Patterns: Spring Green Coin Purse

I’m happily bringing you a free pattern today! The Spring Green Coin Purse was created when I was sorting through my yarn stash recently and found this lovely green yarn from ages ago. I had only a little bit left but the colour inspired me to do something so I turned my hand to making a coin purse. I think it turned out quite nicely and it will be handy to bring to a farmer’s market this summer.

When I first started Pretty In Crochet on this new platform, oh less than a month ago, I told you that I aspired to be a designer. That it was a goal I was working towards. I think working on this blog has helped me realize that I am a designer, that anyone who sits down and hooks up something, even if it’s simple, has designed their own piece. I had thought that wasn’t quite enough to make me a designer, that I needed to come up with an original stitch, or way of combining stitches in a piece to really be a designer. I think that’s an important part of design, but even simple creations are uniquely mine and therefore, I am designer. Maybe you are too!

This pattern uses a stitch I had actually never used before, the herringbone double crochet. At first, I was a bit thrown by how this stitch is worked, but it’s easy to get the hang of and the instructions and video make learning this a breeze.

Spring Green Coin Purse

Materials

Bernat Satin in Fern, 1 ball or some scarps leftover.
5.00mm hook
Craft needle
One button

Ch 17

Row 1: Working in the back ridge, in 3rd ch from hook, hbdc into first stitch and in each st across. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: 1 hbdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3-23: Repeat row 2.

Row 24: Hbdc into first 7 stitches, ch 2, sk 2 sts, hbdc into next st and each st after.

Row 25: Hbdc into each st. Fasten off, weave in ends.

To make the purse strap, work with two lengths of yarn. Chain a length according to preference. I made mine an over the shoulder length.

Finishing

Fold length of coin purse so that top nine rows overlap to create the flap. Stitch ends together. I used a craft needle and just sewed them, but a whip stitch would would work just as nicely. Weave in any loose ends. Turn inside out. Sew on button and sew on handle into the interior, about an inch inside of the purse. Weave in any loose ends. You now have the spring green coin purse!

Writing patterns is new to me, so if you do have any questions, please ask and I will get back to you. I love getting feedback, so don’t be shy. Have a lovely afternoon crocheting friends ♥

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