i love doris day sweater purse

I love Doris Day. When I was growing up I wanted to be just like her. Well, now that I am 40-ish that desire still hasn't gone away. Oh! To dress like her. To wear those types of clothes....
Yikes! Can you hear my daughters groaning? -- Mom! You wouldn't dare!
Okay. So maybe I won't actually dress like her, but I can carry a bag like one she might carry.
Time for some inspiration. And yes, I am still working out of this book -- and loving every crochet pattern that Mary Jane has put in there!
And I found a pattern for a lovely sweater purse. I used medium 4 yarn and size J & G crochet hook. The handle is off of a purse that I bought from the thrift store.

I love how this went together!

Just by changing hook size and stitch size, you crochet this sleeve-like shape.

And amazingly, it folds into a sweater purse. So incredibly easy & yet so beautiful.

Now to find some white gloves to go with my I Love Doris Day Sweater Purse.
Ha. Just kidding, girls.


Unknown said...

I love the handbag and yes, I love Doris Day! I am 44 and have many fond memories watching and admiring her.

Thought you might like this:) A little Doris for you today!


Evelyn said...

I love the handbag!!! It is great for next autumn. Congratulations.

willywagtail said...

I have a friend who does this lovely crochet too. It really looks effective and you bag is beautiful with that certain old-fashioned look to it!

Unknown said...

Wonderful bag! You are so creative, I love your the way your blog looks.

Chandra said...

well, ahem, I am 28 years old and love white gloves...and wouldn't fault you for wearing them with that darling sweater purse! I think what makes it POP is the handle.

Mary Anne Drury said...

Gloves AND a hat (a pill box I think) and I think a sweater twin set, too .... would all just go perfectly with that DARLING purse !! (I think Doris would approve !)

Tino said...

This purse was so cute! It also locks like it's been knitted. Never seen crockhet lock like this. (Sorry about my english writing)
Well done :)

Dandelion Quilts said...

How perfect...and the handle was a great choice.

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Unknown said...

I love that. Where can I find the pattern?

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Cheryl said...

Very cute. This may inspire me to start knitting again, for the seven-bazillionth time.

Meggie said...

What a fun Doris Day post! I love that handle!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

How lovely and so clever you found the handle at the thrift store! Twyla

Tino said...

It was so nice to read your message in Norwegian! Hope you all can travel here sometime.
Wish you a nice evening. Take care :)

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way about Doris Day. Love her! And that's an awesome bag.

QuiltedSimple said...

You amaze me - what an awesome bag!!! And you even found the perfect handle!

RG said...

Dawn I loved this so much I found myself telling my mum and explaining and discussing in detail what you did.
So classically lovely and elegant.

Ivory Spring said...

*gasp* This is sooo chic, you did a great job.

Unknown said...

How do you do the "valley" between rows???