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Crochet BATRI Amigurumi Coin Purse Free Pattern

Updated on January 8, 2013

Table of Contents

  • Required Skill
  • Measurements
  • Materials and Tools
  • Video: How to Make Single-Strand Plarn
  • Special Stitches
  • Video: Dc Around Back Post, Sc2tog
  • PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS

-> Abbreviation
-> Written Pattern
-> Video: How to Change Color
-> Embroidering the Eyes and Teeth

-> How to Apply the Zipper

While I was having a rude conversation with God (I was the rude one), BATRI's design was taking shape inside my head. Batri should have been a cockroach but I don't have dark brown plarn, so I settled for him to be a colorful bug.

The sc's on Batri's body is reinforced with sl st's to be able to hold it's shape. Bugs have rigid body covering after all and Batri is a bug. I also used the whole zipper to serve as Batri's backbone.

The bulging eyes of Batri is embroidered using 12 strands of black sewing thread. The same is done with his teeth.

Measurements:

Length: 4 inches

Width: 2.5 inches

Height: 1.5 inches

Gauge

Base: 8 dc per inch, 3 rows per inch

Body: 8 sc per inch, 7 rows per inch

Required Skills:

  • Ch, sc, dc, sl st, sc on back post, sc2tog
  • Working on both sides of the foundation chain
  • Working in rounds and rows
  • Attaching a new yarn
  • Applying a zipper
  • Embroidering the eyes and teeth

Materials:

  • 1-cm single-strand plarn in white, green and orange (the video floating right shows how to make single-strand plarn)
  • 7-inch zipper
  • 1.65 mm crochet hook
  • Sewing pins, needle, thread
  • Tapestry needle
  • Black thread for eyes
  • Red thread for teeth


Special Stitches: Sc on the Back Post and ScTog

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Sc on the Back Post (scbp)

Single crochet on the back post is just that, a single crochet worked around the back post of a dc instead of being worked on top. The video floating right shows a dc being worked on the back post of a previous dc to show where the back post is.



Sc2Tog

Sc2tog (two single crochets together) is used to decrease the number of sc's in a row or round. This stitch is most helpful when a curved shape is desired as in the body of Batri.

Insert hook in st, draw a loop through, insert hook in next st, draw another loop through, y o, draw through all 3 loops on hook

Abbreviations:

  • Ch - chain
  • Dc - double crochet
  • Sc - single crochet
  • Sl st - slip stitch
  • Scbp - sc on the back post
  • Sc2tog - two sc together

Close up on sc around back post
Close up on sc around back post
Close up on the sc's that make up the body of Batri
Close up on the sc's that make up the body of Batri

PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS

Written Pattern:

//Pattern starts

Base (White Color)

Foundation Chain: Ch 13.

Round 1: 6 dc in the 4th ch from hook, 8 dc across, 7 dc in the last ch, (begin working on the other side of the chain) 8 dc across, sl st to turning ch, ch 3, DO NOT TURN.

Number of stitches: 30 dc's

Round 2: dc in the turning ch, (2dc) 6x, 8 dc, (2dc) 7x, 8 dc, sl st to turning ch, ch 3, DO NOT TURN.

Number of stitches: 44 dc's

Round 3: (2 dc in the next dc, dc) 7x, 7 dc, (2 dc in the next dc, dc) 7x, 8 dc, sl st to turning ch, ch 3, DO NOT TURN.

Number of stitches: 58 dc's

Round 4: dc, (2 dc in next dc), [2 dc, (2 dc in next dc)] 6x, 8 dc, [2 dc, (2 dc in next st)] 7x, 8 dc, sl st to turning ch, ch 1, DO NOT TURN.

Number of stitches: 72 dc's

Round 5: scbp on turning ch, scbp on all dc's, sl st to 1st scbp.

Number of stitches: 72 scbp's

Break off and weave in ends.

Body (Orange and Green)

Attach yarn on an sc in line with the foundation chain.

Round 1: 36 sc, TURN, sl st all sc, ch 1, TURN.

Round 2: Repeat Round 1

Round 3: (sc2tog, 2 sc) 4x, 8 sc, (sc2tog, 2 sc) 3x, TURN, sl st all sc's, ch 1, TURN.

Round 4: 29 sc, TURN, sl st all sc's, ch 1, TURN.

Round 5: Repeat Round 4.

Round 6: (sc2tog, sc) 4x, 8 sc, (sc2tog, sc) 3x, TURN, sl st all sc's, ch 1, TURN.

Round 7: 22 sc, TURN, sl st all sc's, ch 1, TURN.

Round 8: Repeat Round 7.

Round 9: (sc2tog) 4x, 8 sc, (sc2tog) 3x, TURN, sl st all sc's, ch 1, TURN.

Round 10: (sc2tog)2x, 9 sc, sc2tog, TURN, sl st all sc's, ch 1, TURN.

Round 11: sc2tog, 8 sc, sc2tog, TURN, sl st all sc's, ch 1, TURN.

Break off. Attach yarn in the same stitch again.

Edge: Sc in each row (for a total of 11 sc's), 8 sc on top of Row 11, sc in each row (another 11 sc's).

Break off and weave in ends.

Repeat instructions for Body on the other side.

//Pattern ends

Close up on the teeth
Close up on the teeth
As you can see, the eyes are not the same.
As you can see, the eyes are not the same.
Batri inside out showing the stitches on the zipper
Batri inside out showing the stitches on the zipper
The zipper is sewed all the way.
The zipper is sewed all the way.

Embroidering the Eyes and Teeth

I tried various buttons for Batri's eyes. It just didn't work because I need something that bulges because Batri is a bug.

After experimenting with various materials in my craft stash, I finally settled with embroidering his eyes and teeth with 12 strands of sewing thread.

The eyes were more difficult to do. If you take a closer look at Batri's eyes, they are not the same. I just passed the threads as many times as needed to make it swell.

Applying the Zipper

Although attaching the zipper seems like a daunting task for some, pinning the zipper properly is the first step to finish Batri's opening.

Carrie Wolf made a really great photo tutorial on applying the zipper and lining a purse.

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    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      I'm so happy miss Natashalh that you are inspired to crochet because of Batri. I'm sure you and your sister will have a great time crocheting together. ",)

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      Natasha 

      5 years ago from Hawaii

      It's so cute! I really need to learn how to crochet. My sister knows how - I should ask her to show me.

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thank you, Sara! Don't be afraid of zippers. They're great once you've tried them. ",)

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      Sara Duggan 

      5 years ago from California

      It's a very cute coin purse. Love that it is made from plarn. I've yet to put a zipper into anything including my sewing projects. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thank you Purl3agony and Wonder wool! I'm glad you both like it. ",)

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      Priyanka Estambale 

      5 years ago from United States

      This looks pretty! Beautiful!

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      Donna Herron 

      5 years ago from USA

      This is so cute. Voted up and thanks for sharing!

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