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Crochet Coin Purse

Crochet Coin Purse

The last couple of weeks I have been working on a number of knitted and crochet projects, that I will share soon, but this one is my favorite so far. I ordered this cute metal frame from ebay some weeks ago, and when it arrived, I just had to stop everything and work on it. This simple coin purse is crochet using the sunburst pattern, front and back, these are then joined using simple crochet stitches to create the sides of the purse, it is very quick and easy. I hade a lot of fun working on it, I hope you enjoy this pattern and post.

The basic idea is that you crochet a purse that matches the frame, both the length and the depth. The Sunburst square will be made to match the length of the frame (from side to side). One of the squares will then be worked into a purse by simple crocheting along the three sides, then the second square will be crochet in to close the purse.

What you need:

  • Yarn, any yarn you like
  • Hook that matches your yarn
  • Frame
  • (Optional) thinner yarn to decorate the sides
  •  Needles, both yarn and large sewing needles
  • ( Optional) Fabric
  • Thread

How to do it:

  1. Start by working one sunburst square that is big enough to match the length of the frame (see below for info on how to make the sunburst square). Fasten off and wave in the ends of the yarn.
  2. Make a second square, but do not fasten off, work around the square’s three sides with simple crochet stitches to create the purse. When you reach the edge, chain one, turn the work around and simple crochet back. Do not increase or decrease the number of stitches. Work until the length of the simple crochet part match the depth of the frame when it is opened. (See pictures above).
  3. When the size of the simple crochet part of the purse matches the depth of the frame (when open), fasten the first square to the purse. You could do so by slip stiches around or by sewing using the yarn needel.
  4. Simple crochet around the edge of the purse to give it a clean look, if it is uneven.
  5. (Optional) If you would like the purse to have some lining on the inside, measure the bottom and the sides of the purse. Cut any fabric you like, to fit, remember to cut more that you need. Sew the parts together (right side of the fabric on the inside of the purse) place the fabric purse inside the crochet purse, sew together around the edge.
  6. Place the frame over the opening of the purse, adjust to place it correctly, and sew in the purse to the frame.
  7. Finish the purse by sewing with a nice thin yarn, or the same yarn you used.

 

Sunburst square:

  1. Slip stitch, chain five, joining with a slip stitch in the first chain.
  2. Chain three (double crochet), double crochet around the ring 15 times. Join with slip stitch in the last chain of the chain three at the start.
  3. Chain one, puff stitch. repeat around a total of 16 times. End round by joining with a slip stitch into the first puff stitch.
  4. Chain two, Cluster stitch. Repeat around. End with chain two then a slip stitch into first cluster stitch.
  5. Chain four (treble crochet), two treble crochet in the same space. chain three, three treble crochet in the same space. *three double crochet in the next space. Three half double crochet in the next space. Three double crochet in the next space. Now we will have a corner: three treble crochet followed by chain three, then three more treble crochet.* Repeat *-* twice.
  6. When you have reached the last side of your work. Right after the corner, three double crochet in the next space. Three half double crochet in the next space. Three double crochet in the next space. Work three treble crochet in the same space as the one from the start of the round ( that is a corner) chain three, slip stitch into the chain four from the start of this round.

Now this is how you make a sunburst square, you can make it bigger by working in the same way around, until you are happy with the size. Now, go back to the “How to do it”-part to complete this purse. 🙂

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

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This must be the cutest little thing ever, and it fits perfectly here.

A miniature winter wonderland that is so sweet, cozy and has a Swedish winter feeling. These porcelain houses and trees are to die for, the houses can hold candles inside and the different designs and shades of green and white is the perfect mixture of vintage and modern. The houses and the trees are from “Søstrene grene”, which is a store, if you are not familiar with it, that has a lot of nicknacks, simple furniture and other fun stuff. They had different houses, with candle holders, led-light or without, different shapes and designs to choose from for very good prices. This is not a sponsored post, just letting you know where I got everything.

If you are planing to try this DIY out, and please do because it’s so much fun, you should know that you can use what ever you have at hand. You might already have trees, houses or reindeers at home, use them, use whatever you thing looks best and yours will be more personal and unique. But remember, less is more. I choose to stay in the same color scheme, since I do tend to go crazy when colors are involved, and it turned out great. Don’t forget, you can make this as big, or small as you like, I made a small one, since I only had room on my windowsill. Feel free to adjust this and make it your own. 🙂

*Do not leave lit candles unattended. 


Winter Wonderland 

Preperation time: none       Total time: 20 min

What you need to make this:

  • Mini houses/ a castle/ a shed (whatever makes you happy)
  • Some trees
  • Status ( I used a small Santa and a cute reindeer)
  • Moss (both green and white)
  • Small light & candles
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Everything you need to make this.
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Sooo pretty 🙂

Moss can be found at any large store this time of the year, you could also bring some home from the garden or the woods. But I don’t want to the risk of insects in my house, so I bought both green and white to create some texture and dimension in my mini-land.

How you do it:

  1. Choose where you want to place your miniature land. Remember, it will be hard to move around, so give this some thought before deciding. If you want to have your moss right on the surface of the place you choose, then skip to step 2 now. If you are worried about your surface being ruined, then put down some plastic wrap, baking sheet och even a board on your surface before putting on the moss.
  2. Place the moss on your surface, and break it gently, the moss will be in one piece so when you break it apart a little it will look more like natural grass. By breaking it up, you also make the moss looks like a small hill area, stop when you are happy with the look.
  3. Now place the largest items you have, here I placed the houses, rearrange until you like the look. Make sure that the houses are stable on the moss, especially if you are using candles later.
  4. The trees and any other decoration can be placed now, mix it up a little and don’t forget to put the decorations everywhere, this creates more dimension in your cute little town.
  5. Place you lights now, light them up and rearrange until satisfied.
  6. Final touches, I had some dried flowers and some berries that I just placed and sprinkled over. I can’t say NO to color.
  7. Enjoy 🙂

Comment if you do try this out and tell me how it went, you are welcome to comment if you have any questions or tips 🙂

  More pictures: 

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Sweet, sweet reindeer 🙂