How to Make a Stylish Macramé Clutch (With Pom Poms)

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Hi, everyone!

 

I’m back with another fun macramé tutorial! 

Today, we will be making a DIY stylish macramé clutch that you can use for any night out. 

This macramé clutch, Kaia pattern, can be made in any color cord to match your outfit of choice, and is also perfect for any special occasion. 

It also makes for a great gift idea for friends and especially mothers. 

To make this DIY project we are using three basic macramé knots: the Square knot, Lark’s Head knot and the Double Half Hitch knot. 

If you’re unfamiliar with any of these knots or how to tie them,  you can download my FREE 50 Macrame knot eBook, or watch my knot tutorials on YouTube

I am using my new SilverFox 3mm single strand cord, that you will find in my new Rainbow Colored Cord line of cord. 

This cord contains silver metallics within the light gray color, and adds a lovely sparkle to the clutch. 

Please note, that depending on the brand of cord you use, the clutch size may vary.

If you are using a thinner 3mm cord, you may want to add extra rows to end up with the same size clutch.

Alternatively if you are using a 4mm cord, consider taking out some rows to keep the size of the clutch the same as ours.

The great thing with this pattern is that you will have minimal scrap cord left at the end of the project!

The excess scraps from today will be used into making macrame pom-poms.

I’ll also be showing you how to make these delicacies, which you can add to any future projects, so be sure to read the blog all the way through to see how they’re created.

This post is a step-by-step DIY guide with photos on how to make this clutch. 

 

If you are more of a visual learner, you can watch the check out our video tutorial by scrolling to the bottom of the page.

All of the materials you will need are listed below.

Have fun making this stylish Pom-Pom clutch!

Now, if you’re ready, let’s begin!

 

Pinterest - Macrame Pattern Clutch DIY
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Time Duration: Approximately 3-4 hours, depending on skill level.
Size of Project: The clutch itself will be roughly 9.5 inches length and 6.5 inches in height when completed.

Materials & Supplies Needed

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Materials:

Length of Cord:

  • 24 x 320cm (126inches)

  • 1 x 100cm (40inches)

Length of String:

  • 10 x 20cm (8inches)

Getting Started

Step 1: 

Starting with one strand of cord 100cm (40inches) long, place it flat down on your work surface.

 

This will be used as the anchor cord for several Lark’s Head knots.

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Step 2: 

 

Taking one of the larger strands of cord 320cm (126inches), fold it in half and attach it onto the horizontal anchor cord using a Lark’s Head knot.

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Step 3: 

 

Repeat again with another 320cm (126inches) cord, until all 24 strands are attached onto the horizontal anchor cord.

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Step 4: 

Once all 24 strands are attached to the anchor cord, we will start with the far left four cords and make a Square knot. 

 

Taking the far- left and the far-right cords from the four cords as working cords, we will make a series of two opposite half knots to form a Square knot.

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Step 5:

Continue with the next set of four cords to the right with another Square knot, then complete the remainder of the row to the right for a total of 12 Square knots in a row.

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Step 6:

Underneath and in between the first two Square knots on the left, we will now make an Alternating Square knot, so taking the four cords (two cords from each knot) make another Square knot.

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Step 7: 

Continue with the next set of four cords to the right, for another Alternating Square knot. Repeat to the right until a total of 11 Square knots are made in the row.

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Step 8: 

 

Starting with the far left again, we will make another row of Alternating square knots, using the far left four cords.

 

Continue repeating this pattern until a total of 33 Square knot rows are made.

 

Here is where you will get some good practice in making Square knots.

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Step 9: 

Once all 33 rows of Square knots are made, we will now fold the pattern over in half and match the loops on the side, and using a crochet hook, we are going to weave the sides to form a pocket. 

 

Fold the pattern top down and align the loops on the side. There should be a total of 8 pairs of loops on both sides.

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Step 10: 

 

Take the crochet hook and use the long anchor hook from above, and weave that through the side.

 

Place the crochet hook from bottom up, through the first set of loops and then pull the cord through both loops.

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Step 11: 

 

Repeat this until the cord is weaved through all eight sets of loops.

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Step 12:

To seal the bag, we are going to seal this inside out.

 

Once you have the last loop sealed, flip the bag inside out and pull the cord end through the corner to the inside of the clutch.

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Step 13: 

Once it’s pulled through, find another loop in the corner, and weave the same cord end through.

