I’m excited to share another guest post by Felicity from BellaTuBoheme! The Basket of Posies Clutch is a two-toned basketweave clutch adorned with crocheted flower appliques. It’s a great way to show off your handmade style when you’re out, and Felicity even included several ideas for how to line it to keep your items secure.
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About Felicity Kiser
Felicity is a Texas born and raised textile artist who has been passionate about needlecrafts for nearly 20 years. Art-forms she enjoys include embroidery, crochet, and knitting, to name just a few, and she’s currently learning to felt. She’s the indie yarn dyer and designer behind BellaTuBoheme, an Etsy shop where she sells fibre and fashion items. Her favorite colors are purple, green, blue, and orange. She prefers tea to coffee, and she’s an Aquarius. One of her favorite pastimes is cuddling up with her two kitties, a movie, and some yarn for a few hours of quiet creating.
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Basket of Posies Clutch
Crochet Pattern by BellaTuBoheme
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- Note from Underground Crafter: This pattern uses standard U.S. crochet pattern abbreviations. You can find a master list of abbreviations here.
- Difficulty: Intermediate
- 4.5mm hook
- 2.5mm hook
- 9”x12” (23 cm x 30.5 cm) piece of felt in desired color (for lining)
- 1 skein Knit Picks Brava Sport in Cobblestone Heather (Color A)
- 1 skein Knitpicks Brava Sport in Black (Color B)
- 10g desired fingering/sock weight yarn for crocheting posies
- A button
- Pins, a needle, and thread for finishing
- Beads or buttons for the centers of your flowers (optional)
- With 4.5mm hook in pattern, 16 st x 12 rows = 4.5″ (11.5 cm)
- BPdc = back post double crochet = Yo, insert hook from back around front to back of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- FPdc = front post double crochet = Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
- Rnd = Round
- RS = right (front) side
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- sp = space
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- WS = wrong (back) side
- yo = yarn over
To Change Colors:
- When working last dc of section with current working color, yo, place hook through st, yo and pull up a loop (making 3 loops on hook), yo and pull through 2 loops, drop working color and pick up new color, with new color yo and pull through last 2 loops of dc.
- Do not cut yarn at color changes. Instead, carry it along as you progress, keeping unused thread and floats on the WS of work at all times by carrying yarn in front on WS rows and in back on RS rows. Also, be careful to keep floats below your stitches, particularly when working FPdc on WS and bp dc on RS, otherwise they will be seen on the RS of your work.
- With color A and 4.5mm hook, make a base ch of 41 sts.
Weave Section Part 1:
- Row 1: (WS) Sc in second ch from hook and evenly across. (40 sc.) Ch 2. Turn.
- Row 2: (RS) Dc in first 5 stitches, change to B and dc in next 5 st, *change back to A and make 5 dc, change again to B and make 5 dc. Repeat from * twice more. (40 dc. 4 sections of stitches in color A and 4 sections in color B, in the order of ABABABAB). Ch 2. Turn.
- Row 3: (WS) Continuing with B, make 5 FPdc. Change to A. With A make 5 BPdc. *With B again, make 5 FPdc. Change once more to A and make 5 BPdc. Repeat from * twice more. Ch 2. Turn.
- Row 4: (RS) *With A make 5 FPdc. Change to B. With B make 5 BPdc. Repeat from * 3x more. Change to A once more. Ch 2. Turn. Weave Section Part 1 Finished.
Weave Section Part 2:
- Row 5: (WS) *With A make 5 BPdc. Change to B. Make 5 FPdc. Repeat from * 3x more. Ch 2. Turn.
- Row 6: (RS) *With B make 5 BPdc. Change to A. Make 5 FPdc. Repeat from * 3x more. Ch 2. Turn.
- Row 7: (WS) Repeat Row 5, changing back to A before ch 2. Weave Section Part 2 Finished.
Weave Section Part 3:
- Row 8: (RS) *With A make 5 FPdc. Change to B. Make 5 BPdc. Repeat from * 3x more. Ch 2. Turn.
- Rows 9 & 10: Repeat Rows 3 & 4. Weave Section Part 3 Finished.
- Repeat Weave Sections 2 and 3 until piece measures approximately 12” (30.5 cm) long.
- Last Row: With A, sc evenly across all 40 st, making 3 sc in last st. Rotate work counterclockwise and sc evenly along side edge, making 3 sc into the last corner. Rotate again and sc across bottom of work, once more making 3 sc into last st. Rotate and work up the other side, completing the sc border. 2 sc in same st as first sc of border. Sl st to join.
- Finish off and weave in ends. Lay your piece of felt onto the WS of your crocheted fabric. Pin in place, and sew their edges together using your needle and thread. If prefered, you could use a sewing machine for this part, or even hot glue if you like.
- Once your crocheted fabric is lined with the felt, and with the felt side facing you, fold the bottom 4” (10 cm) up and sew the edges of your wallet together, forming a pocket. The remaining top 4” (10 cm) section is now your wallet closure flap.
- Sew your button onto the outside of the pocket, closer to the top edge if you want more space when it’s closed or closer to the bottom if you prefer a slimmer clutch.
- Attach color A to the middle of the edge of your wallet closure flap, make a chain long enough to fit around your button snuggly but not so tightly that it will be a struggle for you, and sl st back into the same place you joined, forming a button loop. Finish off and weave in ends.
Posies: (Make 8)
- With 2.5mm hook and fingering/sock yarn, ch 5 and sl st in first st to form ring.
- Rnd 1: *Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 3, sl st in ring. Repeat from * 4x more, for a total of 5 petals.
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in the back loops only, *sc in each st of the next petal’s first ch-3 sp, sc in each of the 2 dc, sc in each st of the petal’s last ch-3 sp (8 sc). Repeat from * for each of the 5 petals. (40sc total).
- End off. Weave in ends.
- Sew/glue 7 posies to outer edge of closure flap, and 1 to a back corner. Accent the middles of your posies with beads or buttons if desired.
© 2018 by Felicity Kiser (BellaTuBoheme) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Felicity’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/02/12/crochet-pattern-basket-of-posies-clutch. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
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