Tuesday, 18 April 2017

CLOSE SHELLED CLUTCH PURSE 4

free crochet clutch purse pattern

CLOSE SHELLED CLUTCH PURSE 4


After a long break, I am back to making a few bags.  This pattern has a superb shelled pattern and will look absolutely splendid in any yarn and with any color.

So here I am back again, making something new and different, and I’m glad that you’re here with me as we work on this project together.

This is not my original pattern.  I found this chart for this pattern on the net, which I am using for this project and I am sharing my notes as I make my own project, as always.

Materials used : Indian Polyester cone yarn (just under 2 cones ~ 100 gms) 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 !

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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.

Our stitch count is in multiples of 8 + 1
I will start of, as usual, with my preferred foundation single crochet start, as against a chain start. 




Start Row 1 : with fsc in multiples of 8 + 1. Turn.
Note :  Make a note of how many stitches you start with, as you need this number for the final row as well.

Row 2 : sc in the 1st 3 fsc ;
*ch 5, sk next 3 fsc, sc in the next fsc ; ch 3, sk next 3 fsc, sc in the next fsc* ;
rep *to* till the last ch-5 sp ; sc in the last 3 sc. Turn.

Row 3 : sc in the 1st sc ; 11 dc in the next ch-5 sp ;
*sc in the next ch-3 sp ; 11 dc in the next ch-5 sp* ;
rep *to* till the last ch-5 sp ; 11 dc in the last ch-5 sp ; sk in the next 2 sc , sc in the last sc. Turn.

Row 4 : trc in the 1st sc ; ch 2, sk next 3 dc , sc in the next dc ;
*ch 3, sk next 3 dc, sc in the next dc ; ch 5, sk next 6 dc, sc in the next dc* ;
rep *to* till the end ; ch 2, sk last 3 dc, trc in the last sc. Turn.

Row 5 : dc in the 1st trc ; 5 dc in the 1st ch-2 sp ; sc in the next ch-3 sp ;
*11 dc in the next ch-5 sp ; sc in the next ch-3 sp* ;
rep *to* till the last ch-3 sp ; sc in the last ch-3 sp ; 5 dc in the ch-2 sp ; dc in the last trc. Turn.

Row 6 : sc in the 1st 3 dc ; ch 5, sk next 6 dc , sc in the next dc ;
*ch 3, sk next 3 dc, sc in the next dc ; ch 5, sk next 6 dc, sc in the next dc* ;
rep *to* till the last 6 dc ; sc in the last 3 dc. Turn.

And that’s it.. our pattern done.

Rep Rows 3 to 6 till you have the length needed,
ending with either a Row 4 or 6.

Final row : In our final row, we will work a row of sc all through, ending with the same number of stitches that you started with.  So working 2 sc in each ch-2 sp ; 3 sc in each ch-3 sp and spacing out the sc over the other sc, ensure that you get the number needed.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

free crochet clutch purse pattern


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

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