2015 TAPESTRY CROCHET COIN PURSE CAL: DAY 4

How is it going? did you finish your 2 designs? I hope so.

Today, we are going to take out our metal clasp and adjust our pattern to fit neatly into the 2 sides of the clasp.

  

 First, let us finish with one row of single crochet in the same color used just before the designs started.

Then, start a second row in this same color but with a twist: press flat your purse to get the 2 sides, at this point you want to work with the 2 strands together: chain 2, skip 4 SC from the previous row and start the single crochet tapestry again, this will give you a loop that we are going to need when we sew on the metal clasp. Repeat the same steps at the other side.

Now, we are going to work with the double strand thread, please single crochet in each SC from the previous row, stop at the loop and turn your work and go back doing a second row of SC, but with a twist, we are going to start decreasing: so you will do 2 SC then skip one and repeat until you reach to the end of the row, turn your work and keep adjusting the amount of SC, so it fits neatly into the clasp. Please check photographs.

Tips: just remember we are adjusting our work to fit into the clasp, so you need to decrease so. When you finish with one side continue with the other. I do not like to cut my thread so I just slip stitch until I reach the bottom of that first side then slip stitch in the loop and continue the same process we did on the other side.

  

 You will have two flaps which we are going to sew into the metal clasp, but we will tackle that tomorrow.

Any questions, please let me know, see you tomorrow 🙂

 

 

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