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Classic Coin Purse Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial

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This Classic Coin Purse crochet pattern doubles as a tutorial on how to sew a kiss clasp to a crocheted piece. I hope you love the vintage vibe as much as I do! Make one of these for each special person in your life with this easy-to-follow tutorial.

Classic Coin Purse crochet pattern and tutorial

Classic Coin Purse Crochet Pattern

I am in love with the vibe these vintage kiss clasps are putting off. The little lotus beads are just to die for when paired with a similar colored yarn! ♥ Note that the exact clasps I ordered may be sold out, but I did see some similar styles while poking around.

How to sew a clasp to a coin purse


Cotton yarn – approx. 42 yards (Knit Picks Dishie cotton used)

Crochet hook in size G/4mm

Kiss Coin Purse Clasps about 3.3″ (these are the exact ones pictured, here is a more broad search result in case those are sold out)

Sewing needle and matching heavy duty thread.
*several strands of embroidery floss may also work nicely.

There is a VIDEO tutorial for sewing the clasp below!

Finished Dimensions (laid flat, before adding clasp): 4.5″ wide x 4″ tall

Pattern Notes:

Do not join, instead use a stitch marker to mark first stitch of each round.

On the body of the coin purse, the scs should always go into the dcs of the previous round and the dcs should always go into the scs of the previous round. This is the Lemon Peel stitch, and you can see a tutorial for it here.

Coin Purse Pattern:

Round 1: Magic Circle. 7sc in circle. Do not join (here and throughout) use stitch marker. (7)

Round 2: 2sc in each st around. (14)

Round 3: * sc in next st, 2sc in next * repeat between * * around. (21)

Round 4: * sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next * repeat between * * around. (28)

Round 5: * sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next * repeat between * * around. (35)

how to make a coin purse

Round 6: * dc in next st, sc in next st * repeat between * * around. Dc in last. (35)

Round 7: * sc in next st, dc in next st * repeat between * * around. Sc in last. (35)

Rounds 8 – 17: alternate rounds 6 & 7 (35)

Round 18: sc in each st around. (35) Invisible join and weave in all ends.

coin purse tutorial

To sew coin purse to clasp:

See the VIDEO below. From where you fastened off, count 17 sts around and place a stitch marker. This is the half way mark, so that we can make sure we are on track as we sew the kiss clasp to the coin purse itself.

The coin purse should be slightly smaller than the circumference of the opened clasp. Lay the clasp with the pretty side facing down. Thread your needle and prepare to sew!

1. Looking at the inside of the coin purse, insert your sewing needle a couple of inches down. (This helps to hide your knot.) Come out just below the top of the fabric.

2. Insert the top edge of your coin purse into the channel of the clasp so that where you fastened off is directly near the first hole.

3. Feed the needle from the inside to the outside, making sure the fabric stays nice and snug in the channel.

4. Insert the needle into the next hole, angling it down so that you pick up as much of the fabric as you can.

how to sew a kiss clasp

5. Move the needle just to the side of where it came out and feed it back through the same hole you just used.

6. Continue the process, forcing the top edge of the fabric up into the clasp channel before each stitch is made.

7. Periodically check that the stitch marker will line up with the other hinge of the clasp. Sew through the innermost clasp holes twice for added durability.

8. Feed the yarn through a few stitches (on the inside) to start sewing the opposite part of clasp.

Again, sew through the innermost clasp holes twice for added durability.

9. Continue sewing the other side of the clasp to the fabric in the same manner as before. It should line up nicely.

10. When finished securing clasp to coin purse, feed thread to inside and make at least two knots as pictured below.

Feed the needle down a few inches before clipping thread to better hide your ends.

Ta-Da!! You have finished your coin purse. 😀 So chic and vintage, and classy all the way!

coin purse crochet pattern

sewing coin purse

If this was your first time sewing a kiss clasp to a crocheted coin purse, I hope these photos made it a bit easier on you. I did have a trial run (or two 🙂 ) before feeling 100% confident in this new skill set myself. If you need a video, that’s okay too!

YouTube video
How to sew a coin purse

Beautiful classic coin purse crochet pattern

I’ve decided that my coworkers are getting coin purses in the Christmas gift exchange this year!

