…the most delightful selection of handbag crochet patterns.
Recently, I met Holly Ferrier online and she is always upbeat and kind. She shared her Ravelry link with me and I fell in love with her handbags. The colors she selects are delightful and her attention to detail is en pointe. Her shop is filled with the most delightful selection of handbag crochet patterns. I very much wanted to share her craft with everyone so I asked her permission and here we are.
Take a few moments to hear from her heart and see what she has created. Her handbag crochet patterns are sold via Ravelry.
I learned to crochet when I was pregnant with my second child.
I have to admit that I really only made the basic granny square afghans for many years. Until a few years ago when I became extremely ill. I was house bound for approximately one year. As I was unable to really do anything at all, I decided to focus all my attention to learning all that I possibly could on the art of crochet.
Learning all those crochet techniques truly saved my sanity throughout those months of illness. And I am still learning now! I could go on and on about the importance of education! It really can change a life !
I do much of my studying now , in the wee hours of the morning, when the house is quiet (enabling full concentration)
As I am no longer able to work outside the home, this has become my sole income. Which I love! I like to keep the same hours as I would if I were in the workforce.
I was the owner of a Bakery, and as you can imagine, the hours were very long.
I have always had a passion for design. In my youth I would alter any of my clothes to suit my style. I also have a love of handbags and shoes. I guess that’s where my crochet designs evolved.
I always aim for a unique and interesting design. And of course, I want my designs to be fun to make too ! I use 2 strands of yarn at a time for all my bags. This makes the bags extremely sturdy. And negates the need to line them.
Although you certainly can if you wish!
I prefer to use acrylic dk yarn ( 8ply ) with my designs. As it is readily available in my area. It is a personal preference for me.
I have only just begun to expand my Ravelry store to include afghans and throws.
My first throw design was recently released to Ravelry, designed for my sons home [pictures above], to suit his decor.
Jay’s Ladder Throw – www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jays-ladder-throw
Some of Holly’s handbag crochet patterns are pictured throughout this post and in the link list below, but you really should visit her on Ravelry to see her entire selection.
Thank you, Holly!
Drops of Jupiter Tote
Mosaic Arches Reversible Bag (pictured)
Mother’s Love Tote (pictured)
December Tote (pictured)
Tropical Gardens Bag
Window Box (pictured)