The Slouchy Summer Clutch

What does your summer wardrobe need? The perfect accessory? Maybe a bag that fits many occasions? Well, that is what The Slouchy Summer Clutch is here to do.

Fold it up as an oversized clutch for a night on the town. Unfold it, throw a book and a towel in it and then hit the beach. You might as well call it a "one size fits all" bag.

This bag has been a real labor of love, trying so many different styles just to find the perfect one and I think I have finally found it. Now if it would just quit raining long enough so that I could really put it to good use.

Want to know what else this bag is perfect for? A project bag! (See photo below) It will hold 2-3 skeins of yarn plus an almost finished project easily. How fun would it be to make your own project bag?

Want to know a little secret? This bag is part of a summer blog hop. Twelve designers got together and decided to post a new summer project on their blog every day for 12 days straight. Claire, from E'Claire Maker then took all of our designs and created a fabulous Summer Pattern Bundle that you don't want to miss out on. The bundle will only run for as long as the blog hop so you don't want to waste any more time. You can find it here.

If you learn better with How-To Photos, you may want to check out the Slouchy Summer Clutch PDF. You can purchase it on Etsy and Ravelry, just click the links below.

Now, back to this bag. Let's talk supplies here. You will need

-2x2 yarn - two skeins of two colors (4 skeins total) of your favorite cotton yarn.

-You will also need your fabulous Tunisian or Afghan hook in a size H, I, or J. (Mine is made with an I) Make sure you are using a corded Tunisian hook rather than a straight hook as the top of the bag is worked in a round. If you are needing a good set of hooks, you can shop my FAVORITE Tunisian Hooks here.

-Lastly, don't forget the scissors and the tapestry needle.

So, now that you know what supplies you need, let's talk about the construction of the bag. The body of the bag is made first. You will be making a fabric (the waves portion) for the main body and then you will fold it in half and seam it up the sides. Once you have done that, you will then crochet the handles around the top. Bada-bing, bada-boom, you've got yourself a Slouchy Summer Clutch.