Easy Clutch

After getting my Crochet Boutique book for Christmas, I couldn’t wait to get started on their projects. I still haven’t totally finished Christmas presents yet (though I’m SO CLOSE!!), but I just had to make this clutch. I was flying to see my sister the day I made it, and I decided to make it with the goal of finishing before takeoff. I usually like to crochet while flying or before I leave for the airport so I can get all my excited energy out and make something awesome. So this adorable clutch was what came from that day! I absolutely love it!! I achieved my goal of finishing before takeoff as my mom and I arrived way too early, so we ate dinner and I could finish before I even got to my gate. I found the buttons at Michael’s and I used two instead of the one button the pattern called for. I like the two buttons better as it stays closed better and nothing falls out when used. I already bought another color of the same yarn so hopefully I can find time for another one soon!!
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My First Pattern!

I have completed my first project that I created on my own! It feels awesome to make my own piece. I haven’t written the pattern down yet, but I used some basic stitches to make the clutch. I will be selling the pattern with a yarn kit through Cranberry Creek Fibers. There will be more colors for spring and summer that will be dyed soon! But for now, I will just enjoy my first clutch pattern in aqua and lavender. 🙂

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New and Improved Purse

I loved the bag that I made and posted about previously, but something just wasn’t right. The handle seemed too awkward. The pattern had a leather handle, but when I looked it up, it was about $40. Since I had already spent so much money on the yarn, I didn’t want to spend that much on the handle as well. I chose a handle from a set of 2, but it looked too weird so my mom suggested this type of handle. I thought the messenger style purse looked right for this bag, and after sewing it on last weekend, I am totally loving the bag. It feels much more comfortable and doesn’t look awkward anymore. The bright color adds to the pastels in the yarn, and I absolutely love it now!

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New Kind of Project

There are few things I do that I hate more than sewing. I am so bad at it so I avoid projects that require it. I found a pattern on ravelry that was a half granny square pulled up into a cute bag. I wanted a new makeup bag and this was perfect. I knew I’d have to sew in a lining, but I tried it anyway. I still don’t like doing those types of projects, but I’m definitely glad I did. I love the end result!!

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