Say hello to this cute little Crochet Pouch. This Crochet Pouch is the perfect little companion to my Sundown Market Bag pattern and it really quick and easy to make! With it’s simple stitches, you can make this crochet pouch in as little as a few hours.
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TERMS & ABBREVIATIONS
Pattern written in UK terms
Slip Stitch(s): ss(s): Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook
Chain (ch) : Yarn over, pull through
Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Half Treble Crochet(s): htr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining three loops.
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Tools and Materials
Yarn: Paintbox Cotton Aran, 100% Cotton, 50g (1.8oz), 85m (93yds), Blush Pink 654 (1 ball)
Hook: 4mm (I’m using my Athena hooks)
Pouch worked from the bottom up.
You will be working in a spiral for the first 7 rounds.
Crochet Pouch Pattern
Round 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook. Dc in next 19 chs. 2dc in last ch. Rotate work to work into the underside of the ch. Dc in next 19 chs, 2dc in last st. [42 sts]
Round 2-7: Dc around.
Round 8: Dc around. Join with ss to first st.
Round 9: Ch1 (does not count at st here or throughout), dc in first st. *Ch3, skip 2 sts, dc; repeat from * twelve more times. Ch3, skip 2 sts, join with ss in first dc.
Round 10: Ss in next ch-3 sp. *Ch 3, dc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * twelve more times. Ch 3, join with ss in first ss.
Round 11-23: Repeat Round 10.
Round 24: Ch1, dc in first st. *2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in next st; repeat from * twelve more times. 2 dc in next ch-3 sp. Join with ss. [42 sts]
Round 25-26: Ch1, dc in first st and around. Join with ss in first st.
Round 27: Ss into next st and ch1, htr in first 4 sts, ch1, skip a st. Htr in next 4 sts, ch1, skip a st. Htr in next 6 sts, ch 1, skip a st. *Htr in next 4 sts, ch1, skip a st; repeat from * four more times. Join with ss in first st.
Round 28: Ch1, *dc in next 4 sts, dc in ch-1 sp; repeat from * once more. Dc in next 6 sts, dc in ch-1 sp. *dc in next 4 sts, dc in ch-1 sp; repeat from * four more times. Join with ss in first st.
Working in the spine of the st, dc in 2nd ch from hook and across until you have one st remeianing. Ss in remaining chain. Fasten off.
Please note: The front of the pouch is the side where you have 6 stitches between the gaps instead of 4. The two gaps either side of these stitches will be referred to as the ‘right gap’ and ‘left gap’
With the front of the pouch facing you insert the draw string through the right gap from outside to inside.
Working in an anti-clockwise motion, continue to weave the draw string in and out of the work until you reach the left gap.