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Vintage 1940s Elegant Envelope Clutch #264
Quick & easy to create, this elegant envelope clutch will become a season-spanning favorite…you‘ll want to recreate in many colors!
Fleisher’s Superior Knitting Worsted, 2 skeins; or
Bear Brand Bucilla Standard Knitting Worsted, 2 skeins
#4 Crochet Hook
13 sts = 3”;
5 rows = 1”
Approximate Size 15 ½” by 7”
Ch 68, 1 sc in 2nd st from hook & in each st to end [67 sc].
2ND & ALL EVEN NUMBERED ROWS: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st of row below.
3RD ROW [RIGHT SIDE]: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of first 3 sts, work 1 dc around pos of 2nd sc of first row, * sk next sc on top row, 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, sk 3 sc of first row, 1 dc around post of next sc; rep from *, end 1 sc in each of last 3 sc.
5TH ROW: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of first 4 sts, * 1 dc around post of next dc on 2nd row below, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sts *; rep bet *’s, end 2 sc instead of 3 sc.
7TH ROW: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first sc, 1 dc around post of first sc of 2nd row below, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sts; rep bet *’s of 5th row, end 1 sc instead of 3 sc.
9TH ROW: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of first 2 sts; rep bet *’s of 5th row, end 4 sc instead of 3 sc.
11TH ROW: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of 3 sts; rep bet *’s of 5th row.
12TH ROW: Same as 2nd row.
Rep last 8 rows [from 5th to 12th row] for patt.
Work until 14”, end on wrong side. Fasten off.
Turn, sk first 8 sts, work center 51 sts in patt for 4 ½”, end on wrong side. Fasten off.
Fold bag up to flap & sew side seams.
Line bag & flap.
Fold flap lengthwise & tack ends of last row of flap to ends of first row.
Fold 8 sts each side of each side seam into an inverted pleat at top of bag, tapering pleat out toward bottom to form gussets.
Tack top of pleats at outside fold & press.
With double yarn ch 12 & attach 1” each side of center flap.
Sew on button.
Note: Cardboard or lightweight plastic may be inserted between bag & lining to give shape of bag extra support.
* repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
* * repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions
Bl back loop(s)
Bp back post
Bpdc back post double crochet
Bpsc back post single crochet
Bptr back post treble/triple crochet
Ca color A
Cb color B
Cc contrasting color
Ch chain stitch
Ch refers to chain or space previously
made: e.g ch-1 space
ch-sp chain space
Dc double crochet
Dc2tog double crochet 2 stitches together
Dtr/Dtrc double treble/triple crochet
fl front loop(s)
Fp front post
Fpdc front post double crochet
Fpsc front post single crochet
Fptr front post treble/triple crochet
Hdc half double crochet
Mc main color
O over (yarn over)
P picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc popcorn stitch
Pm place marker
PSSO pass slip stitch over
Rs right side
Sc single crochet
Sc2tog single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sl st slip stitch
Tch or t-ch turning chain
Tbl through back loop
Tr or Trc treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc triple treble/triple crochet
Ws wrong side
YB yarn back
YF yarn forward
Yo yarn over
Yoh yarn over hook