The Jackie Clutch – Pattern

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Advanced Beginner LEVEL

 

SKILLS NEEDED:

  • Basic hand-sewing Skills and maybe-machine sewing if needed
  • Basic Knitting skills

 

MATERIALS:

 

  • US 11 or 13 size knitting needles
  • Fabric for bag liner
  • Tapestry needle, pins, and scissors
  • Giant Button
  • Thread

 

ABBREVIATIONS:

K- knit     P- purl CO- cast on

RS- right side row  WS- wrong side row

 

YARN:

  • 3 skeins total of different textures and colors of chunky/bulky and worsted weight yarns- see “A Note on Yarn” on the next page.

 

PATTERN NOTES:

  • This project is knitted with 3 to 4 strands of yarn at the same time using very big knitting needles.
  • Project is knitted and then sewn.

 

A Note on Yarn:

 

I mainly used Lions Brand Hometown USA in purple, Bernat Boucle yarn in turquoise and a multi-colored yarn for texture and color pop.The key to this purse is that you combine the different textures of yarn to create a very thick purse. The colors of the purse reflect whatever color scheme you are aiming for. Jackie wanted a purple large clutch so I opted for hints of color in the smaller weight yarns while keeping the main chunky yarn purple and turquoise. As you can see, my handbag has these flicks of color thrown at you you ever so often.

 

I love knitting and crocheting with jumbo hooks and jumbo needles, especially when you have texture!

 

The plain white giant button pops when you see it against the dark yarn. Today, large clutches are the trend.

 

 

Keturah Ariel "iknitFAB" Malinconico

LaTonya Keturah Ariel Malinconico, is a former “conscienceness” hip-hop artist from the underground group "Secta 7". She began her hip hop career at age 15 while in high school. Years later, Keturah became an intern for Universal Music and Videos, leading to her desire to learn about marketing, promotions and advertising. She has a Liberal Arts Degree in Pre-law curriculum of Political Science and Speech communications and a MBA in Business Marketing. In 2010, Keturah started her own company, Bohemian Design Solutions, which involves self publishing, graphics, websites and photography. In her spare time, she loves to write books, knit, crochet and sew. She is a wife, a mom and a leader in her community and loves sci-fy and superheroes. Keturah is the persona of "knitFABulous" and is the Founder and Creative Director of Crochet Savvy Magazine, a Free digital online crochet magazine, where in December 2014, she recently retired as it's very first Editor-n-Chief. To find out more about Keturah, subscribe to her RSS feed and join her on her favorite social networks listed below.

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