Have a Bright Day Envelope Clutch

Have a Bright Day Envelope Clutch

This playful clutch will add a bold pop of color to all your outfits. With a shoulder or wrist strap or no strap at all, you can carry it around however you please! Plus, don’t miss the complete instructions on how to line this clutch with fabric for extra stability (and opportunity for even more personalization).

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 10″ x 5″

Gauge: 22 sts x 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st

Materials

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Noble Cotton (100% Mercerized Long Staple Cotton; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): 04 Burnt Orange (MC, 1 ball), 50 Azalea Pink (CC, 1 ball)

Needles: US Size 5 (3.75 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, 1 snap (0.5″-1″), sewing needle, sewing thread (orange), decorative button, 5 split O rings (0.25″-0.5″), 3 small or medium lobster clasps, (optional) fabric for lining 1′ by 2′

Pattern

With MC, CO 2 sts.
Row 1: K1, yo, k1. (3 sts)
Row 2: P1, yo, p1, yo, p1. (5 sts)
Row 3: K1, yo, k until 1 st rem, yo, k1. (7 sts)
Row 4: P1, yo, p until 1 st rem, yo, p1. (9 sts)
Rows 5-12: Rep Rows 3-4, 4 times. (25 sts)
Row 13: With CC, k1, yo, switch to MC, k until 1 st rem, yo, k1. (27 sts)
Row 14: P1, yo, p until 1 MC st rem, switch to CC, p until 1 st rem, yo, p1. (29 sts)
Row 15: With CC, k1, yo, k through last st of CC, k1, switch to MC, k until 1 st rem, yo, k1. (31 sts)
Rows 16-27: Rep Rows 14-15. (55 sts)
Row 28: P until 1 MC st rem, switch to CC, p to end.
Row 29: K1, yo, k2tog, k through last st of CC, k1, switch to MC, k until 3 sts rem, ssk, yo, k1.
Rows 30-31: Rep Rows 28-29.
Row 32: P until 1 MC st rem, switch to CC, p until 1 st rem, switch to MC (use separate ball or other end of yarn), p1.
Row 33: K1, yo, switch to CC, k2tog, k through last st of CC, k1, switch to MC, k until 3 sts rem, ssk, yo, k1.
Row 34: P until 1 MC st rem, switch to CC, p until 1 CC st rem, switch to MC, p to end.
Row 35: K1, yo, k2tog, k1, switch to CC, k through last st of CC, k1, switch to MC, k until 3 sts rem, ssk, yo, k1.
Row 36: Rep Row 34.
Row 37: K1, yo, k2tog, k through last st of MC, k1, switch to CC, k through last st of CC, k1, switch to MC, k until 3 sts rem, ssk, yo, k1.
Rows 38-49: Rep Rows 37-38.
Row 50: Rep Row 34.
Row 51: K1, yo, k2tog, k through last st of MC, k1, switch to CC, k until 3 sts rem, ssk, switch to MC, yo, k1.
Row 52: P1, switch to CC, p until 1 CC st rem, switch to MC, p to end.
Row 53: K1, yo, k2tog, k through last st of MC, k1, switch to CC, k until 3 sts rem, ssk, yo, k1.
Row 54: P until 1 CC st rem, switch to MC, p to end.
Rows 55-82: Rep Rows 53-54.
Row 83: K1, yo, k2tog, k until 3 sts rem, switch to CC, ssk, yo, k1.
Row 84: P2, switch to MC, p to end.
Row 85: K1, yo, k2tog, k until 3 sts rem, ssk, yo, k1.
Row 86: P2, switch to MC, p to end.
Rows 87-98: Rep Rows 85-86.
Row 99: [K2tog, yo] until 1 st rem, k1.
Row 100: P all.
BO all sts. Block to size in schematic.

Lining (optional)

Draw lining on wrong side of fabric using the schematic.

Trace around again adding 0.75” all the way around.

Cut out lining.

Fold all edges of lining in 1” and press.

Place wrong side of lining on top of wrong side of knit bag. Lining will be slightly smaller.

Hand stitch lining to bag.

Seaming

With the inside of the bag facing up, fold the bottom of the bag up 5”.
Sew the sides together where they have been folded with scrap yarn or sewing thread.

Shoulder Strap

Attach a lobster clasp to an O ring
Rep with another lobster clasp and O ring.
Cut 6 strands of each color of yarn, each 60” long.
Divide strands into 3 sets of 4 and braid them together.
Thread one end of braid through an O ring with clasp and fold the braid over with the ring in the middle.

Sew the fold together and wrap both layers with thread for about 0.5”. Clip short end of braid above the wrap.
Rep previous step on other end of braid so that entire strap is 50” or desired length.

 

Wrist Strap

Attach a lobster clasp to an O ring.

Cut 6 strands of each color of yarn, each 20” long.

Divide strands into 3 sets of 4 and braid them together.

Fold braid in half.

Thread ends of braid through the O ring with clasp and fold the ends over with the ring in the middle so that the whole strap measures 7” from ring end to folded end.

Sew the fold together and wrap all layers with thread for about 0.5”. Clip short ends of braid above the wrap.

Finishing

Sew an O ring to both corners of the front top of the bag so that half the ring is inside the bag and half is peaking out. The rings should be covered when the bag is closed.

Sew the decorative button on the outside of the bag flap point.

Fold the flap down and mark where the snap parts will go on the front of the bag and the inside of the flap point.

Sew on the snap.

Clip on one or both straps.

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