BTW, I don't know why the formatting for this entry is so messed up looking tonight. But if anyone wants this pattern, hit me up with a comment below with your email address. I'll send it to you as a Word document that's formatted better than this.
"From the Neiman Marcus website, where this purse, the 'Miss Sicily,' (original shown above) can be purchased for the original price of $2,895, or get it while it's on sale at $1,302. Taking the look and feel of a 1970s afghan, this crocheted rendition of the Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily handbag will provide a homespun comfort as it adorns both dressy and casual ensembles."
--Multicolor, multi-patterned crocheted yarn; golden hardware
--Tubular leather top handle; 4" drop
--Removable, adjustable crossbody strap (I haven't done this part yet, not sure if I'm going to)
--Flap top with magnetic snap closure; two-tone Dolce & Gabbana plaque detail
--Tubular top; folded sides
--Inside, zip and open pockets
--10"H x 14"W x 7"D.
--Made in Italy
So here is my take on the "Miss Sicily" purse.
--3 colors of yarn: Color A: Solid, Color B: Variegated, Color C: Solid
For my bag, I used:
Color A: 2 skeins of Trendsetter Yarns, Merino VIII in plum (color # 335)
Color B: 2 skeins of Bernat Mosaic in Psychedelic(color #44400)
Color C: 1 skein of SignatuR Knits in navy blue
--G sized crochet hook
--Plastic canvas, in a color to match the yarn (I used black)
--A pair of matching onyx square rings (Everything Mary)
--1 package of bias tape, wide single fold, in a color that matches yarn color C
--Matching cotton fabric and thread for the interior lining
--Cotton thread that matches the bias tape
The front flap:
1. Make 6 granny squares, using the join in the round method. Make each square in the following pattern: beginning ring and round 1 with color A, round 2 with color B, joining round 3 with color C. Each granny should measure about 2.75” square.
2. The squares should be joined in 2 pieces: 4 squares across by 2 squares tall. One group will be the outside of the flap and the other group will be the inside of the flap. Each piece should measure around 5.5” tall x 11.5” wide.
3. Join the two flap pieces together by slip stitching them on three sides.