I have been crocheting a lot the past few years to occupy my time and mind... to keep from going t-totally insane. I have had a long journey to get through a bad spot of health and still have much healing to do. It is not easy on my arthritic and tendonitis hands... but I get through with hand stretches and breaks.
I don't go out these days by myself and it is usually a trip to a doctor's office. I am not much on big handbags/purses/pocketbooks. I wanted something to just hold my essentials (eyeglasses, phone, keys, ID and inhaler and sometimes my wallet which is a small one).
Since I have a need to crochet... as in I will go t-totally insane if I don't... I decided to make up my own pattern. A much as I looked at bags none suited my need or I had no idea what they were talking about. I am hoping I wrote it down correctly.
You are welcome to use the pattern, but please do not copy and paste the pattern into your blog or web page. You can make items to sell with the pattern, but not sell the pattern. Please link back to this post.
Forgive the awful photography. Since surgery I cannot lift my camera to eye level and hold long enough to compose and snap. These photos are taken with my ipad... so just existing lighting.
You can either copy and paste the pattern into your word program or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Another option is to add a Print Friendly Button to your browser. I am sorry. The way my blog is configured does not support me directly putting it in my blog.
Since I wrote the pattern after the fact there may be mistakes in the pattern. Please let me know if you find one.
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
ss = slip stitch
CA = Color A
CB = Color B
ch 1 does not count as a stitch
Cut plastic canvas to fit between 2 layers (the plastic canvas I used was very thin so I used 2 pieces) (place one section on plastic canvas and trace with maker. cut plastic canvas a smaller than lines.. allowing room to crochet together) . This gives a little extra support for bottom of bag.
Pin the two pieces together and either ss or sc together matching stitches, inserting canvas when a little more than half way. DO NOT FASTEN OFF
you should end with CA