The classic shell pattern has new life and flair when made in fun colors with this different and interesting yarn. The clutch is perfect for use as a make-up bag, storing those smaller items that roam around the interior of your purse like keys, chapstick, and gum. It’s also large enough to carry as a clutch if you want to travel light.
You can make 2 bags from one roll of cord, so keep one and gift one. Or make them to sell. These have been good sellers for me at craft shows.
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.
Omega La Espiga Nylon Cord Size 18 (1 roll makes 2 clutches) (Available at Creative Yarn Source)
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)
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.