Showing posts with label turquoise. Show all posts
Showing posts with label turquoise. Show all posts

July 13, 2012

Crocheted shell and mesh stitch summer cotton yarn handbag
 I  would have to say that crocheting handbags is my favorite accessory to crochet but only because I am such a handbag person. You know the women who have 2 closets of FULL of shoes well that is me with handbags. My Mom said that even as a little girl I had to have a handbag with me. Be it clutch or travel case I LOVE handbags. So here is the story of my newest crocheted handbag. I work differently or should I say plan. I will find handles, love them and them design a handbag around the handles.
Inside lining of white satin material for shell/mesh crochet stitch summer handbag. Wooden purse handles.
 The handles are wooden (a more in price but with what I carry the weight of them is best). Very smooth and makes the clicking sound when they hit together. The trick with these handles is to make your edging just so to be able to fit around the handles. With this I crocheted the shell stitches about 6 rows that I then tucked and hand stitched around the handles and back to the inside. The inside lining is sewn under the fold over of the shell edging.

I really have fallen in love with the color turquoise and lime. For the body of the handbag I crocheted single Then  crochet stitches for the bottom half, then mixed shell stitches with mesh and double crochet stitches. I thought the turquoise said Summer quite well. Then added with the white and gold really made it stand out. I do have to admit that I would have crocheted the top just 2 inches wider. It is kind of a squeeze to get my hand inside until I get to the bottom. The one I just crocheted a week ago for one of my customers had a wider top half.

 The lining is satin. Had to remember my some time ago sewing skills in sewing the lining made with satin which is so worth it. The snap I used is medium size metal (going to try the magnetic snaps soon). I crocheted the snaps to taps so as not to pull on the material or crocheted and it works perfectly.
Cotton shell/mesh crocheted stitch summer handbag. Shell stitching accents the purse handles.

In about another week I should be finished a tapestry crochet bag. It is my first try with tapestry crochet so the design is taking a little more time than I thought it would be coming along well. Stay tuned for pictures. I have presently 4 projects going at once. Two will be crocheted tops which are a challenge but coming along.
Want a shell cotton handbag of your own but haven’t mastered the mighty hook? Contact me via Purple Butterfly Crochet Facebook fan page  on Face Book or drop  me  a line at and I’ll have one made for you within 7 business days. Of course if you have another color scheme in mind I would be more than happy to crochet that as well!

Until the next time Keep the Faith  and Plenty of Yarn,

~ Cheryl