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Crocodile Clutch Purse
Crocodile Clutch Purse

The crocodile stitch truly does make any crochet bag pattern a cute one. Try your hand at this Crocodile Clutch Purse to sport around town. The half double crochet stitch is worked to get this cute design. The flower embellishment gives it the perfect finishing touch. Make one for yourself and give one to a friend.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

For more crocodile stitch crochet patterns, check out Crocodile Stitch Fashions by Lianka Azulay.


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This is not quite the Yarn Hog that it first appears because only the front side of the purse is worked using the Crocodile Stitch. The back half (worked as a separate piece) is worked in ordinary Half Double. The designer provides very clear instructions as well as a number of photos detailing the construction of the handle. Theres even a linked tutorial for the cute little wrapped rose.

This is so cute and it's very easy to make. I did one up in an evening. I just added a stripe to mine but the idea is the same. Crochet flowers are excellent to use. You can ship this and nothing will break. It can be rolled up too. Depending on what colors you use, it can be really fancy. Try it in black and then do the flower in a metallic yarn in silver. Or white with little faux pearl beads. It's a great basic pattern.

What a cute little clutch purse. I live in Florida with all the gators. I might be able to pass off this crocodile clutch for an alligator clutch. Looks like it is about the right size that it could be used as a travel makeup bag also. The flower embellishment is cute also, but I am thinking that an antique pin that the ladies wore way back in the day would be much cuter.

I love the look of this purse and the mix of blue and yellow. The flower is also the perfect additional touch. The texture makes it really unique!

The link to the crocodile clutch is broken...cannot retrieve pattern! PLEASE FIX!

Hi, Thanks so much for your message. We just tried the link and it worked fine for us. Simply click on the blue link that says "click here for crochet pattern," and you will be taken to the blogger's site, with the full pattern instructions available. I hope this helps! -editors of AllFreeCrochet

I might have missed it, but what are the approximate measurements? I am needing to make a bag for a couple children that will hold their electronic game and ipod so I don't need a big one and think this would be great for it. Trying to decide where I might need to modify to fit the measurements they gave me. Also thinking I could make the rows below the handle a little taller and add a button to help them close it or put a flap through the handle that they could button on something liek the rosset. This is sooooo cute, even if I don't make it work for them, I am wanting to make myself one!

I love this!! Hopefully, I an figure out how to make it into a tote. :-)

The Crocodile Clutch PUrse is adorable! Last year I made my first Crocodile Scarf and am SO proud of it! It was difficult getting the 'hang' of it, but I really enjoyed making it!


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