Crochet Mini Clutch Purse – Free Pattern

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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

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Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

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Abbreviations:

BL – back loop
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
hdc dec – half double crochet decrease
st(s) – stitch(es)
sk – skip
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Finished Size:

Approximately 6.5″ wide x 3.5″ long

Pattern Notes:

  • 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)

Tutorials:

Instructions:

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.)

Finish:

  • 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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24 Comments

  1. oooo cute! Thanks so much for linking this up to Nap-Time Creations Tasteful Tuesday. I'm featuring it today as party of a 25 fabulous valentine ideas post! I would be so excited if you would come over and grab a new featured button and put it on your post! :o) OH and I have a WEEK of giveaways going on for my blog birthday… stop by and check it out and enter!!! A new one will be posted

  2. Love your clutch purse! I really need to pick up crochet. I love all the cute things you can make. I think I would be good at it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you Emily! I've added your button to my post as well as my party page. I'm really a novice at sewing but I will spread the word on my FB page =)

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