How to make… A cro­cheted clutch bag and shirt trim

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MA­TE­RI­ALS For the col­lar

Aunt Ly­dia’s Fash­ion Cro­chet ( Size 3) – 100% mer­cer­ized cot­ton, 50g/ 137m per ball, two balls in Black ( 12), or any sim­i­lar 100% cot­ton 4ply/ fin­ger­ing weight yarn 4mm ( UK 8, US G/ 6) cro­chet hook Col­lared shirt Large sewing nee­dle Wa­ter- sol­u­ble fab­ric mark­ing pen­cil Tape mea­sure

For the clutch

Deb­bie Bliss Rialto DK, 100% merino, 50g/ 105m per ball, two balls in Black ( 003) ( Yarn A), four balls in Ecru ( 002) ( Yarn B) 5mm ( UK 6, US H/ 8) cro­chet hook Two 13mm ( ½ ") nickel mag­netic snaps Polyester stuff­ing Straight pins

te nsi on

Col­lar: Ten­sion is not im­por­tant for this project. Clutch: 15 sts and 19 rows = 10cm ( 4") over dc us­ing 5mm hook.

Fi­nis hed size

The fin­ished clutch mea­sures 22 x 16.5cm ( 8 ¾ x 6 ½ ") and the bow mea­sures 5.5 x 11.5cm ( 2 ¾ x 4 ½ ")

Ab­bre­viati ons ( UK)

St( s) stitch( es) Ss slip stitch Ch chain Dc dou­ble cro­chet Tr tre­ble Yrh yarn round hook Dc2­tog dou­ble cro­chet 2 to­gether – ( in­sert hook in next st, yrh and draw loop through) twice, yrh and draw through all 3 loops on hook RS right side WS wrong side Slip from of­fice to cock­tail bar with this easy striped clutch and col­lared shirt makeover. Mered­ith Craw­ford, aka One Sheep­ish Girl (

has taken in­spi­ra­tion from bold graphic de­sign and high street trends with a sim­ple, mono­chrome pal­ette that suits frosty nights so well. The shirt trim is a great way to re­vive an old gar­ment you've grown bored of or jazz up a thrift store find.

Maki ng the col­lar

The cro­chet is at­tached to the col­lar along a length of blan­ket stitch. So in prepa­ra­tion for the fun bit, first we need to sew along the edges.

Pre­par­ing the col­lar

Place the col­lar on a work sur­face WS up.

Be­gin­ning at right- hand edge, use the wa­ter- sol­u­ble pen­cil to mark a dot 5mm ( ¼ ") from outer edge and just above the top­stitched line be­tween the col­lar and the neck­band.

Work­ing from right to left, mea­sure and mark the next dot 2.5cm( 1") from the first dot and 5mm ( ¼ ") from the outer edge. Con­tinue to space the dots at 2.5cm ( 1") in­ter­vals, end­ing the last dot at the left- hand edge, 5mm ( ¼ ") from the outer edge and just above the top­stitched line be­tween col­lar and neck­band.

Work­ing from the un­der­side of the col­lar, poke a hole in each dot ( us­ing a nee­dle) for the pi­lot holes.

Cut a 2.25m ( 2 ½ yd) length of cro­chet thread. Dou­ble it up and thread it through your nee­dle. Knot the ends to­gether.

With the top­side of the col­lar fac­ing, be­gin at the left- hand edge of the col­lar. Work­ing through the pi­lot holes, and us­ing blan­ket stitch, em­broi­der the edge of the col­lar, end­ing at the right- hand edge. Se­cure the end then cut the thread, leav­ing a long tail. You will weave this into the cro­chet edge.

Shell stitch edg­ing

Make a slip knot and place on the hook. With top­side of col­lar fac­ing, join cro­chet thread with a ss un­der first hor­i­zon­tal strand of the blan­ket stitch. Row 1 ( RS) Work 6dc in each hor­i­zon­tal thread across. Fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail for weav­ing in. Make a slip knot and place on the hook. With the top­side of col­lar fac­ing, join cro­chet thread with a ss in first dc. Row 2 ( RS) Ch1 ( does not count as st), dc in same dc as join­ing, miss 2dc, work 5tr in next dc, miss 2dc, * dc in next dc, miss 2dc, work 5tr in next dc, miss 2dc; rep from *, end with dc in last dc. Fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail for weav­ing in. On un­der­side, weave in all ends. Snip the ex­cess.

Pre­par­ing the but­ton band

Place the but­ton band on a work sur­face WS up.

Be­gin­ning at the right- hand edge, use the wa­ter- sol­u­ble pen­cil to mark the first dot 5mm ( ¼ ") from the bot­tom edge and the outer edge.

Work­ing from right to left, mea­sure and mark the next dot 2.5cm ( 1") from the first dot and 5mm ( ¼ ") from the outer edge. Con­tinue to space the dots at 2.5cm ( 1") in­ter­vals, end­ing the last dot just be­low the top­stitched line be­tween the col­lar and neck­band.

Work­ing from the un­der­side of the but­ton band, use the nee­dle to poke a hole in each dot for the pi­lot holes.

Blan­ket stitch as be­fore, be­gin just be­low the top­stitched line be­tween the col­lar and neck­band and end­ing at the bot­tom edge.

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