Handbags are one of my favorite crochet projects. And of course if I love the bag I’ll want a hygge style clutch to match! Being a mother to small children means also feeling like a pack mule at times so an awesome bag is necessary. As we rush out the door I need snacks, bottled drinks, activities…you get the picture, it’s like Mary Poppins. Actually where can I get a Mary Poppins bag with endless storage? I mean, she fits a lamp in her bag!
And even though I have to take all of these things with me, there are times where I want to leave some of that extra weight in the car. Maybe I just need to run into the school office quick and no need to carry all the extras. This is when I adore having a clutch. Grab the ID or credit cards I need, my cell phone, and keys. It’s freeing! And I don’t feel bad about leaving the awesome bag behind because although the clutch is small, it’s packed with style.
I also wanted to take a moment to talk about this awesome flower truck. My sister is the model in this picture and little did she know the main priority of this photo shoot was actually to keep her out of the house. Her soon to be fiance was getting the house ready for a really cool proposal and it was my job to make sure she didn’t find out. While asking her to model for me is so normal, keeping her away for the whole day wasn’t. We ran into this flower truck outside a coffee shop and I jumped at the opportunity to say ‘WE MUST PHOTOGRAPH THIS!’
It was so adorable and such a fun distraction while the clock continued to tick along.
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Are you ready to jump right in? Before you get started take a moment to jump on over to this post to learn a bit more about the newest cabling method in the crochet world, Infinity Crochet. There is even a practice swatch to get you started with understanding why these awesome stitches work they way they do.
Gather your supplies:
Crochet Hook 4mm (H), I highly recommend Furls Odyssey (affiliate link) or a Tulip Rose Crochet Hook (link below). I love both of these.
Yarn for clutch:
Patons Classic Wool Worsted: (affiliate link)
Winter White 1 skein
Dark Grey Marl 1 skein
Possible Yarn Substitutions (check gauge):
Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted
Brown Sheep Nature Spun
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted
Yardage: 190 yards (174 m)
Yarn for bag:
Super Bulky 6 Weight Yarn
• Big Twist Yarns Roving
Cream/Licorice (1 skein)
Cream (3 skeins)
Yarn substitutions (check gauge):
• Bernat Roving
• Katia Alaska
• King Cole Comfort Chunky
• Hobby Lobby I Love This Chunky
Yardage: 265 yards (242 m) – 4 skeins
Tassle if desired
Tassel if desired
Buckle Clasp. I found a really cool one by Hildie & Jo at Joann’s Craft Stores in the jewelry isle. Feel free to get creative with clutch and bag closures. I’ve included additional suggestions from Amazon below.
Finished measurments, Bag laid flat:
• Width 17” (43 cm)
• Height 12” (31 cm)
Finished measurements, clutch folded and laid flat:
• Width 9.5” (23 cm)
• Height 5.5” (14 cm)
This clutch is worked flat as a rectangle and then folded and seamed to shape.
The Ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch. The bag is worked in the round.
Many of the supplies can be found at the affiliate links below: