This free pattern originally published by John Dritz & Sons Company, Volume 10, in 1947.
Purse No. 797
DRITZ Belastraw Art. No. 110, 2 tubes of Main Color, 1 tube of Contrasting Color.
DRITZ Steel Crochet Hook No. 1.
DRITZ Bag Lining No. 786 (Zipper Top).
DRITZ Ornamental Zipper Pull.
17" of Millinery Wire.
GAUGE: 5 sc make 1".
BOTTOM: With Main Color work same as Breton Beauty Bag No. 779 until wired edge is completed. Work up side as follows:
1st rnd: Sc in back loop of each sc inceasing evenly to 96 sc.
2nd rnd: Sc in each sc. Repeat 2nd rnd until Side measures 7 1/4" from wired edge. End off. Mount on DRITZ Bag Lining No. 786.
CUFF-(make 2): With Contrasting Color ch 46.
1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining sc (45 sc). Ch 1, turn.
2nd row: Skip 1st sc, sc in each remaining sc (1 sc dec). Ch 1, turn.
3rd row: Repeat 2nd row. Drop Contrasting Color.
4th row: Attach Main Color in 1st sc of last row, ch 1, sc where yarn was attached, * sc in next 4 sc, insert hook in base of sc 2 sts back and 1 row down and pull loop through, insert hook in base of sc directly below 2 rows down and pull loop through, skip 2 sc, insert hook in base of next sc 1 row down and pull loop through, y o and draw through all 5 loops on hook (a flower st made), skip the sc behind the flower st. Repeat from *. End off.
5th to 8th rows: Repeat 2nd row.
9th row: With right side facing repeat 4th row.
10th to 19th rows: Repeat 5th to 9th rows twice.
20th and 21st rows: Repeat right side facing attach Contrasting Color in end of 1st row, ch 1, sc in same place where yarn was attached, * insert hook in end of next row and pull loop through (y o, through 1 loop), 4 times; y o, through 2 loops, sc in end of next row. Repeat from * along 3 sides of cuff. Then work sc along top edge. Work 1 more row of knots as before. End off. Sew cuffs to edge of bag.
HANDLE: With Contrasting Color, ch 7.
1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch. Ch 1, turn.
2nd row: Sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn. Repeat 2nd row for 20". End off. Sew ends of Handle in place.
Fasten DRITZ Ornamental Zipper Pull with a 4" chain.
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