Camera coin purse crochet pattern

Having some leftover scrap yarns and wondering what to do with them?? well, here's a simple crochet pattern to make camera coin purses. With festive season upon us, it would make a wonderful gift/stocking stuffer and for Instagram lovers.

Materials needed: 
Some scrap yarns ( violet, cream, black)
Crochet hook suitable to the size of your yarn
Snap fastener
Tapestry needle
A little felt pieces in red,blue, black, green and yellow color
Fabric glue

sc- single crochet
st- stitches
Row 1 to 20 is worked in continuous rounds.
R1: chain 20, sc in second chain from hook, sc in next 17 stitches, 3 sc in the last chain, continue to work on other side of the chain, sc in next 17 stitches and 2 sc in the first chain space. (40 st)
R2: Place a stitch marker at this point and continue to sc around (40). No need to join with slip stitch.
use stitch markers at ends to keep track of rows completed.
R3-14: sc around (40)
switch to cream color yarn,
R15-20: sc around (40)
for the purse flap, we are now going to work on the 20 stitches in the front only. Find and place 2 stitch markers exactly at the corners of the purse. Make sure the length of these corners are 20 stitches.
Your finished stitch in last row  (R20) will be only one or two stitches away from this point. so slip stitch until you bring them to the stitch marker place
R21: chain 1, sc in same space, and sc in next
19 stithces (20), chain 1 and turn
R22: *sc in the next 20 stitches, chain 1, turn*
R23-29: repeat the above ** (20). fasten off.

with black yarn, working in continuous round
R1: 6 sc in  magic ring (6)
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (24)
R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (30)
switch to cream color yarn,
R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (36) on front loops only.
R7: sc around (36). Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Sew the camera lens at the center of the purse
Cut thin strips of red, yellow, green and blue felt and glue them at the top left corner
Cut a small rectangular shape in black felt and glue it at the top right corner. paste a little heart in red felt to it.
Sew in snap fasteners at the back of the purse.

You can also make the purse larger or smaller by increasing or decreasing the beginning chain count. The violet purse is made with 20 chains while the pink one is made using 18 chains.

Hope you like the pattern. Do post pictures if you make one. Have fun crafting :)


  1. These are amazing I love them x

  2. What cute little purses you have made, Anitha!

  3. They are amazing and would make great little stocking gifts.

  4. Cute !!!! Perfect for a gift !

  5. Cute purses!! Love the colours.

  6. Coin purses r very cute :) luv them all .....

  7. Love them! I can't wait to make at least one!!!

  8. That is really interesting and nontrivial pattern! Lovely coin purse, so cute!

  9. Interesting pattern and very cute purses! Perfect as stocking gifts. :-)


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