I’ve always been a wallet girl. I like to carry my cash and cards in a neat wallet, sometimes pinched under my arm, or more recently, in a small, boho-style crossover bag. But what to do with change? I don’t use cash very often, but I still end up with jingling coins somewhere in my bag and I hate it. I decided it was high time to take a few minutes and make myself something: a crochet striped coin purse!
So adorable, right?
It’s the perfect size for carrying all your change, and tucks neatly into your bag or purse.
CROCHET STRIPED COIN PURSE
Gauge: 8 sc = 2″
1. 3 Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc 5. 3 sc in last ch. sc 5 on other side of ch. Join with a sl st. (16 sts)
2. Ch 1. 2 sc in next 3 sts. Sc 5. 2 sc in next 3 sts. Sc 5. Join with sl st using 2nd color (22 sts)
3. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st using 1st color. (22 sts)
4. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join wit a sl st using 2nd color.
5. – 11. Alternate rows 3 and 4 respectively, changing colors each row.
Using first color, ch 1. Sc 21. Ch 8. Sc in last st. Join with a sl st.
Fold the pouch flap. Work from the INSIDE of the pouch. Start in the 4th st to the right of the join (counting from the inside).
1. Ch 1. Sc 5. Sk the 8-ch loop, but work a sc in the next sc (it helps to fold down the chain like a flap to get it out of the way. Be sure to fold it OUT, so it is outside the pouch when it’s done). Sc 4. Turn.
2. – 5. Ch 1. Sc in each st. Turn. (10 sts)
6. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc 6. Sc2tog. Turn. (8 sts)
7. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc 4. Sc2tog. Turn. (6 sts)
8. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Ch 3. Skip 2 sts. Sc2tog.
Sc around down the side of the flap, across the top of the pouch opening, and up the other side of the flap. Join with a sl st. Tie off.
Weave in your ends. Finish by sewing a button onto the coin purse corresponding with the ch-3 button hole at the top of the flap.
The little ring on the pouch makes it perfect to keep on your keys! If you like the key fob, you can find the crochet pattern here.
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