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African Flower Crochet Clutch

African Flower Crochet Clutch

I need a clutch. No, I need a crochet clutch. And I need one for the simple reason: I have nowhere to put all the little things that get lost in my purse.

Flower Crochet Clutch

My husband is always joking about my purse (and all women’s purses for that matter) being a black hole. He’ll ask me for something while we’re out and I’ll try to find it in my purse. But, it’s a lost cause. Whatever he has asked for will not be found…at least not until after a good 5 minutes of searching.

Open African Flower Crochet Clutch

Now, to solve the problem! Remember those beautiful African Flower Granny Squares you were working on? Did you make 6? Good! You’re about to use them!

Once you’ve made the granny squares, all there is to do is sew or stitch them together, add the lining and buttons, and sew it up the sides! Pretty simple, huh?

Needless to say, I am pretty proud of this clutch. I’ve always failed when working with granny squares in the past, but I love them so much! They have a charm about them that screams “I love to crochet!” That is beautiful.

So here is proof! I can work with granny squares! Yay!! I’m so happy.

Crochet Clutch

Anyway, let’s not waste any more time. Here is the African Flower Crochet Clutch pattern:

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African Flower Crochet Clutch


3 – 4 skeins of different colored medium weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn in White, Soft Green, and Victorian Rose)

3 mm (Size D) Crochet Hook

Tapestry Needle for sewing in ends.

Scrap fabric measuring 7 3/4 inches by 10 3/4 inches (or whatever size your granny square pattern measures plus 1/4 inch on each side)

Sewing Needle

2 buttons


Make 6 African Flower Granny Squares.

Lay granny squares 3 by 2 and sew or stitch together. Here is a very nice tutorial on how to slip stitch squares together.

Once you have them stitched together, slip stitch around entire pattern.

Stretch and flatten out granny squares so that they are even and as flat as you can make them. Flip over so the wrong side is showing.

Pattern for Clutch

Take fabric and iron flat. Turn over and fold each side in 1/4 inch and iron flat again.

Hand sew fabric right side up onto wrong side of crochet pattern.

Clutch Pattern

Fold about 1/3 of pattern up with fabric showing.

Folded inside out Clutch

Sew the sides together, leaving the top open.

Sewing Crochet Clutch

Turn right-side out so that fabric is on the inside.

Sew buttons on the inside of the fold down flap. You now should be able to button the clutch close under the flap using the granny square spaces as button holes.

Buttons for Clutch

And there you have it! The African Flower Crochet Clutch!

Open African Flower Crochet Clutch

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