Friday, August 17, 2007

TUTORIAL OF CROCHETED COIN PURSE





As seen on Cut Out + Keep

Finally! I’ve fini­shed the tutorial for this purse~!
As I warned earlier, it’s rather a tutorial showing how to make your own pattern than a pattern itself.
I’m not sure if this tutorial makes sense to other people.
I have some experience making knitting patterns, but never made a crochet pattern before.
Anyway, here it goes~!

STEP1. Measure the frame you have.



STEP2. Decide how full you want your purse to be. (FYI: mine was the 2nd option)
Draw the outline on a piece of paper and measure the width.


STEP3. Choose a bottom shape. (mine was ellipse.)
Then crochet the bottom part to make the circumference of the bottom to be same as twice of the width from STEP2.
If you don’t know how to crochet an ellipse shape, you can refer to the sole part of this pattern -> http://megan.kiwi.gen.nz/Bootee/instructionsUS.html
(I used SC stitches)


STEP 4. When the bottom reaches the size you need, keep crocheting straight up as below;
ROUND 1: ch2, hdc all around.
ROUND 2:
ch3, 6 dc only through the front loop of the first hdc of previous row, *7dc only through the front loop of the next hdc of previous row* rep from *to* all around the row.
Then, ch2, hdc only through the back loop of the hdc of row 1.
Rep the ROUND 2 until it reaches the height you want.

STEP 5. Crochet to make the top shape decided at STEP 2.
If you chose option1, you can simply add couple more rows of SC.
If you chose option2, crochet front and back side separately, decreasing both edges to make the shape you want.
If you chase option3, crochet front and back side separately, while keeping the edge straight up.

STEP 6. Sew the crocheted purse on the frame if your frame has holes. Otherwise, glue the purse in the ridge of the frame.
Tada~You have a small wriggly purse!


* Please do not post this tutorial anywhere else without permission. Thanks.*

40 comments:

murasaki said...

hi ! cool stuff !!

BettyM said...
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Vickie Howell said...

That's adorable!

jen said...

that is SO adorable! thank you so much for posting this!!

zoblue said...

Hi, this is a great coin purse! It's very super-cute! Can you give any tips on choosing a yarn size? Thanks!

Mandi said...

Wow, that is really cute! Now I know what to do with the old purse frame I have laying around.

Tooz said...

Just curious--where did you get the little metal frame for the top of your purse?

Knitting Madam said...

Hi Calista!

This looks beautiful!!! I love it.

Emmie

Ale said...

I've always wanted to make this, and I finally started... sadly I ran out of yarn very early (I only had a bit, but desperately wanted to start), hopefully I'll get more yarn soon.
Your instructions are far easier than I thought once I put my mind to it... Thank you for a lovely pattern...

Ashley said...

Where did you find the small metal clasp part of the coin purse? I've looked at places like hobby lobby but couldnt find it. I'm dying to make this but have no idea where to get the metal part.

Anna said...

really nice! I wonder if it's okay by yu if i ranslate this tutorial to swedish and post on my blog. of course I'll give you all the credit and link to you etc...
//Anna

MARIAN said...

hi there! that was awesome! i've been looking for this kind of purse for aaaaaaaages. do you think it's possible to make a frog purse? like this? http://www.myimportstore.com/viewProduct_ID_Naruto-13.htm
THANK YOU!!

crochet_girl said...

This little purse is soo cute. I tried making one for my sister for her bday but it didnt quite come out as yours:( I personally think mine came out funny looking. Anyway you can update the pattern with more details? It would be greatly appreciated:)

crochet_girl said...

beautiful purse! I tried making one as a gift for my sister but mine didnt come out looking as yours does:( Perhaps with more detailed instructions or more practice on my part:) it will come out looking better!

DANY said...

Hello, I am a creative works or crocheted, congratulations for this nice purses. I wanted to kindly ask if you can tell me where I can find that type of slide as she has used for his wallet, my daughter has seen it and absolutely want one even you can help me please? Thank you, Good Day
DANIELA
www.amorediuncinett.blogspot.com

Calista Yoo said...

