Coin purse - giraffe design

Coin purse

This coin purse is made using single crochet stitches and it works up pretty quickly. The crochet pattern is easy to follow as it contains details and representative photos for each step.

Sewing the interior might be a little tricky if you're not used to it, but this part is totally optional. The coin wallet can be used without it as well.


You will need:

  • Cotton yarn: yellow and orange/brown colors
  • Hook: 3.5mm
  • Purse clasp: 8x9 cm
  • Needle: small enough to go through the purse frame holes
  • Fabric for the inside lining


  • sc - single crochet
  • inc - increase (two single crochets in the same stitch)
  • (..) - represents the sequence that will repeat
  • x and number - the number of times to repeat a sequence
  • [..] - the number between square brackets is the number of loops at the end of row


It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the exact type of yarn, purse frame or hook size that you’re using. In the pattern you’ll get details on how to adjust. ;)

The pattern is written in US terminology.


Start by using the yellow yarn:

Row 1: 6 sc in magic circle - [6]

Row 2: (inc) x6 - [12]

Row 3: (sc, inc) x6 - [18]

Row 4: (2 sc, inc) x6 - [24]

Row 5: (3 sc, inc) x6 - [30]

Row 6: (4 sc, inc) x6 - [36]

Row 7: (5 sc, inc) x6 - [42]

Row 8: (6 sc, inc) x6 - [48]

Row 9: (7 sc, inc) x6 - [54]

The created hexagon needs to match the size of the purse frame when it’s fully open. If yours doesn’t match this size, then you can continue with increasing rows until you get the correct size.

Coin purse base

Then, increasing stops and you need to make single crochet rows until you have the desired height for the purse.

Rows 10-26: sc in each loop - [54]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Coin purse height
Coin purse flat


Make two types, so that they are different in size and shape. Then, sew them on the front of the purse.

Type 1 (make 3)

Row 1: 6 sc in magic circle - [6]

Row 2: inc x2, sc x4 - [8]

Fasten off leaving a long thread for sewing.

Coin purse height

Type 2 (make 4)

Row 1: 5 sc in magic circle - [5]

Row 2: sc, inc x2, sc x2 - [7]

Row 3: (sc, inc) x4 - [11]

Fasten off leaving a long thread for sewing.

Coin purse flat

Interior lining


Take a piece of fabric, fold it in half and cut so that it matches the shape of the folded crocheted purse. The interior is going to be smaller than the crocheted item on the sides, but higher since the top margins will be folded.

Sew the two fabric parts together on the sides.

Place the fabric inside the purse, fold the top margins and sew it into the crocheted purse. Use the second single crochet row and go through each hole.

Coin purse fabric
Coin purse lining

Attach the clasp

Start by inserting the needle into the first frame hole from the inside out. Make sure you block the thread there.

Then, insert needle into the third frame hole. This time the needle will go from the outside to inside.

Next, you'll cover the second hole. So, insert needle from inside to outside through the second frame hole.

Keep going like this all around - 4th hole, then 3rd, then 6th, then 5th and so on... Make sure not to miss any hole.

Coin purse fabric
Coin purse lining


If you follow this pattern and share your finished coin purse, please tag me @crochetbyoana on Instagram. I would love to see how it turnes out for you! :)