|Here's the blog with the original pattern.|
Have you noticed that I love to take a pattern and use it as a jumping off point?
The shell/granny stripe consists of *three double crochets in the same space* repeated until the end of each row. This was worked in rounds.
I still haven't decided if I will line the inside. I am pretty sure that I have some material in my closest that would work perfectly. However, I would have to dig it out and that could be an all day project in itself. Although, I have been itching to get my sewing machine going again. . . . So here is what my (finished?) handbag looks like:
Since I enjoyed making the above handbag so much I also made a very simple little purse, using only single crochet and slip stitches. It is very patriotic, isn't it?
Here is a messenger style bag that I finished a while ago. This one has a super long strap to go over the shoulder while the bag hangs at the hip.
I also started another one--I am pretty much free-styling this one--but I intend for it to be a combination of the above Granny Stripe Handbag and the Patriotic Purse. Here's what I have so far:
I think that I might make some detachable flower pins for these bags also. That would give them some flair!
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