Crochet a Molih Amigurumi Coin Purse: Free Pattern
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.
- Ch, dc, sc, sl st
- Working in rounds
- Applying a zipper
- Sewing buttons
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
- Sewing pins, needle and thread
- Ch - chain
- Sl st - slip stitch
- Sc - single crochet
- Dc - double crochet
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.
Join Part A and B with 8 sl sts.
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.
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.