#340 Little Black Purse Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet


TUESDAY DECEMBER 6, 2011
Designer Carol Showers wrote: “ I had to have a little black purse to go with his black tie for the holidays. It also looks great in bright red and makes wonderful gifts or stocking stuffers.
Thank you Carol for joining the Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge!
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Little Black Purse Dishcloth

Original Design By: Carol Showers

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 8″ wide and 8″ long (excl. handle).
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Black – 2 oz, 100 yds (60 g, 92 m) Small amount White Sparkle (I Love This Cotton)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)

Special Stitches
Half Double Crochet Decrease (hdc dec): Keeping last loop of each st on hook, hdc in next 2 sts, yo and pull through 3 loops on hook.

DISHCLOTH:
Row 1: (Right Side) With Black, ch 20, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across. (19 hdc)
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first hdc st, [hdc in next hdc] across to last hdc, 2 hdc in last st. (21, 23, 25 hdc)
Rows 5-7: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across. (25 hdc)
Rows 8-15: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, [hdc in next hdc] across to last 2 hdc, hdc dec. (23, 21, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, 9 hdc) DO NOT FINISH OFF.

Edging
Rnd 1: Ch 1, do not turn, (right side facing), evenly sc around, working 2 sc in corner sts; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

Handle
With right side facing, join White with sl st to top right corner st, ch 25, sl st in top left corner st, ch 1, turn, sc in next 25 ch, sl st in same st as joining, turn; sl st in each sc across Handle, sl st in same st as top left joining.  Finish off and weave in ends.

Flower
Rnd 1: (Right Side) With White, ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st to first sc. (8 sc)
Rnd 2: [Ch 2, sl st in next sc] 8 times; join as before. Finish off leaving long end.
– With right sides of Flower and Purse facing, using long end, sew Flower to top center of Purse.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

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