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!
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!
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.
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
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).
Finish and weave in all loose ends.
Fold clutch in half and whip stitch sides.
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).
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.
Attach to your clutch and……..
school assignment project complete!