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Elegant Summer Clutch

By: Colleen Barth from Designs by Colleen
Elegant Summer Clutch
Elegant Summer Clutch
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If you're looking for a simple, sassy purse to take out for a night on the town, this is your bag. This cute Elegant Summer Clutch will become your favorite summer pattern. Beyond that, this is a great project for a beginner.


Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, 11 or 8 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


1 skein of  Red Heart Yarn  (BLACK)
U.S. size 11 and 10 straight needles

Hold 2 strands of yarn together throughout the piece


CO 25 sts. Or multiple of 5
Knit 12 rows in garter stitch
Knit 12 rows in stockinette st.
Knit 24 rows in garter st.
Knit 12 rows in stockinette st.
Knit 12 rows in garter stitch
BO first  4 stitches in the next row, continue knitting across the row
Then BO the first 4 stitches in the next row continue knitting across the row.  Knit for 4 more inches.  BO all stitches.

Fold the piece together up to where the flap begins and sew up the sides.  I added a button just to break the monotony of all black. There is no buttonhole.


Using size 10 needles, CO 40 stitches,(remember to hold to strands together):  knit one row and then BO.  I sewed the strap ends together then attached it to the side of the purse.  The strap can be tucked into the purse to use as a clutch purse.


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What is the difference in the finished product when using circular needles vs straight needles? Help confused.

This pattern is knit flat, so using the circulars as straight knitting needles, there would be no different, if you tried to join in the round, the pattern would need to be completely rewritten and it still would not turn out.

Recently I have noticed that a lot of the patterns that you post have not got a photo of the finished article attached thus making it difficult to know whether you like it or not. I hope that this can be sorted out. Thank you for your hard work in providing the lovely patterns

Hello mrscp1946, the photo for this pattern has been updated. Our apologies for the inconvenience! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Approximate finished dimensions of the purse and length of yarn skein required would be very helpful. When it says "one skein" you have no clue how much to buy because every brand has different length skeins. Thanks.

I have to agree, stating one skein of red heart yarn, red heart manufactures over 4,000 yarns. I did see this on another site, so I happen to know it is red heart super saver and it will make one purse even held double because it is 364 yds. per skein.

What does BO mean?

Hi burnnoticefan189 3777414, BO means bind off. Happy Knitting! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting


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