This week I was able to finish up my sunset clutch, and I am excited to bring you this Tunisian crochet clutch pattern!
As I mentioned last week, I’ve been working with Hoooked Ribbon XL yarn, so it worked up quickly. After last week, all that I had left to do was finish up the last two colour segments then sew in the yarn ends and construct the clutch! I used a plastic yarn needle that I got with another kit that I purchased, and sewed the ends into the back side of the fabric.
The next step was to attach the zipper, which was a bit of a challenge due to the thickness of the yarn. First I folded the crocheted piece in half so that the striped/correct side (as seen in the photo above) was facing the outside then pinned the 20cm zipper in place to the wrong side of crochet. Next I unzipped the zipper and sewed it in place using my machine with the zipper foot. Because the crocheted piece is quite thick, it was a bit of a challenge getting it through the machine, so I did guide it along a little. Once both sides of the zipper were attached, I turned the bag inside out and slip stitched the edges together with more RibbonXL yarn.
This clutch is the perfect size to slip my phone, cards, cash and a bit of lip gloss into, and I can’t wait to use it!
I have written up the pattern so that you can make your own at home. If you do make it please share on Instagram and use the hash tag #MeaganMade so that I can see your beautiful results. This is the first pattern I have written up so I’d love feedback, please let me know how you go! 🙂
TUNISIAN CROCHET CLUTCH PATTERN:
I won’t go into too much details here about how to do the Tunisian crochet stitch because there are already some fantastic video tutorial’s online. For this pattern I have used Bella Coco’s video’s – Part 1 shows how to do the beginning row and the simple stitch, and Part 2 shows how to change colours and finish up the project.
Yarn: 4 colours of Hoooked Ribbon XL Yarn (approx 1/2 a ball each)
- Colour 1 (C1): Frosted Yellow
- Colour 2 (C2): Iced Apricot
- Colour 3 (C3): Sweet Pink
- Colour 4 (C4): Lila Dusk
Hook: 9mm Tunisian crochet hook
Other materials: 20 cm pale yellow zipper. Yarn needle.
Foundation Chain – (C1) Create a slip knot then chain 21.
Row 1 – (C1) Tunisian Crochet Simple Stitch (TCSS) into the V’s (See video tutorial) along foundation chain, ending with 21 loops on your hook. Return pass (as per video tutorial).
Rows 2 -3 – (C1) [TCSS into the vertical bars (21 loops on your hook). Return pass] x2. Colour change at end of Row 3 (See video tutorial).
Rows 4-6 – (C2) [TCSS into the vertical bars (21 loops on your hook). Return pass] x3. Colour change at end of Row 6.
Rows 7-9 – (C3) [TCSS into the vertical bars (21 loops on your hook). Return pass] x3. Colour change at end of Row 9
Rows 10-15 (C4) [TCSS into the vertical bars (21 loops on your hook). Return pass] x6. Colour change at end of Row 15.
Rows 16-18 (C3) [TCSS into the vertical bars (21 loops on your hook). Return pass] x3. Colour change at end of Row 18.
Rows 19-21 – (C2) [TCSS into the vertical bars (21 loops on your hook). Return pass] x3. Colour change at end of Row 21.
Rows 22-24 – (C1) [TCSS into the vertical bars (21 loops on your hook). Return pass] x3
Finishing Row – (C1) Work along Row 24 as per video tutorial on finishing. Tie off at end of row.
- Sew in ends to wrong side of crocheted piece using yarn needle.
- Pin zipper to wrong side of edge of yellow bands of crochet piece.
- Attach by hand or use zipper foot on sewing machine.
- Unzip zipper and turn clutch inside out.
- Slip stitch edges closed using colour of choice, I used C4. Sew in ends.
- Turn clutch right way out and zip closed.
- You’re done!