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Crochet ENGRI Amigurumi Coin Purse Free Pattern

Updated on November 11, 2012

Table of Contents:

  • Intro
  • Required Skill
  • Measurements
  • Materials and Tools
  • Abbreviation
  • Project Instructions
  1. Written Pattern
  2. Chart Pattern
  3. Assembling the Face
  4. 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

these days.

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

Required Skill

  • 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.

This is Engri's original face. But it's too loud for my style.
This is Engri's original face. But it's too loud for my style.

Abbreviations (American)

  • 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 Pattern

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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.


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    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      8 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Hello Jenny! I know that saying, too. It really is pouring.

      I might have to wait for the summer a little longer.

      Thanks for leaving a comment. ",)

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      8 years ago

      So sorry to hear of your problems, my family has the saying "When it rains, it pours. You also need a little rain to see the rainbow at the end."

      But still a bummer when you are going through it.

      Oh yea, cute pattern, thanks for sharing.

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      8 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      I know it will be okay soon, Patrice.

      Yeah, it really is cute. ",) Thanks for leaving a comment.

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      8 years ago

      So sorry to hear of your problems, Moira. I'm sending you and your family much love and positive vibes. Hopefully things will turn around soon.

      The purse is adorable. With a happy face, it would make a great gift for a child, but it's also good therapy for you. Voted up and shared.


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