Needing to scrap-bust your stash? Mix and match those odds and ends into a stunning summer-ready colorful crochet clutch with this easy pattern that even beginners can try.
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This is one age-old issue we crocheters face: what do I do with that little bit of leftover yarn. Toss it?
Heavens no.

And so, that little baby ball of yarn we didn’t have the heart to send out with the trash spends its days sitting on a shelf  (or more likely, an overflowing basket) gathering dust.

Let’s fix that, shall we?

This modern colorful clutch not only radiates color and joy, it solved the issue of those darn baby balls of scrap yarn we all can’t let go of.
So pull out your stash of scraps and let’s dive in!

free crochet pattern colorful clutch

I really enjoyed digging through my stash and pairing yarns together for the colorful rows. Because it’s worked with two strands, the color combinations are endless, and each time you make it (you know will want to make a few!), it will be unique.  I designed one with cream as the main color, then I tried a second one with a  tan color and it really makes the colors pop. It also looks a bit more boho/southwestern, which is the look I was going for.

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The aqua and orange row turned out stunning.  I need to use that color combination for another project down the line.  I had an Instagram commenter remark that this crochet clutch looks like a piñata, and I absolutely loved the comparison. That south-of-the-border color work was exactly what I was going for. 

Get your colors paired and keep scrolling for the pattern. ⤵

COLORFUL CROCHET CLUTCH  – FREE CROCHET PATTERN 

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What you need: (affiliate links)
7 mm Hook
– Medium Cotton Yarn – mixture of Shine and Comfy    (Main color is Shine Worsted in “Willow”
– Fabric for lining 
Darning Needle
Sew-on Magnetic Clasp 

Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch
BLO – Back Loops Only 

Gauge:  (not important. Make sure your hook is small enough that your stitches are tight so your finished bag is as sturdy as possible.)


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Colorful clutch pattern instructions:

Using two strands of Willow:
Ch 35
1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each ch, leaving last ch unworked. Work 4 sc in last ch. Working across other side of chain, sc in each ch. Turn. (70 sts)
Join any two colors, one strand of each.
2. (Carry both strand of Willow) Hdc in next 33 sts.  Work 2 hdc in next 4 sts. Hdc in next 33 sts. Turn. (74 sts)
Cut bright colors, use Willow: 
3. Sc in next 33 sts. *Sc in next st. Work 2 sc in next st* work 4 times. Sc in next 33 sts. Turn. (78 sts)
Join any two colors, one strand of each.
4. (Carry both strand of Willow) Hdc in next 33 sts. *Hdc in next 2 sts. Work 2 hdc in next st* work 4 times. Hdc in next 33 sts. Turn. (82 sts)
Cut bright colors, use Willow: 
5. Sc in next 33 sts. *Sc in next 3 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 4 times. Sc in next 33 sts. Turn. (86 sts)
Join any two colors, one strand of each.
6.  (Carry both strand of Willow)Hdc in next 33 sts. *Hdc in next 4 sts. Work 2 hdc in next st* work 4 times. Hdc in next 33 sts. Turn. (80 sts)


Cut bright colors, use Willow: 
7. Sc in next 33 sts. *Sc in next 5 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 4 times. Sc in next 33 sts. Turn. (94 sts)
Join any two colors, one strand of each.
8.  (Carry both strand of Willow)Hdc in next 33 sts. *Hdc in next 6 sts. Work 2 hdc in next st* work 4 times. Hdc in next 33 sts. Turn. (98 sts)
Cut bright colors, use Willow: 
9. Sc in next 33 sts. *Sc in next 7 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 4 times. Sc in next 33 sts. Turn. (102 sts)
Join any two colors, one strand of each.
10.  (Carry both strand of Willow)Hdc in next 33 sts. *Hdc in next 8 sts. Work 2 hdc in next st* work 4 times. Hdc in next 33 sts. Turn. (106 sts)
Cut bright colors, use Willow: 
11. 9. Sc in next 33 sts. *Sc in next 9 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 4 times. Sc in next 33 sts. Turn. (110 sts)
Join any two colors, one strand of each.
12.  (Carry both strand of Willow) Hdc in next 33 sts. *Hdc in next 10 sts. Work 2 hdc in next st* work 4 times. Hdc in next 33 sts. Turn. (114 sts)
Cut bright colors, use Willow: 
13. Sc in next 33 sts. *Sc in next 11 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 4 times. Sc in next 32 sts. Work 3 sc in last st. Working across the bottom, evenly sc across the raw edge. Work 3 sc in last space. Join with the first st of the round. 
Tie off. 

colorful crochet piece free crochet pattern


Take the time to block your piece! You can see that I didn’t block mine and it looks a bit a bit wonky. Alternating every other row with a HDC will cause it to slant to one side. 

Construction: 

Fold up the bottom flat part up until it almost reaches where the side slants up. 

making crochet clutch free crochet pattern

Starting on the bottom right, sl st going through both layers. Continue slip stitching around the top and down the other side, stitching the side shut. 

slip stitch edging crochet clutch

From here you can add a simple liner (or not). There are several good tutorials out there (this one by Moogly is awesome). I ironed some interfacing onto my fabric to make it even more sturdy. 

I had a hard time folding the top fabric under and having to lay nicely on the flap, so I left it raw. Iron-on interfacing keeps the edge from fraying.  Do it your own way!

sewing lining in crochet clutch cactus fabric

Then, you can either machine sew or hand sew the liner in place.  Finish with a simple sew-on magnetic clasp. 

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Sewing is not my forte, as I have said so many times before. And you can see that I should have definitely blocked my piece, but I am so happy with how it turned out! The color combinations are so much fun. 

I can’t WAIT to see your version! What colors will you choose? Share it! 


 

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  1. Thank you for the prettiest clutch. I had fun with the color selections. It was also so beginner friendly with clear instructions!
    love it!