purse open. Fasten off, turn right side out. Make handle by joining two sts to the right of one of the top seams. Crochet 22 rows of 4 sc. Whipstitch handle to opposite side of purse. Work one row of sc around sides of purse handles and around U shaped section of each side. Use the closure of your choice. The photo shows a simple snap closure sewn into the inside of the purse.



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