Never quite sure where your loose change went? Or what to do with it? You could try a change jar, saving up enough pennies, nickels and dimes until you have enough to take to the change counter, which will charge you for using the service. You could get the little paper rolls from the bank and roll up all your change and then deposit it in the bank. But honestly, who has the time? Wouldn’t it be easier to just have a little money pouch at hand for all that loose change?
The money pouch is small, simple, and stylish. It uses very little yarn, and cotton at that, which means it’s easy to clean after your lipstick melts or your cup of hot coffee spills. You’ll need to get the clasps and frame for the pouch, which are easily found in most craft stores (Michael’s, Jo-Ann’s and Hobby Lobby should carry them, but you could also buy them online, which would be a good idea if you wanted to buy in bulk and make a bunch for a craft fair or holiday gifts).
You’ll also need stitch markers, scissors, and a crochet hook (size recommended is 2.5mm). If you want a larger money pouch or coin purse, you could use a bigger yarn and go up a size or two with your crochet hook. Just make sure that the stitches are tight, because you don’t want to lose any of your change.
The video tutorial for this project is from the Esperanza y Ana Celia Rosas YouTube channel, which now has over nine hundred thousand subscribers. Though the audio instructions are in Spanish, the video portion is clear and you can follow along even if you don’t know much Spanish.
There’s a stitch specific to the project to learn, so the money pouch would probably not be a great project for a new beginner, but with a little practice, an advanced beginner could try this out without too much trouble or frustration. Go slowly, re-watch the video as you need it, and keep in mind that this is a small project, so it won’t take you too long.
With this little money pouch, you can try a variety of colors – something to match a favorite outfit, or holiday colors, favorite sports team colors, rainbow, ombre, or a single solid color. There isn’t too much room, since it is so small, for embellishment, but you could always add a keychain and attach it to your keys. You could also make a little strap for it so that you can wear it around your wrist without fear of losing it.
Does this sound like a project you’d like to try? If so, gather your materials (remember, you’ll need cotton yarn, a crochet hook, scissors, and a clasp and purse frame, all available at your local craft store), start the video, and join in the fun. You can find the video tutorial at Esperanza y Ana Celia Rosas on YouTube. If you like this tutorial, subscribe to them for more content, and bookmark their website. Get ready to collect all that loose change that has been lying around – you never know when you’re going to need it!