Whirlpool Coin Purse by Alexandra Richards ELK
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Whirlpool Coin Purse

February 2018
Anchor Artiste Cotton Pearl
Thread ?
3” diameter after Round 6
3.25 mm (D)
45 yards (41 m)
3.5" Diameter
This pattern is available for free.

This coin purse was originally designed and featured in Happily Hooked’s Pattern Pack Pro February 1st publication.

When I designed this, I was looking forward to the challenge of working up a coin purse, as I had been wanting to make one (or ten), but the idea of sewing to a purse frame really intimidated me. If you are intimidated too, let me tell you, it is so easy!

For this purse, I used a fun pattern I had been playing with for a while, but didn’t know just what to do with. 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 or symbol - unless you turn, I suppose - but I knew this look would be perfect for this purse. 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 this way. Win - win!


  • 45 Yards of #5 Embroidery Floss - I used 3 Skeins of Artiste’s Cotton Pearl #5 in the Cool Waters colorway
  • D3mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
  • 3.35” (8.5 cm) Coin Purse Frame - I used the Yarnology’s Purse Frame #827022

Material Notes:
Yarn Alternative: DMC’s #5 Embroidery Floss

24 SC by 28 Rows = 4” 


  • SC - Single Crochet
  • DC - Double Crochet
  • FPdc - Front Post Double Crochet
  • HDC - Half Double Crochet

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