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Glam Girl Knit Clutch

Glam Girl Knit Clutch
Glam Girl Knit Clutch
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The Glam Girl Knit Clutch is the perfect accessory for a special occasion. Work up this easy knit bag in no time and use it the next time you have an event that requires a bit of an elevated ensemble. The size and structure of this bag is perfect. You won't need to worry about carrying around anything too bulky or awkward. This free knitting pattern produces a bag that perfectly fits in your hand and the neutral champagne color will work well with any outfit you choose to wear. Don't spend a fortune on an evening bag when you can make this easy knit bag with a minimal amount of time and effort.

NotesGlam Clutch is worked in one rectangular piece, then folded in half and side seams sewn together. Zipper is then sewn in along the top edges for closure.
Special Stitches:
Garter Stitch = Knit every row
YO= Yarn over needle

Easy

Knitting Needle Size17 or 12.75 mm

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

GaugeGAUGE: 9 sts = 4" [10 cm] in Pillar Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeClutch measures 12” long x 8” high (30 x 20 cm)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Sashay Sequins™: 3 balls 1101 Champagne
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 12.75mm [US 17]
  • 1 – Coats & Clark® Polyester All Purpose Zipper 12" [30 cm] in 256 Natural
  • Sewing needle and matching thread, straight sewing pins, yarn needle

Instructions

Stitch Pattern

Pillar Stitch (over a multiple of 2 stitches)
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Purl all stitches.
Row 2 (Right Side): *Yo, knit 2, pass yo over the 2 stitches just knit; repeat from * to end.
Repeat rows 1-2 for Pillar Stitch pattern.

Clutch

Cast on 22 sts. Knit 2 rows ending with a Right Side row.
Set up pattern as follows:
Row 1 (Wrong Side): K1, work Row 1 of Pillar Stitch pattern over center 20 stitches, k1.
Row 2 (Right Side): K1, work Row 2 of Pillar Stitch pattern over center 20 stitches, k1.
Next Rows: Keeping first and last stitch in Garter Stitch and center stitches in Pillar Stitch, continue working as established until piece measures 7" [18 cm] from cast on edge, ending with a Right Side row.
Next Rows (Wrong Side): Knit 3 rows ending with a Wrong Side row.
Next Rows (Right Side): Change back to Pillar Stitch pattern with Garter Stitch edges and continue until piece measures 14" [35 cm] from cast on edge. End having just worked Row 1 of Pillar Stitch pattern.
Next Row (Right Side): Keeping Garter Stitch edge stitches, purl 2 rows.
Next Row (Right Side): Bind off all stitches purlwise.

Finishing

Fold rectangle in half and sew side seams together leaving top open. Insert zipper along top edges, pin zipper in place. With needle and thread, hand sew the zipper to top opening. Weave in all ends.
To Shorten Zipper: Measure the length of inside of Clutch opening. Mark the length on zipper. Using sewing needle and a double strand of thread, whip-stitch tightly across the zipper coil 8-10 times. Cut the zipper ½" [1.3 cm] below the stitches.

Abbreviations

garter stitch
knit every row
YO
Yarn over needle
cm
centimeters
K
knit
mm
millimeters
p
purl
st(s)
stitch(es)
St st
stockinette stitch
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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I really like the look of this clutch and it would be so easy and fast to make. I would be tempted to try it in different colors to give it different looks. Specifically, I am thinking of a light blue to wear with jeans. I do wish it was lined because a lining would better hold small objects like pens, barrettes, bobby pins, etc. inside.

I don't know why I'm so obsessed with this clutch, but I love it! The garter stitch is just beautiful and this can be used for just about any occasion.

Now THIS clutch is fabulous! Bags are a particular weakness of mine, fortunately I have made most of them myself and this pattern is a must do. Love the striking design, it is knitted in bulky yarn and the instructions are very clear so it is going to be very quick and easy to make. I may even make more than one. lol!

This is a nice clutch pattern. I would be tempted, though, although it looks good in the neutral color, to make it in black, or maybe with a yarn that has metallic thread in it. You could also forget neutral and make it purple or pink or something. I would also add some kind of liner inside to keep stuff from falling through the knit.

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