Friday, December 24, 2010

Coin Pouch Tutorial....

O.K... I know I've been promising this one for ages, well I FINALLY got around to taking the pictures of each of the steps of the pouch so now I can finish the tutorial...

Before you start, if you are unfamiliar with the way that I crochet, I use American terms, not Australian/English so to me a dc is really a tr to those English at heart...

If you get stuck on any of the stitches in this tutorial, I'm sure Mr Google will be more than willing to help you out, or you could even email me if you like...

Let's get started..... Using a 3.5mm hook and some YUMM-O Debbie Bliss Eco-baby (5ply) chain 3. You are now going to work 11dc into the 3rd chain from your hook (the 1st chain), this will be your 1st round.
Your starting ch3 counts as a dc so you should now have 12dc, right??? Join this round by slip stitching into the 3rd of the 3 starting chain.
Round 2 - ch3, dc in same stitch as joining slip stitch, 2dc in next dc and in each dc round. You should now have 24dc, right?? Join this round by slip stitching into the 3rd chain of the starting ch3.
For round 3 and 4 we are going to increase evenly by 12dc each round.
Round 3 - ch3, dc in same stitch as joining slip stitch, 1dc in the next dc. (2dc in the next dc, 1dc in the next dc) repeat round. You should now have 36dc. Join with a slip stitch to the 3rd chain of your starting ch3.

Round 4 - ch3, dc in same stitch as joining slip stitch, 1dc in each of the next 2 dc. (2dc in the next dc, 1dc in each of the next 2 dc) repeat round. You should now have 48dc, right??? Join the same way you did for round 3. It's now time to work the sides of our bag which is really easy....
Round 5 - ch3, dc in the next dc and in each dc round. You should have 48dc. Join the same way you did for the previous round. Your bag should now turn up and start to take shape...
Round 6 to 9 - Repeat Round 5.For the next round we are going to work some wholes to tread a cord through to close your bag, this is called an eyelet round.

Round 10 - ch3, 1dc in each of the next 2 dc, skip 1 dc, ch1. (1dc in each of the next 3 dc, skip 1 dc, ch1) repeat round. Join the same way you did for the previous round. 12 ch1 spaces.
Round 11 - ch3, dc in the next dc and in each dc and ch1 round.. You should have 48dc again, right?? Join same as you did for the previous round.
You can finish your bag off here or you can add a picot edging it's up to you... (the picot edging instructions are up next after the cord)

We now need to make a cord for our bags.
Ch72, sc into the 2nd chain from your hook and in each ch across. Picot edge - ch1, (sc in each of the next 2dc, ch2) repeat round. Join the same as for round 11. Fasten off and weave in all your ends. There you have it, 1 finished little coin purse/bag ready for last minute gift giving...
Marry Xmas - Love Jodie xxxxx

11 comments:

  1. Too cute :-) If only I could crochet more than a single row...
    Hope you have a lovely christmas.

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  2. This is tempting me to get out the hook and yarn right now when I should be busy preparing for Santa's visit. I think I will have a try tomorrow when all has quietened down. I made so many of your stars this Christmas, I think I could make them in my sleep.
    Best wishes for you and the family.
    Tracy

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  3. So cute! It looks lovely in pink, I will try! Thank you for the tutorial!
    Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

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  4. It looks beautiful - if only I could crochet :o(

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas Jodie. Have fun.

    Jill x

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  5. Lovely, I will give this a go after the new year.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  6. Thank you. I have been looking forward to this post. What a wonderful gift to all of us. Joy oh Joy...Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  7. Great tutorial Jodie... Merry Christmas to you and your family xxx

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  8. Merry Christmas Jodie. I hope you have all had a wonderful day. Thanks for the cute little tutorial.

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  9. I like your little pouch bags and your blog, will have to give them a go. Also went over to the podcasts on Never not knitting,(first time on that blog its great) its like radio for knitters!! Thanks for your star tutorial. Gail

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  10. OOh, now you've made me want to crochet, too cute!!

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