This is one of my favorites and definitely a well-received gift among friends and family. The Raised Diamonds Stitch that I utilize in this bag and several other designs I’ve created features a three-dimensional texture and pattern that grabs the eye and makes people ask, How did you do that? It’s a big hit at the craft shows too! This size is ideal for use as a coin purse or for storing those smaller items that roam around the interior of your purse like keys, chapstick, mints, gum, eyedrops, floss, etc.
This pattern ranks as an intermediate project because you will be working in several rows at a time to create the raised diamond design that stands out against the background of the other stitches. It takes 9 rows to complete the construction of the diamonds, so be patient and enjoy watching your diamonds come together. It’s a fun challenge with rewarding results!
Once crocheting is complete, finishing your purses requires some sewing to add a lining and a zipper closure. You can use a machine or hand sew. If sewing isn’t in your skill set, recruit a friend or family member with seamstress skills to help. It only takes a half hour to create the lining and set the zipper. I have filmed a step-by-step instructional video to walk you through the process.
Omega La Espiga Nylon Cord Size 18
* (1 roll typically makes 3 coin purses)
* (Available at Creative Yarn Source)
Crochet Hook F (3.75 mm) or G (4.25 mm)
7″ – 9″ zipper
1/4 yard of material for lining
1/2″ keyring (optional)
4″H X 6″W
This listing is for a pattern only, not a completed product. You will receive instructions about how to make the product yourself. All crochet patterns are written in US crochet terms.