Crochet Clutch Purse
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sl st=slip stitch
Dimensions: 7″ in length X 4″ height
Make it bigger with more sc or bigger hook or smaller with smaller hook or less stitches, but I tried to create a certain amount of sc so the shell top fits in the stitches properly.
I used Red Heart Love Dark Pink Yarn
I hook, Yarn needle
Rnd 1: Chain 28, sc in the 3rd chain from the hook and each sc across, Turn -26 sc
Rnds 2-30: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn -26 sc, Total of 30 rounds
Rnd 31: Ch 3(counts as a dc), dc in the next sc, skip two sc, work 2 dc, *skip two sc, work 2dc, ch 1, 2dc in the next sc, *4 times, skip two sc, work 2 dc, skip two sc, dc in the last two sc, Turn
Rnd 32-35: **Ch 3(counts as a dc), dc in the next dc, work 2 dc in the next two previous dc, *work 2dc, ch 1, 2dc in the next ch 1 space, *4 times, work 2dc in between the next previous two dc, dc in the last two dc, Turn **Repeat this 4 times.
Then take the sc section and fold it up to the shell part but stop at the shell part of the pattern (the shell will be the flap of the clutch), sew both sc sides together with a sl st on both sides. After I sewed the sides, I turned it inside out, it looks better. Then the shell part will over lap the sc section to create the top of the clutch purse.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sl st
Rnd 2: work 2 sc around, sl st -10 sc
Rnd 3: work sc around each sc, sl st -10 sc
Rnd 4: 2 sc together decrease 5 times -5 sc
Rnd 5: sc in each sc around, sl st. -5 sc, Fasten off.
Attach the button with your yarn needle and yarn to the bottom center of the clutch on the sc section.