Friday, December 7, 2012

Kitty Cat Change Purse (Crochet Version)

I knitted a kitty purse for my daughter's birthday two years ago.  She loved it and carried it around all the time.  Recently while on a walk here in Cairo we lost it.  We retraced our steps and came up empty handed.  I decided to make her a new one for Christmas, but I decided to rewrite the pattern as a crochet pattern.  Here is what I came up with.

With an E hook and worsted weight yarn chain 19
Row 1 - sc into second chain hook across to the end (18)
Row 2 - sc into each stitch across. (18)
Row 3-42 - repeat row 2
It should be about 7 inches long at this point.
Now begin the decrease for the flap.
Row 43 - sc2tog, sc across until last two stitches sc2tog (16)
Row 44-48 - repeat row 43 until you only have 6 stitches across.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Now fold it so that it makes a good size change purse with the tapered flap for your kitty face.
Now you are going to sc around the edge in a contrasting color. Start at the bottom corner.

Instead of sewing the edges together simply join them by crocheting them together.  When you reach the top of the first side continue the single crochet stitch along the  edge of the flap.  When you reach the center of the tip then chain 8 and begin your single crochet border down the other side of the flap.

Then simply continue down the edge joining the two sides of the purse together.  Fasten off and weave in your end.

Chain 7
Row 1- sc into second ch from hook and across (6)
Row 2- sc2tog, sc, sc, sc2tog (4)
Row 3- sc across (4)
Row 4- sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
Row 5- Sc2tog (1)
Fasten off
Attach to the  top of the purse flap.

Eyes: Make 2
sc 4 into a magic loop, pull tight and slip stitch in the first stitch to form a circle.  Fasten off.

Nose: Chain 4 and then single crochet down one side, sc three times in the last stitch and then continue around the other side of the chain to make an oval.  Single crochet twice more in the last stitch and then join with a slip stitch.

Sew the  eyes and nose on being careful to keep your stitches from going all the way through your work.  That way it looks neat on the back.

I made the whiskers similar to how you would make fringe.

Now all you need to do is sew on a button and you have a cute little kitty purse.


1 comment:

  1. That is a cute purse. Glad you were able to re-create it.


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