 

Then loosen up that loop and pull the cord end through to tighten the knot.

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Step 14: 

 

Repeat Step 13 once more with another loop.

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Step 15: 

 

Once you’ve completed the last step, close off this side of the clutch with an Overhand knot.

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Step 16:  

Repeat steps 11-15 with the other side of the bag.

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Step 17: 

Once you have both sides of the pocket sealed, flip the bag inside out again. 

 

Feel free to cut off the excess cord from the Overhand knots now.

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Step 18: 

Next, turning the clutch around, we are going to continue working with the pattern using the vertical cords.

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Step 19: 

Starting on the far left again we are going to add two Alternating Square knot rows.

In between two Square knots, make another Alternating Square knot. 

 

Continue to the right for a total of 11 square knots in a row. 

 

Finish off with another underneath with one more Alternating Square knot row, starting with the far left four cords.

Macrame Clutch tutorial

Step 20: 

Now, that the two whole roles   rows of Alternating Square knots are made, we will now make an Alternating Square knot pattern in a that is “V”-Shaped. 

 

Again, Starting on the far-left side again, in- between two Square knots make an Alternating Square knot. 

Continue to the right on the same row for a total of 11 Square knots.

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Step 21: 

Once again, starting on the left side again, in- between and underneath two Square knots, make another Alternating Square knot. 

 

Continue to the right for a total of 10 Square knots.

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Step 22: 

Starting on the left side again, repeat this pattern for a row of 9 Square knots. 

 

Keep repeating this pattern until you have reached the bottom with a single Square knot left in the center. 

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Step 23: 

Once the V-shaped pattern is complete, we will now make a series of diagonal Double Half Hitch knot rows. 

 

Starting with the far-left cord as the anchor cord, we will take the next cord down as the working cord and make a Double Half Hitch knot onto the anchor cord.

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Step 24: 

 

Continue with the next cord down for another double half hitch knot and keep repeating this until you’ve reached the bottom middle left cord.

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Step 25: 

 

Repeat steps 23 and 24 on the right-hand side to mirror the left.

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Step 26: 

 

Close off this V-shaped pattern with one more Double Half hitch knot in the center with the two anchor cords.

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Step 27: Repeat this pattern two more times on the left and on the right.

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Step 28: Once the three rows are completed. Cut the fringe on both sides. 

 

Leave about 7cm of fringe and cut off the remainder. 

 

Save the remainders, we will be using these to make the pom-poms later!

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Step 29: 

Comb through the fringe and trim to your desired length. The goal is to make it nice and fluffy.

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Step 30: 

Next, take the left over scrap cords and separate them into 12 strands of about 7-9cm long each.

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How to Make Pom-Poms

Step 31: 

To make one pom-pom, take those 12 strands, grip them tightly together, then taking a 20cm string make a double Overhand knot in the center – one knot on the front, then wrap it around to the back to make a double Overhand knot.

How to macrame pom poms

Step 32: 

 

Cut off any excess cord and comb through the cords on both sides to make it nice and fluffy.

How to macrame pom poms

Step 33: 

Fold the pom-pom in half where the knot is on the opposite ends, so that the string is hidden in the center.

How to macrame pom poms

Step 34: 

Once you’ve found the center of where the knot is, take another strand of string, and make a double Overhand knot again on the other side. 

 

How to macrame pom poms

Step 35: 

Trim the pom-pom so that the strands are even. The pom-pom diameter should be 7cm in diameter.

How to macrame pom poms

Step 36: 

Repeat this four more times, to make a total of 5 pom-poms.

How to macrame pom poms

How to Attach Pom-Poms

Step 37: 

To attach the five pom-poms to the clutch, take the two white cords and weave them through from front to back in the desired placement on the clutch. 

 

Once pulled through to the back, tie a double Overhand knot to seal the pom-pom. 

 

Repeat for all five pom-poms, spacing them out evenly on the bag.

How to macrame pom poms

Step 38: 

Cut off the excess strands of string from the pom-poms and trim to the desired look and shape.

How to macrame pom poms

There you have it – the most stylish macrame clutch for any occasion! 

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed following along with the pattern, and if you have any questions about the pattern, post them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you! I’d love to see the pictures of your finished projects too!

 

I hope you had fun with this DIY macrame Kaia Pattern clutch. 

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If you’re interested in learning and creating more awesome macrame projects, check out the resources below. 

Until next time! 

 

Have fun knotting!

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