Here’s a little purse you can make in the time it takes to watch a movie. It is a perfect handmade gift for a little girl about to make her first communion but you could make it in any color for any occasion.
The final dimensions are 6 X 6 inches. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky in Tinsel White and an 8 mm crochet hook.
Instructions: chain stitch 13 (plus 2); single crochet one row and increase by 1 in last stitch; continue around and single crochet along the other side of chain (this bag is made in the round) increase by 1 stitch at the end; continue to single crochet around again increasing by 2 on each end (the increases will add a little dimension to the bag); continue 14 loops of single crochets (without increasing); to create handle, single crochet 4, chain 15 (skip 11 stitches) single crochet 8, chain 15 (skip 11 stitches) single crochet 4; lastly add 2 more single crochet rows and knot. If you like you can add a lining. I use a left over piece of organza from another project.
This bag uses the very basic single crochet stitch. If you would like an introduction to lots of possible stitch variations I love this book, The Pattern Library: Crochet. If you would like to learn how to crochet check on Youtube. I found very helpful tutorials on how to make granny squares there.
Now the only question is what movie will you watch? It should be an old favorite that doesn’t require your full attention. I watched WALK THE LINE with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. I love that movie.
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