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Saturday, 8 April 2017
SMASHING DIAGONAL CLUTCH PURSE - 3
SMASHING DIAGONAL CLUTCH PURSE - 3
This is my third creation for a clutch purse
using a similar pattern, and just playing with colors and stitches. I am so totally enamoured by this pattern, as
you have guessed, that I have been creating different things with it. Come along and let’s see what we are creating
Right then, let’s see what we can do with this
Materials used : Today I have
used ~ about two cones of our lovely Indian polyester purse yarn with a 3.5 mm
crochet hook ;
: Intermediate to Advanced Skill level
Stitches used :
Sc-blo : Single Crochet Back Loop Only
this stitch, we work the regular sc, but instead of going through both loops,
you only go through the back loop of each sc.
For a visual, check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phf7Nj0_LJg
Please note though that I do not take any credit
for this pattern.
This pattern works from one corner, increasing
one stitch on each side till you have a neat square and you have diagonals
running across, which looks super fantastic.
In the original pattern, the effect of the
diagonals shows through due to the use of sc blo or working in the back loops
For this pattern, I thought that we could work directly in the sc, but
alternate colours to get the fantastic striped effect that makes this such a
In my post yesterday, I used just two colours –
a black and white.. and got a classic B&W purse .. stunning.. elegant..
For this creation, I have decided to use two
shades of blue interspersed with brilliant white. I have used the shaded
colours to match a sari that this is going to be paired with. I am sharing this just to show you how one
small tweak and change can just wow up a simple pattern!
For this pattern I’ve used three rows of blue,
followed by a combination of white and blue stripes. Just playing with the striped colours makes
this such a different pattern. Look at
the striped purse I made yesterday – the B&W one, and compare it to today..
still a mix of colours and still stripes, but two totally different looking
creations. Ain’t this just superb?
Please check the
link for my earlier similar clutch for the ideas on how to fold the flat piece
you’re creating to make it into a clutch bag, given below (with the similar
name as this blog).
OK.. So first off, we need to decide which
colours we’re using.
Decide on the Main Colour and the Contrast
Decide then how many rows you will work with
Here are a few links for when we are working
with more than one coloured yarn.
Work in sc all through, increasing 2 sc at each
end, as per the pattern. The only
difference is that we are working directly in the sc and not the back loop
of the stitch.
I made the pattern exactly as suggested by the
designer and till one side of my project was about 8.5 – 9”.
I then worked the decrease as suggested by the
designer for one side.
This means that I then stopped one side at the
8.5-9” mark and worked the sc 2-tog decrease at this edge on every row,
while I still continued to increase (i.e working 2 sc in the end sc) along the
other side on every row , making the square into a rectangle.
Continue to work your increases only along
one side, and work the sc 2-tog along the other end and magically your square
becomes a rectangle.
Now that you are working only along one side,
you will need to to work it for as long you want your purse… as you have
already decided this just before you started.
Once you have your project the length and width
needed, then all you need to do is fasten off, weave in ends and get it
stitched up into a bag.
OK.. I am sure your head is buzzing with ideas,
so head on over to the pattern for the Diagonal dishcloth to see how you work
If you decide to line your bag, add a zipper
etc, please check links at the top of this blog.
Have a fun creative time.
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