The Zebra Modern Coin Purse Crochet Pattern

The zebra  modern  modern coin purse crochet pattern is constructed using one-stitch only, making it ideal for beginner crocheters.

This adorable coin purse is the perfect size to fit nicely into your hand to carry for a quick stop at your favorite shop.

Another plus is that it can be made in so many different colors, using all scraps of yarn.

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The Zebra Modern Coin Purse Crochet Pattern (Free)

This crochet project is perfect for someone with limited crochet skills.

It makes the perfect gift!  Just think how impressed your friends will be with such a special handmade piece, not to mention your own accomplishment to make gifts.

Scroll down to get the free pattern & tutorial


  • You can crochet this easy project in less than a day.
  • Like with all crochet items, there are many ways to construct and crochet a cute coin purse.
  • Some crochet a simple circle for the base.  This simple crochet coin purse pattern has a rectangle base.
  • Minimal seaming is involved, though you will need to stitch your crochet fabric to the purse frame.
  • The one-row pattern is meditative and helps you build confidence as you construct a useful coin pouch.
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I designed the beginner little crochet coin purse for the 2024 International Crochet Month Blog Hop, hosted by Underground Crafter, based on the instruction to design something that I love about crocheting.

What is there not to love about this easy crochet craft?  

The Crochet Along (CAL) offers a lot of free crochet patterns, get all the detail plus info on giveaways and prices in Marie’s post.

Materials Needed

1. Cotton yarn in 3 colors, white, black and mustard, double knit weight yarn (less than 50g needed for the whole purse)
2. Crochet hook E/4 (US), 9 (UK), 3.5mm
3. Purse frame, sew-in type

4. Stitch marker (optional)
5. Strong thread for sewing to the frame (I used machine embroidery thread)
6. Sewing needle, unless you can find a thin tapestry needle that will pass through the holes of the frame.


I’d recommend cotton yarn.  If you use the yarn of your choice, be sure to adjust your gauge. Cotton is durable and will last a lifetime.


Basic crochet stitches and crochet techniques required: 

How to

  • chain stitch
  • single crochet (rest of the crochet project)
  • UK terminology for single crochet is dc = double crochet
  • Joining with a slip stitch (sl st)

Learn to chain stitch below:

Learn to single crochet in video tutorial below:


(before assembly)

Base:   2.55″ or 6.5cm x 2.75″ or 7cm

Body:  3.15 or 8cm″ 

Finished size: 4″ high and 5″ wide

Size after assembly:  3.5″ x 2.55″ x 3.15″ tall


  • Ch1 at the beginning (or end of each row) does not count as a stitch.
  • The first section of your little purse is the bottom rectangle.
  • Second section is the body – in Zebra colors!
  • The body of the purse is crocheted in the round.
  • My metal frame has 50 little holes.  Make sure that your stitches in the round are not more than the holes.
  • The right side of the crochet piece will be facing you.


ch    – chain

sc    – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

st    – stitch

sts  – stitches

Zebra Modern Coin Purse Crochet Pattern


US terms 

Written Instructions 

Purse Base (Rectangle bottom)

In color A (mustard) – chain 10 +1

1st Row:  make the first sc in second chain from hook.  Continue with sc in next st and across, ch1 and turn (10 sts).

2nd Row:  in first st from hook, sc and in each stitch across, ch1, turn.

Rows 3 to 14 – as row 2.

Purse Body (vertically upward)

Row15:  you will now start creating the outside edges of the purse.  You can place your st marker in the first stitch here.  sc in each st across  (10 sts), sc in each st alongside the one side (14 sts), sc in each st across the starting chains (10 sts) and 14 sts alongside the other side. Slst into the first st of the round (48 sts).

Step 1:  Measure your rectangle against your metal frame to see if it fits the inside of the frame.

Row 16:  to maintain tension, I needed more rows along the longer sides.  slst in each st across the short edge (10 sts), sc in each st along the one side (14 sts), slst again in each st across the other short edge (10 sts) and 14 sts along the other longer side, slst into the first st of the round.

Step 2:  For a less obvious seam, each round will continue into the following, meaning that you will not close off a round with a slst.

Step 3:  To ensure proper color transitions, end your last part of the single crochet st, in the following color – see tutorial.

In color B (white)

Row 17: in the back loop of each st, sc across.

In color C (black)

Row 18: sc in each st across.

In color B (white)

Row 19: sc in each st across.

In color C (black)

Row 20: sc in each st across.

Repeat rows 18 and 19 until you have completed 16 rows, ending with color B.

Fasten off and weave in yarn ends.


Assembly:  Mark your sides with st markers at  st 1; sts11; st25 and st 36.

Follow the steps below:


Using a crochet hook and yarn as recommended, crochet base for the coin purse. With the correct tension, you should have a rectangle slightly smaller than the metal frame. 

If not, adjust the pattern by adding or reducing the number of rows.  The pattern was adjusted by using slip stitches along the top and bottom sections of the cute crochet coin purse and single crochet stitches along the longer sides of the rectangle.

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Proceed to crochet the upright side of the coin purse until it completes 16  rows or until it is about 3.15 or 8cm″ tall. Place the frame on the edge, to fit it.

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Lining your purse is  optional.  I chose not to line.

Use your stitch markers to secure the frame to the purse – as per the image above. Find the middle of the hinges and attach them to the frame as well.  If you don’t have stitch markers, use a temporary stitch.

Remove the st markers except the ones at the hinges to make it easier to insert the purse edges into the channel of the frame.

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Slotting the edges into the channel can be fun if the purse is a little larger than the frame. I ended up using a blunt letter knife. If it is too much of a hassle, start stitching and inserting as you go.

Thread your needle and start stitching the frame to the purse body through the holes in the frame.

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Secure thread to the inside of your fabric, sew from inside through the first hole, and from the outside through the second hole, pull snugly.
Sew each stitch double if you wish to secure your sewing more.  Keep going at it – you’ll get the snag of it after the 5th stitch!

Sew around the frame ensuring that the edges are into the channel.  Secure your thread with a double knot and extra stitches on the inside.


With mustard, wrap around two fingers about 15 times – depending on the thickness required.

Take a length of yarn to wrap about an inch from the top, knot and hide ends with your needle.

With your hook and mustard yarn, chain 25 and end off. Weave the chains through the top of the tassel and add to purse.

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I had so much fun making the coin purse. My wish is that you will use the free crochet purse pattern more than once, and that you will enjoy making perfect little bags for everyone you know – for Mother’s day, Christmas and Birthdays in-between.

I love crocheting small items as it is done in a day, it uses little yarn, and it gives confidence to attempt any new project.

Small businesses are often started because of someone’s skill to make handmade pieces.  You may use this pattern for personal use and to sell whatever you have made to earn an income.

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