Crochet change purse pattern, tutorial and Facts about the color blue

Coin purse that I made, this was simple and fun. Using the crochet basket

pattern, except keep going up on the sides until you can gather it in your

hands, then I added a row of sl stitch around, (to reinforce).

If the original hole at the beginning of the bottom was too big, just grab the

tail and stitch around it, pulling it tight, then backstitch to hold.

Then made a

tie by using the chain stitch, I threaded it, in and out around the top and

actually keep chaining until it was as long as I needed it. Then find a bead

with a hole big enough to put the tie through, to use to close it.

(this was

the hardest part, finding a bead with the right size hole)

Knot the ends together on the tie, and fill with change.

Here are some more crocheted baskets.

I seem to still be in my "blue" mode. I have to consciously pick out other colors.

Blue=sea, sky, and flowers.Blue is calming. It can be strong and steadfast or light

and friendly. Almost everyone likes some shade of the color blue. Blue is a primary

color, Primary colors are not a fundamental property of light but are often

related to the physiological response of the eye to light. Traditionally, blue has

been considered a primary color in painting.

Blue can mean sadness, "I've got the blues" or a type of music, contrary to popular

belief it is not called Blues because its lyrics are depressing but because its scale

is inclusive of the "dark notes" or blue notes.

Blue is used to symbolically represent the fifth, throat charka.

In Iran, blue is the color of mourning while in the West the something blue bridal

tradition represents love.

In the United States, it has been fashionable since the 2000

Presidential Election to refer to the Democratic Party as "blue".

In many diverse cultures blue is significant in religious beliefs, brings peace, or is

believed to keep the bad spirits away.

Blue in Hinduism: Many of the gods are depicted as having blue-colored skin,

particularly those associated with Vishnu, who is said to be the Preserver of the

world and thus intimately connected to water.

Several years ago (1993), the makers of "M&M's," added a new color to its candy

bag: Blue. Why Blue? Although they reported that this was the result of a vote

by M&M's fans it raises a few questions. It may very well be the last color left in

the bag after the novelty wears off. Blue is reportedly a appetite suppressant. Ha,

I have never experienced that while eating my "M&Ms".

Enjoy your blues...


  1. Vicki,
    The little bag and baskets are adorable.I love the pink basket You are a talented crocheter. Did I spell that right?
    I didn't know all those things about blue. It's been my favorite color since I was a kid.

  2. Your little bag and baskets are sooo cute! Hope you don't feel too blue...

  3. Great tutorial, thanks! Blue? In all it's disguises, it's my favorite color.

  4. Anonymous9/17/2008

    How cute vicki! I love them. And thanks for all the information about blue. I wonder if there is such diversity in other colors? LOL. I hadn't thought of it.

  5. Anonymous11/18/2010

    Hello! What stitch do you use for your baskets? Thanks!

  6. I used all single crochet in these patterns, pulled tight, or using a slightly smaller hook than recommended on the yarn band, to get a firmer basket.

  7. I LOVE the basket, how did you make it?


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