Step away from the crochet hook…

If you’re wondering when you should step away from the crochet hook, remember this old saying “too much of a good thing” and when you feel yourself slipping over into the abyss of overkill, it is definitely time to put down the crochet hook.

And to think these purse designs were created by a “team” and not one of them thought “oh hey, that’s just pushing the gaudy envelope, maybe we should stop”.

However, like good little designing minions for a yarn brand label, they are just making sure we all buy that extra skein of yarn to embellish our asses off.

ETA: For those of you with an astute eye (thank you Brandy!) the second purse is indeed knitted and that was entirely my oversight…my bad! I’ll leave it up there as it’s equally horrendous.


  1. Brandy says:

    The problem with the first purse is to use either variegated yarn OR flowers, not both.
    The second purse; aren’t you glad they created a knit version? Too bad those knit coils don’t look anything like flowers.

  2. Mazell Stafford says:

    First of all, who would even want a purse that looked remotely like either of them. Ugly designs, ugly colors just plain fugly…Yuuuuuuuuuuuuk!

  3. Gaaack!! says:

    I can see designing that 1st one and thinking it’ll be beautiful,
    then throwing it away once I saw it (particularly in that yarn)

    I couldn’t possibly use it in public–it reminds me of a vagina
    (No… I don’t know why, and I refuse to think about it too deeply)

  4. jd in st louis says:

    i like the color. i even like the ‘flowers’. but, i don’t like the combination on the scale of a purse. just doesn’t work.

  5. Cindy says:

    The first one…..definitely afterbirth. What is that yellowish brown color? Nicotine stains? UGGY The second one…… What is this with the colors? Must have been found in a dollar store.

  6. W4 says:

    “The purse that goes with you; grows with you!”

    Don’t dare put anything heavy in it or the handles will stretch, and I could see the bag portion getting all sagged out!

    As a smaller clutch bag, in a different colour and yarn (like black, and a silk yarn) I could possibly see this as an evening bag, with far fewer flowers…

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