Wednesday, April 25, 2007

crocheted purse




since i packed away my wool sweaters yesterday, it thought i might be time to pack away my winter purse, too. i made this purse last year and i love it. i especially love the vintage fabric lining and the special beaded zipper pull. i saw a similar purse in an advertisement for patons yarn, but could never find the pattern, so i made it up. it's basically granny squares. happy day!


4 comments:

Kathryn said...

Those grannies are incredible! Are they the granny's not square from HH?

Hye Jea said...

Ooh, I like them. What did you do for the handle?

takinanap said...

to kathryn - what is HH?

hye jea - the handle is a long piece of double crochet - like a scarf. then i folded it over a piece of cotton braiding and whip stitched the long side of the handle closed. it was a pain to attach it to the bag cuz i wanted it to be strong and durable. i attached the crocheted handle with the cotton braiding inside about 4-5" down on the outside of the bag and stitched like crazy a lot. it has held up since last year. i wear it across like a messenger bag.

Kathryn said...

Sorry - the Happy Hooker. The Stitch n Bitch crochet book. There's a pattern for a bag (I think it's a bag, I'm pretty sure) made of granny squares with circles in the middle? (Are those still called granny squares?) Anyway, it looks similar to yours, and I was thinking I could get the square pattern from HH if it was the same square.