Sunday, March 17, 2013

Crocodile Crochet (CROC-het) Purse

Black Water, Rogue, Lake Placid... what's the first word that comes into your mind? Crocodile, yes, of course! How could anyone miss that? Grrr... I don't like the sight of crocodiles although I have watched several crocodile movies on TV. But when I first came to know about the crocodile crochet stitch from the many crochet works in craft websites and YouTube tutorials, I already fell in love with it. 

Having crocheted three crocodile projects in the past was of great help in following the steps for this Croc Purse I made.

I have already featured my very first crocodile stitch bracelet 

and the two pieces of crocodile stitch necklace I made recently in my previous posts. 
But the moment I came across My Merry Messy Life's Crochet Crocodile Clutch Purse I seemed to experience sleepless nights thinking of what color to use for this project.

Playing safe, I chose black for the body and white for the top edging.

See all the crocodile stitches on the front side? I enjoyed making each one of them!
Now, for the back side, here are 15 rows of HDCs
For this version, I didn't skip spaces to make a handle. I just continued making HDCs around until I finished 4 rows.

This is how the inner part looks like just before I fastened the zipper
The other modification I made aside from not making a handle was sewing a zipper to the white edging.
The result was a Crocodile (Croc) Purse instead of a Crocodile Clutch Bag. I hope Sara of My Merry Messy Life wouldn't mind at the changes I made. Afterall, isn't that cute?

Oh, I'm so happy and proud to have made this! I hope my cousin, Judy, will like it.

Ayana Grace, my daughter, would like me to make a bigger one like this. Now, I'm thinking again... what color is it going to be? Can you guess her favorite color? Hmmm... how about writing it down in the comment box below? (Let me give you a clue. She's following me and I'm following her, too!)

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  1. Love,love your crocodile crochet purse! Love the colours too! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

    1. Thank you, Ana. I'm just about to sew the zipper. Just came from the craft store to buy one.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you, Jenna! I also love it! But what we love we often give away to somebody special. Thanks for dropping by! Hope to see you back.

  3. Oh, I love your purse! It is just too cute! I am featuring it tonight at Pick of the Bunch! I hope to have the post up soon. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend!!

    1. Thanks a bunch for the feature, Kathy! I love you for that.

  4. Love the purse! Very good tutorial-thanks! I saw these in Navey Wife's Submarine Link Party! :)
    Have a fantastic day!
    ~Pali @Knitting Rays of Hope


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