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Granny Square Pucker Purse by Marlaina B »
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Traditional, Retro / Vintage, Hipster, Classic, Funky
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Brites Color A One 6 oz skein Rubine Red Color B One 6 oz skein Mango Color C One 6 oz skein Lemonade Color D One 6 oz skein Lime Light Color E One 6 oz skein Blue Mint Color F One 6 oz skein Purple Color G One 6 oz skein Black Size H-8 (5mm) crochet hook or size to obtain guage One pair of purse handles One yard of fabric Thread to match fabric Sewing needle Two 18 inch plastic canvas Blunt needle
What was your inspiration?
The inspiration for this purse came from a pattern book I own Knit & Crochet Inspirations: Autumn Collection 2005 by Lion Brand Yarns and Hobby Lobby. The Granny Square Afghan in this book uses a granny square block similar to the one I use for this purse.
In this purse, the granny squares have stitches that are worked with a long double crochet into the row below making a very nice textured stitch...that is the twist I was talking about.
By using the vibrant colors together with the long double crochet it makes each round of the Granny Square Pucker Purse really blend together.
For even more textureI joined or seamed the squares together on the public side of the work. Therefore, the seams are not hidden but part of the over all look of the purse. This makes the purse very visually appealing as well as uniquely appealing to your touch sensory.
Finish off this purse with a fabric lining, plastic canvas and some great handles to make YOUR Granny Square Pucker Purse really unique.
What are you most proud of?
I love the colors!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?