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February 25, 2011 / lyndieloop

Crocheted Coin Purse

I saw a coin purse posted on line I really liked, but it was in Japanese, and was not readily available to me. I could not find the pattern anywhere, so I decided I would make up a version of my own. I really liked the texture which looked woven rather than just single crochet, but I couldn’t figure it out, so I decided just to work it in single crochet until….. I turned it inside out, and Voila!! That was the secret to the woven textured look. This was done in the round. I used Pigsah 100% Natural cotton in worsted weight on a 3.25 mm hook to get it tight. I did a 42 sc flat circle, then quit with the increases and just sc’d around and around in a spiral until it made a bowl. Using crochet thread, I stitched on the purse frame, going around twice. I noticed it was much easier to start in a middle hole and weave in and out going one end tot he next, back and forth until all the stitches doubled and the thread met in the center. I tied a knot in the middle and tucked it under the frame. Then I put some stitches in the side grommets to hold it tight. I think it turned out really cute. Its literally a 1-hour project but you have to get the hang of sewing on the frame. The frame was $3.99 at JoAnn Fabrics and I used about 35 cents worth of yarn. I think it would be a cute handmade gift.

If anyone happens to read this and wants further details let me know, otherwise I will put it on here and just adore it for myself!



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  1. Karen Dunlap / Feb 25 2011 1:16 pm

    OOOOHHHH I love this, very cool!! I am off to buy a little purse frame!!

  2. Vy / Feb 20 2012 8:04 am

    Thanks a lot. I can imagine a little bit of this chart now. Just like you I can’t find this pattern free anywhere online so your instruction will help. I’ve just purchased the frames and now I’m so excited of making one for my mom ^^

  3. Vy / Feb 24 2012 7:51 am

    Here is my version

    I’ve just finished it today. I think the next one I’ll make it a few more rows higher, this one looks a little low. But my mom still loves it anyway.

    Thank you again Lyndie ^^

    • lyndieloop / Feb 24 2012 11:03 am

      That is so adorable! It turned out really cute. I know; it isn’t an exact science and there are a whole lot of ideas to create little purses. Anyway, really good job.

    • lyndieloop / Apr 19 2013 3:56 am

      That turned out so cute! The shape looks really nice.

  4. hoda / Mar 16 2013 1:59 am

    this looks so adorable i loved it, do you have any written patter for it?

    • lyndieloop / Mar 16 2013 12:55 pm

      Hi Hoda. Thanks! I just emailed you.

  5. Maggie / Apr 3 2013 11:10 am

    Love it may I have your pattern ?

  6. patt / Apr 18 2013 10:32 pm

    Its beautiful!! Adorable !

    • patt / Apr 18 2013 10:35 pm

      May I have your pattern? Please.

      • lyndieloop / Apr 19 2013 3:58 am

        I added another post just now that may help. If you make it, you should post pics. Would love to see.

      • patt / Apr 19 2013 9:03 am

        Thank you so much for the pattern, I will definitely post pictures

  7. Lgo / Jul 1 2013 6:41 am

    Congrats, its beautifull. Would you please send me the pattern as well? Thank you so much!

    • lyndieloop / Jul 1 2013 8:37 am

      Thanks. It is a fun thing and makes an easy nice gift. You can either follow my instructions right here in this blog entry or go to the Ravelry link if you want to purchase her pattern. I put instructions on how to do it right here because I modified her pattern quite a bit.

  8. Toni hans / Jun 19 2014 8:32 pm

    Just came across this adorable purse and would love to have the pattern. Are you still sharing?!

  9. Leian / Dec 14 2014 6:42 am

    Thank you sooo much for your post. I’ve been wanting to make one of these and the ones I thought were cute were all sorts of foreign languages ugh. My husband at one point looked over at me and asked what the heck I was listening too as I was trying to listen to a tutorial in Russian lol. I am going to give this a try again thank you!!

    • lyndieloop / Dec 14 2014 8:34 am

      I’ve listened to things in different languages too as well as learned to read the Japanese patterns with my husband wondering what the heck I am listening to. Where there is a will, there is a way, and always a better way after that.

  10. Leian / Dec 14 2014 11:40 am

    Can you tell me what’s
    the measurement of the circle? My 42 ss circle looks tiny I’m thinking I may have to do more of the increase rounds. Thank you so much!!

    • lyndieloop / Dec 14 2014 1:25 pm

      About 46 sts around and 2 3/4 diameter before stopping on the increases and just going round and round. If yarn is bigger than sport weight then just as many increases as it takes to get to 2 3/4 or so.

  11. Sharon / Mar 24 2015 6:51 pm

    Love it! Would love to have the pattern.

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