After a very long time, I recently rekindled my love for crocheting. Just happened to buy some yarns to teach some basic stitches (well, those are the only things I know) to my friend and I was wondering what to do with those yarns.. Then i saw this Bernat's mermaid tears purse and instantly fell in love with those gorgeous crocodile stitches!glad that they had video tutorial too because I’m not so good at reading patterns..
I found it easy to crochet the body of the bag but had no clue how to make handles.. so I took 9 strands of yarn about a metre and half and started braiding with 3 strands in each and then sew it to the side of the bag using tapestry needle..
Got so excited in finishing the handles and the bag that I had no patience to watch the flower tutorial.. so just made a Deco rose (simple and easy!)
Somehow managed to add lining and zipper to the bag using this tutorial.. i know, mine is kinda messy.
Also made another one and gifted it to my friend and she loved it! handmade gifts do make people smile extra big :)