Friday, July 6, 2012

My First Crochet Purse!


As I mentioned before I really needed a new purse.  I started to crochet some granny squares for the purse then stopped and then I started a new one with the hexagon shapes and then I stopped again.  Last weekend I decided to start a new purse and this time it is finished.  The purse measure 12L x 8H x 4D inches.

 I decided to use fabric for the handles because they won't stretch and they are easy on my shoulder.  I didn't want to buy new fabric so I just used whatever fabric I had on hand.  I also added the lining for the inside purse with a zipper pocket and an open pocket.  I couldn't show you the lining because it was not done properly.  Let me tell ya, sewing the lining took me as long as the time that it took me to crochet those19 squares.  It took me about 2 1/2 days on and off to make those 19 squares and joining them together.

Looking at this  picture,  I don't like the handles. The color is off.   I have to think of something to fix that.
The crochet flowers are my own pattern but it was inspired from here.
The square after the rose was from here.

Have a wonderful weekend!



Patty O'Malley said...

Looks beautiful to me, Helen!

Ann said...

I love it Helen. It looks great. I did see something on pinterest about crochet purse handles. They crocheted around what looked like a piece of rope.

chillin with Quillin said...

I think it turned out great, very pretty!!!

Rae said...

I think it is absolutely fine just how it is, Helen. The darker color of the handles still coordinates with the colors you used for your purse. It contrasts beautifully. I like it! As always your croceting is superb!