Sunday, 23 April 2017

CHEVRON-LIKE CLUTCH PURSE

free crochet clutch purse pattern

CHEVRON-LIKE CLUTCH PURSE


And Sweet Nothings Crochet is back to making bags.  This pattern has a Chevron-like arrow pattern and will look absolutely splendid in any yarn and with any color.

So let’s make something new and different, and I’m glad that you’re here with me as we work on this project together.

I found this chart for this pattern on the net, which I am using for this project. PLEASE read through all my notes as you are working, especially the notes between instruction rows.

Materials used : Indian Polyester cone yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook.
This will be superb with our Indian Laura cotton and a 3.5 – 4 mm crochet hook too.

Difficulty level : Advanced skill level

Stitches used :

fdc : Foundation Double Crochet : This is a unique way of starting a project directly with a row of double crochet stitches.  This makes your whole project neat and even.. in a way that you need to do once, to agree!  If you are familiar with fsc, you’ll wonder why you never used this start before !

OR


How to make a rounded cord for the handle : View the video link below for a really simple way to make a rounded cord handle for your handbag.  http://vimeo.com/88972371

How to make an I-cord : A neat way to make an I-cord in this video by June at http://www.planetjune.com/blog/how-to-crochet-an-i-cord/


Instructions (Using U.S terminology)

Before we head off, let’s try to visualize what we’re going to create here today.

We may be working different sizes for our pattern, so as always, I’ll give you a general idea and write up and you go off and create your genius product.  Just remember to share my blog (with the full URL or blog link) please when you make your beautiful bag. Thanks.

Right then, let’s get started.  Here's the photo tutorial & chart that I have followed.



  
Our stitch count is in multiples of 14 + 5
I will start of, as usual, with my preferred foundation double crochet start, as against a chain start.  If you, however prefer the ch start, please start with multiples of 14 + 7, and in the first row, please work in the 3rd ch from hook in dc all the way to the end to get a multiple of 14 + 5 sts.  This will be your Row 1.




Start Row 1 : with fdc in multiples of 14 + 5. Turn.

For our pattern, we have a Shell Stitch which is (3 dc ; ch 2, 3 dc) all in the same st or ch-sp.

Row 2 : dc in the 1st 5 fdc ;
*ch 2, sk next 4 fdc, Shell st in the next fdc ; sk next 4 fdc, dc in the next 5 fdc* ;
rep *to* till the end. Turn.

In the following row, we’ll work our Shell st in the ch-2 sp of the earlier Shell st.

Row 3 : dc in the 1st 5 dc ;
*ch 2, Shell st in the next Shell st ; ch 2, dc in the next 5 dc* ;
rep *to* till the end. Turn.

This is the row where we will create that beautiful Large “V” Chevron shape.  For this “V” shape, we will need to work a long row of chain (ch 7) and attach it to the ch-2 sp of the Shell Stitch in Row 2, skipping the Shell st in Row 3.  This is Part 1 of the Large “V” st. 

For the 2nd part, we will work an sc all the way back on this ch-7 we have just made till we reach the dc of Row 4. 

For Part 3, we will work our regular Shell st in the ch-2 sp of the earlier Shell st

For Part 4, we will work the 2nd leg of our large “V” st, with the ch-7 sp and then working the sc all the way back on this ch-7 sp.
Easy enough, right? ;)

Row 4 : (Front of work) : dc in the 1st 5 dc ;
*[ch 7, Shell st of Row 3, and sc in the Shell st of Row 2 ;
Turn (and working back on this ch-7 just made), 7 sc on the ch-7 just made] ;  
Shell st in the ch-2 sp of the next Shell st ;
rep [to] once more, working in the same ch-2 sp of the same Shell st of Row 2 ; 
dc in the next 5 dc* ;
rep *to* till the end. Turn.

Isn’t this just a superb pattern thus far?  I love this large “V” .. so distinctive!

Row 5 : (Back of work) : dc in the 1st 5 dc ;
*ch 2, Shell st in the next Shell st ; ch 2, dc in the next 5 dc* ;
rep *to* till the end. Turn.


And that’s it.. our pattern done.

Rep Rows 4 & 5 till you have the length needed.  Now you can decide to work the whole pattern this way and then sculpt your bag out.. or you can decide to come back to the first foundation row and work shells for the other side of your bag from this row again - so that the shells face the same direction.. as usual.. decisions.. decisions.. !! :)

free crochet clutch purse pattern

  
Fasten off and weave in ends.

For lining , making an I-cord for the bag and zipper ideas, please check the top of this blog.

free crochet clutch purse pattern

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