Zipper coin pouch crochet wristlet
– Hook size E and G
– 100% cotton yarn, I used Lilly’s Sugar N’ Cream
– Awl or sharp needle to poke holes in zipper, I used a metal hook and it poked through quite easily
– 6” zipper
– Threading floss of similar color as yarn
– Blunt needle, sewing needle
ch = chain (s)
st(s) = stitches
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
If you don’t have a 6″ zipper but have a long plastic zipper of any size you can easily cut it down. Poke the holes needed in the pattern below along the zipper.
Taking some threading floss, thread a blunt needle and sew up and over the part of the zipper that you want it to end at. Fasten off.
Now you can safely cut off the remaining part of the zipper that is not needed.
Poke 23 sts along each side of the zipper (the right side of the zipper is facing you). With E hook draw up a lp and sc down the row. You will work each side separately then sew together at the end. Switch to size G hook.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (23).
Row 2: Repeat row 1, 14 more times.
Repeat the same pattern down the other side of the bag. **Tip**- Iron over top the stitches by the zipper to help it lay flat to prevent the zipper portion from being wavy (I forgot to do so with the blue pouch below and you can see the zipper part is somewhat wavy at the top.
Turn bag inside out and sc around the outter edge of the bag. Leave the zipper unzipped a little so it will be easier to turn right side out.
Make sure to get right up under either end of the zipper. Fasten off. Turn bag right side out.
With threading floss fold over the extra flaps at the end of the zipper and sew them down on each side. Fasten off on the inside of the bag.
**Optional** Add a cute wristlet strap by pulling up a loop at the top on the side and ch 30.
Sl st into the first st you made, ch 1 and sc around the loop you made.
Sl st into first st again and fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
Great job! You’re done!