Let out the clutch!
Felted Granny Square Clutch Purse
Clutch. So many meanings for one little word. Clutch is a rock band. Clutch is a car mechanism. Used as a verb, it means to grasp or hold. My favorite clutch is a purse/handbag. I'm sure there must be other meanings for this word!
Spring and summer seem to be the perfect times to let out your clutch bags. It's warmer. You don't want to be lugging around a heavy handbag/suitcase when you're wearing your little spring dress with barely-there sandals!
A few weeks ago I b-day gifted my friend, Darcy, with a felted granny square clutch bag. Darcy is a big fan of all things felted. Remember my motto: "Granny Squares are the building blocks to fashion." So true. Here, the versatile granny square (six) were crocheted with Noro Kureyon yarn, sewn together and then felted into a little clutch handbag. I also crocheted the lining of the bag with the same yarn, but in stripes. Eventually, I added a zipper to the top of the bag and a simple strap. The bag measures almost 12 inches long, about 4-1/2 inches high....perfect for your keys, money, phone and digi-cam. Let out your clutches NOW!
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