I have been meaning to crochet a little purse or bag for my daughter and when she picked out this fun cotton yarn, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. So, the Cool Cobble Clutch was born and my daughter loves it.
This crochet purse pattern is super simple and a great option for beginner or it makes a super quick project for veteran crocheters. It is a clutch style purse or bag because it doesn’t have any handles. Of course, you could easily add one if you like!
The cotton yarn will hold up well when she sticks it in her backpack or a larger purse or if she just wants to carry it separately. I loved the bright colors in this one, but it would look great in a solid too or maybe even stripes!
This uses the misaligned cobble stitch and if you need more help with that stitch, please check out our Misaligned Cobble Stitch Tutorial post.
Enjoy the pattern and be sure to share with me if you make one too!
Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream – 100% cotton, medium (4), Psychedelic, 3oz / 85g / 150 yards – 1 ball
Hook: 7/4.5mm US
Techniques and Abbreviations:
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- tc – treble crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- st(s) – stitch(es)
4 inches x 4 inches – 13 sts x 14 rows
Closed – 9 inches wide x 6 inches tall
Cool Cobbles Clutch Written Pattern:
Row 1 – in second ch from hook work 1 sc, work 1 sc in each st across, turn. (30 sts)
Row 2 – 8 – repeat row 1.
Row 9 – ch 1, *work 1 sc into first st, work 1 tc into next st; repeat from * to end, turn. (30 sts)
Row 10 – ch 1, work 1 sc into first st, work 1 sc in each st across, turn. (30 sts)
Row 11 – ch 1, *work 1 tc into first st, work 1 sc into next st; repeat from * to end, but end with a sc in last st, turn. (30 sts)
Row 12 – ch 1, work 1 sc into first st, work 1 sc in each st across, turn. (30 sts)
Row 13 – 20 – repeat rows 9 -12
Row 21 – 22 – ch 1, work 1 sc into first st, work 1 sc in each st across, turn. (30 sts)
Row 23 – 49 – repeat rows 9 – 12
Fold with wrong sides together at rows 20-22. Seam the sides using a sl st from row 1 to 22 on both sides.
Fold rows 43 – 49 over the top of rows 1 – 8.
Add a small button or two to use to keep the top in place. Sew the button(s) onto row 6-8.
The button will fit in the space between a tc and sc.
Tips and Other Ideas:
- Want something a little more closed? Try some sew on hook and loop strips or use multiple buttons across the front.
- Want to keep snacks in this? Use a food safe PUL liner to line the interior of the bag.
- You can easily adjust the size of this bag, although I wouldn’t suggest going too much bigger.