The Raised Diamonds Clutch is one of my favorite patterns because it’s the perfect size for a make-up bag but still big enough to hold your wallet and necessities and carry as a purse. And the 3-D texture created by the Raised Diamonds Stitch is beautiful. This pattern ranks as an intermediate project because you will be working in several rows at a time to create the Raised Diamond design that stands out against the background of the other stitches. It takes 9 rows to complete the construction of the diamonds, so be patient and enjoy watching your diamonds come together. It’s a fun challenge with rewarding results!
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 8″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.