Crochet, cotton and citrus – the three C’s and a match made in heaven. As the days are getting warmer, what better way to get ready for summer than to crochet something with cotton? And lime is a perfect summer fruit to squeeze over a salad or slip into a favourite drink. Combined they inspired this cute cotton purse that is just the right size to hold a couple of coins to take out on a hike or for a trip to the ice cream van.
An inexpensive add-free pattern with full instructions for inserting the zip is for sale on Ravelry.
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Approx 12cm x 6cm
The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
[Stitches written in brackets like these are worked into the same stitch]
MC – magic circle
SS – slip stitch
The sides are worked in rows. At the end of each row, chain 1 and change the direction you are working in.
Foundation: Use Old Lace. Mc with 3 dc. (3)
Row 1: [2dc]. 3 times. Fasten off. (6)
Row 2: Use Kiwi. 1dc, [2dc]. 3 times. (9)
Row 3: 2dc, [2dc]. 3 times. (12)
Row 4: 3dc, [2dc]. 3 times. (15)
Row 5: 4dc, [2dc]. 3 times. (18)
Row 6: 5dc, [2dc]. 3 times. (21)
Row 7: 6dc, [2dc]. 3 times. (24)
Row 8: 7dc, [2dc], 4dc, [2dc], 3dc, [2dc], 7dc. (27)
Row 9: 8dc, [2dc]. 3 times. Do not fasten off but hold the final stitch with a stitch marker. (30)
Row 10: Use Old Lace. SS in each stitch around. Fasten off. (30)
Row 11: Use Kiwi and work into the stitches of row 9 (behind the ss). 9dc, [2dc]. Fasten off. 3 times. (33)
Assembly and Decoration
Use Old Lace and an embroidery needle to sew in two white lines to show the limes segments.
Insert the zip using the sewing thread. Here is a guide for inserting zips into crochet.
Once the zip is in place, join the remaining sides using ss to form the purse.
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As with all my free patterns please feel free to make and sell the crochet items, however, please credit me as the designer where possible and do not sell the pattern itself.
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