This elegant evening clutch by Cream Of The Crop Crochet features a lovely bow on the flap. Depending on your style, you can easily omit the bow, or crochet another to wear on your hat and/or cowl.
The stitch pattern is very straightforward, making it a mindless pattern once you get going on it. The final result, however, makes for a nice clutch that you’ll enjoy taking with you on trips when you don’t want to carry a big purse. Or, carry it in your purse to help you easily find your basic necessities.
10 ¾” width
7” tall (flap closed)
Worsted weight yarn (4-medium)
Color A: Black
Color B: White
H crochet hook
Yarn needle, to weave ends
11 hdc stitches x 9 rows is 4″
CA – Color A
CB – Color B
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain
slst – slip stitch
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
*This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.
Starting with CA, Ch 33
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each st, turn (30 hdc sts)
Row 2: ch 1, hdc in each st, turn (30 hdc sts)
Repeat row 2, 38 more times.
Row 41: ch 1, hdc in each st, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (30 hdc sts)
Step 1: Lay the clutch out flat as shown in the photo.
Step 2: Fold the bottom of the clutch up 2/3.
Step 3: For the part you just folded up, slip stitch the right side of the clutch together, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends. Then slip stitch the left side of the clutch together, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends.
Step 4: Turn the clutch inside out so the slip stitch you just made is inside.
Starting with CB, ch 58, join
Round 1: ch 1, sc in each st around, join (57 sc sts)
Repeat round 1, eight more times.
Round 10: ch 1, sc in each st around, join, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (57 sc sts)
Bottom edging: ch 1 to attach the yarn to the bow, sc in each st around, join, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (57 sc sts)
Middle of bow instructions
Take a very long strand of CB yarn (about 3’ long).
Pinch the top and bottom of bow together.
Wrap the strand of yarn around the middle of the bow, although leave about 5” of yarn unwrapped on both ends.
Knot the yarn close to the wrapped middle tightly to secure the middle.
Attaching the bow
With both ends of the strand, take a yarn needle and thread one of the ends of yarn through the needle.
Place the bow on top of the clutch’s flap.
Take the yarn needle down through the flap.
Remove the yarn needle from the end of the yarn and make sure the yarn doesn’t come out.
Thread the yarn through the needle.
Take the yarn needle down through the flap in a different stitch than before.
Remove the yarn needle from the end of the yarn.
Tie both ends together tightly, and weave ends.
Securing the bow down good
With 1 smaller strands of CB yarn (about 10” long), and a yarn needle.
Thread the yarn through the yarn needle.
Starting under the clutch’s flap, take the yarn needle up through the flap, and through the first layer of the bow.
Take the yarn needle one stitch over, and go back down through the layer of bow and clutch’s flap.
Tie ends together tightly, and weave ends.
Repeat this process on the other side of the bow.
Meet the Designer:
Ashley Carr is an ever growing designer in the blogging world always looking for another adventure. Her designs will give y’all a cute country feel that lasts. Her inspiration comes from her love of the country style and the world around her. When she doesn’t have a hook in hand she is hiking through trails, camera in hand, looking for the jaw dropping photography shots y’all love.
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