This past Friday, I finished the rainbow cat bag I had begun and started thinking about my next project, and what I found myself thinking was this: “Did you say taco purse?”
But before I could move onto a taco purse I photographed the cat bag:
and put together a dedicated page for this cat bag tutorial so that anyone who needed to make one could.
So when I got up this morning, I was ready to get to work on a future crochet taco purse.
Inspired to some degree by this Mark Jacobs Bijoux Bag, I very much wanted to make a purse that was spacious enough to house the essentials of life, but small enough to give one a sense of being footloose and fancy free.
A crochet taco purse had the potential to fulfill both of these needs with an added campy twist.
In my original vision, the taco purse would be crocheted in a gold merino wool and then felted, but after some consideration, I decided that the most prudent thing would be to work out the details in an unfelted version.
So, with a gold skein of my beloved Red Heart Super Saver, and a 4.0 mm hook, I got to work.
As of sunset today, this is how the back/inside of the taco purse looked:
and here is how the front/outside of the taco-purse-to-be looked:
There are, no doubt, one or two technical challenges that await me, but when all is said and done, this should be a very fun bag to both make and use.