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Crochet Clutch with Fabric Button

Hey! Know what day it is? If you guessed that it’s a day that I should be studying, then you`re absolutley right! If you guessed that for every 20 minutes I study, I spend another 5 30 minutes crafting up something cute, then you`re even more right and you know me too well! As an added bonus, it`s also 2- tutorials – in – one – day! Check it out!

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This project is super easy and can be done in the time that you should have been using to memorize all your Advanced Cardiac Life Support algorithms! Assuming you`ve already committed these things to memory, give this little tutorial a go!

Ready!

Begin!

The Pattern

Chain 27

Sc in 3rd chain from hook, ch 1, *skip stitch (sk), sc in next stitch, ch 1*, repeat ** ending with a sc in last stitch, ch 1 and turn

Body of purse:  sc, ch 1 in each of your chain spaces from previous row. You should end up doing 13 x sc, ch1 for each row. The last sc, ch1 can be hard to see – you just sort of insert it into the very last space in the row. Continue until your piece measures approx 8 inches (or however big you want your clutch to be). Finish your piece with the right side facing up and your last sc being in the top left hand corner. Don`t ch 1 here.

When you have your piece at your desired size, do a row of single crochet down the left side, across the bottom of the piece and up the right side. When you reach the top right hand corner (just before you are going to do your row of single crochet across the top of the piece) count the stitches across your top row. For some reason, I always end up with 25 stitches but in order to start your scalloped pattern, you need to have 24 stitches so I sc 2 tog for the first stitch. Confused? See the picture below.

Join these guys

Join these guys

Carrying on……

Row 1: sc 24 across, ch1 and turn

Row 2: sc in first stitch (directly below your turning chain), *sk 2, 5dc, sk2, 1sc* Repeat ** ending with 1 sc in last stitch. Turn

Row 3: ch3 (counts as your first dc), 2dc in first stitch (making 3dc), *1sc in centre of your next scallop, 5dc in next sc* (see pic), repeat ** ending with 3dc in last stitch. Turn

Here`s where the stitches go

Here`s where the stitches go

Row 4: ch 1, sc in first stitch (directly below your turning chain), *5dc in next sc, sc in centre of your next scallop* Repeat ** ending with sc in last stitch. Turn

Row 5: repeat row 3

Row 6: repeat row 4

Row 7: ch1, sc in first stitch (directly below your turning chain), 1 sc in each of next 10 stitches, ch 8, sk 2, join back in and sc to end of row, slip stitch in last stich (see pics).

You with me?

You with me?

Comprende?

Comprende?

Finish and weave in all loose ends.

Fold clutch in half and whip stitch sides.

Button:

Using a post button (I got this ugly one in a bag of random buttons from a thrift store but you could always rip one off of a family member or friend`s coat and pretend you know nothing about it when they wonder where their button went).

Cut a circle of felt the same size as the button and a circle of your fabric slightly larger than the button (approx ¾ of an inch larger on each side).

Once joined in holy matrimony, these three ugly things will be adorable!

Once joined in holy matrimony, these three ugly things will be adorable!

Place felt over button and fabric over the felt and start a loose running stitch around the edge of the fabric, cinching it up as you go. See pic.

Cinch! Cinch!

Cinch! Cinch!

Almost there! You`re in the home stretch! Take a water break here if you need to.

Almost there! You`re in the home stretch! Take a water break here if you need to.

and.......done!

and…….done!

Cute as a button! Get it? Because of the button and how cute it is? Try to keep up here.

Cute as a button! Get it? Because of the button and how cute it is? Try to keep up here.

Attach to your clutch and……..

A cute little crochet clutch with a DIY fabric button!

Waaalaaaaa! A cute little crochet clutch with a DIY fabric button!

Another school assignment project complete!

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5 thoughts on “Crochet Clutch with Fabric Button

  1. I am constantly looking for something different to crochet….. You have inspired me!!!

  2. Just made this tonight and it turned out well! It seems like a stiffer yarn like cotton might be a good choice…I used Red Heart Soft and the end result was a bit lumpy and doesn’t keep its shape as well as yours. However, I love it and plan to use it as soon as I get a button on it! Thanks for the pattern!

    *There is no hook size that I could find…I had to go through your pictures and good thing one of them shows you’re using an H hook!*

    • Hello! Thanks so much for the comment! I`m so glad that the pattern worked for you. I cant believe that I forgot to include the hook size, oops! I used real wool for mine which made it a bit stiffer (albeit a bit rough feeling too). I`m working on a few new patterns now and hope you`ll check back to see if there`s anything else you like. I always appreciate the feedback – thanks!!!

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