I just finished up a crocheted handbag. This was the first bag I have crocheted where you work on both sides of the chain to create the bottom. I have done bags in the past where you just work in a spiral. I got the pattern from ravelry. The pattern name is Japanese Blossom Handbag. It was easy, fast, fun and turned out pretty cute. I also love that it only took me two skeins held double, one strand from each skein. I think I will probably make more of these in the future.
I’ve noticed as I learn to crochet more and more everyday that there are some items that I would prefer to crochet over knit (gasp!). As a knitter first it’s hard to say that but it’s true. I have found that I like to crochet over knit hats. I find it easier and faster than working with double point needles. I also liked crocheting this bag better than any I’ve knitted, although working with circular knitting needles is not as slow as double points.