This can be scaled up in size, or made with chunky yarn, and would be ideal for a gift bag. It is worked in the round so you will need a marker to keep count of the rows.
I used DK weight yarn, a 4.00mm hook and US terminology, the purse measures approximately 5″/13cm at the widest part, and is approximately 3.5″/9cm tall excluding handle, 5″/13cm including handle.
My grandma taught me to knit and sew when I was a wee bairn. Over the years I've learned how to do macrame, cross stitch, beading and many other crafts, but it wasn't until 2008 that I learned to crochet.