I noticed that the crochet projects that I am working on lately are all big blankets. Yes, I am working on several WIPs (Work In Progress) at the same time, tee hee! So the other day, I got bored on doing the same stitches over and over again, so I decided to take a break. Taking a break for me basically means reading a book. And the first book I grabbed was this Japanese crochet book that I bought at National Bookstore for Php85.
There are lots of cute projects in this book, and since I haven't made a small project for myself, I decided to make this cute little purse.
I don't have the yarn that was specified in the pattern. Most of my yarns are cotton from Baguio that are just too soft for a bag, so I opted to use the Monaco mercerized cotton thread. I just doubled the strands for extra thickness. I used the left over threads from previous projects because yarn is not cheap and I hate throwing away things that can still be used. I even unraveled some of the stitch samples I have.
Started doing this the other day. My hand ached from stitching too tightly. I wasn't using the recommended yarn and hook so I had to make adjustments.
This purse is so easy to make. I was intimidated at first because when the bottom was done and I started a few shell stitch rows it didn't look like it would transform into a purse.. But after a few more rows, yay! I made it!
They are not completely finished yet, as my sweetheart suggested that I should put a lining and a zipper on it. I am not very good at sewing so he has to teach me how.
For now, more of my cutie mini purse. :)