Tuesday, March 9, 2010

And the Love Fest Continues

As my friend, Jane, would say: "And the love fest continues.."  The love fest with crochet, that is.  This time, I crocheted this uber-cute clutch.  Yesterday, while I was wasting time engaging in social media on Twitter, I came across a tweet from Leisure Arts announcing a free pattern from Drew Emborsky (The Crochet Dude) called, Berry Sweet Clutch.  I took one look and was in love.  Then I saw how easy the pattern was, and I was in lust!  So I grabbed me some Lion Brand Yarn Vanna's Choice in Magenta & an Addi crochet hook, size 6 mm, and got hookin'.  It worked up SO fast.  And the flap decreases are PERFECT for the newbie: simply leaving stitches unworked on the end in every row.

This clutch fits everything a gals needs: A compact, credit card, chocolate bar, & a lipstick!

So whether you're a newbie, like myself, or an advanced crocheter, this project is cute, fun, & fab!  It works up with very little yarn, in a jif, and looks like you spent hours on it.  I happened to make this project for my DD, so Vanna's Choice was perfect: durable, reasonably soft, washable, and came in a bazillion colors (My DD has already requested a metallic version.).  For a little added umph - one could put a cute clasp or decorative button on the front.  Since it IS a clutch, you don't need a fastener, but a decorative touch, if not over-powering, might be cute.  Also, since the body is a rectangle, it would be fairly simple to line it with some funky, bright fabric.

Hook on!



  1. Well to let you know, I just started following your blog 'cause you are crocheting now! You did an awesome job on your clutch. I love it. Please keep on crocheting!

  2. Cute cute cute! I love a fast crochet project and using Vanna's Choice is perfect. I have a bag full of it and need to use it up. I've been doing scarves, but maybe a clutch will make it's way into the FO bag. :)

  3. Oh and by the way -
    Thanks for joining in with our commenting group. A bunch of fun blogs!


  4. So darling - and a beautiful color. Looks perfect with anything chocolate - love the brown accessories :)


  5. this is way cute! Makes me want to crochet as well!!!!


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