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....