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April 19, 2013 / lyndieloop

Crocheted Coin Purse. How to make it.

I am getting people interested in this coin purse so thought i would make helpful suggestions.

I will give a loose, free forming example of how this works for those interested in trying it out. If you want a more traditional pattern that tells you in more detail with pictures you can buy a similar one from here:
Candy Stripe Coin Purse
In the meantime this is about what I did:

Round1. Make magic ring and 8sc in ring (8)
Round2. 2sc in each st around (16)
Round3. *Sc in next st, 2sc in next st* and repeat from * around (24)
Round4. *Sc in next 2 st,2sc in next st* and repeat from * around (32)
Round5. *Sc in next 3 st,2sc in next st* and repeat from * around (40)
Round6. *Sc in next 4 st,2sc in next st* and repeat from * around (48)
Keep going like this until it is about 3 inches in diameter. If you’ve reached 3 inches before round 6 then quit on whichever round that is. Or if you aren’t there yet, add more rounds. Or whenever 3 inches is reached. We will assume for the pattern it’s 48 sts.

Round7. Sc in each st around (48)
Repeat round 7 about 13 times depending on how big you want it. About 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 long. After that you decrease 4 sts evenly for the next 2 rounds. That brings you down to 40 sts.
From here you will want to math it out so that the sides each have 4 sl sts and you divide the circle working like there are two sides now for two extra rows so that it looks like an envelope. In this case you have 40 sts to work with, so you sc 15, sl st 4, sc 15, sl st 4, sc 15, ch 1 turn, sc 15 and bind off. Repeat for the second side by attaching yarn after the 4 sl sts and working two rows of sc 15 then bind off and weave in ends.

There should be 15 sts to fit under each side of the frame and 4sl sts on each side to fit under the sides of the frame.

They are really cute lined. You can sew the lining to the inside of it with a needle and thread before sewing it on the frame. This is especially good if you use sport weight or lighter so that it adds structure. If you use worsted cotton, you don’t need a lining as it holds its shape and would be too thick with added lining to fit under the frame. Practice with different hook sizes. I’d pick one size smaller than suggested so there aren’t holes. This site will give you an idea as to hook size for yarn weight. Crafty Yarn Council



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  1. chucksforchancho / Apr 19 2013 10:10 pm

    Love this!!

  2. Martha / Feb 24 2016 6:15 am

    What type of lining would you suggest?

    • lyndieloop / Feb 24 2016 7:17 pm

      Hi Martha. Any cotton fabric would look pretty. I’ve lined a few just using a needle and thread, and they turned out really cute. Just have to make sure the crochet and fabric all fit under the rim of the purse and that you can sew it in easy with a needle and thread, so not too thick.

  3. madebyninafairy / Oct 22 2016 3:26 am

    Looks so pretty – need to give it a go – thank you 😊

  4. Pat / May 17 2017 6:15 pm

    I just want to say thank you 2 all you ladies who give out patterns free. U dont realize how u help people who have disabilities and not alot of money. Thank you and God bless you.

  5. Jill / Jul 9 2017 6:11 pm

    I’m really confused where it says repeat for the second side by attaching yarn after the 4 sl sets and working two rows etc. I cut the string to bind as in the step before that. Now I’m stuck.

    • lyndieloop / Jul 9 2017 6:44 pm

      Count 4 sts from the right and attach the yarn. The idea is to make the top kind of like an envelope so that it will fit nicely in your frame.

  6. Debbie Thompson / Jul 23 2017 11:38 am

    I am going hoping to make this today but you did not recommend a hook size. Hope to hear from you soon.

    • lyndieloop / Jul 23 2017 1:34 pm

      Hi, Debbie, whatever your yarn recommends, go down a size from that. gives standard crochet size for yarn. Since this is measured in inches, it will turn out.

  7. Phillipa / Aug 21 2017 2:09 pm

    great pattern but really struggling to fit the purse to the frame as the holes are so tiny the needle and wool just wont go through comfortably. After about 3 holes the wool starts to fray away. Any suggestions would be gratefully received !

    • lyndieloop / Aug 21 2017 3:31 pm

      It’s best to use a heavy thread or crochet thread. The wool is not going to go through the little holes. Putting it to the frame is the most challenging part, in my opinion

  8. Cassie / Mar 13 2018 7:14 am

    Hi….what should be the finished size of the coin purse?


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