This cute little coin purse by Gwen McGannon is a fab quick project that you can hook up in no time, plus it would make a perfect gift too! This pattern uses a purse frame and clasp to give it a real professional finish to the make, but if you can't get hold of one you could try using a bit of velcro or snap fasteners instead to close your purse. Alternatively, if you feel like getting super-creative, once you've joined the front and back together, you could finish it off by doing a row of dc stitches over some cord around the opening to make it into a drawstring purse!

You will need

  • DROPS Cotton Merino Uni Colour (50% wool, 50% cotton, 50g/110m) or alternative dk yarn, 1 ball of each:
  • Mustard Yellow (15)
  • Forest Green (11)
  • Powder Pink (05)
  • Red (06)
  • A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook
  • A square purse frame, 8.5 x 5.5cm including clasp (available from - Amazon - Ebay)


Rounds 1-3 to measure approx 6cm (2¼in) diameter


Purse measures approx 11x14cm (4¼x5½ in) diameter


Beg pc (beginning popcorn) Ch3 (counts as tr), 4tr into same st or sp at base of beg ch-3, drop the loop from the hook, insert the hook from front to back in top of beg ch-3, replace the dropped loop onto hook and pull through the st on hook

Pc (popcorn stitch) Work 5tr in the same st or sp, drop the loop from the hook, insert the hook from front to back in the top of first tr worked, put the dropped stitch back onto hook and pull through the first tr

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.


Purse is worked in the round, then worked in short rows for the top. Instructions for a Forest Green Purse are written below. To make a Mustard Yellow Purse, use the sequence Forest Green, Mustard Yellow, Powder Pink, Red, Mustard Yellow.


Free Crochet Coin Purse Pattern

Back/Front (make 2)

With Mustard Yellow, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as htr, ch1), (htr into loop, ch1) 5 times, ss in second ch of beg ch-3 to join. [6 htr, 6 ch-1 sps]

Fasten off.

Round 2 Join Powder Pink with ss in any ch-1 sp, beg pc in same sp, ch2, (pc in next ch-1 sp, ch2) 5 times, ss to top of beg pc. [6pc,6ch-2 sps]

Fasten off.

Round 3 Join Red with ss to any ch-2 sp, (beg pc, ch3, pc, ch3) all in same ch-2 sp, (pc, ch3) twice in next 5 ch-2 sps, ss to top of beg pc. [12 pc, 12 ch-3 sps]

Fasten off.

Round 4 Join Mustard Yellow with ss to any ch-3 sp, (beg pc, ch2, pc, ch2) all in same ch-2 sp, (pc, ch2) twice in next 11 ch-3 sps, ss to top of beg pc. [24 pc, 24 ch-2 sps]

Fasten off.

Round 5 Join Forest Green with ss in any ch-2 sp, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr in same ch-2 sp, (3tr in next ch-2 sp) 23 times, ss to top of beg ch-3. [72 tr]

Round 6 Ch1 (does not count as st here and throughout), dc in bl of next 57 sts, dc in both loops of next 15 sts, ss to first dc, turn. [72 dc]

Now work in rows for the top of the Purse.

Row 1 (WS) Ch1, skip ss, dc in first st, dc in next 14 sts, turn and work on these sts only. [15 dc]

Row 2 Ch1, dc in first st, skip next st, dc in next 11 sts, skip next st, dc in last st, turn. [13 dc]

Row 3 Ch1, dc in each st to end.[13dc]

Fasten off.

To make up

Hold both pieces with RS together. Working through back loops of both circles, using matching yarn, ss to first st of Round 6, dc in next 57 sts. Turn RS out.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew purse frame to top of each circle.



Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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