Quick DIY: crocheted clutch or ipad cover

A quick crocheted clutch or ipad cover project using up some leftover Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool yarn!

I have probably 4 or 5 knitting or crochet projects on the fly, but this was such a quick DIY that I did while watching a couple of hours of telly!

I had a full ball plus probably a quarter of one of Wool and the Gang’s Crazy Sexy Wool in Margaux Red left over from this knitting project. I also had some of the same yarn in Space Black left over after knitting this jumper. I had been wanting to do something with this remnants for a while now but just wasn’t sure what to make.

I had played around with making a beanie (but it really doesn’t get cold enough in Sydney to warrant wearing one). I also started knitting a snood but for the same reason as the beanie frogged it.

Finally, while scrolling through my Facebook feed and reading what other members of Wool and the Gang’s #makealong page had been working on, I saw someone’s crocheted clutch and thought that would be the perfect project for my leftover yarn!

These are very basic instructions as I was really kind of was just crocheting freely. I did this in two pieces, crocheting one part and then another, adding yarn to one piece and then another depending on how much I had and how much of the foldover I wanted to go over the front part of the clutch. Anyway I’ll try to outline it below and please do leave a comment if it doesn’t make any sense!

NB: The instructions use US crochet terminology.

Materials:
  • 10mm / US N/15 /  UK 000 crochet hook
  • Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool yarn or similar (I think I ended up using 1 1/2 balls of yarn in total)
Instructions:

For the back: ch 21.

Skip 1 ch, 1 sc in 2 ch, 1 sc in every chain until the end. Turn.

Ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in 2nd sc, sc in every dc to the end. Turn.

Ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in 2nd sc, sc in every dc to the end, sc on top of 1 ch. Turn.

Continue last row until the piece is 38cm long. Fasten off and weave in ends.

For the front: ch 21.

Skip 1 ch, 1 sc in 2 ch, 1 sc in every chain until the end. Turn.

Ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in 2nd sc, sc in every dc to the end. Turn.

Ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in 2nd sc, sc in every dc to the end, sc on top of 1 ch. Turn.

Continue last row until piece is 20cm long. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Put the two pieces together: To seam the sides, I used whip stitch. For the bottom seam, I used mattress stitch.

It ended up being the perfect size to fit a standard ipad.

It also works really nicely as a cosy crocheted clutch.

Let me know what you think of this DIY by commenting below!

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  • That’s a really fun clutch, what a great DIY! I think you’re really talented at crochet if you can create something like this without a guide or pattern! 🙂

    I’m heading over to Sydney tomorrow – I’m hoping it’s not as wet as forecast as we are going on our first family trip since having the boys. First plane flight for them too so fingers crossed it goes well! I’m being very relaxed with our plans just in case flying doesn’t agree with them ha!

    • Thanks Mica! I’ve always been more confident with crochet than knitting 🙂

      I hope you enjoyed your stay in Sydney! The weather was pretty good for the most part! If only we could have had a catch up while you were here!

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