edited to say: this is the fleuri purse pattern from crochetme.com, see a couple posts down for pattern.
I only had a G hook and some super low quality super lightweight yarn, so it's *very* stretchy. I will probably line it one of these days, but I've never lined a crocheted item before so I'm hesitating. I should have used two strands of yarn together but at first I thought "oh I'll just try it with one" and then by time I realized I should be using two, I felt like I was halfway there already. laziness ruins all my potentially good handmade items.
here it is with my lip balm, key and money inside... all I really need. I know it looks kind of jacked up in the picture, but actually it is round.
this pattern is very easy and I totally recommend it to beginners. um, and if anyone is going to do it, don't think you're too cool to use a stitch marker - it is very hard to find your beginning stitch because you crochet in a spiral. I lost count thinking about food and then had a hell of a time figuring out where I was, but by some miracle I managed to, but from then on, yeah, I used a "stitch marker" (well all I had was a piece of yarn, so that's what I used)