Sunday, February 4, 2018

Whirlpool Coin Purse and the Pattern Pack Pro Issue 41

My Whirlpool Coin Purse can be found in February 2018, Issue 41 of the Pattern Pack Pro. This issue features "Coin Purses", this one and five others!

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When I first saw the theme for the February Pattern Pack Pro was going to be Coin Purses, I was really excited. I have been wanting to try my hand at a cute little coin purse for a while now. I will even admit, that the idea of using a purse frame kind of intimidated me a little. As you can see in this Whirlpool Coin Purse that I conquered that intimidation! 

I combined a fun pattern I have been playing with in my mind. Front post stitches are used to achieve the texture. On a hat and such, the pattern twists an awful lot, making it a little difficult to keep straight if you are planning on adding something like a monogram to a hat, but I knew in this purse, it would be perfect! And the name came to me when I saw the swirl of the pattern in combination with the name of the colorway, "Cool Waters". I did not buy the thread with the thought that it would work out that way. Win - win!

I also worked up a sweet little flower coin purse that didn't make it into this issue as there was only one spot open, but you may see it in a future issue or here on the blog. Would you like to see more coin purses here on the blog? What kinds? Drop me a line below!

To complete your own Whirlpool Coin Purse, you will need three skeins (or 45 yards) of #5 Cotton Pearl Floss - I used Artiste brand from my local Hobby Lobby in the Cool Waters colorway, a D3/3.25mm crochet hook, and a 3.35" coin purse frame, which I also found at my local Hobby Lobby right next to the floss. Alternatively to the Artiste brand, I did work a small sample with DMC #5 thread, and achieved similar results.

Issue 41 Also Features...

These Crochet Patterns:
     - Star Coin Purse by Emily Truman
     - Jade & Gold Coin by Lee Sartori
     - Birdie Purses by Maxine Velasco
     - Lavender Pouch by Natalia Johnson
     - Chroma Coin Purse by Ashley Leither
     - And FIVE FREE Coin Purse Patterns from Around the Web

These Articles:
     - Coin Purse Tools
     - Curio #10 Crochet Thread Review
A couple of my favorites include the Jade & Gold Coin Purse (top) by Lee Sartori of CoCo Crochet Lee, and the Star Coin Purse (bottom) by Emily Truman of Em's Corner!
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Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing a Whirlpool Coin Purse?
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1 comment:

  1. adorable--I wish I crocheted! Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy--we appreciate you!