Have you selected your purse? If so, please share below in the comments or in the FB group.
I selected a simple crochet long purse (aka ‘miser’ purse) that I am working in the round rather than lengthwise in rows.
Here is some of the progress I have made:
I pre-threaded the silver beads onto the blue silk thread. I figure I’ll thread the gold ones from the other end. (I hope that works)
I started with a loop with ten crochets chained on. (sorry about my less than correct crochet terms.)
I worked around and around in single crochet, increasing between each stitch. (In this case, I increase by stitching a single crochet, a chain, then a single crochet, a chain, etc. rather than what seems to technically be an increase where I would work two single crochets in a single loop. The loops simple were not big enough to to to that and that isn’t how I learned to do it as a kid. Habits are hard to break.)
The first night I made it to the inside of my circle. These were all single crochet. Then I switched to a half-double crochet through the outside of the circle (1.5″.)
It seems I either failed to get a photo of the 1.5″ diameter or accidentally deleted it.
- More light is needed for working with the blue silk, especially with the very bottom when the single crochet stitches are so tight.
- My single crochet and half crochet stitches are very tight. This is bad for the sanity. Good for keeping coins in. This can lead to funkiness.