Coin Purse crochet pattern and sewing tutorial

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  1. Love this pattern , I am trying to make these for our ladies group at church for Mother’s Day . I did as you instructed and it came out bigger. Any thing I could do to make it smaller
  2. Ashlea, Hi, my name is Mona Rae. I am a blogger for DIY kits. Would you allow me to use your link in a how to blog for crocheting a kiss lock purse? I have a lot of kiss lock frames with the intention of making purses. However, time restraints have limited this reality and now offering how to's and DIY kits on my website: https://www.thekitkorner.com I appreciate your time and consideration. Mona Rae
  3. I am attempting to make the little coin purse. I have a G hook/4.25mm and a F hook/3.75mm and not sure which one to use? Looking at the various conversion charts it seems I should use the 3.75mm. Your thoughts will be appreciated.
    1. I would probably go with the 3.75mm...unless you know you are a tight crocheter, then go up to the 4.25mm
  4. Hi there! This may be a silly question, but how do I alter the pattern if I have a 4 inch kiss lock? So excited to get started! Many thanks
    1. Hi Chantal! I think if you did an extra increase row at row 6 (which would give you a row count of 42) that should work for the bigger clasp.
  5. Ashley, just wanted to drop a line to thank you for this cute pattern! I have made 3 using Lily’s sugar & cream. Much stiffer but workable. I just ordered some knit picks and look forward to working with it. Thanks again :)
  6. Thank you so much for the pattern. These are soooo adorable! I have a question thought. Does it have to be cotton yarn? I ordered cotton yarn form Amazon but I didn't realize that it is only 50g not 100g. I think thats the reason they are a little floppy. I tried making one with the 2 strands of the 50g cotton together and its much better, but I wondering if I can use some of the leftover acrylic yarn that I have hanging around. I would apperciate your thoughts.
  7. I'm not able to order the Knit picks Dishie yarn this time, do you know how it compares to Lily Sugar and Cream or Hobby Lobby I love this Cotton yarn? Does the cotton need to be a little stiffer? Thank you so much for sharing, I can't wait to get my clasps!
    1. Hi Chris! I would say the Dishie is not quite as sleek as I love this cotton, but not as stiff as Sugar and Cream...it falls right in the middle. You could easily use either yarn for this project.
  8. Thank you for the detailed instructions Ashleigh, I have only made 1 coin purse before, think the yarn was too squishy, I will have another go with your lovely pattern. Merry Christmas.
  9. Thank you for the pattern. I have already sent off for the clasp and thread from your links. I had wondered how those were made.
  10. Wheee! My clasps arrived and I can start these at last. I'm curious to know which color Knit Picks Dishie yarns you used! Your choices match the clasps so well. I'm stash-busting, but maybe I need new yarn...LOL. thanks for your great pattern!!
    1. Hi Teri! I chose cotton because it is a sturdy fiber and tends to stretch less than acrylic. Hope this helps!
  11. Aren't these just the cutest! I made a bunch of these several years ago for Christmas presents but in single crochet. I just love the texture of these. Going to have to make some more.
  12. So sweet, thanks for this tutorial! Definitely making some for stocking stuffers. Can I construct the bag the same way if I used square frames?
  13. I've been waiting for a quick project to come my way and this little coin purse was perfect! I had bought some hardware off of wish a few months back and could never find quite the right pattern. Thank you Ashlea!!!!
    1. Hi Cora! I purchased mine on amazon (the links for which are in this post) and I'm sure local crafting stores such as Joann's, Hobby Lobby, or Michaels would carry some as well. Hope this helps!
  14. Hello there! I really like the pattern! I will crotchet it just for fun. I will use construction twine. One question: where can I purshase the frame ? Thank you! Elodia
    1. Hi Elodia! I purchased mine on amazon (the links for which are in this post) and I'm sure local crafting stores such as Joann's, Hobby Lobby, or Michaels would carry some as well. Hope this helps!
    1. Hi Judy! I purchased mine on amazon (the links for which are in this post) and I'm sure local crafting stores such as Joann's, Hobby Lobby, or Michaels would carry some as well. Hope this helps!