Free Crochet Clutch Pattern

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Image of crochet clutch designed by a guest designer Cindy Unangst. A FREE crochet pattern.

I’m so happy that Cindy could join us for the 30 Days of Cozy and she’s brought us the most useful design free crochet clutch pattern today!

It’s the perfect size for all your different roles. Whether you’re headed to work and need a place to store your lip gloss and phone, you’re headed to the park and need to carry your sun protection and emergency diaper, or headed to a coffee shop for some me-time and need to protect your tablet, this Chic Clutch has you covered!

The options for use are endless, as are the color options. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Be sure to use #30daysofcozy when you post your WIPS and finished projects for a chance for me to share it with on my feed!

 
Photo of guest designer Cindy Unangst
© Maundy Mitchell 2018

Meet Cindy Unangst

Cindy Unangst, NorthEast Mama, did not learn to crochet until her 30’s.   What started as a simple desire to make blankets for the baby boom in her circle, has developed into a full-blown obsession. 

Over time, Cindy has blossomed from occasional maker to pattern designer.  Her inspiration for patterns spring from all parts of her life: keeping her family warm and cozy during long New Hampshire winters; her desire to reduce waste around her house; her commitment to promoting independent yarn shops and dyers. 

While her initial reasons for learning to crochet has changed, she still finds time to make and donate dozens of baby blankets a year. 

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Crochet clutch with a crochet starting kit in it.
Sample image of crochet clutch with a tablet inside.

Chic Crochet Clutch

Crochet clutch with your beach necessities in perfect for the summer season.

Materials

  • Yarn Total: 2oz/50g, 97m/106 yds Medium 4 yarn (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic)
    • Main Color (MC): 1oz/25g, 48.5m/53yds
    • Color 2 (C2): .5 oz/14.5g, 24m/27yds
    • Color 3 (C2): .5 oz/14.5g, 24m/27yds
  • Hook: US H/8 5.00mm
  • 1 Sew-on Snap
  • Optional: 3 Stitch Markers
  • Yarn needle
  • Sewing needle
  • Printable PDF Pattern for the Chic Crochet Clutch

Skill Level

Easy

Finished Measurements

Finished Size:  9” length x 5.5” high

Gauge

2” x 2” square: 9st x 12 row Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • C2 – Color 2
  • C3 – Color 3
  • CH – Chain
  • MC – Main color
  • SC – Single crochet

Pattern Notes

  • US Terminology
  • Similar 100% cotton weight yarns may be substituted; please check gauge.
  • I used Caron Cotton Cakes, (MC) Silver Cloud, (C2) Watermelon, (C3) Cream.
  • If you want fewer ends to weave and snip, crochet overall ends.
  • Use stitch markers in each [2SC].  This is to ensure you are getting a triangular shape for the cover flap. As you work, ensure a triangular shape is kept.
Chic crochet clutch with a baby diaper inside.

How to Make this Chic Crochet Clutch

Instructions:

Chain 42 (MC)

Round 1: SC in second chain from hook, SC in each chain until last chain (40 SCs), 3sc in last chain, SC in each stitch on the backside of the chain (40 SCs).

Round 2: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 40 stitches, *2SC in next stitch, repeat from* 2 more times, SC in the next 40 stitches.

Note:  From Round 2 until the end, each round will begin with a [CH1, turn].

Round 3: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 40 stitches, *2SC in next stitch, SC in next stitch, repeat from* 2 more times, SC in the next 40 stitches.

Round 4: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 40 stitches, *2SC in next stitch, SC in next 2 stitches, repeat from* 2 more times, SC in the next 40 stitches.

Round 5: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 41 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 3 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 3 stitches, SC in the next 41 stitches.

Round 6: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 42 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 4 stitches, 2SC, SC in next 4 stitches, SC in the next 42 stitches.

Round 7: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 42 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 5 stitches, 2SC, SC in next 5 stitches, SC in the next 42 stitches.

Round 8: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 42 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 6 stitches, 2SC, SC in next 6 stitches, SC in the next 42 stitches.

Round 9: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 42 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 8 stitches, 2SC, SC in next 8 stitches, SC in the next 42 stitches.

Round 10: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 42 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 10 stitches, 2SC, SC in next 10 stitches, SC in the next 42 stitches.

STOP: Measure your work.  The width should measure 6”.

Begin color changes.

Round 11 – C2: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 43 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 11 stitches, 2SC, SC in next 11 stitches, SC in the next 43 stitches.

Round 12 – C3: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 43 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 12 stitches, 2SC, SC in next 12 stitches, SC in the next 43 stitches.

Round 13 – MC: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 44 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 13 stitches, 2SC, SC in next 13 stitches, SC in the next 44 stitches.

Round 14 – C2: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 44 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 14 stitches, 2SC, SC in next 14 stitches, SC in the next 44 stitches.

Round 15 – C3: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 44 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 15 stitches, 2SC, SC in next 15 stitches, SC in the next 44 stitches.

Round 16 – MC: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 44 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 16 stitches, 2SC, SC in next 16 stitches, SC in the next 44 stitches.

Round 17 – C2: [CH1, turn]. SC in the next 45 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 17 stitches, 2SC, SC in next 17 stitches, SC in the next 45 stitches.

Round 18 – C3: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 45 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 18 stitches, 2SC, SC in next 18 stitches, SC in the next 45 stitches.

Round 19 – MC: [CH1, turn].  SC in the next 45 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 19 stitches, 2SC, SC in next 19 stitches, SC in the next 45 stitches.

Weave and snip all remaining ends.

Finishing

Using C2, SC along the bottom edge.  Weave and snip remaining ends

Folding & Sewing

Fold the bottom edge to just under the 1st and 3rd corner. 

Sew the outside edges on the left and right side.

Sew a snap on the inside of the corner point and the outside center just above the fold.

Chic crochet clutch with kids' toys inside.

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© 2019 Cindy Unangst | Northeast Mama The pattern and photographs contained in this document are property of Cindy Unangst. No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is allowed. The finished product may be sold.

2 thoughts on “Free Crochet Clutch Pattern

  1. Eileen

    Hi Cindy, love the pattern, but it does specify what size hook to use. Please advise.

    Thanks,
    Eileen

    • Hi Eileen,
      Thank you so much for alerting me to this issue. I mistakenly deleted the hook size before publishing. It’s all fixed now. You’ll want to use a hook size US H/8 5.00mm. Enjoy making your new clutch! Pam

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