MINI-Cradle Purse

Finished Measurement Closed: 4″ high* 2 1/4″ long

Medium dish soap bottle (base measures about 2 1/4″)-Oval bottom-Standard 18 oz
1 oz white baby yarn
3/4 oz pink baby yarn
Crochet hook sizes “E”,”F”,”H”

**THIS CAN BE MADE W/O THE DISH SOAP BOTTLE. However, it will not stand up very well.Also, use hook on previous rnds unless otherwise instructed

To prepare: Cut 2 inches off the bottom of the dish soap bottle with scissors or a sharf craft knife. You will by using the bottom piece. The rest is not used. This is the “prepared base”

Outer Cover
Rnd 1:With “F” and “white”, ch 37, join with sl st to from ring

Rnd 2-12: Ch 2, hdc in SAME st and in each around. Join with sl st to first hdc (Not ch 2)

Rnd 13: ch 1, sc in sam st, (sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next) around, join

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same st, sx in next st, (sk next st, sc in next 2 st) around. join

Rnd 15: Rep rnd 14

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in same st, (sk 2 sts, sc in next st) around. Join (3 sts)

Rep “Outer Cover” with “E” hook. EXCEPT, on rnds 2-12, on rep for rnds 2-9

Fit both piece in place in the prepared “base”. Sc around entire top. (47 sc)

Rnd 1:Working this round in Front Loops only, from outside of cradle, with “H” hook, join pink with sl st to any stitch around top, Ch 4, dc in same sp, (dc, ch1, dc) in EACH sc around. Join to 3rd ch of ch 4.

Rnd 2-4:sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 4, dc in same sp. (dc, ch1, dc) in each ch 1 sp around. Join to 3rd ch of ch 4. At the end of row 4, fasten off.

Rnd 5: Join “white” to any st with sc. (ch 3, sl st) in same sp. *sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch 3, sl st) all in next st. Rep from * around. Join, fasten off

Row 1: Find center 14 sts on one end of top. With pink and “H”, working from outside, sc in the 14 sts.

Row 2: ch 1, turn. Sc in same st and next. Hdc in next 2 sts. Dc in next 5, hdc in next 2, sc in last 2.

Row 3: Sl st in 1st 2 sts, In consecutive sts, (sc, hdc, dc, 3dcTOG, dc, hdc, sc. Leave rem sts unworked. Fasten off

With pink, and “F” hook, starting from other end of cradle, reverse sc evenly around top of cradle, and hood skipping sts directly in front of hood.(I came up with 33 reverse sc…you may have a few more or less).

Make 2 long chains (about 15-17″). Weave through last “V” rnd on skirt,each going in opposite directions. Before fastening off each chain, after one end has been woven through, sl st ch tog, and sl st in next 4-5 st to make even…
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