By Melissa Mall
Model: Melissa Mall
When it’s time to hit the water, you don’t want to bring a lot with you. Just the car keys, cell phone, sunglasses, and maybe a credit card or two – but good luck finding a pocket in your bathing suit! (Not that you’d want to dunk those items, anyway.) This sturdy little clutch was designed to help you lug the bare essentials securely along with you, without sacrificing your summery style.
The Knot a Lot Clutch was made from the yarn leftover from the Yacht Club Hat – they make a great pair!
Size: One Size
Finished Measurements: 6.5 x 5″, excluding strap
- Peaches & Creme [100% Cotton, 120 yds/109m per 70.9g/2.5oz skein]; 1 skein White, small amount Blue
- F/5 (3.75mm size) hook
- 1 – 5/8″ button
Gauge: 19sts/17 rows = 4″/10cm in sc
Rnd 1: Ch 40; join to first ch with sl st to form a loop. Ch 1, sc in each ch around. (40 sc) Join rnd.
Rnds 2-19: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. (40 sc) Join rnd.
Rnd 20: Switch to blue. (Don’t cut main color; leave it at back of work.) Ch 1, sc in each st around. (40 sc) Join rnd.
Rnd 21: Switch to white, leaving blue at back of work. Ch 1, sc in each sc around. (40 sc) Join rnd.
Rnd 22: Switch to blue, leaving white at back of work. Sl st in each st around (40 sts) Join rnd.
Rnd 23: Switch to white, finish off blue. Sl st in back loop only of each sl st around. (40 sts) Join rnd.
Rnd 24: Ch 1. Sc in back loop only of each sl st around. (40 sc) Join rnd.
Rnds 25-29: Ch 1, sc (working now through both loops) in each st around. (40 sc) Join rnd.
Strap: Ch 41 (or amount to make strap desired length). Skip 1 ch, sc in each ch to end. Sl st in sc adjacent to where ch-41 is based to anchor. Sl st in skipped ch to form loop, being careful not to twist strap. Ch 1, sc in each st around strap. Join rnd, sl st again to sc in Rnd 29 of bag to anchor strap.
Flap: Sl st 6 along edge of Rnd 29.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each of the next 8 sts. Turn.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, sc across. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each of the next 3 sts. Ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc in each of the next 3 sts. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each of the next 3 sts, place 2 sc in ch-sp, sc in each of the next 3 sts. Turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Finish off.
Finishing: To finish, sew on button. Sew across bottom of bag to close; weave in all ends.
About the Designer
Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons seven and under. They have just completed yet another transcontinental move – hopefully it will be their last!!! You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.
Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.