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Welcome to Part 1 of the Crochet Along for the Purple Passion Project Purse. I hope you all have your Caron Big Cake and a 5mm hook ready to go.
We will be working on the bottom part of the bag today. You will have one week to finish it before the next part will be released.
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During Part of the Crochet Along for the Purple Passion Project Purse we will be working on the rectangular bottom of the purse which features the thermal stitch to provide a great amount of stability.
Be sure to check out my tutorial (on the bottom of the post) HERE. The tutorial is part of another pattern, so don’t get confused.
Next week, we will work on the main bottom of the bag which has a beautiful texture due to the Tri Square stitch pattern.
And lastly, we will be finishing the bag using the Linked Treble Crochet stitch on the edge and handle of the bag. Finally, we are adding some buttons and then show off our beautiful crochet project bags to everyone.
In case, you do not want to wait for all the parts to be released you can easily purchase the pdf for this pattern with all the parts included in one file.
In addition, I created a downloadable pdf for you all, that has all the pictures as references added to the back of the pattern. So you can choose whether you want to print them or not. That can save you a lot of ink in the long run.
So, let’s summarize everything up and quick and easy to read bullet points.
How to crochet Part 1 of the Purple Passion Project Purse Crochet Along
- 8 in height (without counting the handle x 18 in diameter inches if lying flat
- botton of bag is 5 inches x 12 inches
Stitches used (US terms) for all Parts 1 thru 3:
Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
- dc = double crochet
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- blo = back loop only
- sl st = slip stitch
- fp = front post
- bp = back post
- thermal stitch
- Linked tr = Linked Treble Crochet
- Tri Square = 3 FPDC, 3 BPDC
- Thermo stitch
4 sc and 3 visible (one side only) rows of thermal stitch = 1 square inch
Row 1: starting with the 2nd ch from the hook 1 sc in each ch (in the back hump of the chains), ch 1, turn (40 sts)
Now you will start crocheting the thermal stitch
Row 2: Tilt the piece to the side, now insert the hook into the back loop and the parallel loop from the chain row, now do a traditional single crochet; repeat this for every stitch, ch 1, turn
Row 3- 29: Insert the hook thru the back loop and this time the leftover loop (it was the front loop we ignored in the previous row) which is parallel to the back loop, crochet a traditional single crochet, chain 1, turn
Next Saturday, part 2 will be release, featuring the Tri Squares Stitch.
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