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.

Yarn ends all sewn in | MeaganMade.com

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.

Sunset Clutch complete | MeaganMade.com

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!

Sunset Clutch in action | MeaganMade.com

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.

Pattern:

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.

Construction:

  1. Sew in ends to wrong side of crocheted piece using yarn needle.
  2. Pin zipper to wrong side of edge of yellow bands of crochet piece.
  3. Attach by hand or use zipper foot on sewing machine.
  4. Unzip zipper and turn clutch inside out.
  5. Slip stitch edges closed using colour of choice, I used C4. Sew in ends.
  6. Turn clutch right way out and zip closed.
  7. You’re done!

Happy crocheting,

Meagan xo

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