Here’s the purse I made as my first reintroduction to crochet. It’s great, and I love it, but I don’t use it often; I don’t carry much in a purse, so I don’t like the big ones. For one, they’re too cumbersome. For two, my husband seems to think if I have a large purse, he can just add things to it for me to carry for him, lol.
That big white-ish area on the front is a pocket for my cell phone; I’ve found that if I just put it in the regular pocket with everything else, I go through screen protectors too fast, so I always keep it separate now.
I didn’t use a tutorial for this one; I used the basic stitch that my mother-in-law taught me in 2003. This was made before I started experimenting with other stitches.