Friday, 16 October 2015

AN EASY COIN PURSE


AN EASY COIN PURSE

I found a chart for a coin purse on a Pinterest board, and with the upcoming festive season, thought this would be an ideal gift. I have made this both as this coin purse as well as a larger spectacle case. So here are my notes for this creation. J

Materials used : Polyester purse yarn, about 1 cone, with a 3.25 mm crochet hook ; a press-button. Optional : Markers

Size :  ~ 8.25” x 5”

Gauge : 5 dc (across) x 2 dc rows (high) = 1”

Skill level : Intermediate to advanced

Stitches used :

fdc : Foundation Double Crochet : This is a unique way of starting a project directly with a row of double crochet stitches.  This makes your whole project neat and even.. in a way that you need to do once, to agree!  If you are familiar with fsc, you’ll wonder why you never used this start before !

dc 3-tog : Double crochet 3-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times (4 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk.  One dc 3-tog made.

How to join sides of the bag with single crochet : Check the links below :

How to join sides of the bag with whip stich : Check the links below :

How to line your bag : Check this link below

How to attach a zipper on your bag : Two self-explanatory links for you here http://www.liz-makes.com/2014/01/liz-makes-crocheted-clutch-with-zipper.html?m=1rochet

How to make a rounded cord for the handle : View the video link below for a really simple way to make a rounded cord handle for your handbag.  http://vimeo.com/88972371

How to make an I-cord : A neat way to make an I-cord in this video by June at http://www.planetjune.com/blog/how-to-crochet-an-i-cord/


Abbreviations used :
lp(s) : Loop(s)                                                               sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet                                                   ch : Chain
sp : Space                                                                        sl-st : Slip stitch
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                             hk : Hook
yo : Yarn Over                                                        
fdc : Foundation Double Crochet                                
                                                           
Instructions : (Using U.S terminology)
We will start with an fdc row.  We then work till the end of that row, then work along the vertical bar of the dc, and then turning around, we’ll work along the bottom of our fdc chain.  The following rows will then be worked back and forth to give it this classic shape and effect. Our flap will be worked in at one end as we grow the sides of our little coin purse.  How cute is this, right? So let’s get started.

Start with 29 fdc.

Row 1 : dc in the 1st dc ; and each dc till end ;
Turn and work 3 dc in the vertical bar of the last dc ;
Turn and we’ll work all along the bottom of the fdc row with 1 dc in each dc till end. Turn

Note : You may want to place a marker in the 1st of the 3 corner sts (that we’ve worked on the vertical bar)

Row 2 : dc in the 1st dc and each dc till the marked st ;
2 dc in the marked dc ; 3 dc in the next dc ; 2 dc in the next dc ;
(Move marker to the 2nd dc of this last 2 dc set just made) ;
dc in each dc till end. Turn

Row 3 : dc in the 1st dc and each dc till the marked st ;
2 dc in the marked st ; 2 dc each in the next 2 dc ; dc in the next dc ; 2 dc each in the next 3 dc
(Move marker to the 2nd dc of this last 2 dc set just made) ;
dc in each dc till end. Turn

Row 4 : dc in the 1st dc and each dc till the marked st ;
2 dc in the marked st ; 1 dc in each of the next dc ; 
[2 dc in the next dc ; dc in the next dc] ; 
rep [to] once ; 
dc in the next  2 dc ; rep [to] 3 times
(Move marker to the 2nd dc of this last dc of the 2 dc set just made) ;
dc in each dc till end. Turn

Row 5 : dc in the 1st dc and each dc till the one dc before the marked st ;
ch 1, sk the marked st ; dc in the next dc ; 
[ch 1, sk the next dc ; dc in the next dc] ; rep [to] 8 times ;
(Move marker to the dc after the last ch-1 sp  just made) ;
dc in each dc till end. Turn

We will use our dc 3-tog in this row. For a quick refresher, check the ‘how to’ on top of this blog write up.

Row 6 : dc in the 1st dc and each dc till 1st ch-1 sp / marked sp ;
dc 3-tog in that 1st ch-1 sp ; 
[ch 2, sk the next dc ; dc 3-tog in the next ch-1 sp] ; rep [to] 8 times ;
(Move marker to the last dc 3-tog just made) ;
dc in each dc till end. Turn

Row 7 : dc in the 1st dc and each dc till 1st dc 3-tog / marked sp ;
dc in the 1st dc 3-tog ; 
[2 dc in the next ch-2 sp ; dc in the next dc 3-tog] ; rep [to] 8 times ;
(Move marker to the last dc – over that last dc 3-tog) ;
dc in each dc till end. Turn

Row 8 : dc in the 1st dc and each dc till one dc before the marked dc ;
ch 1, sk the marked dc , dc in the next dc ; 
[ch 1, sk the next dc ; dc in the next dc] ; rep [to] 13 times ;
(Move marker to the last dc – over that last ch-1 sp) ;
dc in each dc till end. Turn

Row 9 : dc in the 1st dc and each dc till one dc before the marked dc ;
dc 3-tog in the 1st ch-1 sp ; 
[ch 3, sk the next dc ; dc 3-tog in the next ch-1 sp] ; rep [to] 13 times ;
(Put marker away) ;
dc in each dc till end.

Fasten off and weave in ends.




Finishing :
As we have a nice flat purse right now, I’d suggest that you line it (if desired) first and then sew the sides up.  You will then attach your button before you’re finally done with this oh, so cute and awesome little purse.

There are several ‘how to’ links for sewing the sides of this bag up.

Depending on the size your bag has turned out, and if you so decide, I’ve also added a few ‘how to’ links on making an  I-cord for this bag, so you can make it a sling bag as well.

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