A couple weeks ago I discovered the Sharp Crochet Hook and quickly got one in my hands (Thanks Jessica!). This hook has a sharp point on the end which allows you to easily poke through fabric without having to pre-poke holes (something I had been doing before with a skip-stitch blade). I have soooo many fun projects lined up that use of this hook. The watermelon coin purse was a spur of the moment idea that was so easy to do thanks to the Sharp Crochet Hook. You don't have to worry about sewing the zipper or creating a lining. Just crochet directly onto the zipper! It's that easy! And it is the perfect accessory for the summer!
You will need:
- Coats & Clark Polyester All Purpose Zipper 7" (Bright Green)
- Vanna's Choice Yarn (Fern, White, Raspberry)
- the Sharp Crochet Hook
- Size G (4.00mm) Crochet Hook
- Small black buttons (for seeds)
Note: the Sharp Crochet Hook will work best with size 10, 5, or 3 crochet thread. Since I used Vanna's Choice medium worsted weight yarn, I had to pull the yarn tight in order to crochet with it around the zipper. This took some getting used to but once you get the hang of it, it goes quickly.
Watermelon Coin Purse Pattern:
Starting with the green yarn
Round 1: Beginning at one end of the zipper, Crochet 45 SC stitches around the zipper with the Sharp Crochet Hook. You will want to chain 1 between each SC. Continue with the rest of the pattern with your G crochet hook.
For the rest of the pattern do not join, use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds.
Round 2: SC around (between the SC's) with 2 extra SC on each end (48 SC)
Round 3-4: SC around (48 SC)
Change color to white
Round 4-5: SC around (48 SC)
Change color to pink
Round 6: 20 SC, SC Dec, 22 SC, SC Dec, 2 SC
Round 7: 20 SC, SC Dec, 20 SC, SC Dec, 5 SC
Round 8: 19 SC, SC Dec, 20 Sc, SC Dec, 5 SC
Round 9: SC around (43 SC)
Round 10: 20 SC , SC Dec, 20 SC, SC Dec
Round 11: 8 SC, SC Dec, 8 SC, SC Dec, 8 SC, SC Dec, 8 SC, SC Dec, 2 SC.
Round 12: 8 SC, SC Dec, 8 SC, SC Dec, 8 SC, SC Dec, 8 SC.
Round 13: 6 SC, SC Dec, 6 SC, SC Dec, 6 SC, SC Dec, 6 SC, SC Dec, 3 SC.
Round 14: 6 SC, SC Dec, 6 SC, SC Dec, 6 SC, SC Dec, 7 SC.
Round 15: 4 SC, SC Dec, 4 SC, SC Dec, 4 SC, SC Dec, 4 SC, SC Dec, 4 SC.
Round 16: 4 SC, SC Dec, 4 SC, SC Dec, 4 SC, SC Dec, 4 SC, SC Dec.
Round 17: 4 SC, SC Dec, 4 SC, SC Dec, 4 SC, SC Dec, SC.
Round 18: 4 SC, SC Dec, 4 SC, SC Dec, 5 SC.
Round 19: 4 SC, SC Dec, 4 SC, SC Dec, 3 SC.
Round 20: 4 SC, SC Dec, 4 SC, SC Dec, SC.
Round 21: SC, SC Dec, repeat around.
Round 22: SC Dec till closed.
Sew on small black buttons on the front and back and your done!
You can purchase the Sharp Crochet Hook at www.sharpcrochethook.com. On their website you will also find lots of great tutorials and patterns for crocheting edging and borders. If you are a crocheter and don't already have one of these hooks, it is something you must add to your supplies!
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