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Mixed Motif Clutch

Crochet
November 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches in hdc in stitch pattern
5.0 mm (H)
200 yards (183 m)
8" wide x 4.75" high (20.5 x 12) cm, after felting; 11” x 5.5” (28 x 14) cm, before felting.

Felting can be like magic. One minute you are just washing a project and the next you have a completely new fabric. This clutch uses that magical felting to make a sturdy clutch, and a great base to decorate. Make clutch and needle felt on any motif for a quick fun project.

Materials
Yarn: DK weight (#3 Light)
Shown: Blue Sky Alpaca, Suri Merino (60% Baby Suri Alpaca, 40% Merino Wool; 164 yd 150 m/3.5 oz 100 g): #423 twilight (MC), 1 hank; #417 seamist (A), 25 yds 23m; #420 autumn (B), 25yds 23m.
Hook: H/8 (5 mm) or hook needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle for weaving in ends, needle felting pad and pen, magnetic purse closure.

Gauge
16 hdc by 11 rows = 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) in stitch pattern.

Finished Size
8” wide x 4.75” high (20.5 x 12) cm, after felting; 11” x 5.5” (28 x 14) cm, before felting.
4” diameter = Motif A
2.75” diameter = Motif B

Notes
Clutch is crocheted and seamed before felting. Motifs are needle felted onto clutch after.