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Twilight Clutch Bag

Updated June 08, 2020
Twilight Clutch Bag
Twilight Clutch Bag
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Carry around your essentials in style with the Twilight Clutch Bag. This stylish and colorful accessory transitions effortlessly from day to night. It looks just as cute with a pair of laidback jeans as it does with a dress. This unique clutch purse features granny squares in the design for a cool, geometric feel. Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK and Metallic DK yarns are used in this pattern for a touch of sparkle. Intermediate crocheters will enjoy this fun challenge that results in a chic accessory.

Intermediate

Crochet HookE/4 or 3.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeFull crochet motif measures 6.5 cm, 2 1⁄2 in, square using 3.50mm (UK 9 – US E4) crochet hook, or size required to give correct measurement.

It is vitally important to check your tension (gauge) before starting as working to the wrong tension (gauge) will mean your item will not be the size shown and could result in yarn being left over, or more yarn being required. If the full crochet motif is smaller than stated, try again using a thicker hook. If it is bigger than stated, try again using a thinner hook.

Finished SizeActual measurement: 25 cm, 9 3⁄4 in wide; 15 cm, 6 in deep

Materials List

  • 50g balls of Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK (As seen in photos)

    • 1 × A - Champagne White

    • 1 × B - Slate Grey

    • 1 × C - Sailor Blue


  • 50g balls of Paintbox Yarns Metallic DK (As seen in photos)

    • 1 × D - Martini

    • 1 × E - Dark and Stormy

    • 1 × F - Sangria

    • 1 × G - Tequila Sunrise


  • 3.50mm (UK 9 – US E4) crochet hook
  • 2 buttons approximately 10 mm, ⅓ in diameter
  • Tapestry needle

Instructions

Notes:

  • Paintbox Yarns cannot accept responsibility for the finished item if any yarn other than the recommended yarn is used.
  • Yarn quantities are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate.
  • Color reproduction is as close as color accuracy on screens.
  • Instructions are written using UK terminology with changes for US terminology given in italics in round brackets ( ) afterwards.
  • Repeat figures in round brackets ( ) the number of times
  • stated afterwards. Instructions are given for the smallest size, with changes for the larger sizes given in square brackets [ ] afterwards.
  • Where only one figure is given, this relates to all sizes.
  • Where the figure 0 appears, no stitches, times or rows are
  • worked for this size.

Abbreviations:
  • beg = beginning
  • ch = chain
  • cluster (5cl st) = (yrh, insert hook in st, yrh and pull through) twice in same st, yrh and pull through all five loops, 1ch to secure
  • cm = centimetres
  • dc (sc) = double crochet (single crochet)
  • htr (hdc) = half treble (half double crochet)
  • in = inches
  • mm = millimetres
  • rep = repeat
  • rs = right side
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • ss = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • tr (dc) = treble crochet (double crochet)
  • ws = wrong side

Full Motif (Make 6)

Make 4 ch using 3.50mm (UK 9 – US E4) crochet hook and A, then join with a ss to form a ring.

  1. Round 1 (rs): 3 ch (counts as first tr (dc)), 2 tr (dc) into ring, 2 ch, (3 tr (dc) into ring, 2 ch) 3 times, ss to top of 3 ch at beg of round.

    Fasten off A.

  2. Round 2: Join D to any corner 2-ch sp of round 1, 3 ch (counts as first tr (dc)), work (1 tr (dc), 2 ch, 2 tr (dc)) into same corner 2-ch sp, *1 tr (dc) into each of next 3 tr (dc), work (2 tr (dc), 2 ch, 2 tr (dc)) into next corner 2-ch sp, rep from * twice more, ss to top of 3 ch at beg of round.

    Fasten off D.

  3. Round 3: Join B to any corner 2-ch sp of round 2, 1 ch (does NOT count as st), work (2 htr (hdc), 2 ch, 2 htr (hdc)) into same corner 2-ch sp, *1 htr (hdc) into each of next 7 tr (dc), work (2 htr (hdc), 2 ch, 2 htr (hdc)) into next corner 2-ch sp, rep from * twice more, 1 htr (hdc) into each of next 7 tr (dc), ss to first htr (hdc) at beg of round.

    Fasten off B.

  4. Completed full motif is a square with a 2-ch sp at each corner and 11 htr (hdc) along each side.

    Editor's Note: Click on image below to enlarge.

Half Motif (Make 10)

Make 4 ch using 3.50mm (UK 9 – US E4) crochet hook and C, then join with a ss to form a ring.

  1. Row 1 (rs): 4 ch (counts as first tr (dc) and 1 ch), 3 tr (dc) into ring, 2 ch, (3 tr (dc), 1 ch, 1 tr (dc)) into ring, turn.

  2. Row 2: 3 ch (counts as first tr (dc)), miss first tr (dc), 1 tr (dc) into next 1-ch sp, 1 tr (dc) into each of next 3 tr (dc), work (2 tr (dc), 2 ch, 2 tr (dc)) into next 2-ch sp, work 1 tr (dc) into each of next 3 tr (dc), 1 tr (dc) into next 1-ch sp, 1 tr (dc) into 3rd of 4 ch at beg of previous row, turn.

  3. Row 3: 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 2 htr (hdc) into first tr (dc), 1 htr (hdc) into each of next 6 tr (dc), work (2 htr (hdc), 2 ch, 2 htr (hdc)) into corner 2-ch sp, 1 htr (hdc) into each of next 6 tr (dc), 2 htr (hdc) into top of 3 ch at beg of previous row.

