Mommy Dearest has been asking me for crocheted purses for years (she's a big 'o tree hugging, poet shirt wearin' hippy)! I actually started these back when I lived in El Paso and sadly they had been sitting in the UFO dimension for a long time. Last year her requests grew in their intensity and frequency. I kept telling her I didn't like making bags, but I surprised her with these for Christmas. I just sort of winged the pattern. She digs them like crazy! If anyone wants more specifics about the pattern just pm me and I will try to remember what I did. All of it is done in SC stitches with a J hook. The blue one is made of a bulky Yarn Bee chenille and the gold one is LB Homespun. Believe it or not there are more FO's I will post this afternoon or tomorrow!