Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rainbow Sherbet Coin Purse

aran/heavy worsted handspun or similar weight yarn from your stash
4.0 or 4.5mm hook - the goal is a dense fabric
1/2 inch button
yarn needle to weave in ends
needle and thread to sew on button
finished size about - 2.5 x 3.25 inches when flap is buttoned

R1: Ch13 and sc across, ch1
R2 sc across, ch1
Repeat row 2 until it's 5.25 inches give or take long. Then do the button hole row.
Button hole row: sc, hdc, 3dc, 2tc, 3dc, hdc, sc, fasten off. The button fits between the two treble crochet stitches.
Sc the sides together with the front of the coin purse facing you.

Finishing touches. Crab stitch edging.
With the front of the coin purse facing you join at the left hand corner , ch1 and begin crab stitch over the inside top, down the right side and the bottom.
Then with the back of the coin purse facing you(would be on the front if the coin purse is buttoned closed) Join on the left where the coin flap begins, ch1, and begin crab stitch around. (On the coin purse on the right I did not do the crab stitch across the top of the inside.)

Weave in ends and sew on the button.

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