Let’s just say I shy away from putting zippers in my work because it only worked once and every other time it destroyed my project.
I wanted a green coin pouch to go with the green hobo purse I crocheted myself a little while ago and today I finally finished it! Knitting with 2.5 mm needles, even 31 sts, seems to take forever.
So here’s my copyrighted pattern. You can use it to make your own coin purses (or credit card purses because that’s the size it is) if you give me credit for the pattern and link back to this blog. You can’t use the pattern to make coin purses to sell.
Zipperless Coin Purse Pattern
This is knit in one long stretch. Folding the flap over twice is what keeps the coins in the pouch.
Using 2.5 mm needles cast on 31 sts.
Work 5 rows of seed st (K1, P1) to end.
St st 45 rows.
These 50 rows make up the first pocket of the pouch and to help with the measuring I sewed them together at this point.
Continue in st st but slip the first stitch of each row.
Also, K the first and last 2 sts of ea P row.
St st 30 rows (to be able to clear the opening of the pouch before you begin decreasing for the flap). End K row.
Continue to slip the first stitch of every row even as decreasing.
The first row of the flap is a P row and you’re going to K 4 sts instead of 2 at each end of the row.
2nd and every even numbered row: Slip first st, K3, K2 tog, K to last 6 sts; sl 1, K1, psso, K4
3rd and every odd row: Slip first st, K3, P to last 4 sts, K 4.
Continue until 9 sts remain. The rest will be done in garter stitch.
K3, cast off 3, K3
K3, yo, K3
K2 tog, K to last 2, K2 tog (repeat this row once more). 3 sts rem
K 1 row
Position your flap and mark where the button will go exactly. Don’t sew it through the whole pouch (I didn’t do this but I can very easily see how the mistake could be made).
PS- slipping the first st of every row as well as keeping a garter stitch border prevents the flap edges from rolling.