Crocheted clutch

After the baby blankets I needed a quicker crochet project, so I cracked open my Stitch ‘n Bitch Happy Hooker book and decided to try the Fit to Be Tied handbag. I thought it would be super easy, but it actually took quite a while.

I goofed a couple times on the half double crochet and had to either start over or add a stitch in the middle of a row. Then when I went to sew the two sides together I did the whole thing and realized the two eyelet rows didn’t match up on one side. But I was too far in to undo it and fix it. Then the lining wasn’t quite wide enough, but I made it fit anyway.

Sometimes I think I am way too impatient to be a good crafter. But then when I show my mangled mismatched purse to someone who doesn’t craft they look at me in awe like I just gave birth or something, and they couldn’t find a flaw if they tried. Thank you, by the way, to those people. You keep me sane.