Crochet ENGRI Amigurumi Coin Purse Free Pattern
Table of Contents:
- Required Skill
- Materials and Tools
- Project Instructions
- Written Pattern
- Chart Pattern
- Assembling the Face
- Applying the Zipper
Lately, everything has been very difficult for my family. My husband lost his job, I gave birth too early, and my newborn daughter drank some amniotic fluid which gave her breathing difficulties. It's just too much, I find myself crying most of the time.
I lost time and motivation to crochet. I look at my hooks and yarns and there's just no spark at all. In one of my crying sessions I tried to remember how I got through past problems, how did I dissipate the negative feelings.
I remembered I drew, I drew emoticons of how I feel and what I thought. Drawing is good, but I want to crochet today so I decided I'd make an amigurumi of how I feel
Yet I don't have any filler for my amigurumi, so I just made it into a wallet.
Width: 3 inches
Length: 3 inches
Gauge: 5 sc per inch
- Ch, sc, sl st
- Working on both sides of the foundation chain
- Working in rounds WITHOUT turning
- Applying zippers, buttons, etc.
Materials and Tools
- Black yarn
- Buttons (for eyes)
- Brooch pins (for brows)
- Metal thingie (for mouth - I don't know what it is)
- Black zipper
- 7/0 crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Black sewing thread
I used 1-inch single strand plarn derived from the garbage bag that used to house our Christmas tree. Acrylic yarn is a good substitute if you don't like plarn.
For the Engri's facial parts, I just rummaged through my notions box and ended up with buttons, pins, and I don't know the name of the metal-thingie that I used for it's mouth. You can improvise too and even change the expression on his face.
- Ch - chain
- Sc - single crochet
- Sl st - slip stitch
CROCHET: Written Pattern
Foundation chain: Ch 11
Round 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 8 sc, 3 sc on the last ch, (work on the other side of the foundation ch) 3 sc, (forming the leg) ch 11, sc on the 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc on the next ch, 8 sl st, (working on the foundation ch again) 2 sc, (forming the 2nd leg)ch 11, sc on the 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc, 8 sl st, (working on the foundation ch again) 3 sc,DO NOT turn.
Stitch Count: 22 sc (not including the sc's on the foot)
Round 2 - 7: 22 sc, DO NOT turn.
Round 8: [(forming the arm) ch 10, 3 sc on the 2nd ch from hook, , 8 sl st, (working on the body again) 11 sc] 2x, DO NOT turn.
Round 9 - 14: 22 sc, DO NOT turn.
Finishing Round: 22 sl st. Break off and weave in loose ends.
Chart PatternClick thumbnail to view full-size
Assembling the FACE
Pin the brooch pins for the eyebrow.
Sew in the button eyes.
Sew the metal-thingie for the mouth. (On second thought, it would be easier to sew the mouth metal-thingie after Round 7, before finishing Engri's body.)
Applying the Zipper
Most crocheters I know are not comfortable with applying zippers. I was, too.
But then this photo tutorial by Carrie Wolf got me started. Since then, I've made lots of crochet projects with zipper because it's easy to use.