The Rippled Shells Clutch pattern has a beautiful texture, and shell stitches are always a feminine favorite! The scalloped edges along the top give it that soft, lace-like finish. You can get two of these from one roll of nylon cord, so make one for you and a friend!
Large enough to use as a make-up bag, or even as an evening clutch for those occasions when you want to travel light. One of my favorite all time patterns! I have made myself numerous bags in this stitch. And they are a great seller at craft shows and sales.
Once crocheting is complete, finishing your purses requires some sewing to add a lining and a zipper closure. You can use a machine or hand sew. If sewing isn’t in your skill set, recruit a friend or family member with seamstress skills to help. It only takes a half hour to create the lining and set the zipper. I have filmed a step-by-step instructional video to walk you through the process. In fact, this is the purse pattern I used as an example in the video.
Omega La Espiga Nylon Cord Size 18 (1 roll makes 2 clutches)
Crochet Hook F (3.75 mm) or G (4.25 mm)
9″ – 11″ zipper
1/4 yard of material for lining
1/2″ Keyring (optional)
Experienced Beginner to Intermediate
5.5″H X 9″W
This listing is for a pattern only, not a completed product. You will receive instructions about how to make the product yourself. All crochet patterns are written in US crochet terms.