Don't look too closely.
There may be a garter mistake or two, but I was all about the finish throughout this purse project.
I may crochet an edge around the top today.
It is not called for in the instructions but I think I may, anyhow.
Because now that the pattern and I are pals, I feel I can take liberties with it.
I'm overjoyed with the results.
I went to My LYS sidewalk sale looking for some yarn for this baby.
I found the perfect yarn: Classic Elite's
This is pretty remarkable because when I substitute a yarn I often get into trouble. Irreversible mistake trouble.
Find it in the bottom of a bag a year later trouble.
Not this time.
Also, It was half off. So I paid 30 dollars for this cutie.
I used 5 skeins to make my little summer bag purse.
You make 4 strips of garter and join them in a magical way as clever Eva Varpio lays out in her pattern.
Ravelry shows the pattern as HDK Bag by Eva Varpio.
I think it was a five dollar pattern.
I Will make another.
Next time, however, I'll crochet the body's 4 panels.
It is faster and I won't make garter mistakes.
Maybe I can even sew a liner inside the next one after the panels are mad. Oh my, I"m getting cocky.
I give this pattern an A plus. The pattern comes with a headband pattern also and wrist warmers. That's a bang for my five bucks.
Have you fallen for a pattern lately?