Crochet Clutch Purse – Picture Tutorial

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Hello! I’ve decided it’s about time I posted my first tutorial! I worked out this little purse when coming up with something to make for a friend’s birthday present, and it turns out they’re addictive to make. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I have, and make sure to show me your pictures!

Yarn weight: I used DK, but you could use any, with a corresponding hook

Hook size: 4mm (or size appropriate for the yarn you are using)

Difficulty: Easy

Materials: Yarn, hook, button, needle

Abbreviateions: SLST – slip stitch, CH – chain, SC – single crochet, HDC – half double crochet, DC – double crochet, R – row, () brackets indicate the total for that row

NOTE: I am using the AMERICAN stitch terms.

Top: Drops Safran in Mint Green, Bottom: Sirdar Snuggly in Teal

Top: Drops Safran in Mint Green, Bottom: Sirdar Snuggly in Teal

Ok, let’s start!

Chain 25

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R1: HDC in 3rd chain from hook,

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and every chain across (23HDC), CH2 and turn

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R2-23: HDC in every stitch across (23HDC), CH2 and turn

Fasten off

= 23 rows of 23 HDC

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To make the flap:

R1: CH3, then 3SC in the 1st CH, CH1 and turn

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R2: 2SC in each stitch (6SC), CH1 and turn

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R3: *SC in next, 2SC in next*, repeat ** across (9SC), CH1 and turn

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R4: *SC in next 2 stitches, 2SC in next*, across (12SC), CH1 and turn

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R5: *SC in next 3 stitches, 2SC in next*, across (15SC), CH1 and turn

R6: *SC in next 4 stitches, 2SC in next*, across (18SC), CH1 and turn

R7: *SC in next 5 stitches, 2SC in next*, across (21SC), CH1 and turn

R8: *SC in next 6 stitches, 2SC in next*, across (24SC), CH1 and turn

R9: *SC in next 7 stitches, 2SC in next*, across (27SC), CH1 and turn

R10: *SC in next 8 stitches, 2SC in next*, across (30SC), CH1 and turn

R11: *SC in next 9 stitches, 2SC in next*, across (33SC), CH1 and turn

R12: SC in next 10 stitches, 2SC in next, SC in next 5 stitches, CH3, skip 3 stitches and SC in next 2, 2SC in next, SC in next 10 stitches, 2SC in next (17SC, CH3, 16SC), CH1 and turn

(This creates the button hole. Miss out the CH3 gap if you do not want a button hole, or adjust the chain length and number of stitches missed to adjust button hole size)

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R13: SC in next 11 stitches, 2SC in next, SC in next 4 stitches, 3SC in chain 3 gap, SC in next 4 stitches, 2SC in next, SC in next 11 stitches, 2SC in next (39SC), CH1 and turn

R14: *SC in next 12 stitches, 2SC in next*, across (42SC)

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Instead of fastening off, attach the flap to one end of the HDC rectangle you made, using a row of SC across the top.

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Fold the bottom of the rectangle up to the top and SC along the sides.

To make the edging (change yarn here if you want a different colour):

SLST with new colour into first stitch of flap, *skip 1 stitch, 5DC in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, SLST in next*, repeat ** across.

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Fasten off, sew in the ends, and attach a button

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Voila!

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Go forth, and make these in tonnes of different colours! Let me know if you encounter any problems with the pattern!

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**OR if you can’t be bothered to make your own, head over to my Etsy shop to buy one of mine! **

**Ravelry listing for this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/clutch-bag—purse-with-shell-edging**

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7 thoughts on “Crochet Clutch Purse – Picture Tutorial

  1. Thank you so much for this pattern I have looked everywhere for a bag to go with very bright royal blue shoes I have for a wedding Now all I have to do is find the right shae of wool!

  2. Pingback: Clutch Purse Crochet Round Up - Cre8tion Crochet
  3. A great piece of creativity,,, simple and very stylish. And just the right size to hold what us gals need !!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us,,,, you are very gracious SMILE Helen

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