This simple crochet coin purse pattern is such a quick and easy way to make yourself a convenient little pouch. Throw it in a purse to keep your cash safe or attach it to a keychain for convenient storage of small items. Sometimes you just need a little bag for a few things and this is such a practical solution!
This crochet coin purse pattern is designed to be just the right size to hold folded up cash, coins and your drivers license and credit cards. When you just want to take the bare minimum with you and not be weighed down by a lot of extras, this is the perfect little bag!
The Origin of this Pattern
I designed this crochet coin purse pattern for a very specific reason. I had recently created a crochet crossbody bag pattern and really wanted a matching coin purse to keep my license and money safe inside the crossbody bag.
The major benefit of a crossbody bag is that it is small and easy to travel with. However, part of the ease of it is that it is not overly large. I was not going to be able to fit my regular wallet that I usually carry in my purse in the crossbody bag.
This small and simple zipper pouch was the perfect way to finish out my crossbody bag and make traveling convenient and easy!
Coin Purse with a Zipper
When deciding how to design this coin purse, I considered going the easier route, which is to crochet a flap and use a button closure. However, I really wanted this design to be as safe and secure as something I would choose to buy.
Since I plan on using my purse to hold my cash, license and credit cards, I really didn’t want to have to worry about anything accidentally falling out. The zipper enclosure seemed to be the best choice for the design.
Even though adding a zipper to a crochet project is a little more difficult than creating a button enclosure, it is actually much easier than it looks! A yarn needle sews easily into the zipper fabric, which means all you need is a few simple stitches to make the attachment. Even so, I was sure to take lots of step by step photos of the process to make it as easy as possible!
The Yarn for this Pattern
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I used Lion Brand For the Home Cording yarn for this pattern because that is what I used for the crossbody bag and I wanted them to match.
Lion Brand For the Home Cording yarn is a size medium (4) weight yarn. It is 50% recycled cotton and 50% polyester. The unique thing about this yarn is how sturdy it is. It has a drape that is similar to the feel of twine, but without the roughness. It is smooth and straight. There is absolutely no stretch to it.
These qualities made this yarn a wonderful pick for the crossbody bag and for the coin purse as well. With the sturdiness and strength of this yarn, you really don’t have to worry about anything wiggling or worming its way through the stitches. It’s a great choice for an item that that holds something important!
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- 24 Yards Size 4 Yarn (I used Lion Brand ‘For The Home Cording’ in Sage)
- US H/ 5.0 mm Crochet Hook
- 4” Zipper
- Yarn Needle
4” x 4” swatch of single crochet = 16 rows x 14 stitches
4 ½” x 3 ¼”
(sl st) slip stitch
(sc) single crochet
Beginning chain of each round does not count as a stitch.
I tend to crochet tightly. So be sure to check your gauge and if you are crocheting more loosely you can move to a smaller hook (or larger if you crochet even more tightly). Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge.
The pattern begins by constructing each panel of the purse separately. Then the pieces will be sewn together with a yarn needle and yarn.
Make 2 Panels:
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. (15)
My row was roughly 4 1/2 inches wide. You want to get the sizing right for several reasons: 1) to fit your zipper 2) so it fits into whatever bag you plan to use it with and 3) so it fits the cards & cash you hope to carry in it.
Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the same stitch and in each stitch across. (15)
Rows 3 – 12: Repeat Row 2.
Your panel should be roughly 3” tall. Don’t forget to make 2. Finish off and weave in your ends.
Adding the Zipper to the Panels:
On the back side of the zipper, use a pencil to draw a line where you want to connect the panel to the zipper (Roughly a quarter inch from the edge).
Cut a piece of yarn 3x as long as the panel width. Attach to yarn needle.
Find the top right corner of one of the panels (top edge is the loops from the single crochet stitches and the bottom edge is the beginning chain stitching).
Insert the yarn needle into the back loop of the top right corner of the panel (if you catch another loop as well to make it feel stronger, that’s ok too). Then insert the needle into the right side of the zipper. Make sure it goes through where you have drawn the pencil line on the back. Pull snug.
Insert the yarn needle into the back side of the zipper, about 1 crochet stitch length to the left of where you just came through. Push through the zipper and then forward through the back loop of the next stitch of the top row of the panel. Pull snug.
Insert the yarn needle from the front of the panel, through the back loop of the next stitch to the left. Then insert the needle into the right side of the zipper directly behind the stitch (along your pencil line).
Continue this method across the top panel. Finish off with a knot and weave in your ends.
Line up the second panel with the unsewn side of the zipper (front side towards you).
Repeat the process to attach the zipper to the panel.
Sewing the Panels Together:
Cut a tail about 30” long. Attach one end to the yarn needle.
Starting on the upper right corner of the panel closest to you, use the tail and yarn needle to whip stitch the two edges of the panel together. You can tuck the flaps of the zipper inside as you go. Insert the yarn needle into one loop of one panel and one loop of the second panel. Whip stitch down the edge of the two panels, across the bottom and back up the other side. Continue to tuck the zipper flaps inside as you get to the end of the other side.
Once you get back up to the zipper on the other side, insert the yarn needle into the inside of the bag. Tie off with a knot and weave in the end (you will need to unzip the bag to do this). Use the yarn needle to also insert the starting tail into the inside of the bag, finish off with a knot and weave in the end.
Note: Feel free to sell finished products made with this pattern. If finished products are posted online, please include a reference/credit to this pattern. Do not distribute or claim the pattern as your own, or alter and use my photos to market your finished products.