Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Garden Party Clutch: A Crochet Pattern



I sure do get distracted easily. I told you, my readers that I would slowly move my patterns over from Crochetvolution.com. I really wasn't thinking it would be this slowly. Since it is getting to be wedding season, I thought it would be a good time to bring this free clutch pattern over to the blog. As always it will still be at Crochetvolution . But it's nice to have all my patterns in one spot.

This is a great little bag to keep your essentials in when you need to get glammed up. I was at wedding this weekend and everyone had such fantastic clutches, and I was stuck with my big diaper bag. Oh well, one day I can have it all together.

Don't forget to add this pattern to your favorites on Ravelry. I have also made it available for pdf download for $3.00 through Ravelry. buy now This is a great option if you want a copy that is ads free and easy to print.  

Garden Party Clutch


Size: One Size

Materials:
  • Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread Fashion 3 [100% Mercerized cotton; 150yd/137m per skein]; color: white (2 skeins), copper mist (30 yards)
  • D/3 (3.25mm) hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins
  • 2 toggle buttons
Gauge: Gauge is not significant in this design.

Special Stitches
Picot: Ch 4, sl st in st just made.

Note: The clutch is started at front flap and worked in one piece, with the button straps added last.




Directions:

First flower motif:
R 1: Make an adjustable ring. Ch 1, *sc in ring, ch 8.* Repeat from * to * 3 times, slip stitch into starting sc. (4 sc and 4 ch-8 spaces.)

R 2: Ch 1, *make 12 sc in ch 8 space.* Repeat from * to * 3 times, slip stitch into starting sc.

R 3: Slip st into sc and next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in st just used, sc in next 3 sc, 2 dc in next 2 sc, sc in next 4 dc, skip 2 sc.* Sc in next 4 sc, 2 dc in next two sc, sc in next 4 sc, skip 2 sc.* Repeat from * to * 2 times, sl st into starting sc.

R 4: Working in back loops only, sl st into sc and next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in st just used, sc in next st, [1 hdc and 1 dc] in next dc, picot, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next dc, sc in next 2 st, skip 6 sc, ch 6. *Sc in next 2 st, [1 hdc and 1 dc] in next dc, picot, [1 dc and 1 hdc] in next dc, sc in next 2 st, skip 6 sc, ch 6.* Repeat from * to * two times, sl st into beginning sc. Finish off.

Second and third flower motif:

R 1- 3: Follow the pattern for first flower motif.

R 4: Working in back loops only, sl st into sc and next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in st just used, sc in next st, [1 hdc and 1 dc] in next dc, 1 joining picot, [1 dc and 1 hdc] in next dc, sc in next 2 st, skip 6 sc, ch 3, joining ch, ch 2, sc in next 2 st, 1 hdc and 1 dc in next dc, 1 joining picot, [1 dc and 1 hdc] in next dc, sc in next 2 st, skip 6 sc, ch 6. *Sc in next 2 st, [1 hdc and 1 dc] in next dc, 1 picot, [1 dc and 1 hdc] in next dc, sc in next 2 st, skip 6 sc, ch 6.* Repeat * to * 1 time, sl st into beginning sc. Finish off.

Bag:

Row 1: Starting on the right side of the front side of the joined flower motif (you will be working row 1 across the flowers), *Make sc in next 4 st, make 6 sc in ch 6 sp, sc in next 4 st, 1 sc in each of the picots.* Repeat *to *, sc in next 4 st, 6 sc in ch 6 sp, sc in last 4 st. (46 sc)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in same st, *[1 sc, 1hdc, and 1 dc] in post of dc just made, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next st.* Repeat from * to * to end.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn *sc in dc, hdc in hdc, dc in sc, [1 sc, 1 hdc, and 1 dc] in post of dc just made, skip 3 stitches.* Repeat from * to * to end, sc in dc.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in same st, *[1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc] in post of dc just made, skip the sideways dc, sc in dc, hdc in hdc, dc in sc.* Repeat from * to *.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 till it is 8 inches in height or desired length. Finish off.



Button Straps: (make 2)

Row 1: 6 foundation dc

Row 2: Ch 3, 4 fpdc, dc in 3rd ch of previous row

Row 3: Ch 3, skip 2 fpdc, bpdc in next 2 fpdc, bpdc in skipped fpdc, dc in 3rd ch of previous row.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 till it is 9 inches or desired length. Ch 6, sl st into first st of last row, ch 1, turn, sc evenly around ch. Finish off.

For optional wrist strap, make just like button straps without the chain and sc on the end.

Finishing:
Sew on the two button straps. Each one should fall in between two flowers. Be sure to leave the button holes hanging off the edge of the flower motif. Fold clutch part in half to make the
pocket and whip stitch up the two sides. Sew on the buttons where the button loops fall. Sew on the wrist strap.

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Girl Power Backpack

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