Coin Purse With Metal Clasp: Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern.

Coin purses are fun and quick to make. They also serve as a great organiser for your spare change or as a mini make-up pouch in your handbag. They always make for a great gift. Coin purses can be those small little projects when you are stash busting or when you want to use up some leftover yarn.

This coin purse is made using single crochet done in the back loop only along with tapestry crochet or colorwork.

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Quick Pattern Notes:

  • This Pattern is written using US terminology.
  • This pattern uses Tapestry crochet or colorwork.
  • The body of the purse is made using single crochet done in the BACK LOOP ONLY (BLO).
  • While crocheting the body, Ch 1 in the beginning of each row does not count as the first stitch.
  • The level of this pattern is easy but some experience with color changing is recommended.
  • Colour changing happens in the beginning of the row.
  • Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each row.

Material used to make this pattern:

  • Yarn in 2 different colours.
    • Grey colour as the main colour.
    • Green colour to make the zigzag design.
  • Crochet hook – Size 3.25 mm
  • Metal clasp frame – Approx 4.5 × 2.5 cm
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends.
  • Scissor to cut off any excess yarn.
  • Glue to the stick purse to the metal frame.
  • Stitch marker to mark the beginning of the row.

Abbreviations:

  • Ch – chain.
  • Sc – single crochet.
  • inc – Increase. (Work 2 stitches into the same stitch)
  • BLO – Back loop only
  • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches
  • [ ] – This bracket indicates the number of repeats.
  • ( ) -This bracket indicates the total number of stitches in that round.

Special techniques:

Back Loop Only:

Work the stitch as you normally would but instead of working through both loops, only go through the back loop.

Invisible Join:

To learn how to do the Invisible join, watch this video for reference https://youtu.be/oUnau1Gh6o8

Graph notes:

  • Each square on the graph represents one single crochet (sc) stitch.
  • The Graph is read from Right to Left.
  • The horizontal numbers on the graph represents the number of stitches in a row.
Graph

Free written Pattern instructions for the Coin Purse:

Base

Approx 4.5 × 2.5 cm

With Grey color yarn,

Row 1: Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of the remaining 11 ch, make 4 sc in the last ch. Now rotate the work since you’ll be working along the bottom of the foundation chain, make 11 sc, then make 3 sc in the last sts. (30)

Row 2: 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, inc in next 3 sts , 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, inc in next 3 sts . (36)

Row 3: 1 Sc in each of the next 12 sts, inc, 1 sc in next st [3 times], 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, inc, 1 sc in next st [3 times]. (42)

Row 4: 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, inc, 1 sc in next 2 sts [3 times], 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, inc, 1 sc in next 2 sts [3 times]. (48)

Row 5: 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 3 sts [3 times], 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 3 sts [3 times]. (54)

Row 6: 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 4 sts [3 times], 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 4 sts [3 times]. (60)

Row 7: 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 5 sts [3 times], 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 5 sts [3 times]. (66)

Row 8: 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 6 sts [3 times], 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 6 sts [3 times], finish off with a Invisible joined in the first st of the previous round (72)

Body:

Approx 6 cm × 3.5 cm

Continuing with Grey color yarn,

Row 9: Sc in the blo of the next 72 sts. (72) (From this round use the invisible joined to end each round)

Row 10 – 12: sc in the blo of the next 72sts

Using green color yarn and following the chart start doing the color work.

Row 13 – 25: sc in the blo of the next 72sts.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attaching the metal clasp:

Step 1: Spread a thin line of the glue along the channel from one hinge to another. (I have used fabric glue)

Step 2: Spread the glue around inside the frame channel neat and evenly.

Step 3: Start from the centre of the frame, push the fabric edges into the channel of the frame. Use a flat head screwdriver to push the edges into the frame properly.

Step 4: Repeat the same steps for the other side of the frame.

Wipe off any excess glue.

Finally, let the glue dry completely.

this part of the purse is completly optional

I have lined my purse with cloth and some fusing, so that my purse stands more sturdy.

Note: If using a sew on frame, then you can add the lining before sewing the frame, but if using the glue on frame like I have used in this pattern, then I personally prefer adding the lining after glueing on the frame.

The lining of this purse is made up using 5 panel i.e the an oval base and 4 side panel to form a rectangular shape and is then sewn onto the inside of the bag.

Hope you enjoyed making this free crochet pattern.

Happy Crocheting!


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