She called over another libe lady and they were exclaiming about it, oh, just string, well, look at that. I showed them the lining, a piece of linen, whereupon Libe Lady One, not missing a beat, said, oh that makes it high-end! whereupon we all fell about laughing.
It's simple double crochet, no pattern, I just crocheted till it was wide enough and long enough to double and crochet two sides, created a strap, crocheted it in place. I've been using it for years, and it wears just fine.
And the little phone beaded purse, this one's for you, J, because I think that cord I used to crochet the strap is also from one of your care packages, along with the beads. It looks exactly like a gold chain, just single crochet. I showed a pic of this before I'd added the strap, in case it looks strangely familiar.