Crochet Clutch Pattern for a Big Bow Clutch with Video

Dress up any outfit with the cut Bow-to-go Crochet Clutch Purse. This free crochet pattern includes a video tutorial with both an adult and child size purse.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Big Bow Crochet Clutch pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, video tutorial (coming soon), and sizing information.

Jazz up any outfit with this cute crochet clutch purse. This free crochet pattern and video tutorial will walk you through how to make it.

A Crochet Clutch for Me and a Purse for Her

This big bow handbag crochets up quick and easy. After making a beautiful purse for myself I just had to make a matching purse for my daughter. She calls her purse the ‘Minnie Purse’ and just loves it.

Jazz up any outfit with this cute crochet clutch purse. This free crochet pattern and video tutorial will walk you through how to make it.

Yarn Substitutions

This crochet clutch purse is made from worsted weight acrylic yarn. That makes is a great stash busting pattern, but you can use any worsted weight yarn. Cotton works great, because it does not stretch.

Jazz up any outfit with this cute crochet clutch purse. This free crochet pattern and video tutorial will walk you through how to make it.

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Materials Needed

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1.5-3 oz or 78-156 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Real Teal, or Flamingo
1-2 oz or 52-110 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Soft White
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
1 – 1/2″ Button
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 8 SC X 9 Rows = 2 inch
Adult Purse: 11 inches wide and 7 inches tall.
Child Purse: 7.5 inches wide and 4.5 inches tall.

Special Stitches

SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together – Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook (2 loops on hook), insert hook into the following stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook, (3 loops on the hook) yarn over and pull the first loop through all the loops on the hook. Your decrease is complete.

Crochet Bow Clutch Video Tutorial

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Bow To Go Crochet Clutch

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH1, turning chain, as a stitch.
– Adult and child patterns are written separately with all instructional photos in the adult pattern.

Adult Purse Base

CH 43 with Main Purse Color.

Row 1: SC in second CH from Hook, SC in next 41 CH. (42)

Row 2-55: CH1, turn, SC in next 42 STs.

Row 56: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 38 STs, SC2TOG. (40)

Row 57: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 36 STs, SC2TOG. (38)

Row 58: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 34 STs, SC2TOG. (36)

Row 59: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 32 STs, SC2TOG. (34)

Row 60: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 30 STs, SC2TOG. (32)

Row 61: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 28 STs, SC2TOG. (30)

Row 62: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 26 STs, SC2TOG. (28)

Row 63: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 24 STs, SC2TOG. (26)

Row 64: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 22 STs, SC2TOG. (24)

Row 65: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 20 STs, SC2TOG. (22)

Row 66: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 18 STs, SC2TOG. (20)

Row 67: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 16 STs, SC2TOG. (18)

Row 68: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 14 STs, SC2TOG. (16)

Row 69: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 12 STs, SC2TOG. (14)

Row 70: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 10 STs, SC2TOG. (12)

Row 71: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 8 STs, SC2TOG. (10)

Row 72: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 6 STs, SC2TOG. (8)

Row 73: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 4 STs, SC2TOG. (6)

Row 74: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 2 STs, SC2TOG. (4)

Row 75: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC2TOG. (2)

Now we will create a buttonhole and single crochet around our base piece.

Row 76: CH4, Skip 2 STs, and Work a SC into the side of each row for Rows 1-75. CH1, turn so you are working into the bottom of the starting CH, work a SC into the bottom side of each CH. CH1, turn to work into the sides of rows 1-75. SC into the side of each row. Work 5SC into the CH4 space that we created at the beginning of the Row.

Fasten off and use your yarn end to sew the last SC to the first SC of the row.

Adult Bow Piece

Note: The bow is intended to be 1/2″ wider than the base purse piece after we work a single crochet border around it. After row 1 is complete, compare the bow piece to your base purse and make sure they are the same width. Once we add the single crochet border it will be 1/2″ wider.

CH 45

Row 1: SC in the second CH from the hook, SC in next 43 CH. (44)

Row 2-22: CH1, turn, SC in next 44 STs. (44)

Next we will work a SC border around the piece.

Row 23: CH1, turn to work down the side of rows 1-22, Work a SC into the side of each Row, CH1, turn to work into the bottom of the starting CH, Work a SC into the opposite side of each CH, CH1, turn to work down the side of rows 1-22, Work a SC into the side of each Row, CH1, turn to work into the top of Row 22. Work 1 SC into next 44 STs. CH1, SLST to first SC.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Adult Bow Center

CH 17

Row 1: SC into second CH from hook, SC in next 15 CH. (16)

Row 2-6: CH1, turn, SC in next 16 STs.

