Spike Stitch Clutch

Jan 4, 2006
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by Josi Hannon Madera

Introduction

This purse uses a second variation of the Spike Stitch... one that mirrors back on itself to create soft waves. However, when those soft waves are combined with the metallic contrast of black and silver Crystal Palace Soiree, they create a fashion forward barrel clutch swank enough for New Years.

spike stitch clutch

Check out the Spike Stitch Introduction if you'd like more information before diving into this advanced pattern.

Materials List

  • 140 yards - color A, DK to Worsted Weight yarn
    (Shown in CrystalPalace Soiree (60% polyester, 40% polyamide, 160 yds per 50 g) color #3690 Antique Silver)
  • 120 yards - color B, DK to Worsted Weight yarn
    (Shown in CrystalPalace Soiree (60% polyester, 40% polyamide, 160 yds per 50 g) color #3621 Silver)
  • 140 yards - color A, metallic thread
    (Shown in Sulky Sliver Metallic, color #8051 Black)
  • 120 yards - color B, metallic thread
    (Shown in Sulky Sliver Metallic, color #8001 Silver)
  • 4 - 1" shank buttons
  • 1/3 yd - fabric for lining
  • 1/3 yd - batting
  • Thread to match fabric
  • Sewing needle
  • Darning needle
  • US-G hook (4.00mm) or US-G (4.00mm) afghan hook
  • US-H hook (5.00mm)

Finished Size

Completed dimensions, as shown, are 10.5" wide by 2.5" tall.

Gauge

Gauge Swatch
Work pattern and measure:

16 stitches (2 repeats of pattern) = 4"

28 rows = 4"

Notes

US Pattern notations used throughout
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
TSS – tunisian simple stitch, for more information, see tutorial in April/May ’05 issue.

Special note: when making the TSS buttonhole in this project, you are directed to add 2 chains in the middle of the row. For the chains, do not insert hook into the fabric on the forward row, simply yarn over two times, and then continue TSS to the end. Work return row as normal, treating the yarn over as a loop on the hook.

The Pattern

Body

In order to add firmness and structure to the completed piece, both the yarn and the matching metallic thread should be carried along together as one. For the remainder of this pattern, referring to a color change indicates a change of both yarn and thread. The first stitch of each row is worked into the last stitch of previous row. Your turning chain DOES NOT COUNT as a stitch.

(A) Base - Using color A & 5.00mm (US-H) hook, ch of 39.

(A) Row 1 (right side) - 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each of the remaining 37 sc (38 sc total), turn.

(A) Row 2 - ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 38 stitches, turn.

(A) Rows 3 to 4 - repeat Row 2, changing to color B at end of Row 4.

(B) Row 5 - ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 3 stitches, {SP-4 over next stitch, SP-3 over next stitch, SP-2 over next stitch, 1 sc into each of the next 2 stitches, SP-2 over next stitch, SP-3 over next stitch, SP-4 over next stitch} x 4, 1 sc into each of the next 3 stitches, turn.

(B) Row 6 - ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 38 stitches, turn.

(B) Rows 7 to 8 - repeat Row 6, changing to color A at end of Row 8.

(A) Row 9 - ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 2 stitches, {1 sc into each of the next 2 stitches, SP-2 over the next stitch, SP-3 over the next stitch, (SP-4 over next stitch) x 2, SP-3 over the next stitch, SP-2 over the next stitch} x 4, 1 sc into each of the next 4 stitches, turn.

(A) Row 10 - ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 38 stitches, turn.

(A) Rows 11 to 12 - repeat Row 10, changing to color B at end of Row 12.

Rows 13 to 52 - repeat Rows 5 to 12.

Body completed. Piece should measure 9.25" wide by 7.5" long.

End caps (Make 2)

Sides are worked as motifs -- in concentric rounds. The right side is always facing you and you join at the end of each row with a sl st. The first stitch of each round is worked into the same stitch as the join.

(A) Base - Using color A & 5.00mm (US-H) hook, create a <a href=" http://www.crochetme.com/Dec_Jan_0405/reads_round.html">Magical Adjustable Ring</a>.

(A) Round 1 (right side) - ch 1, work 6 sc around both threads of ring, pull loose end to tighten ring closed, join with a sl st to first sc.

(A) Round 2 - ch 1, 2 sc into same stitch as joining, 2 sc into each of the remaining 5 stitches (a total of 12 sc), join with a sl st to first sc.

(A) Round 3 - ch 1, 1 sc into same stitch as joining, {2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next stitch} x 5, 2 sc into last stitch (a total of 18 stitches), join with a sl st to first sc.

(A) Round 4 - ch 1, 1 sc into same stitch as joining, 1 sc into next stitch, {2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into each of the next 2 stitches} x 5, 2 sc into last stitch (a total of 24 stitches), join with a sl st to first sc, change to color B.

(B) Round 5 - ch 1, 1 sc into first stitch, {SP-2 over next stitch, SP-3 over next stitch, (SP-4 over next stitch) x 2, SP-3 over next stitch, SP-2 over next stitch, 1 sc into each of the next 2 stitches} x 3 except ending with 1 sc on the last repetition, join with a sl st to first sc.

(B) Round 6 - ch 1, 2 sc into same stitch as joining, {1 sc into each of the next 3 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch} x 5, 1 sc into each of the next 3 stitches (a total of 30 stitches), join with a sl st to first sc.

