I love to make things…a lot of things! Rarely will you find me without a crochet hook or knitting needles in hand working on a project. And I love to sew and scrapbook, too! My husband and daughter ...
I love to make things…a lot of things! Rarely will you find me without a crochet hook or knitting needles in hand working on a project. And I love to sew and scrapbook, too! My husband and daughter tease me about my crafty obsession. But they are pretty happy, too, when they score something handmade.
I learned my crafting skills at an early age. I come from a crafty family and learned a lot from my mother and grandmother who taught me to crochet and craft. My 4-H leaders filled in the gaps, teaching me how to knit and sew. Then I studied Fashion Design and Home Economics at Kansas State University. Now, I have the privilege of passing these skills down to my daughter.
I have to admit, it wasn’t easy for me to learn. I struggled with reading patterns and following instructions, so I designed most of my own projects. But over time, I finally learned how to follow a pattern and began writing my own patterns. I always like to share this experience with others who are learning to show them that with practice and perseverance, they can learn, too.
Create this lovely pair of purses made from your favorite cotton yarn. There's a one perfect for you and a smaller purse just right for the little lady in your life.
The foundation piece for both projects is the Rose Granny Square. With this project you'll create your own handles to go with your purse, using inexpensive metal hoops.
The pattern also includes a tutorial on how to line a crocheted bag.
Gauge: One granny square measures approximately 3 1/2" wide and 4" long.