This cute little purse was made few years ago but I anyway have decided to write down a pattern for my readers so you can have a bit fun with it! All you need is clutch mechanism, some pretty yarn and your crochet hook. Make sure you purchase mechanism with holes in its frame, so you can sew in your purse. I can’t even remember which hook size I used, but I think you can’t go wrong with 3mm hook and 8ply yarn. The pattern itself is really simple, just two small doilies joined together and then sewn in to the clutch frame. So, I’d say this is one hour of fun project with a pretty romantic outcome!
‘V’: *dc, ch1/2, dc*
Cluster: 2dc, ch2, 2 dc
BLO: back loop only
Start with a magic ring.
Round 1: ch3, dc 11, join to the 3rd ch of ch3 (12 dc)
Rnd 2: ch3, dc in same st, in the BLO work 2dc in each st to the end of the rnd, join to the 3rd ch of ch3 (24 dc)
Rnd 3: ch3, dc in same st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join to the 3rd ch of ch3 (36 dc)
Rnd 4: ch1, sc in same st; in the BLO work *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 st*, join to the ch1 space. (48 sc)
Rnd 5: ch 4(counts as dc and ch1), dc in same st *ch 1, skip 2; in next st work dc, ch1, dc *, keep working to the end of the row ending with ch1 and joining to the 3rd ch of ch4 space
Rnd 6: in ch 1 space (the one between the ‘V’) ch5(counts as dc and ch2), dc, in the ‘V’ only work *ch1; dc, ch2, dc* , keep working to the end of the row ending with ch1 and joining to the 3rd ch of ch5 space
Rnd 7: in ch2 space ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc, ch 1, in ch2 space * 2dc, ch2, 2 dc, ch1*; repeat to the end of the row joining to the 3rd chain of ch3. Fasten off and weave in ends
Notice that you have 17 clusters in last round. Start joining from the beginning of 4th cluster, and fasten off when you come to the end of 14th cluster. Leave a long tail as you are going to need it to sew the clutch.
Tuck remaining parts of round 7 (6 clusters total) into the clutch frame and sew trough sewing holes on the outside of the frame. Optionally, you can make lining for your purse. I like mine better without the lining because it is more ‘baggy’ this way and the lace looks prettier.
So, if you want to make your coins cozy, I’m inviting you to make my vintage coin purse! If you like my pattern, spread the word on social media and help my blog get new followers 🙂 And of course, share your results or comments with me!!