Addie Heron's Bead-Crochet Purse Pattern

Bead-crochet a glamorous purse from the turn of the nineteenth century.

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Step out in style with this gorgeous bead-crocheted purse. Karen C. K. Ballard used Silver-lined Blue beads on Black crochet thread and attached the completed purse to an antique-style frame.

Finished Size: 7 x 8 inches (17.8 x 20.3 cm), excluding frame and fringe
Required Materials:

  • South Maid Crochet Thread, 100% cotton thread, size 10, 350 yards (320.0 m)/ball, 1 ball of #12 Black;
  • TOHO Beads, glass seed beads, size 11/0 round, #1954-010 Silver-lined Blue, 40 grams (1.4 oz);
  • Purse frame, 5 inches (12.7 cm), silver-plated with sewing holes, #LS25;
  • Chain with clasps for attachment to purse frame, 16 inches (40.6 cm), to match purse frame, #EC43;
  • Crochet hook, steel, size 6 (1.8 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needles, 2
  • Gum Arabic

Gauge: 12 sc = 1 inch (2.5 cm), 10 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Originally Published: PieceWork Sept/Oct 2013

SKU: EP8834

Author/Speaker/Editor: Karen C. K. Ballard

File Type: PDF

Format: Pattern