Designed by Twila Lenoir
This would make a great child’s purse, embellished with pony beads to complement or constrast with the yarn that you are using.
What You Need:
- Your choice of yarn (I used Caron Dazzleaire worsted weight 4 ply)
- Pony beads (in colors to match or contrast yarn)
- Your choice of hook suitable for worsted weight yarn
First string on some beads on your yarn, 24 of them
Ch 5, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 15 dc in ring, join with a sl st to top of ch-3
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dcc in same ch as joining, 2 dc in each dc around, join
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same ch as joining, dc in next dc(2 dc in next dc) around, join.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each st around, join in both lps of first sc
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in both lps of each sc around, join
Rnd 6: Ch 1,sc in first sc,*skip next 2 st sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc**,sc in next sc,rep around, joining at **
Rnd 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sc as joining, ,*skip next dc, sc in next 3 dc** skip next dc, 3 dc in next sc, rep from *around, joining at **
Rnd 8: Ch 1, *bring up one bead to ch, sc in next dc, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sts, rep from * around join.
Rnd 9 – 13: Repeat rnd 7 & 8 2 more times, then repeat 7 again.
Rnd 14: Ch 4 , skip next dc, * dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st repeat from* around, joining to 3 rd ch of ch 4.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, * sc, ch 3, sc, all in the next sp, 2 sc in next sp. repeat from* around, join. Cut and weave it into bag.
Cut two 8-yard lengths of yarn. Bring the 4 cut ends together and tape them down on a counter top. Slip a pencil in the end with the two loops, pull taut, and twirl the pencil around until the yarn tries to twist around itself when you release the tension a little. Now bring the looped end together with the taped end and tie a knot at the end. Smooth out the strap and thread it thru rnd 14. Now, like tying a shoe, pull the two ends of the strap so that the bag is closed, make the X and bring the two ends together and tie a knot about 3 inches from bottom (see photo) to make a tassel.