Hello all,

I just found out that I need to moderated the comments to see them on my blog, after all this time! Silly me!

I see many people asking me where I got the purse frame. I bought my coin purse frame when I was visiting Korea.

However, (don't despair!:D)I saw many American craft stores carries them too. I actually some Hobby Lobby and Michael's carrying them, but not all the stores..
If you want to order them online, google "metal purse frames" then you will see many options.
One of the online store I know is "www.umei.com". They carry tons of different kinds. I haven't ordered from them yet,so I have no idea how their customer service is like.
I hope it helped. :)

Calista Yoo said...

Also, I'll think about making some detailed patterns, too. :D

pragueloop said...

nice!

Narinha said...

Thank you.
I've already done one, it's in my blog.
www.artesdanarinha.blogspot.com

Narinha said...

I'm sorry, now you have here the translated link. See if you can understand it now. It was funny! :P

http://br.babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&fr=bf-badge&trurl=http://artesdanarinha.blogspot.com/&lp=pt_en

knittingturnip said...

Thank you for this tutorial! I LOVE your ideas!!! ^__^

Roxanne said...

Love the purse! but, as a starting crochet-lover I don't really understand these steps:
"ch3, 6 dc only through the front loop of the first hdc of previous row, *7dc only through the front loop of the next hdc of previous row*"
can you maybe explain more in detail? 'cause the way I did it, was not right I think...

thanks!

Calista Yoo said...

Hi Roxanne,

I guess you are not familiar with the term "crocheting through front or back loop only".
You can refer to below page. It shows how to crochet only through front or back loop in detailed pictures.
http://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=128

craftybegonia said...

Very cute and flirty. I undertand perfectly about hte tutorial. The general idea is enough for anyone that's creative. Thanks for sharing.

Calista Yoo said...

Thank you Craftybegonia for your feedback. :D

Faith said...

this is so cute..and retro...thanks for sharing the pattern.

Kristen said...

This is just so cute!

I am having a little trouble though in Step 4 ROUND 2. I keep having this feeling that I should be working the dc's in the back loops of the previous rows, not the front! My wriggly things keep turning inside rater then out.

What do you think I'm doing wrong or should I just keep going and see if it turns out right?
Thanks so much.

Calista Yoo said...

Hi Kristen,

If you are working the side of the purse flat and sew the seam later, you need to work on the ruffles through the back loops and background though the front loops of the previous row.
However, this instruction was given to crochet the bag in round. In that case, it is correct to makeruffles through the front loops of previous row.

Xarochita said...

BEAUTIFUL, THANKS!! =)

Sara said...

This is SO pretty! Linking up tomorrow at Tangle Happy. Thanks for sharing this. :)

Adri said...

Great tutorial! I'm definitely going to try it..

marlene rodrigues said...

Hi Calista!
thank you so much for sharing this beautiful pattern.
I make two coin purses with your tutorial. They were a little different but I like it!
I put a link to your tutorial in my post.
have a nice weekend!
marlene

lovecrafts said...

Great tutorial! i love it, thanks for sharing.

Paey Wasso said...

Thanks for sharing this cute pattern
I will start crochet this cute purse

DanelleB said...

Hello I love the pattern you shared. I have tried making this with a size G/6 hook and it turned out tight and bunched up compared to your pictures above. I was hoping you know what size hook you used and if you had any insights/tips? Tthank you! :)

Calista Yoo said...

Hi Danelle,

I used Japanese 3mm hooks, which is between US size C & D.
Since I crochet relatively loosely, you might want to try using hook size D.
Thank you!

Carol J.U said...

Thank You so much for sharing this amazing pattern! Can't wait to try it out :D

... valentines69 said...

Wow! This is too cute! Im thinking Christmas presents=) Did you use a 4-ply yarn?

Calista Yoo said...

Thanks,I used Bernat Cool Crochet. It says it's 5-ply on Ralvery.

Sara said...

This is a gorgeous little purse! I would LOVE if you link this up to my new link party just for the fiber arts!
http://www.mymerrymessylife.com/2012/06/new-link-party-hookin-on-hump-day-1.html