Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tasseled Miser's Purse ~ Crochet-Along ~ Free Pattern ~ Part IV


Today we will be completing the Tasseled Miser's Purse by working the lower portion of the pouch and by making and attaching a tassel. We will also sew on our beads as a finishing touch.

We are going to pick up right where we left off on Part III.

Part IV
Rnd 20: with Yarn B, sc dec over first 2 sts, sc in next st, *sc dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st*, repeat (*) around ∆ to Yarn A in the last st. total = 42 sc. finish off Yarn B

*Note - when weaving in tail end of Yarn B, tack down the longer piece of Yarn A that runs from Row 16 to Row 21

Rnds 21-30 are all worked in Yarn A

Rnd 21:
sc dec over first 2 sts, sc in next st, *sc dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st*, repeat (*) around. Total = 28 sc
Rnd 22: sc around
Rnd 23: repeat Row 21, sc in last st. Total = 19 sc
Rnd 24:
sc around
Rnd 25:
repeat Row 21, sc in last st. Total = 13 sc
Rnd 26:
sc around
Rnd 27:
repeat Row 21, sc in last st. Total = 9 sc
Rnd 28:
sc around
Rnd 29: *sc dec over the next 3 sts*, repeat (*) 2 times
Rnd 30:
sc dec over the next 3 sts, finish off


Making the Tassel



Using a DVD case or a book 5 to 6 inches wide, wrap Yarn B around the width 16 times. Cut your yarn and then cut off another shorter piece, around 12", and slide it under the wrapped yarn. Tie the wrapped yarn together with your 12" strand and then slide the loops off of the DVD case or book.

About 3/4" down from your tie, wrap Yarn A around the strands 12 to 14 times to make a band. Tie the two ends of Yarn A together and then with your tapestry needle, weave the ends under the band so that the knot does not show. Trim off excess yarn.

Finally, trim the bottom of your tassel to remove the loops and make the fibers even in length. A 5 inch tassel looks nice.


Your Tasseled Miser's Purse is almost complete. Take a couple more minutes to sew on your beads.

With a beading needle and thread, start by centering one of the large 8mm beads on your opening flap. Then continue to one side with one 4mm, then one 8mm and then 3 more 4mm beads. Work the other side in the same fashion.

You have just finished your first Tasseled Miser's Purse! Hooray! I hope you have enjoyed this project. Miser's Purses are a part of our cultural heritage and one worth preserving. Your friends' eyes will widen as they see how the purse opens and closes to reveal the hidden pouch. Now that you have made one, you can experiment with new colors and fancier beadwork. Please enjoy all of the possibilities that this design has to offer!
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