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Celtic Cables Purse – Learn a stitch and make a new bag

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The Celtic Cables Purse features a front and back panel of the highly textured and intriguing Celtic weave stitch. The strap is made of single crochet and the purse is joined with single crochet. There is a video linked to help you with the Celtic weave stitch. This purse is a great way to learn a new stitch and end up with a completed project.

Celtic Cables Purse free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home
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Celtic Cables Purse

Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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Size:
8” x 6.5” x 1.5”

Yarn:
Yarn Indulgences, Zed Merino, DK weight, 100% Superwash Superfine Merino Wool
Yellow, Color A: 50 g
Orange, Color B: 50 g
Rust, Color C: 50 g

Hook:
G/6, 4.0mm

Gauge:
18 sts x 9 rows = 4” [10 cm]

Other supplies:
yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
bpdc – back post double crochet
bptr – back post treble crochet
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
fptr – front post treble crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)

Getting Started:
Find a written and video tutorial of the celtic weave st here: https://jessieathome.com/stitchopedia-celtic-weave/

Pattern:

Purse Front and Back–Make one in Color B and one in Color C

Row 1: Ch 44, dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped chs count as first dc), dc in each remaining ch. – {42dc}
Row 2: Turn, ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), [skip 2 sts, fptr around each of next 2 sts, fptr around each of 2 skipped sts working in front of previous 2 sts] across until 1 st remains, hdc in last st.
Row 3: Turn, ch 2, bpdc around each of next 2 sts, [ skip 2 sts, bptr around each of next 2 sts, bptr around each of 2 skipped sts working behind previous 2 sts] across until 3 sts remain, bpdc around each of next 2 sts, hdc in last st.
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 six more times. Do not cut yarn.
Border
Rnd 1: Turn, ch 1, sc in each st across (42 sc), ch 2, make 2 sc in the side of each hdc (30 sc), ch 2, sc in the bottom of each ch (42 sc), ch 2, make 2 sc in the side of each hdc (30 sc), ch 2, sl st to top of first sc made. – {144 sc}
Rnd 2: Ch 1, [sc in eachsc across, (sc, ch 2 sc) in ch-2 sp] 4 times, sl st to top of first sc made. – {152 sc}
Finish off. Weave in ends.

Strap – Make in Color A
Row 1: Ch 7, sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch. – {6 sc}
Row 2: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in each st.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 43 inches long. Do not cut yarn.
Border
Rnd 1: Turn, ch 1, sc in each st across, ch 2, make 2 sc in the side of each hdc, ch 2, sc in the bottom of each ch, ch 2, make 2 sc in the side of each hdc, ch 2, sl st to top of first sc made.
Do not cut yarn, continue on to Joining.

Joining – continue from Strap.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, sc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc through both the ch-2 sp in Strap and the top right ch-2 sp in Front, [sc through both the next st in Strap and the next st in Front] 32 times, sc through both the next st in Strap and the ch-2 sp in Front, [sc through both the next st in Strap and the next st in Front] 44 times, sc through both the next st in Strap and the ch-2 sp in Front, [sc through both the next st in Strap and the next st in Front] 32 times, sc through both the next st in Strap and the ch-2 sp in Front.
Cut yarn.
Row 2: Rejoin yarn to sc across from last sc worked in Strap, ch 1, sc through same st in Strap and top right ch-2 sp in Back, [sc through both the next st in Strap and the next st in Back] 32 times, sc through both the next st in Strap and the ch-2 sp in Back, [sc through both the next st in Strap and the next st in Back] 44 times, sc through both the next st in Strap and the ch-2 sp in Back, [sc through both the next st in Strap and the next st in Back] 32 times, sc through both the ch-2 spin Strap and the ch-2 sp in Back, ch 1, sc in ch-2 sp in Strap, sl st to next sc in Strap. Cut yarn.

Finishing
Fold loose end of Strap over and hand stitch over other end of Strap.
Weave in all ends.

Optional: Add lining.

Use or give and enjoy!

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    • Well that’s awfully silly, isn’t it?! It must have been left over from an edit and it got missed. I deleted that bit. Thanks for pointing it out!

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