Sunday, December 2, 2007

BASKETWEAVE PURSE PATTERN


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BASKETWEAVE PURSE
Advanced Beginner

Size J Hook

Approx 2-7 oz skeins of a sport weight yarn yarn, just be sure to use TWO STRANDS throughout, it makes the bag stronger. (Bag pictured used two thin chenille yarns held together , I used two small cake skeins from a yarn winder)

Safety pins
Yarn darning needle
Large metal fastener (Try hardware stores)
Metal ring. (Try hardware stores)


USING TWO STRANDS OF YARN THROUGHOUT

BODY OF BAG
Chain 51 (multiple of 8 plus 3).

FOUNDATION ROW 1: 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch to end. Ch 2, turn

ROW 1: *yo, insert hook from front to back to front around next dc and draw up a loop, yo and through 2 loops twice (front post double crochet=fpdc); work fpdc around next 3 dc; yo, insert hook from back to front to back (back post double crochet-=bpdc) around each of next 4 dc; repeat from * ending 1 hdc in top of turning ch. Ch 2, turn.

ROW 2 and 3: Repeat Row 1

ROW 4: *1 bpdc around each of next 4 dc; 1 fpdc around each of next 4 dc; repeat from *, ending1 hdc in top of turning ch. Ch 2, turn.

ROW 5 and 6: Repeat Row 4.

You will repeat from Row 1 for pattern throughout. So at this point we have 2 pattern rows where the fpdc and bpdc create opposing basket weave pattern. Continue until you have approximately 19 pattern rows (8 pattern rows will be the front and back of the bag, while 3 will form the bottom of the bag).



GUSSET/STRAP
The gusset & strap is worked as one piece.

Ch 12. Repeat pattern for approximately 30 pattern rows.

FASTENER STRAP

Ch 7.

ROW 1: dc in4th ch from hook to end. Ch 3 and turn.
ROW 2-9: dc in next stitch to end.
Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:

Using safety pins. Pin gusset (matching up pat rows) to body of bag with right side facing you.

You will stitch the gussets to the body of the bag beginning from the top of the body of the bag around to the other side using a sc on the right side facing you. This creates a pronounced seam.

Fold the sides of the strap up and together (as if forming a triangle with the opening at the top). From one end to the other, create a seam using a sc (be sure to stitch across first pattern rows of each side of bag to bring in the upper sides of the bag together. The front side of bag and back side of bag stitched together at the very tip top of the bag on both sides.).



Attach fastener strap to back of bag using a whip stitch and yarn darning needle.

Loop strap through opening of fastener and attach using a whip stitch and yarn darning needle.

Attach ring to purse (try to center it in a pattern and whip stitch in upper right, lower right, upper left and lower left of ring to leave the top of the ring free for the fastener.

Copyright © 2007 D.Okoro, all rights reserved. Pattern is for personal use only, you may sell finished items made from this pattern, however, please reference the pattern source in your online listings. Thanks! For e-mail assistance and/or corrections, please contact by email at MsSunflwr@yahoo.com.


Please let me know what type of yarn you use and how much as I am guessing as to how much yarn I used. It's been a while since I made this purse so, your comments are much needed.

This pattern brought to you courtesy of Knots and Loops and Oruaka.

36 comments:

  1. What is the size of this purse?

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  2. I love this purse...I think I am going to try to make myself one...I hope it is big enough for all my stuff....:)

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  3. Do you give permission to sell the finished bag? I would list you as the designer and could put a link to either your blog or etsy shop if you like. I look forward to hearing back from you!
    Lisa
    purplerosez4me@yahoo.com

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  4. would not print first page fine next page just black

    rlamb1206@frontier.com

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  5. I have never done the basketweave pattern before,so I'm totally confused by the pattern directions.Do you have a video of how to do this pattern ?

    Thanks,mamawnet@embarqmail.com

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  6. I made an afghan using this pattern which was thick and warm. Once yu understand it is extremely easy.Your directions are very clear. Thanks for share.

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  7. Hi Donna, I like this purse very much. May I translate (into Italian) and publish the pattern on my little website www.cosedilia.com? Of course I'd give you full credit and add a link to the original pattern. In any case, many thanks for sharing it...

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  8. I'm interested to know if I might sell this purse as well! I had a lady grab me and beg me to make one for her. But didn't want to without permission LOL Please advise! I actually made a few changes to the pattern and added a pocket as well.

