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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.
GUSSETS [MAKE 2]:
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.
ZIPPER PULL TAB:
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
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