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
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.
Cotton yarn – approx. 42 yards (Knit Picks Dishie cotton used)
Crochet hook in size G/4mm
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
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)
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.
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.
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!
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!
I’ve decided that my coworkers are getting coin purses in the Christmas gift exchange this year!