Fasten off leaving a long yarn end to help assemble the purse bow.

Adult Wristlet Strap or Long Strap (Optional)

Note: Feel free to adjust the starting chain for this piece to adjust the size of the straps.

CH 45 for Wristlet Strap
CH 150 for Long Strap

Row 1: HDC into third CH from hook, HDC in each CH across.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Jump to assemble instructions to complete your purse.

Child Purse Base

CH 31 with Main Purse Color.

Row 1: SC in second CH from Hook, SC in next 29 CH. (30)

Row 2-41: CH1, turn, SC in next 30 STs.

Row 42: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 26 STs, SC2TOG. (28)

Row 43: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 24 STs, SC2TOG. (26)

Row 44: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 22 STs, SC2TOG. (24)

Row 45: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 20 STs, SC2TOG. (22)

Row 46: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 18 STs, SC2TOG. (20)

Row 47: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 16 STs, SC2TOG. (18)

Row 48: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 14 STs, SC2TOG. (16)

Row 49: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 12 STs, SC2TOG. (14)

Row 50: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 10 STs, SC2TOG. (12)

Row 51: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 8 STs, SC2TOG. (10)

Row 52: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 6 STs, SC2TOG. (8)

Row 53: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 4 STs, SC2TOG. (6)

Row 54: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC in next 2 STs, SC2TOG. (4)

Row 55: CH1, turn SC2TOG, SC2TOG. (2)

Now we will create a button hole and single crochet around our base piece.

Row 56: CH4, Skip 2 STs, and Work a SC into the side of each row for Rows 1-55. CH1, turn so you are working into the bottom of the starting CH, work a SC into the bottom side of each CH. CH1, turn to work into the sides of rows 1-55. SC into the side of each row. Work 5SC into the CH4 space that we created at the beginning of the Row.

Fasten off and use your yarn end to sew the last SC to the first SC of the row.

Child Bow Piece

Note: The bow is intended to be 1/2″ wider than the base purse piece after we work a single crochet border around it. After row 1 is complete, compare the bow piece to your base purse and make sure they are the same width. Once we add the single crochet border it will be 1/2″ wider.

CH 33

Row 1: SC in the second CH from the hook, SC in next 31 CH. (32)

Row 2-18: CH1, turn, SC in next 32 STs. (32)

Next we will work a SC border around the piece.

Row 19: CH1, turn to work down the side of rows 1-18, Work a SC into the side of each Row, CH1, turn to work into the bottom of the starting CH, Work a SC into the opposite side of each CH, CH1, turn to work down the side of rows 1-18, Work a SC into the side of each Row, CH1, turn to work into the top of Row 18. Work 1 SC into next 32 STs. CH1, SLST to first SC.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Child Bow Center

CH 13

Row 1: SC into second CH from hook, SC in next 11 CH. (12)

Row 2-4: CH1, turn, SC in next 12 STs.

Fasten off leaving a long yarn end to help assemble the purse bow.

Child Wristlet Strap or Long Strap (Optional)

Note: Feel free to adjust the starting chain for this piece to adjust the size of the straps.

CH 31 for Wristlet Strap
CH 74 for Long Strap

Row 1: HDC into third CH from hook, HDC in each CH across.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Assembling the Crochet Clutch

First, take the purse base and lay it flat. Place the bow piece on top of the purse base right under the decrease rows. Next, use a running stitch to sew the sides of the two pieces together. The bow piece will be a little loose because it is wider than the base piece.

Now take the center of the bow piece and crimp it down. Use the center bow piece to wrap around the crimped area and sew the two ends of the center piece together. Once sewn together, weave in your ends and gently turn the center piece so that the seam is hidden.

Jazz up any outfit with this cute crochet clutch purse. This free crochet pattern and video tutorial will walk you through how to make it.

Next, fold the purse base back to that it is laying against itself, but still under the decrease rows. Use a whip stitch to sew the base layers together.

If you are careful you can sew just the base layers together and leave the bow layer alone. This way you will not have pink stitches on top of the white bow.

Jazz up any outfit with this cute crochet clutch purse. This free crochet pattern and video tutorial will walk you through how to make it.

Once the sides are sewn. Fold down the point of the purse to determine where to place the button. Sew the button in place.

Last and optional, add the wristlet or long strap. For the wristlet strap, fold the strap in half and sew both ends on the inside of the purse.

For the long strap, sew an end to both sides of the purse on the inside of the purse. This way you can tuck the strap into the purse when you aren’t using it.

Now your Bow Crochet Clutch is complete and ready to be enjoyed. They work up fast and make a great gift.

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