This is such a fun little clutch! I really love just being able to take a small bag with me when I need to go somewhere, and this one is perfect for a quick trip to the store! Just throw your phone, keys, and wallet in and you’re good to go!
Also, this circle pattern can easily be a trivet! Just seam the two pieces together all the way around instead of making the handle, and you’re done!
I personally love to crochet bags – they’re just so versatile, and you can make one to match every outfit! Plus, this is a small one – you can have it done in an afternoon!
Caron Cotton Cakes – 130 yards for clutch (more for cross body bag).
Pattern written in US terminology
Finished measurements: 7.5” around, flat
Gauge: First two rounds = 2”
Dc: double crochet
Sc: single crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Sts: stitchesFO: finish off
Sideways Puff (SP): Dc. Ch1. YO, put hook around the post of the dc and YO, pull loop back around (3 loops on hook). YO, put hook around the post of the dc and YO, pull loop back around (5 loops on hook). YO, put hook around the post of the dc and YO, pull loop back around (7 loops on hook). YO, pull thru 6 loops (2 loops on hook). YO, pull thru 2 loops.
I-cord: Starting with 3 loops on the hook, drop two loops from the hook. Don’t let them unravel; hold them tightly with your non-hook hand! Ch1 using remaining loop on the hook. Insert hook into first dropped loop. Ch1 (2 loops on hook). Insert hook into second dropped loop. Ch1 (3 loops on hook). Repeat until desired length. To FO, pull yarn end thru all 3 loops and pull tight.
Unless otherwise noted, ch1, ch2, ch3, or ch4 at the beginning of each round does NOT equate to a stitch, so you will make the first stitch in the join.
Make TWO, but do NOT FO after the second one:
Magic Circle (MC)
Round 1: Ch2. 6 Sideways Puffs in MC. Sl st to top of dc of first puff. (6 SPs)
Round 2: Ch2. 2dc in top of ea dc, and 2dc in top of ea puff. Sl st to top of first dc. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch2. *SP in 3 sts. Skip 1 st.* Repeat * to * around. Sl st to top of dc of first puff. (18 SPs)
Round 4: Ch2. *Dc in top of dc. 2dc in top of puff.* Repeat * to * around. Sl st to top of first dc. (54 dc)
Round 5: Ch2. *(SP. Skip 1 st.) x4. SP.* Repeat * to * around. Sl st to top of dc of first puff. (30 SPs)
Round 6: Ch2. *(Dc in top of dc. 2dc in top of puff) x4. Dc in top of dc. Dc in top of puff.* Repeat * to * around. Sl st to top of first dc. (84 dc)
Round 7: Ch2. SP in every other st. Sl st to top of dc of first puff. (42 SPs)
FO the first circle. Do NOT FO the second circle.
Put the two circles back to back. Crocheting through both pieces, matching dc to dc and top of puff to top of puff, sc around. Be sure to leave 4-6 inches for your bag opening. Continue to sc around the opening, on the FRONT side of the bag only. Sl st to first sc.
Strap: Pull up a loop in each of the next 2 sts. (3 loops on hook)
Make I-cord (see Special Stitches) of approximately 10-inches for a clutch purse. Make it 50” for a cross body bag.
When strap is desired length, FO, leaving a tail of at least a yard. With long tail, attach to the other side of the bag opening. With the front of the bag still facing you, and using long tail, pull up a loop in the first stitch of the back panel. Sc across to other side (where the strap began). Sl st to the starting stitch of the strap. FO, weave in ends.
If desired, you can line the bag and add a zipper, but it’s fairly close textured, so you can also simply add a snap closure and you’re done!
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