The two color handbag is finished and I think it turned out to be kind of cool.
Overall this is a fairly easy pattern. The bag is done in two sections; an outer layer in one color and an inner bag in a contrasting color. The outer layer has an open pattern so you can see the color of the inner layer. They're attached at the top but I stitched it down in some other places too.
The pattern wanted me to use four ounces each of brown and orange worsted weight yarn and a size F hook. I wanted to use brown and orange since they’re such classic 70s colors but I didn’t have enough orange yarn. I had already started the inner layer when I realized this and had to decide if I wanted to take it out or make something that had multiple colors. I went with rainbow stripes.
To give the bag a little more structure they tell you to cut a piece of cardboard the fits into the base of the bag and then glue a piece of crocheted fabric on to that. I had some cork that I could cut to size and used that instead. I didn’t glue crochet on top of the cork because I wanted it to be washable.
This bag is little heavier than I’d like but I still love it.
Next week I'll have August voting ready. We'll still be in the 70s!
The purse isn't quite done. It still needs some assembly and it will be ready for next week. It's not done because I've spent the last few days unpacking and admiring the beautiful vintage china and glassware my mother-in-law handed down to me.
Here's the china:
The china is Rosenthal Elegance Platinum that she purchased in Germany. This pattern was made from 1955-1959.
And here's the lovely glassware:
The glassware is Rosenthal pattern no 2000-8 criss-cross. It's hard to see how adorably cute the one on the front right is. It's tiny!
Hopefully you forgive me for not having the purse/bag done yet! I'll have it done by next weekend.
It wasn't even a close race this month. The handbag is the winner with all but two votes.
I know some people wanted to see this done in modern colors but I had brown and orange yarn so I thought I'd go with the classic colors.
The bag is done in two layers. The outside layer is done in brown and the inside in orange. Then, they're joined together, handles are added along with another bottom part and cardboard is glued inside the bottom to give it structure. That part should be interesting...
Next week there won't be a post but I'll be back on the 19th with the finished bag.
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns. I'm a member of Crochet Twin Cities, the local Crochet Guild.