Crochet Clutch Purse

Crochet Clutch Purse



I made this purse for myself for when have a special night out! I hope you like it! I know I love to put my compact and credit cards in a little clutch purse when I have a night out, so this is perfect!

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sc=single crochet

dc=double crochet

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

How to Crochet a Clutch Purse Video

Instructions:Row 1: Chain 26, sc in the 3rd chain from the hook and each sc across, Turn -24 scRows 2-30: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn -24 sc, Total of 30 roundsRow 31: Ch 3(counts as a dc), dc in the next sc, skip two sc, work 2 dc in the next stitch, *skip two sc, work 2dc, ch 1, 2dc in the next sc, *4 times, skip two sc, work 2 dc in the next stitch, skip two sc, dc in the last two sc, Turn

Rows 32-35: **Ch 3(counts as a dc), dc in the next dc, work 2 dc in the middle of the next previous 2 dc, *work 2dc, ch 1, 2dc in the next ch 1 space, *4 times, work 2 dc in the middle of the next previous 2 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.


E hook

Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 5 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.

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26 thoughts on “Crochet Clutch Purse

  1. Jo Ann says:

    I love this, made one this afternoon and that is quick for me.

    I have one question about the instructions for the button. Should it be chain two and 5 sc in second chain from hook, instead of sc in second chain from hook?

  2. liza says:

    i like the little purse but I am at rnd 32-35 and very confused; work 2 dc in the next two previous dc?? and 2dc in the next ch 1 space?? i have no ch1 space, is there a way you can write that part more clear for me.


  3. liza says:

    I have tried over and over but the last rows for the whole flap, there might be a mistake because I can’t get it right at all. If someone had the same problem could you please tell me if and how you have resolved it.
    Thank you

  4. amray2007 says:

    Sorry about the confusion, I did redo the count for it to work, along with the v-stitches for it to make more sense, Rnd 1: Chain 26, sc in the 3rd chain from the hook and each sc across, Turn -24 sc

    Rnds 2-30: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn -24 sc, Total of 30 rounds, let me know if that works. I have the purse in front of me, so I can check to see whats wrong. Instead of starting over, you could add one more 2dc, ch 1, 2dc, and make it 5 times across instead of 4 times, since u have a 28 sc count, save you the trouble of starting over.

  5. liza says:

    thank you for the reply, so here is how it turned out for me (using the 28 sts)

    Rnd 31: is working out this time but *repeat 3 times* instead of 4

    as for 32-35, still can’t get it right, can you please check it again

  6. amray2007 says:

    Ok I dont know whats wrong with it? I think I will try to make a video for this pattern soon.

  7. liza says:

    on Rnd 32-35: *work 2dc,(where to I work them)? maybe this will help me, are they worked on other dc?

  8. amray2007 says:

    it says work 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in the next CHAIN 1 SPACE, in the last round you created a chain 1 space, when you created a v-stitch(2dc,CHAIN 1, 2dc) and so you work it in the CHAIN 1 SPACE from that v-stitch you created in round 31, does that help?

  9. liza says:

    Super!! Now I’ve done it, thank you so much in taking time to make the video, it really helped me

  10. Debbie says:

    Thank you so much! I just love this pattern. Have made 5 I gave for gifts. Decided to make 9 more this year for Christmas gifts. I am adding a matching boot cuff and headband with it.

  11. Telissa says:

    Can you tell me how many to increase it by to make it turn out ok. I’m trying to work it up with a “baby” weight thread to match a lacy top that I made.
    Thank you, so much! This is very pretty!!!

  12. amray2007 says:

    did you watch the video that I made with this video, that best explains how to make this. Im not sure I under stand what you mean by how many increase.

  13. Marj Go says:

    Thinking of a gift for my son’s teacher as a thank you gift. I love crafting since High School and just last month because of a small project for a special people I am HOOKED again with crochet. i love the clutch bag and exactly i’m looking for to make and give it as a gift. Thank you!

  14. Joanmackay says:

    Hi I love your pattern for the rose clutch purse. I’m making a skirt with roses on it and this purse will match lovely. Thank-you for your pattern and hope you will display more in the near future. Really beautiful crochet pattern. Joan

  15. Cathy says:

    Beautiful pattern! If I wanted to make a bigger purse, is there a formula for increasing the foundation chain so that the shell pattern comes out evenly?

  16. amray2007 says:

    Good question, I havent worked this pattern in awhile, I would really have to go back and redo this whole pattern to find that out, so I would try a larger hook and thicker yarn to make it bigger or work more chains and see what works.

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