The Peppermint Puff crochet clutch bag pattern! I knew I wanted to design a clutch bag in a style like this and was yarn fell in to my basket and I bought it by mistake. These things happen right!?
I’d never worked with T Shirt yarn before but it was amazing, perfect balance of soft and structured, and no splitting or fraying whatsoever. Now i’m trying to think of all the different T Shirt yarn projects I can make! I think it’s the perfect yarn type for spring summer accessories.
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My fabulous testers all used different yarn for this bag which is amazing as it gives you lots of choices! I used James C Brett Noodles, which I don’t think is widely available for you guys in the US, but you can find it on LoveCrafts with worldwide shipping. A great alternative which gives a similar result is Bernat Maker Home Décor. Cotton is a good texture for this bag, though depending on the weight you might need to increase some of the stitch counts so as not to end up with a teeny bag you can’t fit your phone in!
- <1 Ball T Shirt Yarn (or other as described above)
- 5.0mm hook (unless you’re swapping out to a different yarn other than those suggested)
- Scissors and needle for finishing
Concentration level – Easy to intermediate.The body of the bag is a very simple rectangle, the puff stitch front can takea couple of rows to get into the routine of the stitches.
Stitches used (US terms):
- Single Crochet
- Double Crochet
- Moss Stitch
- 1 SC, CH1 and skip a stitch, 1 SC, etc.
- Work the next rows SC in the CH spaces
- Puff Stitch
- Pull up a loop, yarn over and pull up a loop (4 on hook)
- Yarn over and pull up a loop (6 on hook)
- Yarn over and pull through 6
Abbreviations and conversions
|Single Crochet (SC)||Double Crochet (DC)|
|Double Crochet (DC)||Treble Crochet (TC)|
|Slip Stitch (SS)|
After completing the base rectangle for the bag, we are going to work horizontally to make the cover/closing section of the bag. This means our rows will be changing direction.
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Crochet Clutch Pattern
Row 1 – Loosely CH18, DC in 4th CH from hook. Going back to the 3rd CH from hook, work a puff stitch. Skip a stitch and work 1 DC.
Go back and work a puff in the skipped stitch.
Continue to the end of the row (meeting the body of the bag).
On the last available CH, 1 DC but no puff stitch. You should have 7 visible puff stitches and a stitch count of 15. SS to join into the 4th stitch of the body, counting from the 1st CH of this row. SS across the base rectangle for 3 stitches.
Row 2 – CH1 and turn. Skip a stitch and work 1 DC. In the skipped stitch work a puff stitch. Continue to the end. On the last available stitch, 1 DC but no puff stitch.
Row 3 – CH3 and turn. Skip a stitch and work 1 DC. In the skipped stitch work a puff stitch. Continue to the end. On the last available stitch, 1 DC but no puff stitch.
SS to join into the 3rd stitch from the last join on Row 2. SS across for 3 stitches.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you’ve covered the width of the base, you should have 13 rows in total. SS into the last stitch of the base (this will be a distance of 4 stitches, not 3 as previous rows)
Fold the moss stitch base in half and stitch the sides together using a needle, you may wish to turn inside out at this stage.
Rejoining your yarnto the centre of the front panel (with the puff stitches), CH100 and SS back towhere you started, forming a large loop. This should wrap twice around the bagin a figure 8 to close.
You can get this crochet clutch pattern PDF download with full picture steps below. Pin it for later!