A tassle clutch to compliment every outfit! Embellish your crochet clutch with a tassle keychain or crochet flower.
I’m in love with clutches. I carry them alone or sometimes I drop them into a larger bag. I stash the essentials in them: ID, cards, and a little cash. Plus probably a lipstick. Something I can grab and go. And since they are small it’s easy to have many of them, something to match any outfit or occasion.
While I have knit and crocheted bags over the years, I’ve never really made myself a clutch. What better timing for crocheting a bag than when the weather warms up and I’m not making as many cold weather accessories.
Turns out a clutch is incredibly easy to make. I hate to even call it a pattern. For this clutch I made a rectangle that was 10 inches wide and 14 inches long.
I used a size G crochet hook and a medium weight yarn.
Chain 37 stitches (or number of chains needed to reach 10 inches)
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 2nd chain from hook, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next chain, repeat from * until you reach the end of the row, sc in last sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next ch 1 sp, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in ch 1 sp, repeat from * until you reach the end of the row, sc in last sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in ch 1 sp, repeat from * until you reach the end of the row, sc in last sc.
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until your piece is about 14 inches long.
Finish off and use a tapestry needle to weave in the ends. Turn the piece so the it measures longest top to bottom. Fold the bottom of the piece up about five inches.
Using your hook and a new piece of yarn, crochet along the side edges and the bottom to stitch up the piece and create seams. Working in single crochet stitches, make sure to crochet through both layers. Finish off and weave in ends.
After the sides are stitched together you can fold over the top of your clutch to close it. Once the basic clutch is finished it’s time to add some embellishments!
I used a lightweight yarn and 1.25″ split rings to create a keychain tassle. Slip one of the split rings through the top corner of your clutch.
Cut equal lengths of the lightweight yarn and use one of the split rings to create the tassle. Attach the tassle keychain to the split ring already attached to the clutch.
If you want, you can also embellish your clutch with a simple crochet flower. I made a flower in the same yarn as the tassle and attached it with a tapestry needle to the flap on my clutch.
This crochet clutch is so versatile and easy to make! I can’t wait to make one in every color.