Crochet a Molih Amigurumi Coin Purse: Free Pattern

Updated on January 30, 2018
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Moira has been crocheting since she was 14 years old. She loves experimenting with small crochet projects.

Molih wants to say a lot of things but she knows its better to "zip" her mouth than make everything worse.
Molih wants to say a lot of things but she knows its better to "zip" her mouth than make everything worse.

Today, I'm sharing an emoticon expressed in crochet. For me, Molih symbolizes how I am zipping my mouth right now despite the fact that my brain is oozing with many thoughts that need to be addressed. But if I talk, it might only get worse. Ugh!

Aside from being a stress-buster, this project also marks my start in amigurumi and return to plarn. I spent a whole night making it and realized it's just right for making amigurumi. The colors of Molih are risky, as pink and violet are both strong colors. Normally, I would choose a safer combination, but this was just right for me today.

My daughter Hofri loves Molih a lot. She's having a blast putting coins in and taking them out and putting them in and... you know what I'm talking about... right?
My daughter Hofri loves Molih a lot. She's having a blast putting coins in and taking them out and putting them in and... you know what I'm talking about... right?

Required Skill

  • Ch, dc, sc, sl st
  • Working in rounds
  • Applying a zipper
  • Sewing buttons

Measurements

Diameter: 2.5 inches

Height: 2 inches

Gauge: 7 sc per inch

Materials and Tools

  • 1-cm single strand plarn or yarn of any choice that can be worked in the same gauge
  • 7-in YKK zipper
  • Buttons for the eyes
  • 1.65-mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins, needle and thread

Abbreviations:

  • Ch - chain
  • Sl st - slip stitch
  • Sc - single crochet
  • Dc - double crochet

Written Pattern

Molih consists of 2 parts (A and B) which are joined together.

Part A (The Bigger Part)

Foundation Ring: Ch 3, sl st to form ring, ch 3, TURN.

Round 1: 15 dc in ring, sl st to the top of turning ch, ch 3, TURN.

Stitch Count: 16 dc including turning chain

Round 2: Dc on top of turning ch, 2 dc on each dc, sl st to the top of turning ch, ch 3, TURN.

Stitch Count: 32 dc including turning chain

Round 3: (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 15x, 2 dc on the last dc, sl st to the top of turning ch, ch 1, DO NOT turn.

Stitch Count: 48 dc including turning ch

Round 4 - 11: sc in each dc, sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, DO NOT turn.

Stitch Count: 48 sc

Break off and weave in ends.

Part B (The Smaller Part)

Same as Part A from Foundation Ring to Round 8.

Assembly

Join Part A and B with 8 sl sts.

The upper part, where the button eyes are sewed is PART A while the bottom is PART B. They are joined together with 8 sl sts.
The upper part, where the button eyes are sewed is PART A while the bottom is PART B. They are joined together with 8 sl sts.

Chart Pattern

The secret to applying zippers is the art of pinning them properly before sewing.
The secret to applying zippers is the art of pinning them properly before sewing.

Applying the Zipper

For this pattern, the zipper is an important part of the design. Aside from serving as the opening of the coin purse, it also serves as the mouth of Molih.

Applying a zipper to a crocheted piece seem like a scary thing, but you just have to give it a try to know that its not so scary after all. The photo tutorial made by Carrie Wolf is a great start.

Molih's eyes consists of two buttons sewed together.
Molih's eyes consists of two buttons sewed together.

Sewing the Button Eyes

The button eyes I used for Molih were taken from old t-shirts. Each eye consists of a big brown button and a small white button.

I used a black thread to give Molih's eyes more life.

Molih loves to eat coins. ",)
Molih loves to eat coins. ",)

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        Moira Durano-Abesmo 4 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

        Thank you, followthestray! I love the simplicity and beauty of MOLIH.

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        Samantha Harris 4 years ago from New York

        This is awesome! I'm definitely going to use this idea in future projects. Amazing! Voted up and pinned!

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        Moira Durano-Abesmo 5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

        I'm very honored that Molih made up your mind to learn the beautiful craft of crocheting. Have fun hooking and don't give up!

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        Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

        This one is even cuter! It's official - I really do need to learn crocheting.

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        Moira Durano-Abesmo 5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

        I'm glad you think so Lori!

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        By Lori 5 years ago from USA

        That is SO funny - if I could crochet I'd do it. I like your creativity.

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        Moira Durano-Abesmo 5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

        Hi Patrice! Yes, you should try zippers. There's so much you can do with it.

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        Moira Durano-Abesmo 5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

        Hello Toffemerry! Yup, it's a great alternative when you're short on cash and they're so free. Stores here in PH just give them away.

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        Moira Durano-Abesmo 5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

        Thanks Sirdar! I make plarn using the single-strand method. I work with small to medium sized plastic bags and they're thin and not as stiff as the large ones.

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        PWalker281 5 years ago

        Oh, what a cute coin purse for a little one! I am really going to try to put a zipper in the next purse I crochet. You make it look so easy. Voted up and shared.

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        toffemerry 5 years ago

        cute! I want to try this... great alternative 'to kc wala na akong yarn..ala pang pambili..hehe

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        Sirdar 5 years ago

        How cute!

        How do you make the plarn? It must be very thin to use such a thin hook?

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