V-Stitch is for Valentines Purse

V-Stitch is for Valentines Purse

This little purse was inspired by:

The reason for the adaptation is the holes in the granny stitch bag were a little too big for my comfort level when I use chunky yarn. I don’t want the precious goodies little girls carry to fall through the holes.  🙂

V-Stitch is for Valentines Purse Pattern

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Yarn Used: Chunky weight yarn in red (Lion Brand, Holiday Homespun, Holly)

Hook Used: J

Made in Rounds (Ovals to be more precise)

Stitches Used: fsc (Foundation Single Crochet) ch sc dc

Round 1: Begin with 24 fsc (or ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and ea stitch after).

Working on other side of the foundation chain (not where the sc are, as you are working in the oval), sc in ea st across. Sl st to join.

Holey Bottom of the Canoe

This may create a holey bottom of the canoe purse (especially with chunky yarn), so here’s what I did to fill in the holes:

Sc across the the wrong side of the bars at the bottom of the bag. It makes a little ridge at the bottom of the bag, but that will add strength to the bottom.

Round 2: Continuing to work in ovals, sc in each stitch around. The purse will begin to form a canoe, just like when making pencil cases.

Round 3: Sc in each st around.

Now you’ll begin making the V-stitches:

Round 4: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch), dc in same st. *Skip one st. [Dc, ch 1, dc] in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st to join.

Round 5: Sl st in 1st ch sp. Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch), dc in same space. [Dc, ch 1, dc] in each ch-1 space around.

Round 6: Repeat Round 4.

Decrease rounds shape the bag.

Round 7 (a decrease round): Sl st in 1st ch sp. Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch), dc in same sp, [Dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch-1 space. Dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip to next ch-1 space, dc. That makes a decrease. [Dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch-1 space, 5 times. Dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip to next ch-1 space, dc. [Dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch-1 space, 5 times. Dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip to next ch-1 space, dc. [Dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch-1 space, until you reach end of round. Sl st to join.

Round 8: Repeat Round 4.

Round 9 (a decrease round): Repeat Round 7.

Rounds 10-12: Repeat Round 4.

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in same st and each stitch and space around. Join w/ sl st.

Round 14: Repeat Round 13.

Round 15 (form handles): Ch 1, sc in same st, and in next 9 stitches. Ch 12 (*or however wide you want the handle to be). Skip that many sts (12, in my case). Sc in next 17 stitches. Ch 12 (ditto*). Skip that many sts. Sc in remaining sts. Sl st to join.

Round 16: Ch 1, sc in same st and in ea st until you reach the handle chain. Sc 12 times across handle, sc in remaining sts. Sl st to join.

Round 17: Ch 1, sc in ea st around. Sl st to join.

Round 18: Repeat Round 17.

Finish off, weave in ends.

Finishing

Add flower of your choice to front of purse, using long tails to sew on flower. Stitch petals down using sewing thread or yarn.

I used this flower pattern on Ravelry.  It’s also on Pinterest.

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