Crocheted shell and mesh stitch summer cotton yarn handbag
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
Inside lining of white satin material for shell/mesh crochet stitch summer handbag. Wooden purse handles.
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
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.
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 Pbcrochet@gmail.com 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,