So, I found this cute crochet bag on Pinterest, you can look at it here.  And, of course when I see anything crocheted, with the exception of clothes, I think I can reproduce it without a pattern. So I took a mental snapshot of the photo and went to work for this week’s crochet project.  Why didn’t I look at the photo a second time?  It doesn’t help that I started it last night, and anytime I’m cooking up something new with crochet, there is a lot of trial and error.  I decided to do away with the handle, which was my favorite part (so I might add something like this to the finished piece).  But I did use a type of tee-shirt yarn, and for the first time ever I added a liner to the bag.  Here are some photos of what I’ve done so far.

I used a half double crochet stitch in the front loop only.  Using tee-shirt yarn and an N Hook, this whipped up pretty easily.  I created a large rectangle.

IMG_4312I then went to look for fabric.  I am not a regular sewer, and although I’ve sewn a few things lately, sewing straight is still a challenge.  Because of this I don’t keep fabric in my craft room (well, not like my crazy, hoarding stash of yarn).  For the liner, I decided to use a button down shirt that I don’t wear anymore.  It has a fun pattern that I thought would look great as a purse’s inside.

After I hemmed the edges I hand sewed it onto the crochet purse.  This took a ton of time, but I don’t think me or my sewing machine could have handled the crochet bag!  This is what I have so far.

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I plan to make a clutch.  I love how it has turned out so far.  I can’t wait to show off the finished product!

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