Monday, January 15, 2018

Crochet Celestial Evening Clutch

Crochet Celestial Evening Clutch
By: Annoo Crochet Designs

Video Link: click here

You Will Need:
1 skein of Julie Asselin Stella (fingering weight yarn)
Fiber content: 84% Superwash Merino/ 16% Sparkling Stellina Ball Weight: 400yds/115grams

Crochet hook 3.5mm
Scissors
Tapestry needle
2 stitch markers
Magnetic Closure:
You will need a sewing needle and thread to match the clutches yarn to sew the magnetic closure, you can also use some of the yarn to attach the closure if you choose to do that instead.
*Optional*
Chain for the border of the Clutch, 

You will need 3 of these: 
Jewelry pliers to join the 3 chains together before attaching it to your Bag
I recommend lining your Clutch with some fabric, if you are unable to do this yourself, you can try asking for help from someone you know who sews. If that option isnt for you either, then you could use a zippered pouch big enough to slip into your Clutch to keep all your items put.
Stitches Used:
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: Half Double crochet
Star stitch


Instructions:
With your yarn and crochet hook make a slip knot, chain 62
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Row 1: in the 1st chain from your hook pass your hook through the st ( you will have to pick up the bump in the back of the chain for this first st), yo pull loop through st, [pass your hook through the next st, yo and pull through the st] 4 times, you will have 6 loops on your hook, yo and pull through all 6 loops, ch1 (make sure not to make your stitch too tight, this is the eye of your star st),* pass your hook through the eye, yo and pull though the st, pass your hook through the last loop of your previous star stitch, yo and pull loop through you will have 3 loops on your hook, (see pic below)

pass your hook through the ch at the base of that last star st, yo and pull through the st, [pass your hook through the next ch, yo and pull through the st] 2 times, you will have 6 loops on your hook, yo and pull through all loops, ch1 (making sure not to make your stitch too tight, this is the eye of your star st)* Repeat from *to* to the end of your work, you will have 1 ch left, make a hdc in that st. Turn your work.
Row 2: ch1, sc in the hdc from previous row, sc in the next eye, *2sc in the next eye* repeat from *to* across your row, when you get to the last eye make 2 sc, in the last st of your work make a hdc. Turn your work.
Row 3: ch2, in the 1st chain from your hook pass your hook through the st ( you will have to pick up the bump in the back of the chain for this first st), yo pull loop through st, [ pass your hook through the next st, yo and pull through the st] 4 times, you will have 6 loops on your hook, yo and pull through all 6 loops, ch1 (make sure not to make your stitch too tight, this is the eye of your star st),* pass your hook through the eye, yo and pull though the st, pass your hook through the last loop of your previous star stitch, yo and pull loop through you will have 3 loops on your hook, (see pic below)

pass your hook through the st at the base of that last star st, yo and pull through the st, [pass your hook through the next st, yo and pull through the st] 2 times, you will have 6 loops on your hook, yo and pull through all loops, ch1 (making sure not to make your stitch too tight, this is the eye of your star st)* Repeat from *to* to the end of your work, you will have 1 ch left, make a hdc in that st. Turn your work.
Row 4-50: Repeat rows 2-3, Do Not Fasten off, Turn your work

Border round:
You will want to make sure you pick up the same amount of stitches on the tops and bottom as well as the both sides of your work making it symmetrical.
Round 1: ch1 sc in each st across to the last st, 3 sc in the last st, sc in the sides of the rows, 1sc per row, until you reach the bottom, 3sc in the corner, sc in each st of the bottom, 3sc in the last st, working up the side of your work again, picking up 1sc per row, until you reach the ch1, make 2sc in the last st, sl st with the first sc, fasten off and hide all loose tails on the back of your work.

Lining:
Choosing your Fabric, I chose a light fabric. But if you want something with a bit more stiffness, then look around your local fabric store to find something that would suit your clutch better.
If you are lining your bag now is the time to do so, you will want your lining to just sit inside the sc border, you will need those stitches free to pick up later when assembling your Clutch.

Assembling the sides:
You will now fold your work in thirds making sure your work is wrong side out. Unfold the flap that will be your enclosure, with your stitch markers mark either side of your bag for your assembly points.

You will want to make sure the stitches are even on either side. Once you have done that grab your yarn and hook, pass your hook through both stitches and join with a slip st at one of the stitch markers, ch1, you will now make a sc through both st, sc through both sides, matching stitch for stitch along your side to assemble, when you reach the last st, sc in in it and sl st in the corner st. Fasten off and hide loose tails.
Repeat for the other side.
Turn your work right side out.
You can add your chain now or Omit it from your bag.
Adding the Chain:
Lay out your clutch in front of you and grab your chains. Use the Jewelry pliers and open the last link of one chain enough to slip the new link/chain to it, close the link and join the 3rd the same way. You will now lay the chains around the edge of your clutch to determine how much length you will need, once you have figured that out you will open the link and remove the extra chain.

Joining to your Clutch:
You will now start from the bottom edge of you clutch pass your hook through the chain and through a stitch at the bottom corner, grab your yarn and join with a slip stitch, ch1, sc in the same st, sc though the chain again and through the next st,

Make sure as you go along not to twist your chain, You will do this all along your clutch, making 2sc in through each link of your chain in 2 separate stitches of your clutch, work your way around like this once you have reached the end of your chain and are back at the beginning of your work, sl st with the first sc and fasten off your work. Hide all loose tails.

Sew Magnetic Closure:


You will want to place once piece of the closure on the flap and the other on the clutch, lining them up so they are in the middle of your clutch. Making sure that they line up so your clutch can close. Once you have that figured out now is the time to take some matching thread or some of your yarn and sew the Closure to the bag.
Thats it you are done! 
Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 






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