Since I have some leftover yarn from the daisy I made for my tote bag, I crochet a gamaguchi coin purse to go with it. This is my first trial in making a crochet gamaguchi coin purse with crocheted yarn. Not bad huh!
Gamaguchi1 (‘gama’ meaning ‘toad(frog)’ and ‘guchi’ meaning mouth) is one of the traditional Japanese coin purses with metal snap frames. The ‘mouth’ opens widely so it’s easy to put in and take out money from the purse.
[Update]: I have developed a pattern for this crochet gamaguchi coin purse with raffia yarn, you may find the free crochet pattern here.
I am going to make more of this as I find it not as difficult as I thought, except the sewing part to attach the metal kisslock frame onto the purse.
Recently I was struggling with this issue: “should I make some crafts for sale?”…. You know, the economy is bad and my hobby has become a luxury expenditure in the household. I know I have to do something to get my hobby going without burdening the family. One thing I can think of is to sell some of my handmade creations and generate some income to fund my next project and so on… But, it saddens me that I am commercializing my craftwork. What do you think, should I?