Monday, August 21, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1946 Classic Diamond Clutch #249

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Vintage 1946 Classic Diamond Clutch #249

Quick & easy to create, this elegant, envelope handbag in a delightful diamond pattern will become a seasonal favorite!

Approximately 12” by 8”.

Bucilla Strawkraft or Fleisher’s Straw-Twist, 4 balls
#3 Steel Crochet Hook                                
Buckram & Lining Material

13 sts = 2”:    
6 rows = 1”

Ch 82, 1 sc in 2nd & each rem st of ch;  81 sts.

NOTE:  Work sc in front loop of all sts.

2ND ROW:  Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st. 

Rep 2nd row 6 times.

RIGHT SIDE:  Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of 8 sts, * 1 dc in free loop of next st in 2nd row below, sk st behind dc, work 1 sc in each of next 7 sts; rep from * 8 times, end 1 sc in each of last 8 sts.

2ND & ALL EVEN NUMBERED ROWS:  Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st.

3RD ROW:  Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of 9 sts, * 1 dc in free loop of next st in 2nd row below, always sk st behind dc, 1 sc in each of 5 sts, 1 dc in free loop of next st in 2nd row below, 1 sc in next st; rep from * 7 times, end 1 sc in each of last 9 sts.

5TH ROW:  Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of 10 sts, 1 dc in 2nd row below, * 1 sc in each of 3 sts, 1 dc in 2nd row below; rep from * 14 times, 1 sc in each of 10 sts.

7TH ROW:  Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of 11 sts, * 1 dc in 2nd row below, 1 sc in next st, 1 dc in 2nd row below, 1 sc in each of 5 sts; rep from * 7 times, end 1 sc in each of 11 sts.

9TH ROW:  Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of 12 sts, * 1 dc in 2nd row below, 1 sc in each of 7 sts; rep from * 7 times, end 1 sc in each of 12 sts.

11TH ROW:  Same as 7th row.

13TH ROW:  Same as 5th row.

15TH ROW:  Same as 3rd row.

16TH ROW:  Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st. 

Rep these 16 rows of patt once.

33RD ROW:  Same as first patt row. 

Work 27 rows sc.

Rep the 33 rows of patt once.

Work 7 rows sc.  Fasten off.

Ch 12, 1 sc in 2nd & each rem st of ch; 11 sts. 

Work in front loop of all sts, work sc until 8”.  Fasten off.


Fold bag & sew in gussets allow sides of bag to extend 2 rows beyond side edges of gussets.

Cut buckram [for stiffening] ¼” smaller than bag on all sides; cover with lining & sew into bag with openings matching.

Ch 11, work 2 rows sc on 10 sts.  Fasten off. 

Attach ornament to zipper pull with this piece.



*                                   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
”                                   inch(es)
Alt                              alternate
Approx                      approximately
Beg                             begin/beginning
Bet                             between
Bl                                back loop(s)
Bo                               bobble
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
Cl                               cluster
Cm                              centimeter(s)
Compl                         complete
Cont                           continue
Dc                               double crochet
Dc2tog                      double crochet 2 stitches together
Dec                             decrease/decreases/decreasing
Dtr/Dtrc                   double treble/triple crochet
fl                                front loop(s)
Foll                            follow/follows/following
Fp                               front post
Fpdc                           front post double crochet
Fpsc                           front post single crochet
Fptr                           front post treble/triple crochet
G                                 gram
Hdc                             half double crochet
Hk                               hook
Inc                               increase/increases/increasing
Incl                             inclusive
K                                 knit
lp(s)                           loop(s)
M                                 meter(s)
M                                 mesh
Mc                               main color
Meas                          measure
Mm                              millimeter(s)
O                                 over (yarn over)
Oz                               ounce(s)
P                                 picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt          pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc              popcorn stitch
Pm                               place marker
Prev                           previous
PSSO                         pass slip stitch over
Rem                            remain/remaining
Rep                             repeat(s)
Rnd(s)                        round(s)
Rs                               right side
Sc                               single crochet
Sc2tog                      single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc                             short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sk                               skip
Sl st                           slip stitch
Sp(s)                          space(s)
St(s)                           stitch(es)
Tch or t-ch               turning chain
Tbl                              through back loop
Tog                             together
Tr or Trc                  treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc         triple treble/triple crochet
Ws                              wrong side
YB                               yarn back
Yd(s)                           yard(s)
YF                               yarn forward
Yo                               yarn over
Yoh                             yarn over hook