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful pattern! I think this is what I'm looking for! Can't wait to give it a go and I'm wondering how much yarn is needed for it. Thank you!

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  10. Hi Donna! BEAUTIFUL pattern and so easy. I did have to copy/paste the directions and illustrations into Word, but it was worth it! Thank you so much! Julia

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  11. Do you have a video for this pattern? PLEASE.....

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  12. So Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your work.

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  13. Beautiful and great,easy to follow directions! Thanx

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  14. i will be making this for teens, i think they will love it

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  15. Hi I'm having trouble with attaching the gusset and strap to the purse, I sc starting from the top and then around to the other side of the top of the purse, now I'm stuck. Do I sc the strap and the 2 top sides together at the same time????

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  16. Like this purse, really great pattern. Please I was wondering how big it is ?

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  17. Wish me luck have never gone a gussett so everyone please wish me luck. If anyone can give any help it advice it is welcome.

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  18. youtube has a tetorial for the basket weave.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAg5DE7Ya1Q

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  19. This looks like an easy purse to make once you understand the stitch pattern. I guess I'll have to try it for that to happen because the instruction to repeat row 1 is confusing. It would also be nice to have a gauge and the bag dimensions.

    Thanks Anonymous for the YouTube video on how to do the basket weave stitch pattern, and thanks Donna for sharing the pattern and allowing us to sell our finished results (with attribution to the pattern designer, of course)!

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  20. I was wondering if the finished product could be sold. I will list you as the designer and include a link to this page.
    My name is Carmella Lentz. Please contact me at dewuludesigns@gmail.com.

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  21. I have been looking for the perfect pattern and when I read your pattern and made the purse I found what I had been looking for. Thanks for posting the pattern.

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  22. I made your basketweave purse used Loops and Threads Impeccable 100% acrylic yarn wt. 4.5oz. I used 2 skiens plus into third. I used H hook. Purse measured 15" wide and 14" long after folding in half which includes 3 bottom rows. Turned out very nice, but I must say after crotcheting for many, many years that the pattern was not clear enough especially for a beginner.

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  23. I know it has been a long time since this was posted, but some of us are late comers, that is me. Has anyone made this bag and if so would you share your email address so I could as you questions if I decide to try and make this. I know that I have made the front and back post stitch, but it was a long long time ago. I think it is beautiful. Hope someone responds to my inquiry and please email msdkevs3@aol.com-thank you so very much. Mary

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  24. Mary, I have never made the purse, but I have made several afghans using the basketweave crochet. In fact I'm making another one now. Once you learn the stitch it is very easy. If you have questions about how to do the stitch I can try to help. I'm just seeing this purse pattern for the first time today. I'm thinking our daughter may like this one. You can email me at gilldeb@aol.com

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    1. Look at the instructions on youtube by Mikey. He is a great teacher. You can pause and go back and forth which helps. Good luck.

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  25. I made this bag and it’s an easy pattern that made sense only after I finished a few rows. Thanks.

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  27. How many rows is this purse supposed to have? According to the pattern it states after row 6 that you have completed 2 pattern rows and should have 19 pattern rows for a total of 28 rows. Is that accurate?

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  28. So far I am really liking this pattern, but im working on the gusset/strap right now and I'm confused how it is supposed to connect to the bag because the ch12 is giving me 1 fpdc and 1 bpdc. Is the gusset/strap supposed to be ch 16? Please help!

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  29. no its chain 12, then turn dc in each chain across ch2 turn fpdc in next 4 bpdc in next 4 fpdc in last 4. <--- repeat for three rows then 4 bpdc 4 fpdc 4 bpdc repeat till you have 30 pattern rows

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    1. Gerry April 1, 2012April 1, 2013 at 10:25 AM

      Why does the pattern not call for a lining for the inside of this bag?

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  30. Hello, I have all the parts made for this bag..... I can't figure out how to put it together!!!! Help!!!!!! Please.... Any help is welcomed. amie_iles@msn.com

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    1. Never mind got it all figured out..... Made it with medium weight yarn and a 4.5 mm hook only 1 strand of yarn... Worked great! Should have added a few rows on strap and body of bag but I still love it. Thanks for the free pattern!!!!

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  31. Has anyone tried this pattern with cotton yarn?

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