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Monday, March 27, 2006

Crochet Dude's Chic on the Halfshell purse

My daughter came home from school on Friday all upset because her 'sparkle' purse was ripped and no longer usable. She emptied on my bed..."mom, look at this! I'm sure the puppies did it!" (we have 3 puppies) She was fuming as she showed the rip which was about 7" long and she was right, it was no longer good to use.
Now, instead of asking me to buy her a new purse she asked if I would make her one and for it to be ready by the time she went to school today. I had printed out a few patterns for purses but she had seen Crochet dude's 'Chic on the Halfshell' and just HAD TO HAVE IT! Please keep in mind that I've only made grannies, squares and afghans so far. So I told her I'd try.
Next, to pick out colors....she found a pink in yarn drawers that she liked so I gave it a go with 2 strands. Well, that wasn't going to be big enough for her liking so I looked and saw on of these threads that Drew had said if you want it bigger to use a bigger hook and thicker yarn. So, after frogging the first side I had finished with 2 strands, I doubled it to 4 strands (they were pretty thin). It was hard for me to work with but it was more the size she wanted.
Next problem......after completing one side I started to see that I would not have enough to finish in the colors she'd selected. So we selected another, darker color to mix in. Then after only a few rows of those colors more of the original color was running out so I had to add yet one more different color to the mix.
I was up until 1am last night but I did promise her I'd get it done and I did. She was happy with it so I'm happy.
I added a button on the front with a chain loop for a closure. She also wanted the strap a bit longer so she could put it over her shoulder. No, she's not picky at all!!
Here it is....
Back of purse Front of purse 'prebutton'


Completed purse

17 comments:

vicki said...

that turned out reallly cute. great job, isn't it awesome when our children ask us to make them something. i remember last winter when my son who is a elementary teacher, asked if i coule ask if i could make the kids all snow flakes, mine turned out so pretty that he wanted to let the kids enjoy some of my work, well 30 snow flakes later i was pooped, but the praise i got from those children was all i needed :)

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