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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