Watermelon Clutch Purse

Which craft: Crochet

Ice Yarns Favourite Red/Green (fnt2-23889): 100% acrylic, 100g, 210m, 4 medium

Suggestion Needles / Hooks: 3.5 mm. US 4

Techniques:

Semi-circle crochet, magic ring, beaded crochet, zipper attachment

Sizes :

one size

Abbreviations :

Magic ring (MR)
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Front loop only single crochet (flo sc)
Increase (inc)
Decrease (dec)
Double crochet (dc)
Zip joining
Beaded crochet (optional)

Project Note:

US terminology used

Pattern :

In red yarn:
Round 1: 4 sc in MR, ch 1, turn (4)
Round 2: inc in each sc, ch 1, turn (8)
Round 3: (1 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (11)
Round 4: (2 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (14)
Round 5: (3 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (17)
Round 6: (4 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (20)
Round 7: (5 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (23)
Round 8: (6 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (26)
Round 9: (7 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (29)
Round 10: (8 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (32)
Round 11: (9 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (35)
Round 12: (10 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (38)
Round 13: (11 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (41).
If you are using beads, insert them here at stitches 12, 21 and 25.

Round 14: (12 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (44)
Round 15: (13 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (47)
Round 16: (14 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (50)
Round 17: (15 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (53)
Round 18: (16 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (56)
Round 19: (17 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (59)
Round 20: (18 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (62)
Round 21: (19 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (65)
Round 22: (20 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1,
turn (68)
Round 23: (21 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (72)
Round 24: (22 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (75)

Change to green yarn:
Round 24: (23 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (78)
Round 25: (24 sc, inc in each sc) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch 1, turn (81)
Round 26: flo sc around, ch 1, turn (81)
Round 27: sc around, ch 1, turn (81)
Round 28: flo sc around, ch 1, turn (81)
Round 29: (24 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (78)
Round 30: (23 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (75)

Change to red yarn:
Round 31: (22 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (72)
Round 32: (21 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (68)
Round 33: (20 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (65)
Round 34: (19 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (62)
Round 35: (18 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (59)
Round 36: (17 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (56)
Round 37: (16 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (53)
Round 38: (15 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (50)
Round 39: (14 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (47)
Round 40: (13 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (44)
Round 41: (12 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (41)
Round 42: (11 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (38)
Round 43: (10 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (35)
Round 44: (9 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (32)
Round 45: (8 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (29)
Round 46: (7 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (26)
Round 47: (6 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (23)
Round 48: (5 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (20)
Round 49: (4 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (17)
Round 50: (3 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (14)
Round 52: (2 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (11)
Round 53: (1 sc, dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, ch1, turn (8)
Round 54: (dec in each st) x 3, sc in remaining scs, sl st to first st, finish off (4)

Attach red yarn to the top of the watermelon slice, sc around.
Join zip, and sc around.
If you want to add a bag strap, mark the edge seams, as you sc around, 2 stitches before the marker dc, skip two stitches, dc in the next stitch, then continue the scs.
Weave in the ends.
If you did not use beads, embroider the seeds on with black yarn.

Tutorial for zip joining can be found here.


Tutorial for beaded crochet can be found here.



Get a fresh and fruity look this summer, with this juicy clutch purse.

I developed this pattern when I realised that my regular handbag was too big to lug around everywhere. Once I had devised the shape for the bag, I couldn’t help but think of food.

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