Crochet Ripple Clutch: “Making It Work”

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When my ripple “pillow” didn’t turn out the way I had planned, I moved on to Plan B. A clutch bag. That was about the only thing I could see turning it into.

The length of the fabric shrunk with each additional row until around row 13 when it stabilized. I was happy when that happened. I was thinking I would end up with THE smallest of whatever it was I was making. Now I know. Add lots more chain stitches when beginning.

Here I am, taking a break, looking at the shrinkage.

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Now working it as a clutch.

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Adding the sides. The gusset. My 1st gussets. This was fun.

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And done!!

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I like making ripples. Have you ever tried them? I plan to make a couple more handbags AND will retry my pillow.

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8 comments on “Crochet Ripple Clutch: “Making It Work”

  1. kokopelli79 says:

    Like what you did with the former pillow. Good to know that it shrinks.

  2. Susann says:

    I find your clutch most beautiful!
    It look’s just like I like them, I have to make one for myself, too :))

  3. digipicsphotography says:

    Yep, you have to watch the ends very carefully when doing ripples. It’s too easy to miss a stitch when turning and your ripple begins to shrink, becomming a triangular ripple. Been there. 😀

  4. Crystal says:

    Really cute, Donna! 🙂

    I’d like to try it in cotton yarns for a summer bag!

  5. veena says:

    Its beautiful:-) i loved your clutch want to make one too……

  6. Dora says:

    another great product i love it , i really enjoy watching your work
    HUGS Dora

  7. Debra says:

    This is too cute! I love it! Maybe I need to learn to crochet… lol.

    • don_mae says:

      OMG!! Boerbabe!! How the heck are you? I saw you on Facebook. I am so new to it, haven’t a clue what to do. Yes, you should try crochet. I just learned. Little over a year ago. And I LOVE it. So glad to hear from you. I miss you. I sometimes stop by your blog to see how you are doing.

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