I fell in love with this pattern last year and started crochet-knitting this purse.
The purse was done in Tunision Crochet stitch which is supposed to be done with an Afghan hook.
An Afghan hook is a hook with two parts joined together with a cord. Needless to say, it wasn’t available here, obviously, so I had to make do with a normal crochet hook, adding a few threads and rubber bands at its end to stop the yarn from falling off.
It was difficult to manage it, but I persevered…
I had to detach and reattach the top ruffles, the double layer increasing my difficulty.
The next difficulty was finding the perfect handles. It took me such a long time that I was literally whining, not to mention the fact handles are impossible to find here. I also detached the lining twice before deciding this was final.
But I did not give up. And I’m happy to say, my perseverance paid off with this beauty, that was ready on Eid for me to show off! 😀
It took me almost a year to complete, but it was worth it.