I love crocheting fun and easy patterns. I love the sense of gratification you get when you finish a product and see the end result! I am all about creating patterns that are fast to crochet but that are also functional. If you know how to slip stitch, then you will have no problem creating my Easy Boho Clutch!
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Easy Boho Crochet Clutch
Friends, I will be honest, I have never crocheted a clutch before. I have always wanted to but never had a clear idea as to what I would actually wear. I have worn a diaper bag for so long that I never had a need for a clutch or small bag. I would just throw everything I needed into a diaper bag. Sad, I know haha! Well I’m moving on!…..with a clutch! Yay!
I created this clutch pattern using Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn. This yarn is 100% cotton. I use this yarn all the time to crochet washcloths. The yarn is so sturdy and durable that my projects last forever! The yarn comes in so many colors including solids, ombres, twists and stripes!
Like I mentioned above, the pattern is created using mostly slip stitches. It requires very little sewing. Which is great because I can’t sew for the life of me! I finished it off with a button and some Realeather Craft Lace. I chose to crochet the clutch using two strands of yarn. I did this because I knew I wanted to keep the pattern simple and not have to add a lining.
I love this clutch! It was so simple and fast to crochet. It will also make for an awesome and stylish gift!
Follow along for the pattern!
1 skein each of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn Solids yarn in the colors Beach Glass, Bright Navy and Soft Violet.
1 Skein of Lily Sugar ‘N Cream Ombres yarn in the color Potpourri
Realeather Craft Lace in the color Saddle Tan
6.5mm Crochet Hook
1 button (the button you see in all the pictures I bought at Joann Fabrics in a clearance section)
Slip stitch (ss)
Back loop only (blo)
Front loop only (flo)
Half double crochet (hdc)
With 2 strands and the color Beach Glass:
Row 1 – Ss in 2nd ch. from the hook and each rem. Ch. across. (31)
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, ss blo in the first stitch and each rem. stitch across. (31)
Row 3 – Ch.1 turn, ss flo in the first stitch and each rem. stitch across. (31)
Rows 4 to 13 – Repeat rows 2 and 3 respectively
Bind off with Beach Glass
Row 14 – Ch.1 turn, ss flo in first stitch and each rem. stitch across. (31)
Row 15 – Ch.1 turn, ss blo in the first stitch and each rem. stitch across. (31)
Rows 16 to 19 – Repeat row 15
Note – Because most of the color changes are so short, I chose not to bind off with Potpourri throughout the entire pattern. You can certainly bind off. Just know there will be more ends to weave in. It’s up to you!
Add Soft Violet:
Rows 20 and 21 – Ch.1 turn, ss blo in the first stitch and each rem. stitch across. (31)
Bind off with Soft Violet
Rows 22 to 25 – Repeat row 15
Add Bright Navy:
Row 26 – Ch.1 turn, ss in first stitch, hdc in the next. *ss in the next stitch, hdc in the next. Repeat *til end of row. (31)
Row 27 – Ch.1 turn, hdc in the first stitch, ss in the next. *hdc in the next stitch, ss in the next. Repeat *til end of row. (31)
Bind off with Bright Navy
Rows 28 to 31 – Repeat row 15
With Beach Glass:
Rows 32 and 33 – Ch.1 turn, ss blo in the first stitch and each rem. stitch across. (31)
Rows 34 and 35 – Repeat row 15
Row 36 – Ch.1 turn, ss flo in the first stitch and each rem. stitch across. (31)
Row 37 – Repeat row 15
With Beach Glass:
Rows 38 and 39 – Repeat rows 32 and 33
Rows 40 to 43 – Repeat row 15
With Bright Navy:
Row 44 – Repeat row 26
Row 45 – Repeat row 27
Rows 46 to 49 – Repeat row 15
With Soft Violet:
Row 50 – Repeat row 20
Row 51 – Repeat row 21
Rows 52 to 55 – Repeat row 15
Bind off leaving a long enough tail to sew up the left side of the clutch.
At this point, your work should look like the picture below. In the picture the wrong side (inside of the clutch) is facing you.
Weave in all your ends on the wrong side of your piece.
After all the ends have been weaved in. Take the bottom of your rectangle piece and fold it up to where it almost meets the bottom of your Beach Glass portion. There will be some “open space.”
You should feel a “natural” bending in your rectangle when you fold it up. This “natural” bending was created by ss in the flo in row 36.
Next, line up your sides so the colors are aligned. See picture below
Once your sides are lined up, take a tapestry needle and thread the long tail you left on the left side of your work when you binded off. Begin to whip stitch the two ends together until you reach the bottom of the clutch.
Next, thread a tapestry needle with 2 strands of Potpourri yarn and whip stitch the right side ends together. Weave in your ends.
Next, sew a button on the outside Beach Glass flap in the center.
Then, take your lace and place it around the button. Look at picture below.
Then, wrap the lace around the clutch. Line up the lace with where you would fasten it around the button. Create a knot in the lace and cut the lace leaving about an inch of excess.
You’re done! You have just created a beautiful clutch out of simple cotton yarn and a few embellishments!
I really hope you have enjoyed this fun pattern. If you create a clutch of your own, I would love to see it. Post a picture of it on the Croyden Crochet Facebook Page.