Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fat Coin Purse*

Have you tried the Carry-all cigarette case? Chances are you’d also like to have the pattern for a matching coin purse. Am I right?
You're still here, so I will take that as a yes. This is my first try and I think it is a little fat. I prefer the second one done in red. However, I cannot find where I put the written pattern. If/when I do, I will share with you. For now, I hope this will suffice. After you read the pattern completely, you will think I left some parts out, but I didn’t. It is truly this simple so don’t be afraid to try it.

Coin purse

What I used:
small amount of Lion Brand cotton, G (4mm) hook, kiss clasp

What I did:
Start with 6 sc in a magic ring, pull tight. Do not slst or join, pattern is worked in the round.
Round2: 2sc in each stitch around. (12sc)
Round3: sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around. (18sc)
Round4: sc 2x, 2sc ss, repeat around. (24sc)
Round5: sc 3x, 2sc ss, repeat around. (30sc)
Round6: sc 4x, 2sc ss, repeat around. (36sc)
Round7: sc 5x, 2sc ss, repeat around. (42sc)
Round8: sc 6x, 2sc ss, repeat around. (48sc)
Round9: sc 7x, 2sc ss, repeat around. (54sc)
Round10: sc 8x, 2sc ss, repeat around. (60sc)
Round11: sc 9x, 2sc ss, repeat around. (66sc)
Rounds12-17: sc in ea st in the round. (66sc)
Round18: sc, sc2tog, repeat around.
Round19: sc 8x, sc2tog, repeat around.

Simply sew your crochet work into the kiss clasp. This can be tricky since there is no way I’ve found to pin them together. Also, be careful when purchasing the clasp. Some have misplaced holes drilled around the top. Some holes are not a consistent diameter. On both coin purses, the holes were too small to use yarn. I used a heavy-duty carpet thread I had saved from a past project.

Check out this video from Knit and Crochet Today. It’s where I got the idea for the embroidery work.

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  1. This is amazing.. I like the purses so much. Very successful work..:))
    Thank you very much..:))
    All best wishes..

    1. Thank you!! i hope i find that other pattern :( my son seen the red one and liked it too. the kids are always needing something to hold their money too. looks like i added another item to my to-do list. i am hooked on the sweaters though :)

  2. Hey, just now found your blog. Our local yarn store owner (Mandy aka Groovy Girl) shared your pattern with us in our Tuesday night crochet group. We made these the other night. I love them! Thank you for sharing your pattern.

    Cindy Bee

    1. Thank you, I would SO love to own a yarn store!! You have my dream job :)

  3. I meant to ask you. Round that a mis-print. It is the same as row 7 except for the number of single crochets in parenthesis. We just crossed out row 8 and it worked out.

    Cindy Bee

    1. How did it turn out? I checked on my original copy and I have the same thing! I want to say ignore row 8 and proceed, but without testing it, I dont want to tell you wrong! I think it is most important to have 66 stitches at the end, so there is enough fabric to sew onto the clasps. I dont have time to test it right now, but I will ask around for volunteers. I am so sorry, I usually double check myself. If you are willing to share your findings, or test the pattern, let me know, I would appreciate it! also, I did find and post the red coin purse's pattern. Thank you!

    2. I went over this pattern today and made correction. Thank you


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