Crochet a Rose Embellishment

What was "old" is now NEW!
What was “old” is now NEW!

I purchased this handmade purse at a resale store for $2.00. I don’t think it had ever been used. The only problem with it was the handle had rough edges and badly needed oil. I saw great potential for it and purchased it.

I sanded the handle and applied several coats of orange oil. Now, it’s as smooth as the back of my hand. I loved the lining in the purse, but I thought the outside could use a splash of color.

I crocheted a rose to which I sewed a pin back. The rose can be removed and used on other things. The pattern for this rose came from The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Crochet: however, you can find a pattern to crochet a rose on Pattern Central. Check your local library for the book. That’s where I found it. Browse your library for other cool books on crochet, knitting, and crafts.

The inside of this bag is clean and well-made.
The inside of this bag is clean and well-made.

I think this little purse is ready to take out on the town. The problem is I can’t decide whether to keep it or add it to my Christmas gift stash. Hmmm.

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