I was well on my way to finishing my second Pochacco, when I got distracted by a shiny new project, and I set the Pochacco aside and I made a thing–or I guess, more correctly, I made another thing.
I had seen a photo of an ingenious crochet coin purse–but that’s all it was–a photo. No dimensions, no suggested yarn, just a hint of genius, but other than the photos, no hints on how to accomplish it.
I also had a need for this particular kind of genius because I am working on what I call a “pandemic purse”– which I want to have the attributes of being easy to wash and quick to dry–but as I envision the purse, it means that there must be bags to put in the bag, and this bit of genius could accomplish that exact goal.
So with little guidance and a burning determination to “make a thing,” I got out some DK weight yarn a friend had sent, grabbed the 3.25 mm crochet hook I was using to make the second Pochacco, and got to work.
It didn’t take me too long to get it all sorted out, and before I knew it I had crochet a granny square to serve as the bottom of the coin purse:
and four granny triangles to serve as the top:
All that was left to do was to work a round of single crochet through three thicknesses of crochet pieces.
Ever so carefully, I counted my way around and made sure that I didn’t miss any stitches. Soon, the coin purse was done:
But, would it work?
I gingerly inserted my finger into the center and after a small bit of awkwardness, I had it open:
I filled it with quarters:
and then checked to make sure it would close. Which it did:
I am happier than I should be at having “made a thing,” but there is something about doing something one your own and for yourself that is very liberating.
So liberating, I think I’ll make another.