This coin purse is reminiscent of the one my grandmother owned when I was a little girl. It was really her everything purse. Coins, dollar bills, nail clippers, lip balm, and even a few bobby pins were always the contents. I used to love opening and closing it, over and over again because of the way the Kiss Clasp sounded when snapping shut.
Later in her elder years she went into a nursing home. She was so upset because other residents would come in her room (mistakenly) and take her Bingo quarters that she kept in her night stand. I knew exactly what she needed- a coin purse to keep in her dress pocket. I went out and found a beautiful, purple Kiss Clasp coin purse for her to keep those quarters safe. She was so tickled with it!
These purses are so handy, and I still love the way the clasp sounds when closing them.
Enter the Easy Heirloom Coin Purse! With simple stitches, warm colors, and the Antique look of the clasp this coin purse may just remind you of your grandmother or even a favorite aunt. I hope you enjoy this pattern as well as the finished product.
*Before you begin, please read over the pattern and make note of the special stitch instructions as well as the Copywrite Pattern Permissions at the end of this pattern.
*I wanted to incorporate 3 of the consecutive colors in the Mandala Yarn, and in order to do this I had to cut the yarn at the beginning of each of the next color in order to use them. Also, use the joining method that you like best.
~I used a Category 3, DK yarn in Premier Every Day DK in Salmon; 100% Anti-Pilling Acrylic; 3.5 oz/100 g; 273 yds/250m
and Lion Brand Mandala in Chimera; 100% Acrylic; 5.3oz/150g; 590 yds/540m
Gauge is 11 stitches and 12 rows in 2 x 2”
~ Hook size G/4mm
~ Stitch Marker
~ Yarn and Sewing Needles (maybe a needle threader as well)
~ 8X5cm, metal, square framed Kiss Clasp with 27 sewing holes on each Side, or a total of 54 holes. I bought mine off of Amazon. Click this link or Copy and paste it to your browser to purchase yours. https://amzn.to/3xdLp7H
Any clasp of any shape will work as long as it has 27 sewing holes on each side, or a total of 54.
Stitches Used and Abbreviations
(Some may be in lower case in the pattern)
Sl St- Slip Stitch
SC- Single Crochet
DC- Double Crochet
FPDC- Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC- Back Post Double Crochet
ESP- Extended Small Puff (See Special Stitches)
SDC- Standing Double Crochet (See Special Stitches)
ESP-Extended Small Puff: (Like a regular puff stitch, but only 5 loops on your hook before pulling through all loops)
Place your hook around the back of stitch indicated in the pattern, (will be several rows below) draw up a loop and bring it up to the top making sure it’s even with the current stitch, yarn over and place hook around the back of the same stitch, draw up a loop and bring it back up to the top making sure it is even with the current row, yarn over and draw through all loops on your hook, chain one, SC in the stitch that would be your current SC.
Standing Double Crochet:
Make a SC in the first, or same stitch as the Sl St. Place your hook in the front loop of the SC, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through both loops. I prefer this method because using chains leaves a gap, whereas this method makes a thicker stitch.
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Ch 58 and join with a sl st to make a ring.
R 1- Ch 1. Sc in 1st st and in each st around. sl st to 1st st.
R 2 thru 10- Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around. sl st to top of 1st st.
R 11- Join next color. Make sdc in 1st st. Dc in each st around. Sl st to top of sdc.
R 12- Make sdc. *Fpdc around next dc. Bpdc around next dc*. Repeat from *to* around to end. Sl st to top of sdc.
R 13- Ch 1. Sc in same st as sl st and in each stitch around. Sl st to top of 1st sc.
R 14- Join next color. Make sdc in 1st st. Dc in each st around. Sl st to top of sdc.
R 15- Make sdc in 1st st. *Fpdc in next st. Bpdc in next st*. Repeat from *to* around to end. Sl st to sdc.
R 16- Ch 1. Sc in same st as sl st. Sc in each stitch around. Sl st to top of 1st sc.
R 17-18- Join next color. Sc in 1st st and in each stitch around. Sl st to the top of 1st sc.
R 19- Ch 1. Sc in same st as sl st. *ESPS around fpdc directly below from round 15. Sc 4. ESPS around fpdc directly below from round 15.* Repeat from *to* around, making 14 ESPS. Sc 4. Due to the stitch count we will be making the 15th ESPS around the Bpdc that follows the last fpdc. Slst to the top of the 1st sc.
You should have 1 fpdc in between each ESPS. If not, adjust the stitch placement of the extended double fpsc.
R 20 thru 21- Ch 1. Sc in same st as sl st and in each st around. Sl st to top of 1st sc. Leave a long tail for sewing shut. Weave in all ends on the inside of purse.
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Attaching the Clasp
You will need a sewing needle with a small enough eye to fit through the holes on the clasp. I used a needle threader to thread my yarn through it. If you want to use matching crochet thread or embroidery thread, that will work also.
Cut a length of yarn about 18” from the first color you used at the top of the pattern. Thread your needle and leave about 6” of yarn hanging loose and do not tie it to the purse or knot the end. You’ll have to hold on to it to keep it from slipping out for about 2 stitches. Use the back stitch to sew the purse to the clasp on the inside of the clasp, going through the 1st row of sc’s.
***Skip sewing 2 stitches to the purse on each side where the hinge is, which allows it to have room to open all the way. I wove my yarn through these stitches, being careful to not pull the yarn tight when continuing on the other side of the clasp. Once at the end tie the two ends together tightly and weave in ends on the inside of the purse.
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