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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Marlet Clutch Bag


Mother's day is just around the corner. So before the Month of May starts I'll share is beautiful Clutch Bag so perfect for Mother's Day. I made this out of the scrap yarns,  and since they are different types of yarn, the end result varies in sizes. But most are in Red Heart Super Saver and those made out of RHSS end up in the size, 9x5 inch. 

The stitches are simple and easy to make, a combination of Front/back Post-Single Crochets and Double crochets. It creates a beautiful textured finished.  You can add a sling to it if you want it to be a sling bag or a handbag.

 I added a zipper to it also for closure. I hand stitched the zipper because every time I run my crochet items in the sewing machine it gets destroyed, so I painstakingly sew them by hand. Literally, in PAIN, I got poke by the needle so many times. But a zipper is what it needs so a zipper it gets! Just for the love of my craft!

Most of the yarns I used are Red Heart Super Saver and a few RH with love. But I could not remember the color anymore for these are scraps. I lost all the tags. You can experiment with colors with this one. You can even make this in one color only.


Materials
  • Acrylic Yarn ( Red Heart Super Saver)
  • H/5.00mm Crochet hook
  • Zipper
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Sewing Needle for sewing the Zipper
  • Scissors

Terms Used
  • CH(s) - Chain(s)
  • SC - Single Crochet
  • DC - Double Crochet
  • FPSC - Front Post Single Crochet
  • BPSC - Back Post Single Crochet

Gauge

  • From Round 4 to Round 10 = 2 inches
  • 9 DC stitches = 2 inches

Notes:

  • If you want your bag to be bigger or longer just add more rounds and more starting Chains 
  • I finished this bag with a crab stitch on the last row. If you are not comfortable with it then you can just use Single Crochet all the way. For Crab Stitch/ Reversed Single Crochet Tutorial just click the link.
  • Beginning CH 1 is NOT counted as a stitch.
  • Beginning CH 2 is NOT counted as a stitch.


Instructions

R1. CH 26, 2 SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. 1 SC in each of the next 23 stitches, 5 SC in the last stitch. Working on the other side of the Chains already, 1 SC in each of the next 23 stitches, and 3 SC in the last stitch. Do not join, continue to work in rounds. (56 SC)

R2. 2 SC in each of the first 2 stitches. 1 SC in each of the next 23 stitches, 2 SC in each of the next 5 stitches, 1 SC in each of the next 23 stitches, then 2 SC in each of the last 3 stitches. Do not join, continue to work in rounds. (66 SC)

R3. SC in the first stitch, 2 SC in the next stitch. 1 SC in the next and 2 SC in the next stitch. 1 SC in each of the next 23 stitches. * 1 SC in the next stitch, 2 SC in next* Do this pattern 5 times. 1 SC in each of the next 23 stitches. * 1 SC in the next stitch, 2 SC in next* Do this pattern 3 times. Do not join, continue to work in rounds. (76 SC)

R4. 1 SC in each stitch all the way around until the end. Then slip stitch in the first stitch of the round. (76SC)

R5. CH2, DC in each stitch all the way around until the end. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (76 DC)

R6. CH1, BPSC in the first stitch. *FPSC in the next stitch and BPSC in next.* Repeat this pattern all the way around to the end. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. ( 76 Post Single Stitches)

R7-R20 Repeat R5 and R6 respectively

R21.  CH 1, Crab Stitch or Reversed SC in each stitch all the way around until the end. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (76 CS)

Fasten off and weave in all ends. Attached your zipper.

Lining this bag would be a wise choice, it would extend the life of your bag.


 That's it, I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message in the comment box and I will gladly answer them. And don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page on Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.
Thank you and God bless!




XOXO

Nanay Madel



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Thought of the Day

May 1, 2018

There are temptations that will come to every one of us. We all have our different dispositions to overcome. - HP 145

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