I’M SO HAPPY YOUR ARE HERE!
First I’d like to welcome you and thank you for joining this online course.
As you’ll see, this course was created with lots of love and every little detail was carefully designed to make everything as clear as possible.
I will show you step by step how to crochet the Rumba Clutch and its matching Rumbero Purse. It is not a difficult project, but I have to admit some parts will require a bit of focusing. But don’t worry! That’s exactly why I am here, to guide you and turn your crocheting time into the best moment of your day.
This course is split into 10 video lessons plus some extra material in a PDF. You also have access to a PDF with both patterns plus written instructions for making a tassel using the same cotton yarn, so that you don’t need to watch the videos again once you’ve mastered the stitches and want to repeat your project.
Take your time. This project is meant to enjoy every single stitch, and all these materials and information will be here for you whenever you need them.
All the PDFs with patterns (Popcorn Pouch, Rumba Clutch and Rumbero Purse) are available for download from your first lesson.
ARE YOU READY?
LET’S GET STARTED
Before we get down to work you need to get all the materials ready. There’s a whole lesson explaining this, but let me introduce you to it now.
- 1 cone of cotton yarn. I used a cone of cotton yarn by Trap-art, but feel free to use any other yarn as long as i t is of a similar weight : 4 to 5mm (worsted-weight or Aran-weight will do).
- A 5.5mm crochet hook (which is size I or number 5 in the UK).
- A 30cm-long zipper.
- A 15cm-long zipper.
- Lining fabric for both the clutch and the purse.
- Scissors, pins and common sewing supplies.
- A ring (3.5cm).
- A stitch marker
- A short handle.
You may al ready have most of these supplies but , if that’s not the case, I’ve prepared a ki t to save you time containing everything you will need. You can get it from www.trap-art.com
THIS KIT CONTAINS:
- A cone of cot ton yarn (color of your choice)
- A short leather handle by Santa Pazienzia
- A 30cm-long zipper
- A 15cm- long zipper
- Lining fabric
- A ring for the tassel
*Crochet hook and common sewing supplies are not included.
*This kit will only be available until sold out. After that, you will still be able to purchase the cone of cotton yarn on its own.
Let me show you all the supplies you will need for crocheting your Rumba Clutch and Rumbero Purse.
In this lesson you’re going to learn several crochet stitches. These newly acquired skills will help you crochet not only your clutch and purse, but many other future projects. THESE ARE THE STITCHES YOU ARE GOING TO LEARN: Chain stitch Single crochet Double crochet Popcorn stitch Slip stitch I will also teach you several crochet techniques:…
Let’s get down to work and start crocheting this amazing Clutch. We’ll start by crocheting the front. This project is crocheted as a flat rectangle, from side to side. This is the most challenging part because you’ll be switching between different stitches. I will explain everything very slowly but don’t worry if you miss something, because you can go…
You already finished the most challenging part , and now it’s time to crochet on what I call “TV mode”. That’s the part that can be crocheted while watching TV. The back of your clutch will be ready before you know it .
The main part of the clutch is finished, now you just need to join both sides together in order to close your clutch. You’ ll see it’s quite simple.
HOW WONDERFUL! Your clutch is crocheted and it deserves a great final touch. You could also use your clutch with no lining, that’s up to you, but I think i t looks great with a nice fabric on the inside. Don’t worry if you haven’t got a sewing machine, you can also sew it by hand. I…
I know, it is super cute and it is one of those projects that you’ll repeat over and over again once you learn how to make it. The main difference with the clutch is that the purse is crocheted on the round in a single piece, starting from the bottom and going up to the top. I made…
We’re getting to the end of this course, and you’ll see the lining of the purse is added really quickly, being so small.
I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! You’ve reached the end of the course and I can’t wait to see your Clutch and Purse. Once your projects are finished, feel free to customize them asyou like. For example, you can add a long handle or combine different colors. Let me remind you to take a look…