Color A: Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Royal (approx. 2.5 oz)
Color B: Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Rose (approx. 1.5 oz.)
I crochet hook (5.5 mm)
13 sc in A = 4”
13 sc rows in A = 4”
Finished Flat Size
25" strap (measured end to end)
honeycomb stitch (hc): slip hook into remaining loop of st in the previous same-color row and front loop only of the adjacent st in contrasting-color row, yo and pull loop through to front, yo and pull through both loops on the hook
backstitch single crochet (bsc): holding yarn to the front of work, slip hook into stitch from the back, yo and pull loop through to back, yo and pull through both loops on the hook
single crochet 2 together (sc2tog): *slip hook into next stitch, yo and pull loop through stitch onto hook* repeat once, yo and pull through all loops on hook
foundation single crochet (fsc): click on link for futuregirl’s fantastic tutorial.
back slip stitch (bsl): holding yarn to the front of work, slip hook into stitch from the back, yo and pull loop through to back and through loop on the hook
In A: ch 30, remove hook from loop and place stitch marker in loop to keep loop open. Turn work over.
In B: beginning with a loop of B on hook, sc in the bottom loop of each ch (the underside of the stitch). Remove hook from loop and place stitch marker in loop to keep loop open.
Note: At the end of each round, remove hook from loop, keeping it open with a stitch marker.
Round 1: With A, ch 1, sc in back loop of ea chain in A across. Turn and sc in remaining loops of A across. (60 sts)
Round 2: With B, ch 1, sc through back loop of ea sc in B and front loop of adjacent sc in A around. (60 sts)
Round 3: With A, hc around.
Round 4: With B, hc around.
Rounds 5-36: Repeat rounds 3 & 4, tying off B at end of round 36.
Round 37: With A, sc through remaining loop of ea sc in A and BOTH LOOPS of adjacent sc in B around. Ch 1, but do not turn.
Flap and Strap
Note: Flap and strap are worked in A only. Do not turn work at end of row unless specified.
Row 1: Sc 28 across back of purse. Ch 1. (28 sts)
Row 2: Bsc 28 across. Ch 1.
Rows 3-8: Repeat rows 1 & 2.
Row 9: Sc in first sc, sc2tog twice, sc 18, sc2tog twice, sc in last sc. Ch 1. (24 sts)
Row 10: Bsc across. Ch 1.
Row 11: Sc in first sc, sc2tog twice, sc 14, sc2tog twice, sc in last sc. Ch 1. (20 sts)
Row 12: Repeat row 10.
Row 13: Sc in first sc, sc2tog twice, sc 10, sc2tog twice, sc in last sc. Ch 1. (16 sts)
Row 14: Repeat row 10.
Row 15: Sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc 10, sc2tog, sc in last sc. Ch 1. (14 sts)
Row 16: Repeat row 10.
Row 17: Sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc 8, sc2tog, sc in last sc. Ch 1. (12 sts)
Row 18: Repeat row 10.
Row 20: Sc 5, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc across.
Working down along edge of flap, place 1 sc in each row end to top of body.
Sc 2 along top of body, fsc 72 to form strap, attaching with 2 sc along top of body at opposite end.
With right side of flap facing you, work up along edge of flap, placing 1 sc in each row end to top.
Row 21: Bsl in ea of first 5 sc, ch 3, skip ch 2 space, Bsl in ea of last 5 sc. Turn.
Row 22: Slst in ea of first 5 bsl. In ch 3 loop, sc 2, ch 3, sc 2. Slst in ea of last 5 bsl.
Tie off and weave in ends.
In B: Wrap yarn around finger to form two-stranded ring. In ring, make 3 sc along back edge. Leaving a loop of both strands, turn and work 3 sc along front edge. Tie off, leaving several inches on one end. Pull one strand from each side to shape button. Pull loops together and wrap with remaining length of yarn to stabilize shank. Weave in ends. Attach button in center front of body, up 6-8 rows from the bottom.