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Crochet with One Sheepish Girl
Take this classy clutch with you on a fancy night out. It was inspired by a beautiful dress that also had a bold black-and-white stripe design and was topped off with a graphic bow. 
I love incorporating fashion trends in my crochet designs!

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
CLUTCH
Width 8¾"/22cm
Height 6½"/16.5cm
BOW
Width 2¾"/5.5cm
Length 4½"/11.5cm

NOTE
When changing colors, draw new color through last 2 loops on hook to complete last st, then turn.

STITCH GLOSSARY
sc2tog [Insert hook in next sc, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

YARN
Rialto DK by Debbie Bliss, 1¾oz/50g, each approx 115yd/105m (extra fine superwash merino wool); DK weight

• 4 balls in #397 Ecru (B)

• 2 balls in #380 
Black (A)

HOOK
• Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge

NOTIONS
• Two ½"/13mm nickel magnetic snaps

• Fiberfill

• Straight pins

GAUGE
15 sts and 19 rows = 4"/10cm over sc using size H/8 (5mm) hook.

Posted by Sterling Publishing Published See Sterling Publishing's 11 projects » © 2019 Meredith Crawford / Sterling · Reproduced with permission.
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  • Step 1

    BACK
    With color A, ch 35.
    Row 1 (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across—34 sc. Turn.
    Rows 2 and 3 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.
    Row 4 Ch 1, sc in each sc across, changing to A. Turn.
    Row 5 Ch 1, working through back loops only, sc in each sc across. Turn.
    Rows 6 and 7 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.
    Row 8 Ch 1, sc in each sc across, changing to B. Turn.
    Row 9 Ch 1, working through back loops only, sc in each sc across. Turn.
    Rows 10 and 11 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.
    Row 12 Ch 1, sc in each sc across, changing to B. Turn.
    Rows 13–28 Rep rows 5–12 twice more.

  • Step 2

    FLAP
    Rows 29–51 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • Step 3

    FRONT
    Work as for back to row 28; do not change to B on last row. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • Step 4

    BACK LINING
    With color B, ch 35.
    Row 1 (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across—34 sc. Turn.
    Rows 2–49 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • Step 5

    FRONT LINING
    With color B, ch 35.
    Row 1 (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across—34 sc. Turn.
    Rows 2–28 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • Step 6

    BOW
    With color A, ch 3.
    Row 1 (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across—2 sc. Turn.
    Rows 2 and 3 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.
    Row 4 Ch 1, [2 sc in next sc] twice—
4 sc. Turn.
    Rows 5 and 6 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.
    Row 7 Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 
2 sc, 2 sc in last sc—6 sc. Turn.
    Row 8 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. 
Turn.
    Row 9 Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 
4 sc, 2 sc in last sc—8 sc. Turn.
    Rows 10–17 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.
    Row 18 Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog—6 sc. Turn.
    Row 19 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.
    Row 20 Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog—4 sc. Turn.
    Rows 21 and 22 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.
    Row 23 Ch 1, [sc2tog] twice—2 sc. Turn.
    Rows 24 and 25 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.
    Rep rows 2–25. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • Step 7

    CENTER WRAP
    With color A, ch 4.
    Row 1 (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across—3 sc. Turn.
    Rows 2–9 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • Step 8

    MAGNETIC SNAP BACKING 
(MAKE 4)
    With color B, ch 4.
    Row 1 (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across—3 sc. Turn.
    Rows 2 and 3 Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • Step 9

    ASSEMBLY
    1) To make the bow, sew the first row to the last row, forming a circle.
    2) Center the seam over the center of the bow, then wrap the center of the bow with the center wrap.
    3) Sew the first and last row of the center wrap together, then bring the yarn up through the center of the bow, then back down through the bottom to secure the wrap in place.
    4) Sew the side edges of the bow together, stuffing very lightly with fiberfill. Weave in ends. Set aside.
    5) Sew the bottom and side edges of the front to the back, matching the stripes. Turn the right side out.
    6) Position the bow on the right side of the flap, so the bottom edge of the center wrap of the bow is 1½"/4cm from bottom edge of flap and bow is centered side to side. Sew in place.
    7) Sew the bottom and side edges of the front lining to the back lining. Leave wrong side out. Set aside.
    8) Attach the magnetic snaps to the crochet backing as per the package instructions.
    9) Position the bottom half of each snap on center B stripe on front, so edge of the backing is 1½"/4cm from the side edge of the front; pin in place. Sew backings in place using their tails. Weave in ends. Set the top halves of the snaps aside.
    10) Insert the lining.
    11) Sew the top edge of the clutch front to the top front edge of the lining, then sew the side and bottom edges of the clutch flap to the lining flap. Weave in ends.
    12) Position the top half of each snap on the underside of the flap, so they line up with the bottom halves; pin the backings in place. Snap closed and adjust their positions if necessary. Sew backings in place to the underside of the flap using their tails, taking care not to stitch into the topside (front) of the flap. Weave in ends.

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