Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Crocheted Purse

So one day while sitting in my easy chair feeling sorry for myself for having such a terrible cold (AGAIN) I thought I'd take the down time and make a purse.  I liked Drew's Fat Bottomed purses, so thought I'd make one along those lines.  In starting out I decided I did not want to line it so used a G hook and Vanna's Choice yarn, with single crochet. Note it is sideways.  Then, due to the density, I ran out of yarn too soon.  I didn't have any VC in the same color of camouflage, or one of the many colors in the camouflage, but I did have a Wool-Ease that I thought would do in black. I used the sc and decreased every row on both sides so that it drew the sides up, giving some depth for room.  Worked like a charm!

I decided to use the camo for the middle and make two black ends, then tabs which thread through the handles and then button down.  That way the handles can be removed so the purse could be washed.  The most unfortunate part is that the black was not quite as thick, so little pens or pencils might actually be able to drop through.  But the purse is sturdy and can carry all the normal female notions in little bags!  Personally, I'm down to a wallet in the back pocket of my jeans.  The "notions" I carry in the car should I need them.

So, here is my little Autumn Purse, and I like it a lot, thank you very much!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful purse! Also for the colourcombination.