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.

 

 

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