Woven Dreams Clutch- Free Pattern

GAHHH!  I’m feeling all sorts of emotions about this release!  I’m excited, but also a bit nervous about how it will be accepted.  This pattern results in a very unique and elegant looking clutch, but may be a bit tricky to get there at first.

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There are a few stitches that I have not seen before, and a lot of shaping involved, so it’s a bit unorthodox of a pattern.  It’s for this reason that I hope you will heed my advice, and read through the step-by-step picture tutorial either before or while making your own clutch.

I also ask that you read through all pattern notes before starting, in order to head off any initial confusion about the construct of this pattern.

Once complete, it would make my day if you shared a picture of your own Woven Dreams Crochet Clutch with me on social media.  You can find us on Facebook here or Instagram here.

So without further ado, I give you; The Woven Dreams Clutch!

What You’ll Need

6.5mm (US K) crochet hook

Cream colored bulky weight (6) wool yarn (I used Lion Brand’s Thick and Quick in Fisherman)- approximately 55 grams

1st color medium worsted weight (4)  yarn (I used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s choice, rose color pictured)- approximately 10 grams

2nd color medium worsted weight (4) yarn (I used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice, taupe color pictured)- approximately 15 grams

scissors

embroidery needle

9″ zipper (or button)

needle and thread

Completed Measurements

9.5″ wide

5″ long (without tassels)

Gauge Used

Bulky Weight Yarn 

11 hdc ss= 4″

13 rows= 4″

Worsted Weight Yarn

7 brst/sc alternating pattern= 4″

8 brst/sc alternating rows= 4″

Abbreviations Used

hdc= half double crochet

ss= slip stitch

yo= yarn over

st= stitch

pu= pull up

hdc2tog= half double crochet two together

brst= berry stitch

flo= front loop only

inc= 2 single crochet into 1 stitch

WS= Wrong Side (of work)

RS= Right Side (of work)

Special Stitches 

hdc ss= yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook

hdc2tog= yo, insert into 1st st, yo, pu loop, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull loop through all 3 loops on hook

berry stitch (*see pattern notes)= insert hook into stitch, yo, pu loop, (yo, pull through 1st loop on hook) 3 times, pull last loop through remaining loop on hook

Pattern Notes

  • You will be working a lot into the 3rd loop (or hump) of half double crochet stitches, if you are unfamiliar with the camel stitch, or working into this third loop, I recommend this helpful tutorial by Tamara of Moogly blog found here.  Although I do not use the exact camel stitch she does, her video will help you identify the correct loop.
  • This pattern is broken up into 5 separate patterns [Cream Colored Pattern, 1st Colored Pattern, 2nd Colored Pattern, Cream Colored Pattern- Back, 1st Colored Pattern- Back) that are all joined as you go, resulting in a long rectangle with varying colors and designs. This rectangle will later be folded in half and seamed at the sides to create the finished clutch.
  • The “Back Side” patterns simply indicated that this portion will function as the other side of the completed clutch, and is not an indicator of if you are working on the right or wrong side of the rectangle.
  • Reading the rows is a bit tricky- each of the different colored portions will be written as a new portion of the pattern; starting each new color as the first row of that section.  So the cream colored yarn is written as one portion all the way through, with breaks between for the colored worsted weight yarn sections.
  • Not every section will be worked across the entirety of the row, so make sure to follow counts exactly to ensure the correct look
  • * When working the berry stitch, you can choose to either ch 3 and pull through the loops, or ch 4 and pull the last ch through the loops.  Chaining 4 will result in larger, more defined clusters, whereas the ch 3 will result in more petite clusters.

Cream Colored Pattern

Foundation [starting with cream]: ch 27, starting in 3rd ch from hook, hdc ss across, turn (25)

Row 1 [WS]: ch 2, hdc ss into front loop & 3rd loop of hdc across, turn (25)

Row 2 [RS]: ch 2, hdc ss in blo across, turn (25)

Row 3-4: repeat rows 1&2 (25)

Row 5 [WS]: ch 2, hdc ss into front loop & 3rd loop of hdc 9.  Leave cream colored yarn in tact, for later use (Do NOT turn work).

1st Colored Pattern

From here you will pick up a worsted weight yarn and start working the first colored portion of your clutch. This portion will be worked as its own pattern, with the cream yarn connecting back to it later.

Row 1 [starting in the next cream (10th) stitch of row 4 with the worsted weight yarn]: working in the 3rd loop (or hump) of each hdc st, *sc 3, inc, repeat from * across, turn (20)

Row 2 [RS]: ch 1, sc 18, sc2tog, turn (19)

Row 3 [WS]: ch 1, *sc, brst, repeat from * across end with a sc , turn (19)

Row 4 [RS]: ch 1, sc across, turn (19)

Row 5 [WS]: ch 1, *brst, sc, repeat from * to last st, end in a sc, turn (19)

Row 6 [RS]: ch 1, sc 17, sc2tog, turn (18)

Row 7 [WS]: ch 1, *brst, sc repeat from * across, turn (18)

Row 8 [RS]: ch 1, sc across, fo, turn work (18)

Cream Colored Pattern (cont.)

