Cross-Cross Crochet Clutch - Downloadable Chunky Crochet Pattern

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The KNIT SAFARI Criss-Cross Crochet Clutch is a trendy clutch made from a dense pattern of zig zag puff stitches. Big enough to hold all your necessities, but not large enough for the kitchen sink, this crochet handbag with decorative lamé chain and functional chain strap will take you from day to night without a hitch!

The Criss-Cross Clutch is a modern crochet pattern for a handmade handbag, worked flat and seamed into shape. Instructions and a photo tutorial of the criss-cross Puff Stitch is included in the pattern.   

Please note: Due to the nature of jersey yarn, your yarn may be slightly thicker or thinner than the yarn I used. Don’t worry too much about this! You will just need to pay close attention to your swatch dimensions. Additionally, a lot of yarn is used up in the puff stitches. Make sure your puffs are all uniform in size and approximately the same height as your DC row, so that you don’t run out of yarn.

SIZES: One size only, 22cm wide, 16cm tall and 10cm deep with a 1m long strap.


The main body of the bag is crocheted using 1 cone of super-chunky Jersey Yarn, or an equivalent Jumbo yarn with 0-4 wpi. Here are some suggestions you might like to try:

  • Hooked Zpagetti Solids: 850g, 120m (131 yards)
  • Paintbox Yarns Recyled T-Shirt: 800g, 110m (120 yards)

The decorative chain is crocheted using a small amount of DK Lamé, or an equivalent DK yarn with 11 wpi. Here are some suggestions you might like to try:

  • Ricorumi DK Lamé: 10g, 50m (55 yards
  • Twilley of Stamford Goldfingering: 50g, 199m (218 yards)

Can't find this yarn near you, or not sure if the yarn in your stash will work? We always recommend that you knit a test swatch to check your gauge before starting out, and finding the right combination of needle size and type and yarn to match the gauge in the pattern.


  • 1m of chain
  • 1x 3cm wide tuck lock


  • 8mm crochet hook
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Yarn sewing needle 


  • Chain
  • Double Crochet (UK terminology is used in this pattern - this corresponds to SC in US terms)
  • Puff Stitch (a photo tutorial is included in the pattern for this stitch)
  • Crochet i-cord



Please note: This product is a downloadable crochet pattern. As soon as your payment is processed, you will see the download links to get the PDF pattern you have purchased. Don’t worry if you miss this, you will also receive the download link by email!

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