Colorful raffia meets shiny gold hardware in this simple yet stylish DIY clutch. Make your own summery pouch with this free Crochet Clutch Pattern. This post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy here.
Last week I shared a sneaky peek of these cute clutches in my Leather Waterfall Tassel post, and I’m excited to share the whole pattern with you all today. These little clutches are simple to make and work up quickly, but the raffia texture and shiny gold chain detail make them extra special.
I really like crocheting with this raffia. It is easy on your hands but still creates a pretty strong fabric that’s somehow soft at the same time (if that make sense). Plus it is comes in lots of fun colors. Really, it’s kind of perfect for warm weather crochet projects.
Crochet Clutch Pattern Supplies:
- Matte Raffia Ribbon (I got mine from Paper Mart, and they also have an Amazon store. You will need two spools per clutch.)
- Gold Curb Chain
- Size F (3.75 mm) Crochet Hook
- Size G (4.00 mm) Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
Raffia Crochet Clutch Pattern
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This pattern uses American crochet terms.
Begin by shortening your chain to the desired length. This will be about the width of your finished clutch. I started with a chain about 9.75 inches long. It was 24 chain links long.
Row 1: Using the F hook, join the raffia to the chain. Ch 1, and work sc in the first chain link, *ch 1, sc in next chain link, repeat from * to end of chain, working one sc in each chain link and one ch 1 between each sc (24 sc, 23 ch 1 spaces).
Row 2: Switch to G hook. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next ch 1 sp, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in ch 1 sp, repeat from * until you reach the end of the row, sc in last sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in ch 1 sp, repeat from * until you reach the end of the row, sc in last sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next ch 1 sp, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in ch 1 sp, repeat from * until you reach the end of the row, sc in last sc.
Repeat Rows 3 & 4 until your piece is about 14 inches long.
Finish off and use the yarn needle to weave in the ends. Turn the piece so the gold chain is at the top, and fold up the bottom of the piece (about five inches).
Use your hook and a new piece of raffia to crochet through both layers and close up the side seam. Insert the hook in the corner and work single crochet stitches through both layers along the side.
Using a single crochet stitch instead of just sewing the it shut with a needle gives the clutch a nice finished edge. Repeat the process on the other side. Finish off and weave in ends.
That’s it! I made a quick little raffia tassel for the coral colored clutch, and used one of my Leather Waterfall Tassels to dress up the blush colored clutch.
If you make your own chain edge raffia clutch using my Crochet Clutch Pattern, I would love to see it! Share your photos to my facebook page or tag me on instagram or twitter (@persialou), and don’t forget to use the hashtag #persialou for a chance to be featured.
Here are a few more free crochet patterns you might want to check out:
Chunky Ribbed Slouch Hat
Crocheted Hemp Scrubbies
Feather and Fan Baby Blanket
Black Cat Slouch Hat
Comments + Project Love
I’m really into crocheting with non-traditional yarn in spring and summer! I can’t wait to make this. It’s simple and beautiful!
Me too! I would love to see it if you make one. 🙂
Love this! I don’t know how to crochet, but I could knit a little pouch and add chain in! 🙂
-Clarissa @ The View From Here
Love this! Thank you for tutorial.
Thanks so much for this adorable clutch! I am going to go order some raffia tonight and make a few of these. I’ll try to share pics when I get them done.
Oh yay! I would love to see them! 🙂
Katrini Kalliopi says
Will you explain me the meaning of ch 1 and sc please?
Hi Katrini! I am using standard American crochet terms. Ch 1 means chain one or make one chain stitch. SC means single crochet or make one single crochet stitch. Here’s a good resource to help you with American crochet terms and their abbreviations – http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/crochet.html Good luck!
Katrini Kalliopi says
Thanks for helping.I will check the site tomorrow .Good afternoon from Greece.
Absolutely amazing – I will make this clutch … as soon as I got the material here in Germany.
Thank you so much for this idea and the comprehensive tutorial! (Your pictures are great).
Oh yay! Thanks so much!
Donna Ricketts says
I’m thinking of going full punk on this one and doing a tartan pattern with a silver chain and some safety pins. Thanks for the pattern, even my Hubby seems interested in this one. 🙂
Love that idea! I would love to see it when you finish!
I just finished making this…your pattern was so easy to follow and my clutch came out adorable! I just have to add a tassle and its complete. My hubby suggested a removeable strap (sounds like a good idea for those times when i need/want to be hands free). I will definitely upload to insta so you can check it out…thanks for the pattern!
So glad your clutch turned out so well! I can’t wait to see it – and the idea of a removable strap is super smart! 🙂
Monique Johnson says
What if you dont have a chain and/or dont want to use one? How’s many Chains would you start with ?
LINDA MILLER says
What length of chain should be ordered? My son is getting married, and this clutch would be perfect for a summer wedding.