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Make a Kiss Clasp Coin Purse

Coin purses are a fun way to use up bits of yarn while also making something useful.  They make great gifts, too!

There are many free patterns available for various types of coin purses, but here is how I made mine...

Crochet Coin Purse

Materials:

Light fingering, (held double), or DK weight yarn - about 10-12 grams per coin purse

3.5mm hook

8.6mm sew-in purse frame with kiss clasp

Stitches: 

Popcorn - 5 hdc, remove hook from loop, insert into top of 1st hdc and then into loop from last hdc, yarn over and pull through through both loops

Puff - Yo, insert into space, yo and pull up loop x6, yo and pull through all but last loop, yo and pull through 2 loops, ch1 (note: depending on weight of yarn you may want to repeat yo and yo pull up through loop more or less times - just always pull through all but last two loops initially, yo and pull through last two loops, and ch1 to finish off the puff)

Motif (Make 2):

Start with magic circle (I used a single strand of the light fingering weight yarn for magic circle and Round 1, single strand if using DK) method: 5 hdc, remove hook from loop, insert into top of 1st hdc and then into loop from last hdc, yarn over and pull through through both loops.)

Round 1: (Popcorn, ch2) x 5; join and cut yarn (note: you can change colours at the same points I did, or at different points, or use the same colour throughout -- that's completely up to you!

Round 2: (double strand of light fingering for remaining rounds or single strand of DK) 2 puff stitches in each ch2 space, (I did 6 yarn overs for each puff stitch); join and cut yarn

Round 3: *2 dc in each space between puff stitches, 1 dc in top of puff stitch* to end, join (36 dc)

Round 4: *dc, dc, 2 dc* to end, join (48 dc)

Round 5: sc x 23 (or however many holes are in your frame)

On 1st motif you can now break the yarn.  On second motif DO NOT break yarn.

Hold your two motifs together with wrong sides facing and matching up the 23 sc.  Starting in next stitch *sc ch2* x 25, (stopping where round 5 sc starts). Cut yarn, leaving a long enough tail to use for stitching into at least one side of your frame. 

Coin purses

Weave in ends.  Attach motif to frame using a backstitch technique one sc to each hole in frame, (or your own favourite way).  Voila!  

NOTE: There are a lot of online resources if you need help with how to sew into a purse frame, including you tube videos for those that need visual assistance!

 



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