My biggest project yet…

I fell in love with this pattern last year and started crochet-knitting this purse.

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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.

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It was difficult to manage it, but I persevered…

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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! :D

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It took me almost a year to complete, but it was worth it.

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