Check out my swanky new purse!
Design: Flower Tiles Bag
Patons Grace (1 skein each) in colors: Amethyst, Bark, Snow, Spa Blue, Clay and Wasabi
Just in time for spring too! As my very first crochet project, I couldn't be more pleased. The little flower tiles were very addicting to crochet (hee-hee, I know how to crochet now!). This was also my first time using Patons Grace. It's a 100% mercerized cotton yarn and comes in a variety of colors. I definitely plan on using this yarn again.
The finished size of the bag is 12 inches wide and 8 inches tall. The pattern calls for you to crochet two straps. Instead, I made one wide strap so that I could wear it on my shoulder. I chained 14 and then just did 14 SC on each row until the strap measured approximately 14 inches long. I actually had just enough of the 'Bark' yarn to make the strap and then to sew it on to the bag.
After the bag was all assembled, I still felt it was missing something - a liner! The fabric I found was exactly what I had in mind. The lining was super easy to construct as the bag is flat. I measured the bag, cut the lining and then sewed it in. Since my sewing machine and I fight constantly, I didn't even bother using it for this project.
Throughout the project my 3-year-old son was fascinated by the little flower tiles. I even ended up giving him one so he would stop "messing" with my project! Since the project was in so many pieces, he was really confused as to what I was making. Once the bag was assembled, I showed it to him and said, "See, it's a bag." He looked a little perplexed and then said to me "No Mommy, it's a hat. See". He then put the bag on his head:
I think he is on to something here... Wouldn't this make a darling "pixie" hat? Of course, you would have to do some adjusting to the size, but I think it would be too cute! Especially for a baby girl. Maybe not so much for a 3 year old boy!!