Clutch crush by Laura Strutt

Clutch crush

September 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 7.5 rows = 4 inches
5.0 mm (H)
28 x 18cm
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Team Mollie are always up for expanding their crochet repertoire – especially when handbags are involved – so we couldn’t resist this make. Using a technique called puff stitch to add interest and texture to the crocheted fabric, we guarantee you’ll be fending off compliments whenever you break out this clutch.

Laura’s used a mustard yellow yarn for the main body of the bag, accented with a neon pink tassel, but experiment with your choice of colours. Just make sure you have enough yarn before you begin though – this might look like a fairly small project, but puff stitch uses a lot of yarn, and tension can vary dramatically. Try to keep each of the loops as even as possible when creating the stitches, as this will ensure the individual puffs come out at a similar size.

■ Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, 85% wool/15% mohair, 113g/173m per ball, one ball in Sunburst Gold (M14)
■ 5.0 mm (UK 6, US H/8) crochet hook
■ Yarn for tassel
■ Lining fabric, 29 x 38cm (11½ x 15”)
■ Zip, 20cm (77/8”)
■ Sewing needle
■ Matching sewing thread
■ Yarn needle

5.5 sts and 7.5 rows in puff st to measure 10cm (4”)