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Learn how to crochet a cute hooded cardigan for a toddler.
The” Harley Quinn “bag…If you didn’t know I like to crochet. It lets me bring out my inner creative chic. I hardly ever follow patterns to the “T”. About a year ago I was into crocheting purses. I made at least 3 of them. I even tried to sell them on Etsy. I got a few hits, but not any purchases.
The “Harley Quinn” bag is just one of my many unfinished crochet projects from that era. I call it the Harley Quinn bag because it reminded me of The Jokers girlfriend,Harley Quinn, from Batman.
Not the new Harley Quinn. The old Harley, the one that wore red, black and white. I was even going to attach some white pom poms on the ends. Honestly, if you don’t know who Harley Quinn is…I’m not sure we can be friends. (I kid, but seriously…)
When I started this project I envisioned was a whole line of two-toned colored superhero/villain themed bags. Somewhere along the line, I stalemated with this project. I’m not sure if I couldn’t figure out how to do the handles… or if I just wanted to close it with a zipper.
My biggest problem was figuring out what kind of fabric to line the inside with…I just couldn’t find anything that I liked. Nor, could I figure out if I wanted to use one color or continue with the two color scheme on the inside. So many decisions!
In addition, I felt like my sewing skills were not strong enough to make the inside of the bag sturdy. As evidenced by the first bag that I made, where the cotton lining began to come undone on the inside. So why am I pulling this thing back out again? Because I’ve finally got a sewing machine!
And maybe nobody else will want to purchase a purse that they could wear with a black dress or a red dress or black and red plaid dress! (I mean all you have to do is flip the purse around! Holy Smokes Batman!) But now that I’ve got my sewing machine, I’m going to finish what I started (Once I learn how to use it.)
I’m looking forward to finishing this project.
What do you guys think about the “Harley Quinn” Bag? If you are interested in crocheting purses you can find free crochet purse patterns here. I used a variation of this pattern to create all of my purses.
Maybe you’re an experienced crocheter. If you have any tips on how to make the cotton lining stay together on the inside that would be awesome!
Until Next Time,
The Crafty Afro
One of my favorite hobbies is crocheting. Honestly, if I look at my stash of unused yarn that I have piled up all over the house, it’s probably a little more like yarn hoarding at the moment. Unfortunately, I haven’t had much time to spend crocheting these days with a mobile 10-month-old running around the …