Sunshine just makes everything better doesn’t it? So after a Winter in Lockdown and a year of very limited socialising, thoughts of summer flowers, picnics and garden parties with friends filled my mind.
This was my chief inspiration for the Darling Daisy Clutch, a perfectly summery crochet bag, that’s just the right handy size for parties (and weddings – who remembers them?).
It had to be yellow and it had to have daisies! That’s my summery happiness right there in bag form!
I do love a quick and eco-friendly make, so naturally a bulkier recycled yarn was the strongest contender for my yarn choice.
I chose the amazing Hoooked Ribbon XL in gorgeous bright yellow (Lemon colourway) to work up my cheery bag and found a deliciously cute daisy fabric for the perfect lining, on Amazon.
Of course the Darling Daisy Clutch will look utterly fabulous in ANY colour and I can’t wait to see all the colours you amazing crocheters choose (scroll down to see my testers gorgeous bags).
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Recycled Ribbon Super Bulky #6 weight yarn – approx. 100-120m ( yds), 1 skein
DK or Aran weight cotton #3 or#4 weight yarn – approx. 2m (yds) in yellow and white
Yarn used Bag: Hoooked Ribbon XL Alternative: Paintbox Recycled Ribbon. (not currently available 2023). Alternatively, you could substitute with chunky cotton or use 2 strands of aran weight together. You can make a smaller version by using single strand aran weight and choosing an appropriate hook size for the yarn.
Daisy: Hoooked soft cotton. US seller on Etsy. UK Lovecrafts. Alternative: any stash yarn scraps.
Hook & Other Materials
US Size L-11 (8mm) crochet hook and E (3.5mm) crochet hook (I couldn’t be without these hooks!)
Big Eye Yarn needle:
Sew on Magnetic fastening 18mm (Amazon UK) – this one comes in different colour options too:
Sharp scissors – these rose gold ones are sooo pretty!
Stitch Markers – locking ones are the best and the only ones I use.
Fabric of your choice – this is the daisy fabric in 100% cotton I used (Amazon UK), there are LOADS if you do a search.
Pattern uses US crochet terminology with UK shown in brackets in the list of abbreviations.
Skill Level EASY
Uses sc throughout, basic sewing skills are also needed. Instructions are included in the pattern for any special techniques, along with photo tutorials.
Ch – Chain | St – Stitch | Sts – Stitches | Sl st – Slip stitch | Sc – single crochet (UK: Dc – Double Crochet) |
FO – Fasten off |
Approx. Height 6” (15cm) Width 10” (25.5 cm)
All my patterns are tested by my team of amazing testers to help ensure the best quality patterns, that are free from errors. Should you have any problems at all, please get in touch with me, I am always happy to help.
Check out the beautiful bags my testers made, aren’t they just lovely? Why not give them a follow on Instagram and pop over to give them a little love? I’ve included their Instagram handle under their photo.
While you are here why not check out my other crochet patterns, I have lots more that I’m sure you’d love too.
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