Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Kit 12 – Weekend Getaway Purse


There is an old quote that says “If you cease to learn – you cease to grow”. This is something I truly believe. I always push myself to learn new things, to exercise my brain matter so to speak so I am always ready to go on unexplored path. Thats why I am so excited!!! Annie’s Hook & Needle club is helping me go on a new adventure this month. Wait, wait, I know I am getting ahead of myself again.

December brings with it my twelfth kit from the Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – the Weekend Getaway Purse. I am delighted about this month’s kit because it will be a nice project after the hustle and bustle of the Christmas crocheting. A project just to relax, enjoy and crochet with no dead lines to meet. Crocheting with a dead line is some times necessary but is one of my least favorite part of this wonderful craft.

The Weekend Getaway Purse is a easy skill level pattern that came with two pattern versions, a knit and crochet. I will be working the crochet pattern. The kit came with two skeins of unmarked variegated yarn, 1/4 yard of fabric, 1 magnetic snap and 1 set of 5-inch bamboo handles with end rings.

To complete this project I need to provide an H and J crochet hook, tapestry needle, sewing needle and matching sewing thread for the fabric that was provided.

Have you guessed yet that I will be inserting a lining in the purse once it is crocheted? This will be my new adventure in crocheting. In all the years I have been crocheting I have never been required to put a lining in a bag or purse. But I am looking forward to learning.

Fortunately, I have a lady in church who is very good at this who is willing to show me the proper way this is done. I think I could do it on my own but thought it would be better to have someone show me, this way I will not pick up any bad habits that I will later need to break.

There are no specialty stitches in this pattern unless you count inserting the hook in the front and back loop. The basic stitches that you will need to know are the chain stitch (The Chain Stitch), half double crochet (Half Double Crochet) and single crochet (Single Crochet).

I am excited about this project and impatiently await the end of the Christmas holiday. What projects do you have planned after the Christmas Season? Will they be for yourself or someone dear to you?

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.



About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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