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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