change purse

free pattern

this pattern calls for Noro Kureyon, but any worsted weight yarn will do! better if it is a yarn with lots of wool in it.

size: 3.5" x 3"

yarn: Noro Kureyon


crochet hook: size F (3.75mm)

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
st(s) = stich(es)
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet

INSTRUCTIONS

MAKE TWO!

(each line of instructions is NOT a complete round)

-with crochet hook F, ch 4, join to form circle, ch 1, do not turn
-8 sc in ch space, do not join
-starting with first sc, work 2 sc in each sc (16 sc)
(continue without joining or turning)
-work *1 sc, 2 sc in next sc* 11 times
-work *2 hdc, 2 hdc in next sc* 3 times
-work *4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* 2 times
-5 hdc, 1 dc, 2 dc in next, 3 dc, 2 dc in next, 3 dc, 2 dc in next
-4 hdc, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc, 6 sc
-2 hdc in next, 2 dc in next, 7 sc, 2 hdc in next, 2 dc in next
-2 hdc in next, 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next, 1 sc, 2 sc in next
-6 sc, join to next sc

To make a larger change purse, continue as follows for one round:
-3 sc, 2 sc in next, 8 sc
-2 hdc in next, 2 dc in next, 9 sc, 2 hdc in next, 2 dc in next
-2 hdc in next, 6 hdc, 2 hdc in next, 1 sc, 2 sc in next
-7 sc, join to next sc

NOTE: the edges will still curl a little bit, but once you sew both pieces together it wont curl.

change-purse2

FINISHING:
-weave in ends
-sew along edges (or sc along edges), leaving top open (straighter section)

-modify an old zipper (jeans zippers are great!) to the length of the opening and sew to the inside of the change purse 1/2" below the edge.

 


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