This simple Art Deco Clutch is a classic-looking clutch that’s the perfect size for errands around town. It’s big enough for your daily essentials including car keys, wallet, and cell phone. Using thin cotton yarn for this free crochet pattern will prevent the bag from becoming too bulky. The best thing about this pattern is that it’s easy enough for beginners to complete. Be sure to include the lining to ensure the bag holds its shape over time.
-2 skeins KnitPicks Shine Worsted in cream and 1 skein in robot (grey). 50 g / 75 yrds – 69
m. 60 % Pima cotton – 40 % Modal.
-Fabric 47 cm x 28 cm 18½ inches x 11 inches. I used a very thin cotton fabric, so the bag didn’t become too bulky. ? yards in robot (grey).
-Hook 4 mm US: G/6
-Sewing Thread in grey and white
Yardage Total yardage: 220 m/241 yards. About 128 m/140 yards in beige and 92 m/101 Stitches Chains and single crochets.
Finished size width: 23 cm/9 inches length: before sewing together: 43 cm/17 inches. Height after sewing together: 17 cm/6½ inches.
Start crocheting with the beige yarn.
Row 1 Chain 50.
Row 2 Chain 1, skip 1, 1 single crochet, [chain 1, skip 1, 1 single crochet]. Repeat 24 times between [ ].
Row 3 Chain 1, skip 1, 1 single crochet into chain stitch, [ chain 1, skip 1, 1 single crochet in chain stitch]. Repeat 24 times between [ ].
For guidance please see the crochet chart below. The chart only shows a part of the pattern and not the whole row across.
Repeat row 2 and 3 until work measures 3½ inches – 9 cm.
Change to grey coloured yarn and work until the grey part measures 6 1/4 inches – 16 cm.
Change back to beige coloured yarn and crochet until this beige coloured part measures 7 1/4inches – 18 cm.
In this last row make 7 chains in the middle as button holder.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.
The work should look like the photo below.
Cut the lining, so it is ½ inch/ 2 cm larger than the crocheted fabric. Pin the lining to the fabric and sew it by hand. Your work should look like the photo below now.
Fold the fabric and sew it from the outside with beige and grey sewing thread.
Sew the button onto the fabric.
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