The Original Cradle Purse
2 colors Worsted Weight Yarn-MC/CC
Crochet Hook “H”
4″ Doll or bear
Starting at base of cradle, with white, ch 20 . Rnd 1:Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 15 ch make 5 dc in last ch, working along opposite side of starting ch, dc in next 16 ch, 4 dc in last ch …42 dc Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
Rnds 2-6:Ch 3, dc in each dc around.Join to top of ch-3
Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in next 10 dc, mark last hdc with a thread, hdc in each dc to last 9 dc,mark last hdc with a thread, hdc in last 9 dc. Join to top of ch 2. Ch 3, turn.
Rnd 8:Working in back lps only, make 1 dc in joining, make 2 dc in each st around…(84 dc) Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Join to top of ch-3.
Rnd 10: Ch 4, make 3 tr in joining, *skip next 3 dc, 4 tr in next dc. Repeat from * around, end last repeat with skip last 3 dc, join with sl st in top of ch-4. Fasten off white.
Rnd 11: Join pink in sp between 4-tr group, ch 4, make 3 tr on same sp; * skip 4 tr, make 4 tr in next sp. Rep from * around, end last rep with skip 4 tr, join as before. Fasten off pink. Fold last 4 rnds down to form cradle.
Fold cradle and find center, top, 21 sts. Mark each end of the 21 center sts.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in joining, sc in each st to next marked st (21 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: Hdc in next sc, dc in each sp to last 2 sc, hdc in last 2 sc, ch 2, turn.
Row 3:Hdc in next st, dc in each st to last st and turning ch; hdc in last st and in top of ch-2.
Row 4: Skip next hdc, hdc in next dc, (skip next dc, dc in next dc) 5 times, skip next dc next dc, skip next hdc, hdc in top of ch-2. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sc in first st, sk 1 st, hdc in next, dc next 3 sts tog, sk 1 st, sc in last st and down edge of hood
Rnd 1: sc along edge of hood and in all free loops of Rnd 7 around top edge of cradle Fasten off pink.
(make 2) –With 2 strands together, Ch 85 or to desired legnth. Fasten off. Starting at one end of cradle, weave chain over and under sts on Rnd 10.
Tie ends of chain together. Weave second chain over and under alternate sts on Rnd 10 and tie ends of chain together at opposite end of cradle. Makes a drawstring at each end of purse. So it looks like this: