Crochet Pouch Pattern: Perfect For Small Essentials

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This handy crochet pouch is the perfect way to keep your smaller essentials safe and organised – no need to root around at the bottom of your handbag for the housekeys or your headphones, simply pop them inside one of these handy little handbag pouches, and they’ll always be easy to reach. Check out Mandy Cameron’s free pattern below and learn how to create your own… if you use bright coloured yarn it’ll be even easier to find inside your handbag, too!

Skill Level: Beginner

Abbreviations:

  • adjustable slip knot = magic ring
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet

You Will Need:

1 x 25g orange yarn (I used Hello Cotton No.118)
1 x 25g blue yarn (I used Hello Cotton No.147)
4mm & 3.5mm Crochet hook
Yarn needle, Stitch Markers and Scissors

Crochet Pouch Pattern for Beginners

Base:

With blue yarn and 4mm hook, make an adjustable slip knot and ch17.

Change to 3.5mm hook.

Row 1: 1dc into 2nd chain from hook, 1dc in each remaining ch (16dc)

Row 2-8: 1ch, 1dc in every stitch across (16dc)

Place a marker at either end of this row.

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Row 9-16: 1ch, 1dc in every stitch across (16dc)

Place a marker at either end of this row.

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Row 17-24: 1ch, 1dc in every stitch across (16dc) fasten off

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Sides:

*Row 1: With orange yarn and 3.5mm hook, working on the long side, make 1dc in the end of row 9 next to first marker.

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Make 1dc in the end of the next 15 rows, keeping stitches as even as possible.

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Row 2-8: 1ch, 1dc in every stitch across (16dc) fasten off.

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Turn the piece 180 degrees and repeat from *to* for second side.

Finishing:

Take an orange flap, fold over to centre line, and sew the right hand side down at the edge. Repeat this for all 4 sides, creating an up and over on each one.

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Bring the unsewn corner (left side), over the top of the sewn edge and flatten into place. Sew this edge down carefully from the outside ensuring sewing stitches do not show, creating a chequered look

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Now your crochet pouch is complete and ready for use! Pop your essentials inside and throw it in your handbag, to keep everything easily accessible.

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