My inspiration for this purse was drawn from Medieval aumônières, reliquary pouches and heraldry. I specifically chose a yarn that had an old look to it, with suitably muted colours. The shield on the back was designed to allow space for initials to be crocheted or embroidered for personalisation if desired.
Please Note: This purse is not worked like Tapestry Crochet where you work from the front using your left hand instead of your right to crochet (or vice versa). It is turned like normal crochet, then a Reverse Side Single Crochet stitch is used to keep the stitches facing forward. Full details of how to crochet the RSC are included in the pattern, with photos.
American Crochet Terms used throughout.
Twilleys Freedom Echo DK 50g (109yds/100m) – 2 balls (905) Green, 1 ball of (904) Red
(sample actually used just over 1 ball Green)
Approximately 7”/18cm wide, 8.5”/21cm long.
The pattern contains:
- Charts for the front and back
- Detailed instructions of how to crochet the stitch used in the design (with photos)
- How to change colour and carry yarn (with photos)
- Assembly of the purse (with photos)