Pufferfish Purse | amigurumi fish – drawstring bag pattern


This listing is for is a crochet pattern, not a physical product.  Scroll down for pattern details and more info.



Pufferfish Purse is a small drawstring pouch that you can attach to your bag, belt, keychain – or anywhere else – to keep small items accessible such as keys, earbuds or gum. Attach a carabiner to the strings for easy clipping on and off. Hang it outside your bag as a fun statement, or clip it inside for the safe-keeping of valuables.

The puffer purse fish can be found in its natural habitat on sunny South African coral reefs. Although they are wild animals, they are exceptionally sociable with an innate love of humans. Puffer purses crave human companionship and are eager to please. Like a magpie crossed with a chipmunk, they love to collect small items for stuffing into their cheeks. Spoil your puffer purse by giving it small things to keep safe for you. Nothing makes a puffer purse feel more important than guarding your hair ties and lip-balm, ready to deliver whenever you need them!



This project works up fairly quickly. You can make Pufferfish Purse in just a few hours while learning new skills not seen in previous Projectarian patterns.

This little pouch uses basic colour-work for fun spots on the puffer’s back, without carrying discarded colours all the way around the body.

You’ll also learn the handy new technique of starting a piece with a chain that leaves no loose end to weave in

This pattern was originally created for the Cape Town Yarn Festival as a virtual workshop with a live-streamed video tutorial, demonstrating how to crochet the entire project from start to finish. The virtual workshop option is still available here.



  • 23-page pattern with written instructions, 100+ pictures
  • Silent mini video tutorials
  • 2-page print-friendly version of the pattern.
  • Detailed supplies list including yarn quantities, tools, skills, and any other supplies.
  • Free bonus Booklet: Projectarian’s Pro Tips for Amigurumi (tips & tutorials for special crocheting techniques).
  • Forum-style support here.


    YARN WEIGHT: The pattern is designed using double knit yarn, which is the equivalent to yarn weight 3, light worsted, 8 ply or 11 wpi. You can use any yarn for this project

    SIZE: 13 cm from lips to tail

    TERMINOLOGY: US terminology with metric sizes.

    SKILL LEVEL: Confident beginner.

    The pattern itself is rated as intermediate difficulty but the detail of the live demonstration given makes it suitable for confident beginners. If you get need help, click here to visit my support group on Facebook.

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    – PDF only (digital files, not a physical book)
    – English only



    Pufferfish Purse| Crochet Pattern and workshop by Projectarian.

    This pattern or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the designer. Copyright and intellectual property rights reserved. See the copyright section in the pattern document for exceptions and more info.

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