How to Crochet a Clutch With NO Lining [Free Pattern!]

A crochet clutch purse can be the perfect accessory when you need to just a few essentials when on the go. This FREE clutch pattern uses the beautiful (and easy!) seed stitch, which has great texture. Plus, the stitch is dense enough that you won't need to add a lining to use this purse. 

How to crochet the seed stitch


The crochet seed stitch is a really easy stitch made by alternating single crochet and double crochet across the row. Each single crochet is worked into a double crochet in the row below it and vice versa. A similar crochet stitch that works well for a clutch purse like this is the granite stitch .

What you need

I made my clutch with superwash merino wool, which makes it a soft, cozy accessory that's comfortable to carry. I used  Cloudborn Superwash Merino Worsted Twist in color Flamingo Speckle. However, you could create a clutch with more structure using cotton yarn or even an alternative fiber such as jute or raffia.

  • Approximately 100 yards of worsted weight yarn
  • Size F / 5 / 3.75 mm crochet hook

How to crochet a clutch purse

You'll start by crocheting a rectangle (how simple is that?!). Then, you'll fold this rectangle up to create the clutch.

Ch 52

Row 1:

  • Sc into third ch from hook (counts as first dc)
  • Dc in next stitch
  • *sc, dc. Repeat from * across row. 
  • End with sc in final stitch

Row 2 - 28:

  • Ch 3 to turn (counts as first dc)
  • Dc in next stitch
  • *sc, dc. Repeat from * across row. 
  • End with sc in final stitch

Fold the rectangle


Rotate the rectangle so that one of the sides becomes the bottom. Fold that bottom up toward the top. The folded over part should measure approximately 8" and the remaining part at the top should measure about 3". 

Seaming the edges

Now you need to seam together the edges, closing up the sides of the clutch. You can use a simple slip stitch or single crochet here. I used a reverse single crochet (crab stitch) seam.

Press down the fabric so that the folded-over portion lies flat. Insert your hook from front to back of work (pointing toward the part of the purse opposite to the side where the flap will open). Make sure the hook is inserted through both sections of the doubled-over fabric. Ch 1, reverse single crochet across to the bottom of the fold, finish off.


Then, complete the seam on the other side. Join yarn in the corner at the other open end of the clutch purse. Ch 1 and reverse single crochet back up to the top of where the doubled-over portion ends.

Now is a great time to weave in those ends.


At this point, you can fold over the top portion of the purse and you have a completed crochet clutch! If you want to make yours a little bit fancier, you can add a reverse single crochet edging to the top as well. Here's how to do that:

Reverse single crochet edging

  • Join yarn in right corner.
  • Single crochet in each stitch across.
  • Do not turn work.
  • Ch 1.
  • Reverse single crochet in each stitch across.
  • Finish off and weave in ends.


Fill the crochet clutch up with your accessories and you are ready to go! 

August 15, 2017
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