Thank You Berry Much Clutch

Clutches are such a classic accessory. This one is great for gifting or taking to holiday parties. Made in bright berry hues of pink and purple, this clutch is easily customizable to your recipient’s favorite colors.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 5” x 7.5”

Gauge: 26 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in linen st

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Red Heart Fashion Soft (100% Acrylic; 385 yards [352 meters]/141 grams): 4702 Bright Pink (MC, 1 ball), 3720 Lavender (CC, 1 ball)

Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, 8” zipper in coordinating color, dark pint sewing thread, sewing needle

Pattern Notes

This pattern is made with a sc row at the bottom and then a linen st round work across the top and bottom of the single crochet row.

Start pattern with MC. Make Rnds 17, 20-22, and 25 with CC. Make all other Rnds with MC

A sewn lining can be added to this clutch if desired.

Pattern

Ch 48.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each rem ch. (47 sc)
Note: Begin working in rnds by working across top of Row 1, then across the bottom of Row 1, making Row 1 the bottom of the clutch.
Rnd 1: Turn, ch 1, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, (sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st) 22 times, sc in last st, ch 1, rotate work, begin working in starting ch at bottom of Row 1, sc in first st, ch 1, skip next st, (sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st) 22 times, sc in last st, ch 1, sl st to top of first sc, sl st into ch-1 sp. (48 sc)

Rnds 2-27: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc) around, sl st to top of first sc, sl st into ch-1 sp.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Handle

Ch 60, turn, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each rem ch.

Cut yarn. Fold handle in half and sew one end to first st of Rnd 27 and one end to last st of Rnd 27.

Finishing

Pin zipper into top opening of clutch. Use sewing thread and needle to hand sew zipper to last round of clutch.

Tassel

Cut 10 pieces of each color yarn, 10” long, lay in a bundle.
Cut a 12” piece of MC and tie it around the center of the bundle of yarn.

Fold bundle in half.
Cut a 24” piece of MC and wrap it around the top of the bundle, about 0.5” from fold. Secure tightly.

Use ends of 12” piece to tie Tassel to zipper pull.

Clip Tassel to desired length.

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