I recently worked up a crochet clutch as a birthday present for a sweet friend. I stuffed it with colored pencils and gifted it with an adult coloring book. I was so enchanted with it, that I decided to make one for myself to store my crochet hooks in, and I might even work up a smaller version to hold my lip gloss. As you can see they serve many purposes, not to mention they are simply adorable. Don’t you agree?
The pattern is so simple it will blow your mind. I found it on Pinterest (link provided below), and followed it almost exactly. The only difference you’ll find is the scalloped edge. The original pattern calls for a larger scallop on the flap. I changed mine to a smaller one for a daintier finish. My pattern for the smaller scalloped edge is as follows:
Follow the original pattern until the piece measures 9 inches. Ch1, turn. (Sc, Ch2, Sc in the first Sc. Skip one Sc. Sc, Ch2, Sc) Repeat 5 more times until you reach the center. Slip Stitch in the next Sc, Ch10, Slip Stitch again in the same stitch (Buttonhole complete). (Sc, Ch2, Sc in the next Sc. Skip one Sc. Sc, Ch2, Sc in the next Sc) Repeat until you reach the end of the row. Fasten off. Follow the original pattern for finishing.
I found these vintage buttons at an antique shop months ago and stocked up. I think they give them a pretty finish. You can never have enough buttons on hand as a crafter, right?
Each clutch took around one hour to work up, making them great for a quick crochet fix or a last minute gift. The pattern is simple enough for a beginner as it only consists of one basic stitch.
Thank you to Craftaholics Anonymous for their post Simple Crochet Pouch, where I found the free pattern and creative inspiration for this project.
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