(B) Round 7 - ch 1, 1 sc into same stitch as joining, 1 sc into each of the next 3 stitches, {2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into each of the next 4 stitches} x 5, 2 sc into last stitch (a total of 36 stitches), join with a sl st to first sc.

(B) Round 8 - ch 1, 1 sc into same stitch as joining, 1 sc into each of the next 4 stitches, {2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into each of the next 5 stitches} x 5, 2 sc into last stitch (a total of 42 stitches), join with a sl st to first sc, change to color A.

(A) Round 9 - ch 1, 1 sc into same stitch as joining, 1 sc into each of the next 5 stitches, {2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into each of the next 6 stitches} x 5, 2 sc into last stitch (a total of 48 stitches), join with a sl st to first sc.

(A) Round 10 - ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 48 stitches, join with a sl st to first sc.

(A) Rounds 11 to 12 - repeat Round 10.

Button Tabs (Make 2 in color A)

This clutch is closed with decorative buttons and buttonhole tabs. The tabs are created using
Tunisian Simple Stitch, to produce a firm and durable fabric. However, because the pieces are so small, you do not need an afghan hook... a standard 4.00mm (US-G) hook will work just as well.

(A) Base - Using color A & 4.00mm (US-G) hook, ch 8

(A) Row 1 (wrong side) - 8 TSS.

(A) Row 2 - repeat Row 1.

(A) Row 3 - 3 TSS, 2 ch, 3 TSS

(A) Rows 4 to 12 - repeat Row 1. Bind off top edge with a sl st across.

Handle Straps (Make 2, one in each color)

Make certain to make up/do/work the straps last.

Base - Using a 4.00mm (US-G) hook, ch 5.

Row 1 (wrong side) - 5 TSS.

Rows 2 to 96- repeat Row 1. Leave yarn attached, drawing up long loop. Repeat instructions for 2nd color.

Join straps as follows:

Step 1 - Lay straps in a cross with color B over color A. Fold color A over color B, bringing first row over to meet last row worked (last row worked is row with yarn still attached). See figure A.

Step 2 - insert hook into loop for color A. Pull loop to normal size, ch 1, working through both thicknesses of strap:{sl st in to edge of strap, ch 1} x 35, sl st across strap (5 sl sts), {sl st in to edge of strap, ch 1} x 35, sl st across free edges to completely close strap. See figure B.

Step 3 - Fold color B over color A, bringing first row over to meet last row worked (last row worked is row with yarn still attached). See figure C.

Step 4 - insert hook into loop for color B. Pull loop to normal size, ch 1, working through both thicknesses of strap:{sl st in to edge of strap, ch 1} x 35, sl st across strap (5 sl sts), {sl st in to edge of strap, ch 1} x 35, sl st across free edges to completely close strap. See figure D.

A        B
figure A.                                      figure B.

C        D
figure C.                                      figure D.

Lining

From fabric:

Cut 2 - 10.25" x 8" rectangle

Cut 4 - 3.75" dia. circle

From batting:

Cut 1 - 9.00" x 6.75" rectangle

Cut 2 - 2.75" dia. circle

Sewing Body of Lining

With right sides together, sew along both 10.25" lengths, using a 1/2" seam. Turn right side out. Sew along one of the 8.0" sides using a 1/2" seam. Insert rectangular piece of batting. Sew remaining side using a 1/2" seam.

Making certain to hold batting in place from edge to edge, sew through both thicknesses of fabric and the batting using 4 passes as indicated in this diagram (starting and ending approx. 1/8" from edges of fabric). Notch short edges every 1/2" to within 1/16" of sewn seam:

sew body of lining

Sewing End Cap padding

With wrong sides together, sew 3/4 of the way around circle using a 1/2" seam, DO NOT REMOVE FROM SEWING MACHINE OR BREAK THREAD. Insert batting and continue to sew around circle until closed. Repeat for 2nd End Cap padding.

Assembly of Lining

Align seams of end cap padding and body of lining and hand-stitch along seam all the way around end cap, leaving a 1/2" gap between edges of lining. Repeat for other side. Trim selvage to 1/4" and turn so selvage edges are to the inside of lining. Lining complete.

Assembly of Clutch

Begin with body of clutch lying flat with wrong side facing and last row worked at upper edge. Fold bottom edge up by 1/3. Fold upper edge down to overlap bottom edge by 4 rows. (Rows 49 to 52 should overlap with Rows 1 to 4.) The body of clutch is now in a tube-shape.

Fit one end cap over right end so that Row 10 of end cap aligns with the outer edge stitches of the body. Attach color A (with tail to inside of clutch) and secure end cap to body by working sl stitches all the way around piece. Repeat for other side. Two rows will remain loose and create a ridge along outer edge of end cap.

Attach one end of strap to one side of opening at end cap and darn into place. Attach other end at opposite side of opening at other end cap in the same manner as the first.

Insert assembled padded lining into crocheted clutch. Sewing through lining and clutch, attach button tab at Row 46 through center of 1st repeat of pattern. Repeat for other assembled button tab through center of 3rd repeat of pattern. Attach buttons, sewing through clutch and lining (at Row 6 of body, through center of 1st and third full repeats of pattern).

Sewing through end cap and padded lining, attach a button to outside of clutch, stitching through very center of end cap. Repeat for other side.

Tack one side of lining to Row 5 along opening. Tack other side of lining to Row 48 along opening. Purse completed.


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Comments

on Apr 17, 2008 10:39 AM

Very cute and creative. I think I'm going to try this.