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Crochet KUHO Amigurumi Coin Purse Free Pattern

Updated on January 5, 2013

Table of Contents

  • Required Skill

  • Measurements

  • Materials and Tools

  • Project Instructions

  1. Abbreviation

  2. Written Pattern

  3. Video: How to Change Color

  4. Chart Pattern

  5. Sewing the Button Eyes

  6. How to Apply the Zipper

  7. Pasting the White Spots

Cutting off my hair always brings emotional distress to me. It's like denying myself the chance to have long curly hair one more time.

The other night I cut off my own hair because I realized that I can't perm my hair if I sleep next to my baby every night.

Because I could not sleep, I decided to record my feelings in another amigurumi coin purse I named KUHO.

Kuho's face is done in flesh plarn with a spiral of sc's. Her eyes are two huge buttons. The white spots in the center of the eyes are paper cuttings from a paper puncher. Her lips is also a button - a leaf-shaped button. I am so lucky that button is in my button stash.

But for me, the crowning glory of this pattern is the hair. The stitch is inspired from the popping cables stitch that I found in the book Crochet Stitches: Visual Encyclopedia. I just modified it a bit to serve my purpose.

Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia
Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia

I own a Kindle-version of this book and I did not regret buying it. The stitches here are very inspiring, plus they come in written and charted patterns.

 
The buttons that makes up Kuho's face
The buttons that makes up Kuho's face
The sewing threads for her hair
The sewing threads for her hair

Required Skills:

  • Ch, sl st, sc
  • Working on both sides of the foundation chain
  • Working in a spiral
  • Changing colors
  • Attaching stitches rows below the current row (referring to the hair stitches)
  • Sewing buttons
  • Attaching a zipper

Measurements:

Length - 4 inches

Width - 2.5 inches

Gauge

Face - 7 sc per inch

Hair - 8 sc per inch

Materials and Tools:

  • 1-cm single strand flesh plarn
  • 12 strands of sewing thread for hair
  • 2 big buttons for the eyes
  • 1 leaf-shaped button for the lips
  • Zipper
  • 1.65 mm hook
  • Sewing needle, pins and thread
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

Ch - chain

Sc - single crochet

Sl st - slip stitch

Sk - skip

After crocheting everything...
After crocheting everything...
There's long hair at the back.
There's long hair at the back.
Here's how it looks from the wrong side.
Here's how it looks from the wrong side.
Close up on the bangs
Close up on the bangs
Close up on the long hair in front
Close up on the long hair in front

PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS:

Crochet Pattern:

// Pattern starts

With flesh plarn

Foundation Chain: Ch 22.

Round 1: 4 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, 19 sc across, 5 sc on the last sc, (begin work on the other side of the foundation chain) 19 sc across, DO NOT turn.

Stitch Count: 47 sc

Round 2 - 17: sc on each sc, DO NOT turn.

Stitch Count: 47 sc per round

Attach 12 strands of sewing thread for hair.

Round 18: Sc, (ch 12, sl st on the post of sc in Round 2, turn, 15 sc on the ch, sk 1 sc on the current row, sc) 13x, (ch 4, sl st on the post of sc 3 rows below, turn, 4 sc on the ch, sk 1 sc on the current row, sc) 8x, (ch 12, sl st on the post of sc in Round 2, turn, 15 sc on the ch, sk 1 sc on the current row, sc) 2x, DO NOT turn.

Stitch Count: 15 long strands of hair, 8 strands of bangs and 1 sc (refers to the first sc of the round)

Round 19 : Sc on sc, (sc in ch-12, sc on sc) 13x, (sc in ch-4, sc on sc) 8x, (sc in ch-12, sc on sc) 2x, DO NOT turn.

Stitch Count: 47 sc

Round 20: (Ch 12, sl st on the post of sc in Round 3 in between two strands of hair, turn, 15 sc on the ch, sk 1 sc on the current row, sc) 12x, (ch 5, sl st on the post of sc 4 rows below in between two strands of hair, turn, 5 sc on the ch, sk 1 sc on the current row, sc) 9x, (ch 12, sl st on the post of sc in Round 2, turn, 15 sc on the ch, sk 1 sc on the current row, sc) 2x, sc, DO NOT turn.

Stitch Count: 14 long strands of hair, 9 strands of bangs and 1 sc (refers to the last sc of the round)

Round 21 : (Sc in ch-12, sc on sc) 12x, (sc in ch-5, sc on sc) 9x, (sc in ch-12, sc on sc) 2x, sc on sc, DO NOT turn.

Stitch Count: 47 sc

Round 22: 47 sc, sl st on next sc.

Break off and weave in ends.

//Pattern ends

Arrange the buttons, try to locate where each will be sewed.
Arrange the buttons, try to locate where each will be sewed.
Push the center of the big buttons in between sc's and sew it from the wrong side.
Push the center of the big buttons in between sc's and sew it from the wrong side.

Sewing the Lips and Eyes

Arrange the buttons until pleased.

Sew the leaf-shaped button first for Kuho's lips. Secure this button in two sc's to keep it from twisting.





Push the center of the big buttons in between the sc's such that it will stick out in the wrong side.

Turn the coin purse inside out.

Using a tapestry needle, sew the big buttons. Doing it this way gives the illusion that the buttons are glued instead of being sewed.

Parts of a Zipper
Parts of a Zipper | Source

Attaching the Zipper

The zipper must be at least 2 inches longer than the width of the coin purse.


Pin the zipper in place.


Start sewing from bottom stop (refer to the Parts of a Zipper) towards the top stop, then from the top stop going back to the bottom stop. Pass the thread in between the spaces of sc's and not through the sc's. We don't want to destroy the lovely stitches.



Carrie Wolf did a really great photo tutorial on how to attach a zipper and line a crocheted purse.

Pasting the White Spots

Paste a piece of paper cutting from a paper puncher using a glue.

Brush each white spot with glue to keep them in place as well as to protect them.

Somehow a bubble formed at the tip of my glue. I took advantage of the situation and transferred the glue bubble on the white spots instead of brushing glue on them. It made my photos more interesting, I think.

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    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thank you very much. ",)

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      Priyanka Estambale 

      5 years ago from United States

      Beautiful Pattern.

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thank you, ate Mimi!

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      mimicat 

      5 years ago

      Ang cute naman!

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