Hayworth bag by Zoe Clements

Hayworth bag

March 2011
Texere Picasso Whipped Viscose Gimp
10 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in Star stitch pattern
3.5 mm (E)
One size
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This pattern is available from love-crochet.com for £2.50.


Vintage beauty, practicality and thrift are combined to make this updated version of a 1940’s clutch - the gimp is a great choice for the bag. Not only was it used in the 1940’s, but it is sturdy, heardwearing, holds its shape and creates a firm fabric that doesn’t need lining.

ERRATA: Unfortunately, there’s a (small) error in the Inside Crochet printed pattern. The first row worked after the Foundation Tr extension row should be Row 1, followed by Row 2 (not Row 2 followed by Row 1!) The bag is then worked in pattern throughout.