A few weeks ago, I went to my brother-in law’s wedding. The wedding was so beautiful! It was an outside garden-style wedding in a tent. Let me tell you, I would never of known I was in a tent, let alone outside! Everything was so gorgeous! I had never been to an outside wedding and really had no idea what kind of dress to wear. Anyone who knows me can tell you I despise dress shopping! I really am my own worst critic I guess. Everything is either too tight, too frilly, too short or shows my belly pooch from my last baby. Yes, it’s been 3 years but I just can’t get rid of it! I shopped EVERYWHERE for a dress! Did I find one? Actually, yes, I did! I found THE DRESS! It was absolutely perfect and got sooo many compliments! The best part? The dress was only $22.99! Well that, and I didn’t have to wear my Spanx 🙂
Here is another picture of the dress!
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So you may be thinking, “Mary, why are you going off about a dress? This is a crochet blog.” Well, I knew whatever dress I found I wanted to create a crochet clutch to wear with the dress. Unfortunately, because it took me sooo long to find one, I never got the chance to put my idea for a clutch into an actual pattern before the wedding.
So fast-forward a few weeks and my twin sister asks me if she can borrow THE dress for a wedding she is going to. I thought this is a perfect chance for me to make the clutch pattern I had wanted to create before. So there you have it! My inspiration behind this clutch!
The clutch is crocheted using the Silt Stitch. This stitch creates such a gorgeous texture. I can’t believe it has taken me so long to try it out! It is such an easy stitch to crochet and only uses the single and double crochet stitch! The tutorial is below.
Make a chain in a multiple of 3. For this tutorial I chained 21.
Row 1 – 2dc in the 3rd ch from the hook. Skip two chains, 1 sc + 2dc in the next ch. *skip two chains, 1sc + 2dc in the next ch.* Repeat *til there are 3 chains left. 1 sc in the last ch. You will have 19 stitches.
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, 2 dc in the first stitch, skip two stitches, 1sc + 2dc in the next stitch. *skip two stitches, 1sc + 2dc in the next stitch.* Repeat *til there are three stitches left. 1 sc in the turning ch (ch.1) of previous round.
Note : The turning ch can be a little tricky to locate. It may appear when you come to the end of the row that there are only two stitches left. Just skip those two stitches and you will see the turning ch. It almost appears like it is on the side of your work and not the top. I would suggest when you ch.1 and turn to start a new row, make that ch.1 very loose. It will be easier to locate.
Just continue to repeat row 2. After a few rows your work will look this:
And there you have it, the Silt Stitch! Isn’t it a beautiful stitch?
Ok, so now for the clutch pattern!
2 skeins of Knitpicks Shine Sport yarn. The color in the tutorial is Blush. The colors I used for the clutch are Sky and Grapefruit. You can also use any comparable sport weight yarn.
3.5mm crochet hook
1 decorative bead (optional)
Double Crochet (dc)
Single Crochet (sc)
The clutch measures approx. 6″ x 9″
If you would like to make the clutch bigger, just increase the chains in your foundation chain in a multiple of 3. For a smaller clutch, decrease in multiples of 3.
Grapefruit (color G)
Sky (Color S)
With color G:
Row 1 – 2dc in the 3rd ch from the hook. sk two chains, 1sc + 2dc in the next ch. *sk two chains, 1sc+2dc in the next ch.* Repeat *til there are three chains left. 1 sc in the last ch. (36)
Row 2 – Ch 1 turn, 2 dc in the first stitch, sk two stitches, 1sc + 2dc in the next stitch. *sk two stitches, 1 sc + 2dc in the next stitch.* Repeat *til there are three stitches left. 1 sc in the turning chain (ch.1) of previous row. (36)
Rows 3 & 4 – Repeat row 2
With color S:
Rows 5 & 6 – Ch.1 sc in the same st and each st across. (36)
Rows 7 thru 10 – With color G, repeat row 2
Rows 11 and 12 – With color S, repeat row 5
Rows 13 thru 16 – With color G, repeat row 2
Rows 17 thru 20 – Repeat row 5
Rows 21 thru 24 – With color G, repeat row 2
Rows 25 & 26 – Repeat row 5
Rows 27 thru 30 – With color G, repeat row 2
Rows 31 & 32 – Repeat row 5
Rows 33 thru 36 – With color G, repeat row 2
What your work will look like after 36 rows
Flip your work over so the wrong side is facing you. Fold your work in half from bottom to top, line up the colors and sew sides together with the corresponding colors. For example, where the color Grapefruit lines up, sew that together with Grapefruit color yarn. And the same for the color Sky.
Once both sides are sewn, attach color S to one side of the clutch.
Round 1 – ch.1 sc in same st and each st around. Join with a slip stitch. (72)
Round 2 – Repeat round 1
Round 3 is where the button holes are made.
Round 3 – Ch.1 sc in the same st and the next 43 stitches. ch.2, sk 2 stitches and sc in the next seven stitches. ch.2, sk two stitches and sc in the next 7 stitches. ch. 2, skip two stitches and sc in the last eight stitches. Join with a slip stitch. (72)
Round 4 – Repeat round 1
With color G:
Rounds 5 &6 – ch.1 sc in the same st and each st around. Join with a slip stitch. (72)
Next, line up the buttons accordingly with the button holes and sew the three buttons on the inside of the clutch.
To add the wristlet part with the bead, measure 3 strand of yarn approx. 30′ each. Make a slip knot and begin to chain the strands of yarn. Like how you would with a foundation chain. When you have reached your desired length, make a knot at the end of the chain. Cut off any excess yarn. Take both ends, and with a crochet hook, pull the ends through the top stitches of your clutch going from inside to outside. Next, hold your ends together, thread your bead through and make another knot to fasten the bead.
I hope you enjoy making this little clutch pattern!