    Fasten off.

  4. Completed half motif is a right-angled triangle with a 2-ch sp at the corner and 10 htr (hdc) along each side.

Quarter Motif (Make 4)

Make 4 ch using 3.50mm (UK 9 – US E4) crochet hook and C, then join with a ss to form a ring.

  1. Row 1 (rs): 4 ch (counts as first tr (dc) and 1 ch), 3 tr (dc) into ring, 1 ch, 1 tr (dc)) into ring, turn.

  2. Row 2: 4 ch (counts as first tr (dc) and 1 ch), miss first tr (dc), 1 tr (dc) into next 1-ch sp, 1 tr (dc) into each of next 3 tr (dc), 1 tr (dc) into next 1-ch sp, 1 ch, 1 tr (dc) into 3rd of 4 ch at beg of previous row, turn.

  3. Row 3: 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 1 htr (hdc) into first tr (dc), 2 htr (hdc) into next 1-ch sp, 1 htr (hdc) into each of next 5 tr (dc), 2 htr (hdc) into next 1-ch sp, 1 htr (hdc) into 3rd of 4 ch at beg of previous row.

    Fasten off.

  4. Completed quarter motif is a triangle with 11 htr (hdc) along the top edge.

  5. With ws of motifs facing upwards and using diagram as a guide, lay out motifs as indicated.

  6. Using C, sew together with slip stitch on ws to form a strip of motifs.

Base

With rs of motif strip facing and using 3.50mm (UK 9 – US E4) crochet hook, join E to corner of quarter motif at right-hand side of motif strip, then work across top edge of motif strip as follows:

  1. Row 1 (rs): 1 ch (does NOT count as st), work 7 htr (hdc) across first quarter motif, 1 htr (hdc) into corner of next full motif, (work 14 htr (hdc) across next half motif, 1 htr (hdc) into corner of next full motif) 5 times, work 7 htr (hdc) across last quarter motif, turn. 90 htr (hdc).

  2. Row 2: 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 1 dc (sc) into each htr (hdc) to end, turn.

    Break off E and join in F.

  3. Row 3: 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 1 htr (hdc) into each dc (sc) to end, turn.

  4. Rows 4 – 6: 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 1 htr (hdc) into each htr (hdc) to end, turn.

    Break off F and join in G.

  5. Row 7: 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 1 htr (hdc) into each htr (hdc) to end, turn.

    Break off G and join in F.

  6. Row 8: 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 1 htr (hdc) into each htr (hdc) to end, turn.

    Break off F and join in G.

  7. Row 9: 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 1 htr (hdc) into each htr (hdc) to end, turn.

    Fasten off G.

  8. With rs facing and with base facing upwards, join yarn D in right hand corner.

Bobble Trim

  1. Row 1: 3ch to start, *3ch work 5cl st in 3rd ch from hook, 3ch, 5cl st in top of last ch st, folding top 5cl st on top of bottom 5cl st, sl st both together through original ch st, 3ch, miss next 3 sts, sl st in next st; rep from * 10 more times for a total of 11 pom poms. Sl st and finish in 45th st.

    Cut yarn and fasten off.

  2. With ws together, fold bag in half horizontally. Using G, sew base together with slip stitch across last row of htr (dc), keeping bobble trim free. Turn bag so that ws is facing outwards. With ws facing, join remaining seam along side edge by working in dc (sc) in F from bottom corner up to start of motif strip, then in C up to top edge. Turn bag back to rs.

  3. With rs facing and using photograph as a guide, sew buttons securely to the centre of the second and third top half motifs on front of bag.

Top Border and Lining

  1. Top border

    With rs facing and using 3.50mm (UK 9 – US E4) crochet hook, join E to top of side seam, then work across top edge of bag as follows: round 1 (rs) 1 ch (does NOT count as st), work 7 htr (hdc) across first quarter motif, 1 htr (hdc) into corner of next full motif, (work 14 htr (hdc) across next half motif, 1 htr (hdc) into corner of next full motif) 5 times, work 7 htr (hdc) across last quarter motif, ss to first htr (hdc) at beg of round.

    90 htr (hdc).

    Break off E and join in F.

  2. Lining

    Round 2: 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 1 htr (hdc) into FRONT LOOPS ONLY of each htr (hdc), ss to first htr (hdc) at beg of round.

    Round 3: 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 1 htr (hdc) into each htr (hdc), ss to first htr (hdc) at beg of round.

    Rep round 3 until lining measures 10 cm, 4 in, from beg of round 2.

    Break off F and join in G.

    Rep round 3 until lining section measures 14.5 cm, 5 ¾ in, from beg of round 2.

    Fasten off.

    With rs facing outwards, lay lining flat so that front and back of bag are lying parallel to each other. Join lower lining seam by sewing together with slip stitch. Push lining down inside bag.

Buttonloops (Make 2)

With rs facing and using 3.50mm (UK 9 – US E4) crochet hook, join C to back of bag with a ss in the centre of the second top half motif to correspond with first button, make 21 ch (adjust this if required to ensure that the buttonloop fits snugly around the button), ss back into same place as first ss to form a loop. Fasten off.

Repeat for second buttonloop into the third top half motif to correspond with second button.

Making Up

Do NOT steam press!

Pin out bag to measurements given, cover with a clean damp cloth and leave to dry naturally.

  1. Editor's Note: Click on image below to enlarge.

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