Friday, 14 June 2013

How To - Crochet a Coin Purse and Sew in Purse Frame Handles

This blog post is a follow on from my recent video tutorial to make a coin purse, using sew in purse frame handles. You can watch the video here.

For those who prefer to follow a written tutorial then here it is! I hope you enjoy making them.

You will need;
  • DK/Light worsted weight cotton yarn
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 1 x sew in coin purse frame (which you can pick up easily from eBay) It's important to find the 'sew in' frames rather than the glue in ones for a better finish
  • Yarn needle
  • Sewing needle or any needle that can fit through your frame holes
  • Scissors
Firstly the crocheted purse (make twice)

Round 1
Work 10sc into magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (10)

Round 2
ch2, 1dc in same st as chains, 2dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (20)

Round 3
1dcfps (double crochet front post stitch) around previous rounds chains below, 2dc in next st, *1dcfps around next dc post, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (30)

Round 4
*1dcfps, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (40)

Round 5
*1dcfps, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (50)

Round 6
*1dcfps, 1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until you have 30 sts, so half way around your circle - (30 - half of 60) This creates a fatter bottom to your purse, the frame will be attached at the smaller part at the top. See video for clearer details.


Fasten off your first circle but on the second circle do not fasten off, instead sew your two fatter ends of your circles together, counting 30 sts and joining as you go, making sure right sides are facing outwards. Fasten off and tie in all your tails.

Using strands of your same cotton or similar coloured thread, sew your open ends to your sew in frames. To do this make sure all of your crochet is worked neatly and evenly into the crevice inside each frame side. I recommend sewing through each hole and then sewing back through the previous hole. See video for clearer details.

And now you're done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. For more tutorial crochet fun then please pop by my YouTube channel at or come say hi on my Twitter page at

© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.


  1. Thank you for the written pattern. Now just have to find the correct size purse frames for a reasonable price.

  2. Thank you for the written tutorial and your youtube presentation! It's a darling purse! Can you tell me what size purse frame you used?

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern. I love the design and am going to give it a go.

  4. Hi there, I love this tutorial and have made 2 purses (not completed - minus the clasps). I am having to purchase the clasps on ebay and can not find the size indicated, however I'm not sure my purse is the same size, I think my yarn is bigger - (still a beginner). How can you determine the size clasp you will need? Where do you measure? Thanks for your help.