Resume with cream colored yarn continuing to work the 5th row of that portion

[continuing] Row 5: working up the side of the worsted weight portion, hdc2tog 4, then continue across the top of the brst pattern: *hdc ss, hdc2tog, repeat from * across, turn (25 total cream stitchs)

Row 6 [RS]: ch 2, hdc ss in blo across, fo, turn work (25)

2nd Colored Pattern 

You will now pick up the second worsted weight yarn and continue to row 1 below

Row 1: [working in 3rd loop (or hump) of hdc sts from previous row] inc, sc 3, inc, sc 4 turn (11)

Row 2 [RS]: ch 1, sc across, turn (11)

Row 3 [WS]: ch 1, *brst, sc, repeat from * 4 more times, sc in next, sc in 3rd loop of next 2 cream sts (last st counts as turning ch), turn (12)

Row 4 [RS]: sc across, turn (12)

Row 5 [WS]: ch 1, *sc, brst, repeat from * 4 more times, brst in last, sc in 3rd loop of next 2 cream sts (last st counts as turning ch), turn (13)

Row 6 [RS]: sc 3, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 4, inc, turn (16)

Row 7 [WS]: ch 1, *brst, sc, repeat from * 7 more times, [continue on working into the 3rd loop of the remaining 12 cream sts] *sc 2, inc, repeat from* across, turn (32 total)

Row 8 [RS]: ch 1, sc across, turn (32)

Row 9 [WS]: ch 1, *sc, brst, repeat from * 14 more times, sc in last 2, turn (32)

Row 10 [RS]: ch 1, sc across, turn (32)

Row 11 [WS]: ch 1, *brst, sc , repeat from * across, turn (32)

Row 12 [RS]: ch 1, sc across, turn (32)

Row 13-16: repeat rows 9-12 (32)

Row 17 [WS]: sc 17, *brst, sc, repeat from *6 more times, sc in last 2, turn (32)

Row 18 [RS]: ch1, sc 3, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 4, dec, turn (13)

Row 19 [WS]: ch 1, *sc, brst, repeat from * across, turn (13)

Row 20 [RS]: ch 1, sc 11, dec, turn (12)

Row 21 [WS]: ch 1, *sc, brst, repeat from * 4 more times, sc in last 2, turn (12)

Row 22: [RS]: ch 1, sc 10, dec, fo (11)

Cream Colored Pattern (Back Side)   

Without turning your work, pick up cream colored yarn in 1st stitch of row 22 from the 2nd colored pattern 

Row 1 [RS]: ch 2, hdc ss 3, hdc2tog, hdc ss 4, hdc2tog [working down the 6 shorter rows of the 2nd color pattern] hdc2tog 3, hdc ss 3, hdc2tog, hdc ss 3, hdc2tog, hdc ss 4, hdc2tog, turn (25)

Row 2 [WS]: ch 2, hdc ss in third loop of hdc across, turn (25)

Row 3 [RS]: ch 2, hdc ss in third loop of hdc 8, drop but leave yarn in tact (8)

1st Colored Pattern (Back Side)

Continue so that you are on the right side of your work, and with the first colored worsted weight yarn, continue below. 

Row 1 [RS]: sk 4, pick up first color yarn (in 13th st) and * sc in flo 2, inc in flo, repeat from * to last st, inc in flo into last st, turn (18)

Row 2 [WS]: ch 1, *sc, brst, repeat from * 8 more times, sc in flo of next cream st (last st counts as turning ch), turn (19)

Row 3 [RS]: sc across, turn (19)

Row 4 [WS]: ch 1, *brst, sc, repeat from * 8 more times, brst in last, sc into flo of next 2 cream sts (counts as turning ch), turn (19)

Row 5 [RS]: sc across, turn (19)

Row 6 [WS]: ch 1, *sc, brst, repeat from * 8 more times, sc in last, sc into flo of next cream st, fo (20)

Cream Colored Pattern (Back Side)  Cont. 

Pick cream colored yarn back up and continue working across the top of the first colored yarn section below

Row 3 [RS]: *hdc ss in 3rd loop of hdc  4, dec, repeat from * one more time, hdc ss in 3rd loop of hdc 5, dec, turn (25)

Row 4 [WS]: ch 2, hdc ss into front loop & 3rd loop of hdc across, turn (25)

Row 5 [RS]: ch 2, hdc ss in blo across, turn (25)

Row 6 [WS]: ch 2, hdc ss into front loop & 3rd loop of hdc across, fo leaving approximate 12″ tail for seaming (25)

Assembly 

Fold Rectangle in half width wise so that the second colored portion is at the bottom of your work.  Using the tail from pattern, mattress stitch down one side of your work and fasten off.

Use another strand of cream colored yarn to mattress stitch up the other end of the work.  The top cream portions should be opened.

Using a needle and thread, attach the 9″ zipper evenly between the two top cream portions for closure.

I also HIGHLY recommend wet blocking your clutch to work out any kinks that may remain from the switch between yarn sizes.  This will also help to seam the bottom and keep it straight.

Optional Handle Assembly 

Attach one D-Ring to either end of the zipper opening with yarn.  Attach Swivel Hooks to either end of a long metal chain (I used a 47″ chain).  Attach the Swivel Hooks to either end of the metal chain using jewelry pliers. Connect the hooks to the the D-Rings.

Optional Tassel Bottom

You can also add some yarn tassels to the bottom for additional texture.  I took roughly 7″ long strands of all three colored yarn and split the piles down to one (for the wool-ease, I split it into two, for the worsted weight I split into 4).  Group 2-3 of the split strands of cream yarn to 1-2 strands of the colored yarn.  Fold these groups in half and feed the fold through the bottom of the clutch (between the 12th & 13th row of the 2nd color section) and then pull the ends through the fold.  Pull tight to secure in place.  Repeat across the bottom placing a tassel in approximately every other stitch.

Your Woven Dreams Crochet Clutch is now complete!  I hope you enjoyed making this wonderful clutch as much as I did!

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