Free Pattern Friday – Lucky Coin Pouches

As I’ve been posting about this week, back in March I was lucky enough to fulfil a life long dream in going to Japan. I’d wanted to go ever since I was very small, for reasons I’m not 100% sure of myself. But the Land Of The Rising Sun has always (and will always!) be a draw for me.

Whilst there I did lots of craft and toy shopping. And as I mentioned in my past posts I also fell in love with the gashapon machines that can be found in stores/arcades all over Tokyo. All of these machines took mainly 100yen coins, so whenever I bought something in a store I separated all the 100yen coins and kept them in my pocket, to use on these machines. I remember wishing I’d had a little purse or pouch to keep them in – it would have made my life a lot easier!

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Lucky Coin Pouches

So I decided to make this little Lucky Coin Pouch. I call it lucky because I treasured the little gashapons, and with a pouch full of 100yen coins you would be very lucky and could buy a tonne!

I even added a little Japanese coin to the pouch, for decoration 🙂

I hope you enjoy the little pouch, whether you yourself are travelling to Japan soon or you just want something to keep loose change handy in. I have even made some up to sell at an event I am selling at this weekend, they are so super easy to make 🙂

Enjoy!


Lucky Coin Pouch

You Will Need

  • 3.5mm Hook
  • DK/8 Ply/Light WW Yarn in 3 colours (C01, C02, C03)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Coin with a Hole (Optional)
  • Keyring/Keychain (optional)
  • Plastic/Wooden Bead (Optional)

Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • SlSt – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Dc Inc – Double Crochet Increase (2 Dc into one Stitch)
  • St/Sts – Stitch/Stitches
  • Sp/Sps – Space/Spaces

Special Stitch

  • Picot – Ch 3 above the stitch you just completed, SlSt back into the top-front and side posts of the stitch you made before the chain (You can find a good video for Picot Stitch here)

Notes

  • Pattern written in US terms
  • Finished size is approx. 13cm tall, when using a 3.5mm hook and DK weight yarn
  • Please feel free to sell any item made from this pattern, though I kindly ask that you link back to this page if you do <3

Pouch

In C01

Ch 4, Join with a SlSt

1. Ch 3 (counts as 1st Dc now and throughout pattern), Dc 14 into loop (15 Dc)

*Break Yarn/Switch to C02*

2.  Ch 3, Dc into same St. *Dc Inc* x 14 (30 Dc)

*Break Yarn/Switch to C03*

3. Ch 3, Dc into same St, Dc 1. *Dc Inc, Dc* around (45 Dc)

*Break Yarn/Switch to C01*

4. Ch 3, Dc around. SlSt to beginning Ch 3 (45 Dc)

*Break Yarn/Switch to C02*

5. Ch 3, Dc around. SlSt to beginning Ch 3 (45 Dc)

*Break Yarn/Switch to C03*

6. Ch 3, Dc around. SlSt to beginning Ch 3 (45 Dc)

*Break Yarn/Switch to C01*

7. Ch 3, Dc around. SlSt to beginning Ch 3  (45 Dc)

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*Break Yarn/Switch to C02*

8. Ch 3, Dc around. SlSt to beginning Ch 3 (45 Dc)

*Break Yarn/Switch to C03*

9. Ch 3, Dc around. SlSt to beginning Ch 3 (45 Dc)

*Break Yarn/Switch to C01*

10. Ch 3, Dc around. SlSt to beginning Ch 3 (45 Dc)

*Break Yarn/Switch to C02*

11. Ch 3, Dc around. SlSt to beginning Ch 3 (45 Dc)

*Break Yarn/Switch to C03*

12 -13. Ch 1 (Counts as 1st Sc now and for the rest of the pattern), Sc around (45 Sc)

14. Ch 1, Sc. Ch 2, Sk 1 Sc. *Sc 2, Ch 2, Sk 1 Sc* x 14. SlSt to top of beginning Ch 1 (30 Sc, 15 Ch 2 Sps)

15. Ch 1, Sc into each Sc and twice into each Ch 2 Sp around (60 Sc)

16. Ch 1, Sc around (60 Sc)

17. Without Chaining – Sk 2 Sc, Dc 4 into next St. Picot into top of 4th Dc. Dc 3 into same St. Sk 2 Sc, SlSt. *Sk 2 Sc, Dc 4 into next St. Picot into top of 4th Dc. Dc 3 in same St. Sk 2* x 9. SlSt to top of first Dc (10 x 7Dc Cluster)

*Bind Off, Weave In All Ends*

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Picot Shell Edging


Tie Up

In C02 or C03

Ch 80

*Bind Off, Use Tail to Thread Through Holes in Top of Pouch*


Assembly

Thread one end of the Tie Up through the eye of a large yarn needle, and thread backwards and forwards though the gaps created by the Ch 2 in round 14. Sew in all loose ends

Optional

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Coin Decoration (and no, It’s not a 100yen coin!)

Why not add some decoration to your pouch? I used a Japanese coin left over from my holiday and attached it to the Tie Up with a wooden bead. You could also use a lucky Chinese coin or any coin that has a hole in the centre. Simply thread your Tie Up though the hole in the coin, then though the bead, then back though the coin. Continue to thread through the Ch2 gaps of the pouch.

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Keyring/Keychain Attachment

I also added a keyring/keychain, so you can keep it handy on a bag or belt. Thread the Tie Up through the keyring/keychain, towards the back of the pouch 🙂

And you’re done!


I really hope you enjoyed making your Lucky Coin Pouch! If you liked the pattern and have a Ravelry account, you can share it with me and the crochet/knit community there by visiting the pattern page, here.

I am also on Instagram (Username: EssHaych) – I alway make a point of featuring any photos I’m tagged in <3

The penultimate instalment of my Japan report will be posted tomorrow, the final this Sunday. I hope you can join me!

Have a great weekend, and Happy Crocheting!

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4 Comments

  1. Thankyou for this, been looking and looking for this exact thing and you did it x Plus its free, so good of you x All the best.

  2. Thank you for sharing I love it

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