Pattern: Ozark Tortoise Shell Handle Bag
2 Skeins of Ozark Handspun Yarn
1 Pair Size US 19 Knitting Needles
1 Pair Tortoise Shell Purse Handles
1 US Size P or S Crochet Hook
1/8 yd of Fabric for lining
1 standard sewing needle
Using the US size 19 needles, cast on 22 sts. Knit to 19 inches and bind off loosely.
Finishing: Secure handles in place using the crochet hook. Single crochet the length of the opening of the handle. Crochet the first row to the purse where the handle is to be placed then continue to crochet the length you need to put through the opening in the handle and secure back to the beginning of the crochet. this will give you a very sturdy connection together. Fold purse in half and sew sides together. Make a fabric envelope and sew inside the purse.
Optional: Glue in feathers in a group as shown in the photo.
Designed by Carol Porter for Ozark Handspun, November 2007
Printing Instructions: To print click Ozark Tortoise Shell Handbag.