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Chic Phone Clutch

I wanted to make a cute mini case that would my phone and my id, keys and cash... I am so happy with how my Chic Phone clutch came out!

I have a Note 3, which is on the large side of phones so if you want a smaller one just chain less.

Supplies
1 ball Vannas choice .... I used dark Heather Grey.
 50 yards or so of a contrasting color.
1 zipper which is optional
1/2 a yard of your favorite trim for the handle, I found mine at Joanns and it was only 1.99 a yard. Make sure you pick a sturdy trim.
You also need an I and a F crochet hook.


With your main color,  and I hook loosely chain 16 ( for a smaller phone like an iPhone ) or 20 ( for larger phones like mine or if you want extra room.)

Ch1, sc, ch1, sk 1, sc, ch1 etc... repeat until you are at the end then, sc,ch1,sc,ch1,sc, ch1 and continue the sc,ch1 along the other side of the chain. When you reach the beginning make sure the first ch has 3 sc and 3 ch.

This project is worked in the round from here on out do not join.

Sc around the entire chain from her on out.

Every Round:
Sc around ch, ch1, sc around ch repeat I til your bag is 5 inches tall.

Skip a ch and sl for your last stitch.


Next comes the fun part!

With your contrasting color and F hook make a slip knot and the take it off your hook.
Insert your hook where you would like to start your design then put the slip stitch back on the hook. Your working yarn will be under the bag. You surface slip stitches to design your initials, something abstract or a picture. Here is a few photos of what the inside looks like.

Be careful not to pull up too tightly or it will pull the shape of your bag.
It may take a few tries to get it down, I know I played with several ideas before I decided on doing my initials on the front connected to an abstract design on the back. 
Be sure to knot and weave in your end/ends. You can line your bag at this point if you desire.

Next it's time to add the trim, I attached mine at the bottom corner on the inside so that it was more stable. You can hand sew or use your machine. The last step is to add a zipper! Check out my tutorial on that here! How to line and or add a zipper to you bag

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