Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Graphic Chevron Clutch!


This cute clutch is all about fun.  Bright, bold, stripy chevrons liven up this clutch which can be used as a purse, a pencil case, or even to tuck your hooks into!  This pattern is a great stash buster and a good way to use up a single button.  Add a liner if you like or leave it unlined.

Graphic Chevron Clutch
By Jennifer Dickerson



Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn of your choice (Yarn shown is Red Heart Super Saver in Spring Green, Black, and White, and Peaches 'n Creme cotton yarn in Bright Pink)
  • H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • 1 Button
  • Tapestry Needle

Sizing:

  • Unseamed rectangle (from top middle point to bottom): 10 inches tall and 9 inches wide 
  • Finished clutch (buttoned closed as shown in photo below): 4 inches tall and 9 inches wide 


Instructions:

Note: Each clutch made of 10 stripes, each stripe being 2 rows wide (which equates to foundation row + 19 more rows for clutch as shown).  However, you can make your clutch solid, striped, etc.  Additionally, you can work more rows for a taller/deeper clutch.

Click here to learn the half double crochet (hdc) stitch (photo tutorial + video)...

Chain 37

Foundation Row:  
Work a hdc in 2nd ch from hook, skip a ch, work a hdc in each of the next 7 ch, 3 hdc in next ch, hdc in each of the next 7 ch, skip 2 chains, hdc in each of the next 7 ch, 3 hdc in next chain, hdc in each of the next 7 ch, skip next chain, hdc in the last chain. 

Row 1:
Ch 2 and turn.
Work a hdc in first st, skip the next st, work a hdc in each of the next 7 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 7 sts, skip next 2 sts, hdc in each of the next 7 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 7 sts, skip next st, hdc in the last st. 

Repeat row one 18 more times (total will be foundation row, plus row one worked 19 times).  See note above for information about color striping.

Weave in any ends that remain and you're ready to assemble!

Tip: When making striped pieces, it is helpful to crochet in the ends as you go.  Click below for a photo tutorial to learn how:

How to weave in ends as you go...



Assembly and Finishing:

Lay your completed rectangle as shown (3 points at the top, 2 points at the bottom)


Fold up the bottom as shown.  Seam the sides using the whip stitch.  Weave in ends.

Click here for a whip stitch photo tutorial...



Fold the top flap over.  The center point will have a decorative hole created from crocheting the foundation row.  This will also serve as the button hole.  Pass your button through before sewing to make sure it is the correct size.  Use the button hole to determine where you will sew the button.



Place button on clutch and sew using matching yarn (or pink like I did)



Weave in ends and you're all finished!



Lovely, now you can fill it up... ;)

© Jennifer Dickerson 2014
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10 comments:

  1. Very neat! Have to add this to the "to make" pile. Thanks for sharing :-)
    Blessings,
    Kate

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  2. Hello there,
    Just wanted to drop by to say thank you for the wonderful pattern for the Ingrid scarf that I found on your blog. I am sooooo pleased with it, and have linked back to you on my blog post today.
    I shall be back to visit you again soon,
    Kate
    www.juspootling.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Just stopped by...it looks awesome! Great job! :)

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  3. Love this pattern. One question. I want to make the pattern longer. Are you working in multiples of 7 + 2? What is the stitch count pattern?
    Thank you
    Stephanie

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  4. Son muy bonitos,........me encantan¡¡¡

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  5. Love the geometric clutch--can see it holding my reading glasses, my crochet hooks, any number of things. I pinned this and never have I had so many repins of something. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  6. I am into chevrons now (just made an afghan) and I love this patter. Going to use this as a hook case. Love all your patterns, I think I made 6 cowls for gifts for christmas-all from your blog. Thanks for posting so many patterns, I look forward to all of them. ali

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  7. I love this chevron pattern! If I wanted to make a baby blanket from it, how many would I chain in the beginning?

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  8. what color did you use to whip stitch the clutch ???

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