Coin purse free crochet pattern, the perfect small purse for loose change.
Do you love making small items that make a perfect gift? Then this crochet coin purse pattern is a must-try.
I remember how my grandmother used to make these using beads and it always fascinated me as a kid. After all, which little girl doesn’t love a tiny purse?
A small amount of cotton yarn and a kiss clasp is all you need for your simple crochet coin purse pattern. It is one of those quick crochet patterns that you can make several of in a single day and will make great gifts.
It takes just 45 yards to make one and it is the right size for your spare change. 1 skein of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream will give you 2 coin purses.
So let’s get started!
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Crochet Coin Purse Free Pattern
1. Worsted-weight cotton yarn. Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn in colors Coral Rose, Soft Ecru, and Jute was used for the sample coin purses.
2. A size H (5mm) crochet hook.
3. A pair of stitch markers. I love these ones that don’t snag: Clover Stitch Markers.
4. Yarn needle to weave in the ends
When laid flat before adding the clasp: 4.25″ wide x 4″ tall
The pattern is written in US terms.
ch (chs): chain (chains)
st (sts): stitch (stitches)
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
YO: yarn over
mps: modified puff stitch (explained below)
modified puff stitch (mps): Pull up a loop in the st specified, YO and pull up another loop in the same st, YO and pull through all 4 loops on your hook to complete your mps.
40 yards or 25 gms to make one coin purse.
Once you make the base, place it inside the opened kiss clasp. The base should be a little smaller than the inner rim of the clasp. If not, switch hooks to achieve this size.
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The Base of the Change Purse
Ch 4, sl st to the first ch to form a chain ring. Alternately, you can also make a magic circle and work 6sc into it for Round 1.
Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), working over the yarn tail, work 6 sc in the ring, pull the yarn tail to close the ring, sl st to first sc, and do not turn. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in next st, place a marker in the first sc, 2 sc in the remaining 5 sts, do not sl st or turn. (12 sc)
Round 3: Directly work 2 sc in the next marked st, move the marker up into the first st you just made into the marked st, 1 sc in the next st, *(2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next), repeat from * until your end in the st right before the marked one, do not sl st and do not turn. (18 sc)
Round 4: 2 sc in next marked st, move the marker up into the first sc you just made, 1 sc in next 2 sts, *(2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts), repeat from * until you end in the st right before the marked st, do not sl st and do not turn. (24 sc)
Round 5: 2 sc in next marked st, move the marker up into the first sc you just made, 1 sc in next 5 sts, *(2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts), repeat from * until you end in the st right before the marked st, do not sl st and do not turn. (28 sc)
The base of your cute crochet purse is now complete. Now is the time to check if it is the perfect size for your Kiss lock. Place it inside the clasp. It should be a little smaller than the inner rim of the clasp as shown in pic 1 below.
Body of the Coin Purse
Pattern Note: mps is the abbreviation for modified puff stitch. Scroll up and you will find its instruction under ‘Stitch Explanations’.
Round 1: Directly work 1 mps in the next marked st, move the marker up into the mps you just made, ch 1, sk next st, *(1 mps in next st, ch 1, sk next st), repeat from * until you have worked 14 mps and you have 1 st left before the marked st, ch 1, sk the last st, do not sl st and do not turn. (14 mps+ 14 chs)
Note: The mps is the ‘V’ that comes right before the leg or post of the puff. The st you see right on top of the mps is actually the ch 1. See pic 2 below.
Round 2: Work 1 mps in the marked mps, move the marker up into the mps you just made, ch 1, sk next ch, *(1 mps in next mps, ch 1, sk next ch), repeat from * until you have made 14 mps, sk the ch on top of the last mps, do not sl st and do not turn. (14 mps+ 14 chs)
Round 3 to 8: Repeat Round 2 above.
If you flatten out your coin purse, it should measure 4 inches tall and 4-1/4 inches wide as shown in pic 3 below.
Last Round: 1 sc in next marked st, move the marker up into the sc you just made, 1 sc in each ch and mps across to end, sl st to marked sc, fasten off. (28 sc)
Weave in all the ends now. Try to weave in the ending tail along the top sc row so as not to disturb the beautiful stitch pattern on the body.
Attaching the Kiss Lock
Note: Use a regular sewing needle and thread for attaching the clasp.
Step 1: Fold the purse flat and place a marker in each corner as shown in pic 4 below.
Step 2: Open the kiss lock and hold it around the rim of the purse with the right side (the pretty side) facing down, and align the markers with the hinges of the Kiss lock as shown in pic 5 below. You will sew from one hinge to another, checking at intervals to see if the second stitch marker will line up with the hinge on the other side of the clasp. DO NOT sew through the hinges.
Step 3: Along the inside of the coin purse insert your sewing needle a few inches down (this will conceal your knot). Run it through the inside of the crochet fabric and bring it out at the top edge of the purse near the first hole on the clasp. Now insert the needle through the first hole of the clasp near the hinge and pull it to get the crochet fabric into the channel of the clasp.
Step 4: Go downward through the next hole, passing the needle in and out from the top edge of the fabric, and let it emerge about 1/4 inch below the edge.
Step 5: Bring the needle up through a different point on the fabric and the first hole, starting 1/4 inch below the top, running it in and out towards the top edge, and then into the clasp. This will make sure the fabric is pulled into the clasp’s channel.
Step 6: Repeat these steps once more through the same first 2 holes to make this part stronger.
Step 7: Continue sewing all the way to the next hinge taking care to always run your needle in and out through the top 1/4-inch of the fabric.
Reinforce with a couple of extra stitches near the hinge, run your thread to the opposite side of the hinge through the inside of the purse, and sew that side to the clasp as well. Finally, secure the thread with a couple of knots inside the purse, run the thread down the inside of the purse, and then trim to keep it concealed.
Your cute crochet coin purse is now complete!