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Where Did You Get That Fabulous Purse?

When someone asks you where you got your fabulous purse, you can smile and say, "I made it." The Designer Purses episode of Knit and Crochet Now! brings you two chic options.

Mandala Purse
The pretty details of the Mandala Purse begin with a small motif at the center that grows outward in curving rows. What is the third bar of a half double crochet? Expert Lee Sartori will tell you! (Hint: You can use it to add distinct surface texture.) Also learn how to make treble crochet clusters, back post treble crochets, front post treble crochets and picots.

Mandala Purse

Autumn Sky Purse
With the knitted Autumn Sky Purse, expert Kristin Omdahl provides a fascinating introduction to stranded knitting. Simple colorwork patterns, bobbles and the three-needle bind-off are all part of the fun. Kristin also includes directions for making sleek I-cords.

Autumn Sky Purse

Have Fun Expanding Your Purse Options!

Can you ever have enough purses? Annie's offers lots of chic options for knitted and crocheted purses.

Bazinga Bag
Need a bag big enough to hold a beach towel, lotion, sunglasses and all the other lounging necessities? Crochet the beautiful Bazinga Bag.

Bazinga Bag

Episode Nine of Season Four: Pretty Pocketbooks
When my New York cousins talked about "pocketbooks," I had no idea they meant "purses." Whatever you call them, the Pretty Pocketbooks episode of Knit and Crochet Now! offers two fashionable options for toting your wallet, keys, phone and so on.

Pretty Pocketbooks

Half Linen Stitch Purse
There's something so appealing about a sleek bag in a simple stitch pattern. If you'd like a simply stylish bag, knit up the Half Linen Stitch Purse.

Half Linen Stitch Purse

Heartbeat Tote
Super popular right now is the Heartbeat Tote, a video from the Learn, Make, Create! series, which you can find on Annie's Creative Studio. Sweet embossed hearts and stripes make this tote an eye-catcher.

Heartbeat Tote

Summer Girl
Dolls can be stylish too! The adorable Summer Girl crochet pattern includes a sweet dress in a delicate shell stitch, a headband and a matching purse for an 18-inch doll.

Summer Girl

What Is Connie Wearing in This Episode?

In case you are wondering what gorgeous topper Connie is wearing in this episode, it's the Pineapple Poncho. I love those dramatic crochet pineapples!

Pineapple Poncho

Don't Miss the Technique Corner
What else is in episode 12 of season 11? The Technique Corner! Click on the Tutorials tab at the top of this page to learn about crochet puff stitch edges!

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