This little crochet purse is a great project for beginners! It’s so easy and quick to make using only one stitch – single crochet. This clutch can be done in a few hours or in a day even if you’re just starting out in your crocheting journey.
Scroll down for the free pattern!
If you know how to crochet single crochets then that’s all you need to know for this project. If not, I have a video tutorial for beginners here where you can learn how to crochet from the very beginning.
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Hook size: 3mm (I’m using this set of hooks here)
Yarn: I used cotton blend with bamboo for this project (Lion Brand has some beautiful bright colours here! ).
19cm (7.5”) x 10cm (4”)
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
St – stitch
Crochet Purse Pattern:
Ch 53, turn
Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook and across (total 52 stitches), turn
Row 2: ch 1, Sc in first chain from hook and across, turn
Row 3-52: repeat row 2.
At the end of row 52, after your last Sc: chain 60 (chain more if your hand doesn’t fit inside comfortably. The handle should still be loose around your hand. I have small hands, so depending on the size of your hands, you would need to adjust the number of chains.)
Row 1: Sc in second ch and across all the way to the first chain. Finish off, leave approx. 40 cm (15″) yarn to sew this side.
Turn the finished work so that you can see the grooves going vertical. Count approx 21 stitches from the bottom and fold it there in shape (refer to the photo) Sew the sides together, weave ends.
Choose a large decorative button (some beautiful buttons here) and sew it in the middle of your pouch (as shown on the photo below) making sure there is enough space for the top cover to close.
Crochet a loop for your button by chaining 10 from the middle of the top cover. But before doing this, fold the top down and see where your button is located and identify where the loop should be located.
For this particular button on the photo I needed to chain 10 but you may need more or less., adjust it accordingly to fit the size of your button.
Make sure the button fits inside of your loop. Finalise it and weave ends.
I hope you enjoyed making this clutch as much as I did!
Crochet another case in a different colour! This could be a unique gift idea for someone special 🙂
Let me know in the comments below if you have tried this pattern and share a picture of your work!
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