I hope you have a go at making this and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did x
Advent calendar day 21
Coin purse by Liz Ward
You will need:
Dk weight yarn in your choice of colour
4mm crochet hook
Coin purse frame
Sl st–slip stitch
dc – double crochet
htc – half treble crochet
tc – treble crochet
dtr – double treble crochet
st/sts – stitch/stitches
dc2tog – double crochet the next two stitches together
Popcorn stitch - To work popcorn stitch first work 5 treble crochet stitches into the same stitch. Next take the working loop off the hook. Thread the hook through the top of the first treble stitch in the group. Pick up the working loop and draw back through the first treble stitch.
Bobble stitch - Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, draw loop through, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on the hook, (yarn over, insert hook in same space, yarn over, draw loop through, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook)repeat 4 times, yarn over, draw through all 6 loops on hook
Rnd 1 – Ch 3, work 11 tr in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. 12sts
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, tr in first st, ch 1, (2tr, ch 1) in each stitch around, sl st to join round. 24sts, 12 ch spaces
Rnd 3 – Sl st to next ch space Ch 3 counts a first tr in first bobble stitch (popcorn stitch, ch3) in ever ch space around, sl st to join round. 12 popcorns, 12 ch spaces
Rnd 4 – 4tr in each ch sp. 48sts
Rnd 5 – (bobble st in the first st, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next st, ch 1, skip next st) repeat around, sl st to join. 12 bobbles.
Rnd 6 – ch2, 2tr in the next nine ch sts, 2dc in remaining ch sts, sl st to join.
Fasten off leaving a long tail of yarn to sew together.
Making sure the treble stitches from round 6 are at the top. Sew together leaving a 10cm gap at the top of the purse
Cut two circles of lining fabric a few cms larger than the purse rounds ( I used a dvd as a template). Sew together leaving a third open at the top.
Place inside the purse, turn the hem at the top and sew in place.
Using matching thread sew the purse to the purse frame using the holes along the frame edge.
Weave in any loose ends and fasten off well.