August 3, 2015 by holy rollin hooker
I found myself with a ton of mini pony beads left over from last week’s beaded denim basket, so I decided to whip up a simple and cute little coin purse. You can really never have too many of these cute little pouches.
The thing to keep in mind with beaded crochet projects is that unless you are working in the round or you can crochet with both your right and left hands, all the beaded work is going to be on the right side of the fabric only, so you’ll have beads in every other row.
- 150 or so yards of Worsted weight yarn
- About 60 mini pony beads
- 5” zipper (any longer and you’ll have to shorten it)
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends and stringing beads
- Prestring 54 beads
- Beaded Single Crochet (BSC): Before pulling up a loop for your next stitch, slide a bead down and nestle it next to the stitch you just completed. Then pull up a loop and complete the next single crochet like normal.
- Ch 1 at beginning of each row
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and across. (24)
Row 2: *bsc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc across
Row 3: sc across
Row 4: *sc in next sc, bsc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across.
Row 5: sc across
Row 6: *sc in next 2 sc, bsc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across
Row 7: sc across
row 8: *sc in next 3 sc, bsc. Repeat from * across.
Rows 9-16: repeat rows 1-8
Rows 17-19: repeat rows 1-3. Fasten off.
The back is really simple. Rather than making a separate piece and seaming the two together, you’ll be joining the yarn to the other loop in the original chain of the project. That way you’ll only have to seam the two sides rather than both sides and the bottom.
Row 1: Join yarn to unused loop in the original foundation chain. Ch 1, sc across.
Rows 2-19: sc across. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Use your favorite technique to seam the sides. I usually go with a simple whipstitch. It’s fairly secure and doesn’t add any bulk. Sew in zipper. At this point, you may also wish to line your coin pouch. My laziness got the better of me, so I didn’t line this one though I usually do.