November-December 2012

Miss Moneypenny Purse

Keep your spy gear (and lipstick!) at the ready with a colorful pouch that shows off your crochet intelligence.
Agent: Brenda K. B. Anderson
Photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat


SMC Bravo, 1.75oz/50g balls, each approx 146yd/133m (100% acrylic)

  • 1 skein #8303 Purple
  • 1 skein #8304 Light Gold
  • 1 skein #8222 Burgundy
  • 1 skein #8289 Fuchsia


  • Size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook


  • Stitch markers
  • Sew-on style metal purse frame, 3.5"/22cm
  • Sewing needle and matching thread
  • Yarn needle


Diameter Approx 4"/10cm
Depth Approx 2"/5cm


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The purse frame I mentioned

The purse frame I mentioned worked! I uploaded a photo, so you can see how the curve of it works with the purse opening if you'd like. It makes the coin purse look a little bit different than the one pictured in the magazine, but still works fine.
(It's the second photo on the page at this time.)

I just love this sweet little pattern (Thank you, Crochet Today!)!

Melissa, your purses look so

Melissa, your purses look so cute and those frames are very pretty. Your Coco is very charming, too :-)

Yes, there are a couple of

Yes, there are a couple of other frame suggestions posted here:

Miss Moneypenny purse

I think this is a really cute pattern, my question is where do you get the sew on metal purse frame? Thanks!

I have seen a 3.5" purse

I have seen a 3.5" purse frame--although with a more squared-off profile--at (no connection to the store) Jo-Ann stores locally and online. (A different design at each.) They are not cheap, but these are the only two places I have seen them, since I don't shop on etsy. Crochet Today has provided a couple of etsy links . . . maybe on the corrections page for the pattern.

I have since seen the same

I have since seen the same fancy frame Jo-Ann's online has (the brand is Darice) on Amazon. The frame comes in gold or silver. It's the frame I plan to use, so if it doesn't work with the pattern, I'll post an update!