Category Archives: Purse Patterns

Stacked Shells Purse

I’ve recently revamped the format of one of my earliest patterns from 2013, The Stacked Shells Purse, and then it dawned on me that I never actually blogged about it!! So, without further ado, introducing:

The Stacked Shells Purse! Stacked Shells Purse

Photography and crochet by The Whole Knit & Caboodle. Photo used with permission. All Rights Reserved.

This pattern is super simple for the advanced beginner crocheter and is perfect for last minute gifts because it works up quickly. Cotton is recommended but you can switch up the yarn to add a little more fun, just be sure to work that gauge so you don’t end up with something super large or teeny tiny! Stacked Shells Purse

Photography and crochet by The Whole Knit & Caboodle. Photo used with permission. All Rights Reserved.

You can find a copy of the Stacked Shells Purse for just $3.50 in any of my online shops!

Handbag Roundup!

In the spirit of handbags (I seem to be on a roll with them lately!) I decided to dedicate some space to amazing crochet alternatives to the sewn version I recently completed.

Get ready for some eye-popping designs!!! HANDBAG ROUNDUP


Number one and two on the list belongs to 

Knotted Notions!!

Number three, four, and five on the list goes to

Cuddle Me Beanies!!

 Number six on the list goes to

Corrina Ricke!!

 Number seven on the list goes to


 Number eight on the list goes to


Number nine on the list goes to

Knot your Nana’s Crochet!!

 Number ten on the list goes to

Crafting Potpourri!!














One Doctor Who TARDIS Handbag and Some Delish Wool Roving Doctor Who TARDIS handbag DIY

Amazing Doctor Who crochet hooks by The Lemonade Shop!

I’m super excited to share with you guys my FINISHED Doctor Who TARDIS handbag!!

I can’t even begin to tell you how terrified I was to start this project. The idea of sewing in straight lines freaks me out–mostly because I know if it’s not straight I’ll want to pull it all out and redo it. I don’t think I have to tell you guys that it’s way simpler to pull back your crochet work to get it perfect BUT, I was determined to get over my fears and conquer the beast that is my sewing machine! Doctor Who TARDIS handbag DIY

Things started out okay….and then my thread broke. No big deal, right? Just rethread it and keep going! And then it happened again. I thought it was a bad omen. Thread breaking twice in the span of two seconds is never a good thing.

But, I mentioned I was determined!! So off to find a new sewing machine needle. (I’d been told once a long time ago that the right needle makes all the difference.) I found one specifically made for drapery fabric in my mini sewing hoard and figured out how to change the needle–it’s easier than I thought–and 5 minutes later I was off and sewing with gusto!

Before I knew it, I’d finished! I even added a magnetic snap closure to finish it off. Doctor Who TARDIS handbag DIY Doctor Who TARDIS handbag DIY

I am so happy I committed to finish this one and now my daughter tells me she needs a My Little Pony handbag. She’s ten and apparently she needs a handbag to carry all of her ponies around when she goes off on important shopping trips to buy more ponies. 😉

If you guys want to know how I made this bag, make sure to check out THIS BLOG POST which has the entire process and the amazing youtube tutorial I used! Doctor Who TARDIS handbag DIY

I know, Doctor… I NEVER win and am making that same face right along with you!

Now that I’ve overcome my sewing machine fears, I think I’m ready to tackle another! Recently I blogged about Mandie’s Krafty Kreations huge facebook giveaway! Guess who won?!?!


I was thrilled today when I got a box in the mail filled with the most gorgeous 100% merino roving.

Get ready for raw yarn yummies!

I have no clue how to use it or what will happen when I try my hand at spinning but I think I’ve always had a little bit of beginner’s luck in my pocket. Perhaps I can pull some out and sprinkle it over this!

If you’ve got some tips or just want to give me a shout, make sure you drop a comment!! I love hearing from you guys! (Comments are moderated–to keep out vulgarity and discourage trolls–so it might take a little bit before they appear.) I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how to make this gorgeous roving into something that I can crochet!