This crochet Rainy-Sunny Coin Purse was really pure crochet fun.
When I started crocheting it, the plan was to attach it to a little bag clasp. However, after a few rounds, I realized that it was turning out way too big for the clasp.
For a while, I totally abandoned this failed project.
Then, on a cloudy and rainy day, both meteorologically and psychologically for me, I picked it up again and turned it into something completely different.
The day stayed cloudy but my mood definitely improved! And I hope that this little crochet bag will bring some sun into your day as well.
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AD-FREE DOWNLOADABLE PATTERN
– 3.0-mm (C USA, 11 UK) Crochet Hook
– Sport Weight Yarn (2, Fine), like for example Rio from Lammy Yarns or Schachenmayr Catania, in colors blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and white.
– One 10-cm (4”) Zipper
– Tapestry Needle
– Sewing Needle
– One Stitch Marker
Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Inc – Increase
MC – Magic Circle
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
How to Read the Pattern
- The pattern is worked in the round, but you can join with a sl st if you prefer. If you decide to work in the round, I recommend you use a stitch marker to mark your first st at each round.
- (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated number of times.
- If the pattern says “5 sc”, it means that you have to make one single crochet in each of the next 5 stitches.
Throughout the pattern, an increase consists of 2 sc in the same st.
Magic Circle (MC)
For a free photo tutorial on how to make a magic circle, check out this blog post.
- The Crochet Rainy-Sunny Coin Purse is 3.25” (8 cm) tall and 4.75” (12 cm) wide.
- The base is a circle with a diameter of approximately 2.75” (7 cm).
25 sc stitched for 27 rows in 4″ (10 cm).
Rainy-Sunny Coin Purse – Pattern
Using the blue yarn, make a MC.
Round 1. Ch 1, 8 sc in the MC. (8 sts)
Round 2. Make 8 inc. Do not forget to mark your first st of the round using a stitch marker or a piece of yarn in a contrasting color. (16 sts)
Round 3. (1 inc, 1 sc) six times. (24 sts)
Round 4. (1 inc, 2 sc) six times. (32 sts)
Round 5. (1 inc, 3 sc) six times. (40 sts)
Round 6. (1 inc, 4 sc) six times. (48 sts)
Round 7. (1 inc, 5 sc) six times. (56 sts)
Round 8. (1 inc, 6 sc) six times. (64 sts)
Round 9-28. 64 sc. (64 sts)
Join the green yarn.
Round 29. 64 sc. (64 sts)
Join the yellow yarn.
Round 30. 64 sc. (64 sts)
Join the orange yarn.
Round 31. 64 sc. (64 sts)
Join the red yarn.
Round 32. 64 sc. (64 sts)
Join the pink yarn.
Round 33. 64 sc. (64 sts)
Tie off and weave in all ends.
How to Add a Zipper to Your Crochet Purse
- Squeeze the top of the purse.
- With the help of some pins, place one half of the zipper on the inside of one of the long, flat sides that you formed by squeezing the top of the purse.
- Place the other half of the zipper on the opposite, top side of the purse.
- Sew the zipper. I sewed the zipper by hand using a sewing needle and pink yarn. It might not look very professional but it works!
Heart Cloud Applique
To make the cloud, we will actually crochet two hearts. One heart is slightly smaller than the other. For the bigger heart, I followed the pattern that I already published here on the blog. So, please, let me be lazy and not rewrite it. It is very quick and you can find it by following this link.
The smaller heart is a small modification of the bigger one.
With your white yarn, make a MC.
Round 1. Ch 2, 2 dc, 2 hdc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 2 hdc, 2 dc, ch 2, sl st into MC.
Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing the heart on the coin purse.
With white yarn, make a MC.
Round 1. 6 sc inside the MC, do not join.
Round 2. Make 1 sc into the first st.
Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing the raindrop on the coin purse.
Using the yellow yarn, make a MC.
Round 1. 6 sc into MC. (6 sts)
Round 2. 6 inc. (12 sts)
Round 3. (1 inc, 1 sc) six times. (18 sts)
Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing the sun on to the coin purse.
Using a tapestry needle, sew the sun in the top, right corner on one flat side of your coin purse. Using more yellow yarn, embroider the sun rays all around your crochet sun.
Using white yarn, embroider some flying birds. The easiest way is to follow the spaces created by the single crochet stitches.
Your crochet Rainy-Sunny Coin Purse is ready!
I hope you enjoyed crocheting this coin purse. Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you need any help or support.
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