Free Coin Purse Crochet Pattern

Coin Purse Crochet Pattern
Mollie Johanson

Crochet a Small Pouch for Coins and More

Coin Purse Crochet Pattern
Mollie Johanson

Keep your cash, cards, or even craft supplies handy with this adorable crochet coin purse! Use this free crochet pattern to make the pouch, then sew it into a metal frame to keep your belongings safe inside!

Add a few contrasting stripes for simple decoration, or for more embellishment, try your hand at creating some wooly embroidery!

Coin Purse Materials and Project Notes

Crochet Coin Purse Supplies
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Materials

  • US size G/4.5mm Crochet Hook - Or the size needed to achieve gauge below
  • Yarn A: 30g Worsted Weight Yarn - The sample uses Knit Picks Swish in Conch
  • Yarn B: 8 Yards Worsted Weight Yarn in a Contrasting Color (Optional) - The sample uses Knit Picks Swish in Squirrel Heather
  • 4-inch Rectangular Sew-In Metal Purse Frame
  • Embroidery Floss to Match Main Yarn Color
  • Contrasting Thread for Basting
  • Tapestry and Embroidery Needle 

Gauge

9 sc and 10 rounds/rows = 2-inch using size G/4.5mm hook.

Special Stitch Note

This pattern uses both rounds and rows. To keep the stitches looking as close to the same as possible for the rows, you'll work alternating rows of single crochet as though you were working them with your non-dominant hand.

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US crochet terms and the following abbreviations.

Start the Crochet Coin Purse Rounds

Make the Coin Purse Foundation Round
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Foundation Round

With Yarn A ch 16.
Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc 14.
sc 3 in last st.
Rotate your work 180 degrees.
sc 14 in the bottom of the starting chain.
sc 2 in last st.
sl st to join. 
33 sc total.

Round 1

ch 1. 
Starting in the same st, sc 13. 
sc 2 in next 3 sts.
sc 13.
sc 2 in next 3 sts.
sl st to join.
40 sc total.

Round 2

ch 1. 
Starting in the same st, sc 15. 
sc 2 in next st. sc 1 in next 2 sts. sc 2 in next st.
sc 15.
sc 2 in next st. sc 1 in next 2 sts. sc 2 in next st.
sl st to join.
44 sc total.

Round 3

ch 1. 
Starting in the same st, sc 17. 
sc 2 in next st. sc 1. sc 2 in next st.
sc 24.
sl st to join.
46 sc total.

Add Stripes to the Body of the Pouch

Join a Second Color for the Stripes
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Rounds 4–8

ch 1. 
sc in every st.
sl st to join.
46 sc total.

Rounds 9–13

You can also skip the color changes and make your pouch using all one color.

Round 9: Change to Yarn B.
sc in every st.
sl st to join.

Round 10: Change to Yarn A.
sc in every st.
sl st to join.

Repeat round 9.

Rounds 12–13: Change to Yarn A.
sc in every st.
sl st to join.
sl st in next st.

46 sc total.

Work the Single Crochet Rows

Work SC on the Front
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Work this section flat, forming the top flaps that fit into the purse frame.

Row 1

ch 1.
sc 18.
Do not turn.

Row 2

ch 1. 
sc 18 as if crocheting with your non-dominant hand.
Do not turn.

Note: to work the sc sts in row 2 and all even rows, it helps to hold your work upside down. Working the stitches this way is similar to reverse single crochet, but the result is more like standard single crochet and without the edging effect.

Rows 3–8

Repeat rows 1 and 2 three times.

End off the yarn.

Side 2

Count over to the 6th sc from the left edge of the first flap. Join the yarn then work rows 1–8 as above.

Finish the Crochet

Finishing the Crochet on the Coin Purse
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End off your yarn and weave in all the ends using the tapestry needle.

Stitch the Side Darts for Shaping

Stitch the Side Darts
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Pinch the two sides in so the flaps and the sides align. 

Use embroidery floss to stitch the darts together. This creates the shaping for the coin purse.

Stitch the Purse to the Metal Frame

Sew the Coin Purse to the Frame
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Push the first flap into the purse frame. It may help to use a tapestry needle for this.

To make it easier to work, baste the crocheted purse to the frame with thread and a large whip stitch around the edge of the frame. These stitches will come out when you're finished.

Thread the embroidery needle with all six strands of matching embroidery floss and secure the end on the inside of the purse. Stitch the coin purse to the frame with double running stitch, working from one side to the other, then back again. Secure the end. 

Repeat for the second flap.

Put Your Crochet Coin Purse to Use

DIY Crochet Coin Purse
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Remove the basting stitches and start using your new coin purse. 

You can fill it with coins, notes, cards, and more. It would even make a great pouch for holding small crafting items, such as a tape measure and stitch markers!