Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1940s Elegant Envelope Clutch #264 - Crochet

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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
Lining Material
Ornamental Button

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.

Steam lightly. 

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
”                                   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