Crochet Clutch Bag Purse Free Pattern
Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you this new crochet clutch bag/purse free pattern. This beautiful and lacy clutch bag is so feminine and pretty. It will be perfect for the coming Spring and Summer months. This clutch bag is sleek, lacy and dainty, and can be crocheted in any of your favorite colors. It is also a very fast and easy make, which is such a huge bonus!
The video tutorial can be found here:
Crochet Clutch Bag Purse Free Pattern: a Vintage Crochet Series Tutorial
This crochet clutch bag is part of my Vintage Crochet Series. Though this purse’s design is timeless, I do think the stitch (the Fantail stitch) has a vintage vibe to it. The fantail stitch is so feminine and lacy, and I absolutely adored using this crochet stitch. It is intricate without being complicated. It is lacy and feminine, reminiscent of another time where dainty and delicate accessories were in high fashion. This new crochet clutch bag is called The Cynthia Clutch Bag/Purse.
This is also a great project for gifting. It looks very chic and effortless, perfect for a night out too. It would also look stunning made slightly bigger with straps for daytime. I am actually working on this design, that I hope to release very soon! To be honest, I love crochet bags, as they always look so lovely in the Spring and Summer.
Lining your crochet bag
I lined my bag as I always enjoy this process. Lining a crochet or knit bag is easy and fun, and I sew this lining by hand too. You can find my full tutorial on how to line a bag in this video tutorial I released a while back:
I love crocheting bags! They always look so pretty and easy for the Spring and Summer. A crochet bag can be made in all sizes, in a myriad of different designs. This Boho Festival Bag is one of my most popular designs, which I made two Summers ago. I do love festival Boho bags, and am definitely inspired into making may more crochet bag designs.
Also, I would love to know if you say the word bag or purse. I love the differences in language depending on your country! I tend to say bag, but I prefer the word purse, as it sounds more delicate!
Crochet Clutch Bag Purse Pattern: the design
The design for this bag is very simple. Indeed, one long strip is crocheted (measurements will all be provided in the pattern section). Once this strip is crocheted, it is folded over so as to create the shape of the clutch. It is then sewed in one section, and the flap is naturally created. A simple button is then added, to add dimension to the accessory. The button I chose is very chic I think, and is reminiscent of Chanel. I do love this new bag design!
The fantail stitch has become one of my favorites now. It is beautiful and intricate. It is created by repeating 4 rows over and over. I love how dainty and delicate this stitch is. I will definitely be making more projects using this stitch: another bag, a shawl, and scarf are definitely on the cards!
Let me know if you have ever used this stitch before. I think that this stitch has a clear vintage and old fashioned vibe to it, which I love!
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Crochet Clutch Bag Purse: The Pattern
You can purchase my ad free, large print, PDF pattern from my Esty shop here: Crochet Lacy Clutch Bag/Purse PDF Pattern
4” (10 cm): 7 rows
4” (10 cm): 2,5 fantail repeats
Approximate size of finished project after sewing
5,5” (14 cm) x 7,5” (19 cm)
Please note all measurements before project is finished are given in the “sew your project together” section below.
1 skein of Drops Muskat in shade Powder Pink 05 (or any other 100% cotton yarn in DK/Light 3 yarn)
A 4 mm crochet hook
A tapestry needle
A pair of scissors
A 22 mm button
Darning thread and needle (to sew on button)
I will be writing in US terms (British terms in brackets)
Sl st: Slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)
DC: Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)
HDC: Half Double Crochet (UK Half Treble Crochet)
EOR: End of row
Please note this pattern is a multiple of 10+2 stitches
Row 1: SC into 2nd ch from hook, SC into the next ch; *sk 3 ch, work a fan of [3 DC, ch 1, 3 DC] into next ch, sk 3 ch, SC into next ch* *, ch 1, sk 1 ch, SC into next ch. Repeat from * until you end your last repeat at* *, SC into last ch, turn your work.
Row 2: Ch 2 (=HDC), HDC into same first stitch. *Ch 3, SC into ch sp at center of Fan from previous row, ch 3* *, HDC, ch 1, HDC (=V stitch) into next sp from previous row. Repeat from * until you end your last repeat at **. Place 2 HDC into last stitch, turn your work.
Row 3: Ch 3, 3 DC into same first stitch. *SC into next ch arch from previous row, ch 1, SC into next ch arch from previous row* *, crochet a Fan (3DC, ch 1, 3 DC) into sp at center of next V stitch from previous row. Repeat from * until you end last repeat at **, place 4 DC into last stitch, turn your work.
Row 4: Ch 1, SC into same first st. *Ch 3, HDC, ch 1, HDC (V stitch) into next sp from previous row, ch 3, SC into sp at centre of next Fan from previous row. Repeat from * until you end last repeat into the top of the last stitch, turn your work.
Row 5: Ch 1, SC into same first stitch, * SC into next arch from previous row, 3DC, ch 1, 3DC (=Fan) into space at center of the next V stitch from previous row, SC into next arch from previous row * *, ch 1. Repeat from * until you end your last repeat at * *, SC into last SC from previous row, turn your work.
Row 6-until project measures 15” long: Repeat rows 2, 3, 4, 5.
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.
To sew your project together
Identify the right side from the wrong side of the project. The right side should be the “rounder” side of the project.
Place your project lengthwise on a flat surface, right side facing down.
Fold one side of your project over to form clutch bag, making sure the part you have folded over measures 4,5” as seen in photograph below:
Tie a piece of yarn to the bottom corner on either side of the bag. Start sewing up the side of clutch, using the mattress stitch. Once you reach the top of the fold, fasten off and tidy up your loose end.
Repeat process on the other side of clutch bag.
Sew your button onto the project
Once you have finished sewing in both ends of the clutch bag, you should naturally have a flap that folds over the bag.
Lift up flap, and measure 2,5” from the bottom of the bag. Make sure you center your button horizontally too.
Before you start sewing, make sure that the button can easily go through a hole from the flap to close the clutch bag shut. If not, readjust button so that it can go through a hole on the flap to shut it.
With darning needle and thread, sew in your button securely. Fasten off, tidy up the loose ends.