To continue my crochet education I felt that I needed to extend my crochet skills by making a bag that was not created using just Granny Squares and simply a front and back panel.
I found the above bag on Youtube with a tutorial to follow and spent quite a few evenings crocheting ( and unpicking it repeatedly) creating the front and back panels as well as the strap. I made up the strap differently and added a shaped edging instead of the fringing that was shown on the Youtube example.
I also added a lining and I hope that the video above is working, if not then I shall take additional pictures instead.
The flower is hiding the back of a magnetic snap.
The handle can be adjusted to make it longer and I really learnt so much from making this bag including how to creating shaping, increasing and keeping the pattern going as well as decreasing. Also how it is possible to add your own twist to projects.
Took a little while to complete it but I did have my hospital visit in the middle but I am sticking to my goal of using my time off to finish WIP's but to also try new skills as well.
I have already finished another mini project but I shall save that for next time.