Crochet Handbag with Flower, Leaves and Bead Detail
I’ve been crocheting for 15 years now and what have I got to show for it? Nothing. Everything I crochet I give away. Well, there is the exception of my childrens’ baby blessing blankets I guess. But everything else? Gone. I’ve made baby dresses and baby blankets and baby hats and scarves and baby booties (see a theme here? Quick and easy is my forte) galore. But I make them for friends’ baby showers and poof, they’re gone. Which is absolutely fine with me because I love to give homemade whenever I can.
But I was realizing that even with all my years of experience, I haven’t really ever made up my own patterns. Why not? I don’t know, but once the idea struck me I knew I had to do it. So I present:
By the way I gave this one away too. But I’m thinking about making one just for me in my favorite colors because I think it’s really cute!
Here’s a close up of the leaves, pattern created by me:
And of the flower, pattern created by me:
I especially liked crocheting beads into the center of the flower. I hadn’t ever tried that before.
After I created each element I strung some beads onto two strands of elastic. First I hand sewed the strands of beads onto the purse. Then I sewed on each leaf and finally I sewed the flower on top of all.