I decided to make this a 3 part series of posts. It would be super, super, super long otherwise.
Part One will consist of the written pattern, Part Two will be the photo tutorial for the crocheted clutch and Part Three will be a photo tutorial of the making of the lining and sewing it to the crocheted clutch.
In The Round Clutch Pattern
Designed by Arlene K. Didier from Skrappy Skarves
You may copy/paste and print this pattern for your personal use. I ask that you not repost this pattern in part or in whole or use my photos. If you make an item with the pattern and post about it on your site please use photos of your own item not my photos, also be kind and link back to this post 🙂
You may also sell any item you make, if you sell it online, again I ask that you link back to my post and use your own photos of your item. I thank you for your cooperation in this matter. 🙂
Now that all the formalities are out-of-the-way, I think this pattern will be great for stash raiding. You can do it in solid colors, alternate between a couple of colors for a striped look, or a nice variegated which is what I chose to use. Now go raid that stash!
You will need the following Materials:
Hook Size: F/5 – 3.75 mm
Any 4 ply worsted weight in the color of your choosing and a contrasting color for trim.
3/4 inch to 1 inch diameter button
Sewing needle and thread
Two Stitch Markers of different colors
Optional: Small Piece of fabric for lining the clutch bag.
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Rnd 1: Dc in 2nd chain from hook. Place stitch marker in top of this Dc. Double crochet across in each chain, place 5dc in last stitch of chain, place a stitch marker in 3rd dc of the 5dc. Turn work, you will now work back along the bottom side of your foundation chain. Double crochet across back to beginning dc, place 5dc in dc that has the stitch marker. Replace this stitch marker in the 3rd dc of this 5dc.
Rnd 2: Dc to next stitch marker,place 5dc in stitch with marker, dc in each stitch around to beginning stitch marker. Place 5dc in stitch with marker. Place the stitch marker in the 3rd dc of this 5dc. Second stitch marker is no longer needed you may remove it now.
Rnd 3: Dc crochet around, slip stitch in top of dc with stitch marker chain 2, move stitch marker up.
Rnd 4: Dc in back loop only around slip stitch to join, chain 2.
Rnd 5: Dc around slip stitch to join,chain 2.
Rnds 6 – 10: Repeat round 5.
From this point you will begin working in Rows.
Row 11: Dc in the next 30 stitches. Chain 2, Turn. – 30 stitches Place stitch marker in beginning of this row. So you can refer back to it for trimming.
Row 12: Dc in each stitch across, Chain 2, Turn. – 30 stitches
Row 13 – 16: Repeat Row 12.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Trimming the Flap and Forming the Button Loop.
Starting at the bottom right (short side of the flap) of Row 11. Insert hook, with contrasting color yarn, evenly space Sc up to the corner, loosely place 3 sc in the corner stitch, this helps prevent the corner from curling up so much. Turn your work so you are now working across the long side of flap.
Sc in the next 12 stitches. Chain 4, skip the next four stitches, Sc crochet in the fifth stitch, (This forms your button loop) continue to Sc across to next corner, loosely place 3 stitches in corner stitch, this helps prevent the corner from curling up so much. Turn your work so that you are now working in the other short side of flap.
Evenly space Sc down the short side of the flap down to Row 11. Turn, slip stitch back up the short side of flap. Sc crochet in corner stitch. Turn work so you are now working across long side of flap.
Single crochet across each stitch, sc in the chain 4, sc across to next corner stitch. Sc in corner stitch.
Turn your work so you are now working in the other short side of flap.
Slip stitch down to Row 11.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
This is where you decide if you want to add the lining or not. The button will be sewn to the body of the clutch so it will line up with the button loop when the flap is down. If you chose not to line your clutch just sew on the button and you are done!
I have these four different colored buttons.
I am going to line my clutch so I will not sew on my button yet. I took photos of each color just resting on the flap so you could see.
No matter how I tried to adjust the lighting the pink buttons look about the same color in the photos. That is why the pink button photos are close up. I was having a hard time deciding which color to use. I asked Nick which one he liked as he is a very artistic person too. We both decided the dark pink one looked the best, so I will be using that one.
This concludes Part 1:The Free Written Pattern of the In The Round Clutch Pattern
Part 2: The photo tutorial will be posted soon. I was going to post the free written pattern and the photo tutorial altogether today. I found mistakes on three photos, so I have to redo them. That is another reason I decided to break it up into 3 parts. I just did not feel like tackling the redo today. 😛