Somewhere over the rainbow purse

While I am in the throes of making my first ever “Mr. Headz” skeleton, I found that I needed a break from the precise counting, and I ended up working on a “rainbow purse” variation of the “Pleats Wrinkle Bag.”

The bag is an ingenious design. It needs no hardware and no store bought straps. It is, in many ways, the perfect pandemic crochet project requiring nothing more than a hook, yarn, and some patience, and while my supply of the last item is limited, I have a lot of choices when it comes to yarn and hooks.

Among the yarn choices, I had an entire rainbow of colors at my disposal, so I picked a red, an orange, a yellow, a green, a blue, and a purple, and followed the directions and crocheted the body of the bag:

The body of the pleated bag folded along the pleat lines

Once that was done, I joined the sides and got to work on a crochet strap. While the pattern called for just four rows of single crochet, I wanted to use all six colors in the strap that I had used in the body of the bag, so I added a round of half double slip stitches in red and purple to carry the rainbow theme to every element of the purse:

the crochet purse and a crochet strap

Now, with all of the pieces made, all I have left to do is weave in and trim the ends, correctly insert the drawstring, attach the strap on either side:

The body of a rainbow purse with a coordinating strap

and then find an adventure that suits what will be a brand new, completely washable, crochet rainbow purse.