Image

This months kit arrived in the mail yesterday from Annie’s Hook & Needle Club, it is called an Elegant Evening Bag. In the seventeen kits that I have received with the club, this is the second kit so far that has been a purse – the first being the Weekend Getaway Purse. (Kit 12:  Weekend Getaway Review). In this kit I will be working a smaller purse that would be perfect for a night out on the town with my hubby.

The kit came with one skein of Nylon cord, a lovely shade of red in the thickness of 2 and unmarked once again. I actually would like to know the brand name of this skein, I really like the feel and color of the cord. In addition to the skien the kit also came with a magnetic snap closure and a 1 1/2 inch decorative button.

In order to crochet the purse I will need to supply a F and G hook, a tapestry and sewing needle and matching sewing thread.

The kit came with two patterns one for knitting and one for crocheting. I will be working the crocheting pattern that required the skill of an intermediate level crocheter. The stitches you must be familiar with before crocheting the purse are the chain stitch (The Chain Stitch), the single crochet (The Single Crochet), slip stitch (Slip Stitch) and the speciality stitch of a variation of the single crochet.

I am looking forward to working on this pattern since I love the challenge of trying new stitches and the variations of the single crochet will be one for me. I actually can see a tutorial in the near future.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.