I decided to make her something completely different that takes way more effort to try to redeem myself. Here is what I made her!
Simple Crochet Purse
Here is a link to the original pattern I used.
I made some changes starting with the pattern of the mid section. The shell pattern used in the original, was a bit open and loose for what I had in mind. Here is the pattern I used on the middle section of my purse (the lavender).
Round 1: sc in each stitch around
Round 2: ch3, skip first sc *skip next sc, dc in next sc, dc in skipped sc working over and enclosing previous dc (crossed dc made), dc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until desired height. I did my middle section shorter than the original because I wanted a purse size, not a sack.
Continue on with top section of original pattern.
When I was finished I added a lining to the bag. That sounds like a good Thursday post...