Pick a lovey blue color and work up this beachy crochet shells clutch. This pattern is easy to work and the elegant shells on your finished crochet clutch are perfect for any occasion!
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pretty shells crochet clutch blue yarn

cute and pretty crochet shell stitch clutch crochet pattern

The photos don’t do this beautiful yarn justice. The gradient and subtle changes are so pretty and it reminds me of the deep ocean water. Just beautiful. 

Tide Pool Clutch 

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G Hook
– 1 Skein of #4 Medium Weight Self Striping yarn (Lion Brand landscapes) (Red Heart Unforgettable)

Abbreviations: (American Terms)

Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch
Sk – Skip

Gauge: 12 sc = 3″

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Ch 35
1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc 33. Turn. (34 sts)
2. – 57. Ch 1. Sc in each st across. (34 sts)

Shell Flap:
Ch 1. Sc in same st. *Sk 2 st. Dc 5 in next st. Sk 2 sts. Sl st in next st* work 5 times. Sk 2 sts. Dc 3 in last st. Turn. 
59. –  71. Ch 1. Sc in same st. *Dc 5 in the sl st from previous row. Sl st in the middle of the next shell. * work 5 times. 3 dc in the last st. Turn. 
Tie off.

cute and pretty crochet shell stitch clutch crochet pattern

Fold the bottom up so it touches the last row of sc. Join yarn at the bottom of the right side. Sc up the side, going through both layers. Sc up the side of the shell rows. Tie off.
Repeat for the other side. Weave in ends. 

\cute and pretty crochet shell stitch clutch crochet pattern

Join yarn at the top of the 3rd shell. Make a ch 130. Sc in 4th ch from hook. Sc all down the chain. Join at the bottom of the ch and tie off. Finish off the tie with a tassel (try the method used here) or pom-pom at the end of your tie (using the 3 skipped chains). 

cute and pretty crochet shell stitch clutch crochet pattern
\cute and pretty crochet shell stitch clutch crochet pattern

Which one are you leaning toward? Stay tuned for my last design, coming on Monday!


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  1. I have some yarn that is REALLY similar to this (sold by Herrschners). I made a shawl, but I have some left. I think I’ll do this clutch. Thanks for the pattern!

  2. O my gosh, I love this one!!! I also love that you found a pattern for that yarn brand, I’ve had that yarn for two years now with nothing to make it into. Thank you for the beautiful pattern, and congrats on the Woman Choice Award!!!

  3. This is such a sweet little pouch! I was looking around for a small bag to hold my paints and paintbrushes when I travel, and this one is perfect. Bonus, I have a few skeins of this in my stash already! Thank you for sharing this pattern.