Hi! I’m Donna Wolfe from naztazia.com Today I’m going to show you how to crochet a bohemian style clutch. I’m collaborating with my friend Emi from the Hectanooga1 YouTube channel. Be sure to check out her shabby chic style clutch on her channel. Now onto my bohemian style one. To do this you’ll need two tubes of red heart crochet nylon in size 18. And a size G hook. As always you can find the written pattern on my website naztazia.com To begin, chain 41. This clutch is an intermediate pattern so be sure to watch some of my easier handbag videos first. For round one skip the first chain and make three single crochet stitches in the next chain. Then make one single crochet stitch in each stitch across – except for that very last chain. In that last chain we’re going to make three single crochet stitches. Then pivot your work slightly and make one single crochet across on the other side of that beginning chain. You can see what this looks like – it’s about eleven and a half inches at this point. For rounds 2 through 32, just make one single crochet around and around and around. You will be working in spirals so there is no need to slip stitch on each round. The only thing i would suggest is mark with the paperclip the side you started on, so you know which side to finish on. Once completed we’ll work on the flap. Mark the other side of the handbag where you left off. Chain one and turn your work. We’ll be working in rows from now on. Just make one single crochet in each stitch across. And when you get to the end, chain one and turn your work. My flap has a total of eighteen rows on it. Be sure to check out my video on how to line a handbag. If you’ve seen my other videos – I like to strengthen the inside of my bags with felt and plastic canvas or the plastic hardcover from a notebook. After inserting everything – just sew along the edges to secure the lining. And for the handles check out my how to crochet an i-cord video so that you can get this nice tube that works great as a wrist handle. Now each of these buttons flowers require one skein of embroidery floss, plus a three-fourths inch button. My clutch has six flowers on it. You could put more or less depending upon your preference. I’m using a 1.6 millimeter hook because that’s the size that usually fits through my buttonholes. To begin make a slipknot and then make a single crochet through a buttonhole. Chain 5. Make another single crochet through the next button hole. And then chain 5 again. Another single crochet in the buttonhole. And chain 5. Put your last single crochet in this buttonhole and chain 5. Slip stitch to the first single crochet in the adjacent space. Do one single crochet, three double crochet stitches, chain 5, three double crochet stitches, and finish with one single crochet. Move to the next space. Repeat the same thing – one single crochet, three double crochet stitches, chain 5, 3 double crochet stitches, and finish with one single crochet. Do this pattern in the next two spaces. Once completed cut your embroidery floss. And I like to knot the two ends together to secure them. Now move on to the orange flower. Start with the single crochet and the three double crochet stitches – then chain only three. We’re going to join this flower to the red flower. Find the center of the red flower space – insert hook, pull through, and then chain two – and then finish your three double crochet stitches – followed by one single crochet stitch. This way you don’t have to sew the flowers together. Let’s hook the next petal – two single crochet, three double crochet, chain 3, insert hook, pull loop through, chain two, finish your three double crochet. And then your single crochet for the next two spaces. Just do your normal flower points. Keep joining them together in this manner. Then you can either glue or sew them onto the flap. I like to make about a 32 inch chain and then weave it into the flap like this. Put it around the button, around the handbag, and then tie and knot it right under the button. You don’t want it too tight nor too loose. Then to close the handbag, wrap that chain around like this… and hook it under the button. Now the tassels are also on my youtube channel. I just knot them to the flap. And here is my finished bohemian clutch. Be sure to check out Emi’s Hectanooga1 YouTube channel for her shabby-chic clutch bag. To view this video in other languages click on the closed caption link on YouTube and turn on subtitles. From there you can choose from over 100 different languages. I hope this video has helped you. Please subscribe to my youtube channel. Feel free to like and comment on this video. Check out the description or the info button of this video for more information. And please visit naztazia.com for more tips and tricks on Creative Self-Sufficient Living.