So when I finally was brave enough to try my hand at something other than crochet blankets I thought that I would start small. I picked a simple pattern, still only involving straight lines, to make a coin purse.
The first time I try a new pattern there are usually mistakes, or bits I don’t think look good, or the tension is wrong or any number of things that just don’t work. My usual solution is to get the gist of the idea in my head and make it up as I go along to create my own version. This is a much easier process when it’s a small item.
Using my standard Double Knit wool and a 4mm hook, I quickly worked up the basic version of the purse. For once it actually turned out quite well for a first attempt.
It looked a bit basic so I decided to jazz it up a bit and add a crocheted flower, which also acts as a fastener. A loop of grey fits over the rose and holds the flap down so your money won’t escape.
Of course having made one and found it pleasantly simple I decided to get right on making some more.