Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Claudia's Clutch
Lion Brand® Lion® Suede - Trellis®
Pattern Number: 50580-C Your own creativity + our basic instructions = an individually designed clutch bag. Use 2 or more different Lion Brand yarns - you can even combine yarn leftovers from other projects! Note: Project is also available in a knitted version Finish your bag with a decorative button - or try using an orphan earring as the closure. Have fun and express yourself!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Width 6 inches [15 cm]

CORRECTIONS: (applied Aug 31, 2005)
Crochet version With 2 strands of yarn held together, ch 16. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across - 15 sc.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

210-140 Lion Suede Yarn: Rose A warm, attractive deep pink.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.89

500-306 Trellis Yarn: Pastel Garden A lively mix of pale yellows, pinks, blues and lavenders.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
1 large, decorative button NOTE: Bags use a strand each of 2 different yarns. Pictured bags use: Pink Bag: Lion Suede in #140 Rose, Trellis #306 Pastel Gardens White/Multi: Watercolors #398 Bright Cloud, Moonlight Mohair #209 Northern Lights Gray: Watercolors #352 Mist Gray, Moonlight Mohair #202 Tundra Dark Blue: Glitterspun #109 Sapphire, Landscapes #277 Country Sunset For a special, added touch, line the purse with velvet or satin.
GAUGE:
Gauge will vary with yarn and needle size selected. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



BASIC BAG

With 2 strands of yarn held together, ch 16.

Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across - 15 sc.
Next row Ch 1, turn.

Sc in each sc across.

Repeat last row until piece measures 9-1/2 inches [24 cm].
Next row Ch 1, turn.

Sc in next 6 sc, ch 3, skip next 3 sc, [buttonhole] sc to end of row.
Next row Ch 1, turn.

Sc in each sc to buttonhole, work 3 sc in ch-space, sc to end.

End off.

Weave in ends.



Finishing

Fold up 4 inches [10cm] end of bag opposite buttonhole, and sew side seams.

Sew button under buttonhole.

VARIATIONS

For decorative flap tab [shown on gray bag], follow instructions for basic bag, working 3 dc in ch-space instead of 3 sc.

For blue bag, work pocket portion of bag by ch 23.

Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across - 21 sc.

Next row Ch 1, turn.

Sc in each sc across.

Repeat last row until piece measures 6 inches [15 cm].

Fold piece in half and sew side and bottom seams.

Flap

Join 2 strands of yarn at top edge of bag, and work 12 dc evenly spaced across.

Next row Ch 3, turn.

Dc in 5 dc, ch 3, skip next 3 dc [buttonhole], dc in next 5 dc.

Next row Ch 3, turn.

Dc in 5 dc, work 5 dc in ch-3 space, dc in next 5 dc.

work 3 sc in ch.

End off strand of Landscape.

With Glitterspun only, ch 3, turn.

Work 3 dc in each of next 4 dc, sc in next dc, 3 dc in each of next 5 dc, sc in next dc, 3 dc in each of next 4 dc.

End off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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