Tutorial: Crocheted Pocket Change Pattern Weights

Tutorial: Crocheted Pocket Change Pattern Weights | The Zen of Making

Turn pocket change and yarn scraps into colorful, easy to make sewing pattern weights with this quick and simple crochet pattern!

Tutorial: Crocheted Pocket Change Pattern Weights | The Zen of Making

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Supplies:
* Lion Brand Yarn Kitchen Cotton, 2 contrasting colors
* Pocket change or large washers (I used quarters.)

Tools:
* Crochet hook, 5.0mm (US size H)
* Scissors
* Darning needle

Tutorial: Crocheted Pocket Change Pattern Weights | The Zen of Making

Crocheted Pocket Change Pattern Weights

Pattern abbreviations:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
sl: slip stitch
st: stitch

In color A:
Round 1: Using a magic circle (adjustable circle), work 6 sc in circle, then sl in first sc to join. Pull tail on magic circle to close the loop as tightly as possible. (6 sts.)
Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each sc, sl in first sc to join. (12 sts.)
Round 3-5: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc, sl in first sc to join. (12 sts.)
In color B:
Round 6: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc, sl in first sc to join. (12 sts.)
Round 7: Work 1 sl in each sc, sl in first sl to join. Fasten off and weave in ends. (12 sts.)

Tutorial: Crocheted Pocket Change Pattern Weights | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Crocheted Pocket Change Pattern Weights | The Zen of Making

Once your ends are all woven in, fill each pattern weight with pocket change (quarters work best, but you can mix in some nickels too) or large washers.

Tip: Stop filling the weights when the coin level is just below the top lip. Leaving a little bit of room open at the top of each weight will allow the stitches around the top edge to hold the coins securely in place inside the weight.

Happy hooking and speedy stitching. Enjoy your new sewing pattern weights!

Crochet skills a little rusty?
If you need a refresher on the basics before you get started, check out the Crochet 101 video tutorial that I made for CRAFT!


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