FO Friday – Bright Crochet Purse for Little Girls

I know it’s Saturday but was busy working on some cakes which I’ll post next.

I haven’t really finished very much in months, seriously, my crochet mojo has been absent for a long time. I have several projects in the works of course, but I just haven’t been able to finish anything.

This is a little purse I made for my niece’s birthday in August. It’s the Flowery Purse by Tamara Dijkstra and I found it on Etsy but it can also be found on Ravelry.

crochet little girl purse

I made it with Premier Cotton Fair yarn in a variety of colors. I really wanted to add beads but the ones I had were too big so I had to skip that idea.

taryn bday purse 2

It actually was a very quick and easy pattern. The only problem I had was how to attach the purse handle. I finally figured out a way to work it but the instructions weren’t exactly clear. I would definitely make a bunch more of these in all sorts of color combinations. How about one for every season!

My youngest nephew wanted to dress up as Yoda for Halloween and asked if I could make him a Yoda hat. I found a cute pattern by Sara Horrocks. I tried adding some little wisps of grey hair like Yoda but it ended up more like fluffy tufts.

yoda hat 3

yoda hat

My brother and his family in Stars Wars costume. My niece insisted on being Elsa of course. But aren’t they cute?

yoda hat jonathan

Apparently one of my other and much older nephews likes the hat.

The only other project to finish out the year were three extremely long stocking caps for the Arthritis Jingle Bell Run. I loosely based my caps on a free pattern I found on Ravelry. I’m going to have to write the pattern down eventually because a few people I know wanted one. Each one of the three was done a little bit differently as I was trying to figure out the best way to make them. I wanted them nice and long, long enough to wrap around as a scarf and still hang down quite a bit. We all loved wearing them, they kept us nice and warm and dry during the rainy walk.

stocking caps