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!
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.