It's been years since I've crocheted anything of significance. A few months ago I became charmed by all the brightly colored crocheted flowers that I was seeing on Pinterest.
I poked around the various linking websites for weeks until I found a handbag design that I could adapt to what I was looking for. Then I found some great black wooden handles at Joanns Crafts. They're even made by a company called "Everything Mary".
I prefer using 100% cotton yarns. I've used some of Paton's Grace Yarns and Lion Brands cotton yarns for the flowers. For the body of the handbag I used Bernat's cotton De Lux yarn in black.
I used some straight pins to figure out where the front would be as I wanted to place the various crocheted flowers and leaves only on the front of the handbag. A few of the flowers have little polka dot buttons added that I purchased at Michaels crafts in the scrapbook section.
Here's the finished design stuffed nicely so that I could stand it up to take this photograph.
I won't sugar coat it....there are a whole lot of hours in creating this handbag. But if you work on the flowers a little at a time while watching TV and just collect them up it won't seem so long.
The dimensions on the handbag are 11" wide by 10" tall with a 3" wide base. The wood handles add another 5".
I've placed this One of a Kind Crocheted Flower Handbag in my Etsy.com store for sale @ $165 bucks here :-) All of the photos will enlarge if you click on them once and then click again for a close up view.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have and I'll try to help.