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Datura547
« on: May 08, 2007 08:00:47 PM »

Tut below pictures!

When I saw hollylynne's Pirate Clutch, I knew I had to make one. So I decided it would be a birthday gift for one of my friends. I used a different stitch, but tried to copy her idea as much as possible Wink







Yarn: TLC Essentials Worsted * Medium in Eden Green
Hook: H/8-5.00mm

Here is how I made the stitch pattern for the body of the clutch:

Chain Multiple of 2 +1 (basically as wide as you want the purse to be!)

Row 1: Single crochet across.

Row 2: Chain 1, single crochet across.

Row 3: Chain 2, Crunch Stitch as follows:

-- slip stitch loosely in second sc from hook, half double crochet in next sc, slip stitch in next sec, hdc in next, and continue this across. You should end on a slip stitch.

Row 4: Chain 1, single crochet across. Repeat for Rows 5 and 6.

Row 7: Chain 2, Crunch stitch again.

Row 8: Chain 1, single crochet across. Repeat for Rows 9 and 10.

Row 11: Chain 2, Crunch stitch again.

And I continued alternating this way until I had a rectangle long enough that when folded it made a height I liked for the purse, including enough to "flap over" and button.

I found it was best to end the body of the purse during the rows of single crochet, because that is where I made the button hole. In one of those rows, when I got to near the middle I just made a few chains and skipped a stitch or two, then continued single crocheting across.

Now, for the shell edging... that was pretty much trial and error! I knew how to make them, but spacing them out so they were fairly equidistant was a bit tircky. To make the shells, just double crochet 5 or 6 times in one stich. I think I used slip stiches between shells... again, I just kind of experimented with these until I got them spaced nicely.

Then I just folded the bag up so the inside was facing out, sewed up the sides with a yarn needle and then flipped it right-side out!

For the lining, I used hollylynne's instructions which you can find at her original post linked above (it's on the second page of comments).

I *think* that's it... please message me or comment here if you have any questions or if I completely confused you, haha. I am still a novice myself, and haven't written a tut before!

Again, thank you for all of your kind words!!  Show me if you make one!
« Last Edit: May 11, 2007 08:42:44 PM by Datura547 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007 08:32:22 PM »

IT'S BOOFUL! Lol. (sorry for my baby talk..)

I really like this.. it has a vintage feel to it.. what kind of cotton did you use?

and if it's too much to ask.. pattern? Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007 08:39:21 PM »

That is so damn cute! You did an awesome job! The yarn, lining and button go PERFECT together!
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007 08:47:01 PM »

Gorgeous! Love it!
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2007 10:42:30 PM »

That's a great purse.  I'm totally in love with that stitch pattern...  what is it, or where can I find it?  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2007 11:03:49 PM »

I love it Cheesy  The pattern is so pretty as is the color Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007 03:58:48 AM »

This is very cute - it really does have a great vintage feel to it and I love the color.
Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007 04:11:01 AM »

that is awesome and i really want to make one...so I am joining the people who are asking for the pattern.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007 07:57:07 AM »

Very very cute!! I love the color combo and the little rose beads.
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2007 07:58:43 AM »

Super cute.  Great job!
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