Crochet Clutch Bag

I saw this blue metallic wool in Hobbycraft and couldn’t resist buying a ball.  One ball of wool isn’t really enough to make much but I saw an idea for an easy purse and scaled it up to make a clutch bag.  This was quite a good project for me as making the lining gave me a chance to use the buttonhole function on my sewing machine, which I haven’t done before.  It was actually surprisingly easy to do!  I also stitched some pockets into the lining (making sure my phone will fit into at least one of them)!

Goes with jeans!

To make the bag I just crocheted a rectangle and then decreased my stiches to make the flap once it had got to the right size.  I made a hole at the start of each row by doing an extra chain and missing a stitch so that I could weave the trim through afterwards.  Extending the trim gave me an easy handle.  It’s made from a chain of chunky silk-mix wool.  I sewed in the lining by hand before crocheting the sides together and around the top flap.

Buttonhole and handle

Originally I was thinking of putting a red and white flower on the bag but I have started to feel that having the colours of the British flag on everything is getting a bit gimmicky, so I went for shades of blue instead.  The flower hides the button fastening.

I even have some of the metallic wool left over so I might make some flowers to put on cards or hats!

Inside the bag

The finished project!


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