UPDATED 8/6/2015: I’ve had this pattern on my blog for 2 years and I looked back at it and realized that it was time for an update. It’s such a cute little clutch but the pattern was not so stellar. I have learned a lot in the past few years about writing patterns (and about photography) so I have decided to revive this pattern! I hope that you like it. Happy Crocheting!
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Crochet Mini Clutch Purse
- Size J (6 mm) Crochet Hook*
- Approximately 59 yds of worsted weight yarn. (Note: For this project I used cotton yarn)
- 1″ button
- Yarn needle, for weaving ends*
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
sk – skip
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
hdc dec– half double crochet decrease
BL – back loop
Approximately 6.5″ wide x 3.5″ long
- This pattern is written in US terms.
- All stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted.
- The pattern is worked in rounds and then transitions to rows for the flap.
- Color changes are made in the last yarn over of the last stitch in the row/round (see tutorial listed below)
With Color A,
Ch 45. Without twisting, sl st in beginning ch.
Round 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around. Join in beginning sc. (44)
Round 2-4: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around. Join in beginning hdc. (44)
Change to Color B
Round 5: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. Join in beginning sc. (44)
Round 6: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Join in beginning sc. (44)
Change to Color A
Round 7-9: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around. Join in beginning hdc. (44)
Now work the flap
Row 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each of the next 22 sts, turn. (22)
Row 2: Ch 1 hdc dec, 1 hdc in each of the next 18 sts, hdc dec, turn. (20)
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc dec, 1 hdc in each of the next 16 sts, hdc dec, turn. (18)
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each st across, turn. (18)
Row 5: Ch 1, [hdc dec] twice, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts (button hole made), hdc into each of the next 4 sts, [hdc dec] twice, turn. (14)
Change to Color B
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each st around the flap and top round of clutch. Join in beginning sc. Fasten off.
(Note: I like to do an invisible join here so that it looks neat and finished. See tutorial listed above.)
- Turn the clutch purse inside out and using Color A and yarn needle, whip stitch the bottom closed (see tutorial listed above).
- Weave all ends.
- Line button up with the button hole and sew button onto the clutch using yarn needle and yarn or needle and thread.
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