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Puppy Love Coin Purse

A sweet gift idea for yourself or your bestie, this puppy coin purse features a classic metal clasp and safety eyes. The nose and ears are three-dimensional and adds to the cuteness!

Time: 2 Hour Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 3” x 5” (7.5 cm x 13 cm)

Gauge: 3 sc = 0.5” [1.5 cm]

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Rico Design Ricorumi DK (100% cotton; 63 yards [57.5 meters]/25 grams): 030 Burgandy (A, 1 ball), 008 Rose (B, 1 ball), 036 Navy Blue (C, 1 ball).

Hook: US size 3 mm

Notions: Tapestry needle, scissors, stitch markers, one 3.5” x 2.4” [9 cm x 6.3 cm] purse clasp, 2 small black shank buttons (or safety eyes), small amount of toy stuffing

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the amigurumi style (unless specified), in a spiral without slip stitching or turning chains.

Pattern

Purse Uppers (make 2)

The beginning ch 1 does not count as a st.

With A, make a magic ring.

Row 1: 3 sc into magic ring, turn. (3 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st across, turn. (6 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, rep from * across, turn. (9 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * across, turn. (12 sc)

Row 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * across, turn. (15 sc)

Row 6: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * across, turn. (18 sc)

Row 7: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * across, turn. (21 sc)

Row 8: Ch 1, *sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * across. (24 sc)

Fasten off one of the purse uppers and weave in ends. For the second purse upper, continue to the purse bottom.

Purse Bottom

In the next section you will work, in continuous rnds, along the end of each row of each purse upper to join both pieces together;

Rnd 1: Work 1 sc into each row-end along the first purse upper skipping the center rows (14 sc) then continue with 1 sc into each row-end along the second purse upper also skipping the center rows. (28 sc)

Rnd 2: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (35 sc)

Rnd 3: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (42 sc)

Rnds 4–7: Sc around.

Rnd 8: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, rep from * around. (36 sc remain)

Rnd 9: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, rep from * around. (30 sc remain)

Rnd 10: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, rep from * around. (24 sc remain)

Rnd 11: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, rep from * around. (18 sc remain)

Rnd 12: *Sc in next st, sc2tog, rep from * around. (12 sc remain)

Rnd 13: Sc2tog around. (6 sc remain)

Fasten off and, using the yarn tail, sew up the last 6 sts.

Muzzle

With B, ch 6.

Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 ch, 3 sc in the last ch, sc in the next 3 sts along opposite side of foundation ch, 2 sc in last ch. (12 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in first st, sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last 2 sts. (18 sc)

Rnd 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next 4 sts, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in last 3 sts. (26 sc)

Rnds 4–5: Sc around.

Fasten off but leave long yarn tail for sewing to purse.

Stuff muzzle.

Nose

With C, make magic ring.

Rnd 1: 6 sc into magic ring. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next 2 sts, rep from * around. (10 sc)

Rnd 3: Sc around.

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, rep from * around. (8 sts remain)

Fasten off but leave long yarn tail for sewing to muzzle.

Stuff nose.

Ear Bottoms (make 4)

Ears are not stuffed.

With C, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in magic ring. (8 sc)

Rnds 2–3: Sc around.

In the next section you will work, in continuous rnds, to join two ear bottoms tog to make one ear:

Rnd 4: Work 1 sc into each st along the first ear bottom (8 sc) then continue with 1 sc into each st along the second ear bottom. (16 sc)

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, rep from * around. (12 sc remain)

Rnds 6–7: Sc around.

Rnd 8: *Sc in next st, sc2tog, rep from * around. (8 sc remain)

Rnd 9: Sc2tog around. (4 sc remain)

Fasten off and, using the yarn tail, sew up the last 4 sts, leave yarn tail for sewing ears onto the purse.

Finishing

Attach the purse to the purse clasp.

Attach the nose to the muzzle using the tail end to add a little line for the mouth underneath the nose on one side of the purse.

Attach the muzzle to the purse over Rnds 2–10.

Attach two shank buttons to the purse on either end of Row 5.

Attach the ears to the side of the head at the bottom ends of the purse clasps to finish.

Weave in all ends.

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