Hello my friends!
Some of you may know I have a Pinterest profile--it's hard not to get addicted to that place! I've discovered so many gorgeous things to craft, so many talented people... but above all, I've been creating a sort of "box of favourite crafts" I can get back to when I get the time and the opportunity to try something new.
On my dwellings I found this image of crochet purse handles, and a link to the blog with the tutorial.
The blog is Roberta Crochet & Cia and the tutorial is written in Portuguese... so when I saw someone asking for a translation (sorry, I can't find the original request!) I offered to do so.
Here's my translation, hope it's clear enough (it really is very simple!)
Crochet purse handles
Make a chain 140 stitches long (approximately 90 cm long) and make 4 rows of sc (single crochet). Slip stitch the top and bottom rows together to form a tube. Join both ends of the tube, to form a circle. Reinforce these stitches to make sure they don’t come apart.
Make a chain 35 stitches long (approximately 20cm) and make 8 rows of sc. Form a roll around the tube you made in step 1 and slip stitch it together, top and bottom row of your crochet strip.
Row 1: 3 sc;
Row 2: 4 sc;
Row 3: 5 sc;
Rows 4 to 16: 6 sc;
Row 17: 5 sc;
Row 18: 4 sc;
Row 19: 3 sc;
You can make it wider or longer if you’d like; work with crab stitch or single crochet around it to finish off . Make 2 to secure the purse handles onto the purse itself.
Please refer to Roberta's blog to see all images, I only added one for each step here but she has a step by step tutorial with more images. Thank you Roberta, for your very clear tutorial!
Hope this is useful!
Have a wonderful week :)