This is a FREE Pattern for you to Enjoy!
These delightful pouches are a great way to use up leftover yarn, and kids love them! They are just the right size for special rocks, coins, or small toys.
Any worsted weight yarn may be used, but remember that thicker yarn may result it a larger pouch or require a larger crochet hook. I wrote this pattern with a beginner in mind, please be sure to view the optional method at the bottom of the page if you have a little more crochet experience. Either method makes a great place to store little treasures!
- 1 skein of Worsted weight yarn (At least 40 yards of yarn if you are using scraps similar to Red Heart classic yarn)
- Approximately 4 yards of contrasting color yarn for drawstring. Or 1 yard of Ribbon or cording may also be used.
- H / 5.00 mm Crochet Hook
- Plastic yarn needle
- Magic Adjustable Loop….see tutorial
- ch — chain stitch
- sc — single crochet
- dc — double crochet
- sl st — slip stitch
Gauge: 8 sc or 8 rows = 2 inches
INSTRUCTIONS FOR POUCH
Round 1: Make a Magic Adjustable Loop. 8 sc into loop. Pull and join with a sl st into first sc.
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around and join w sl st in first sc. 16 sc
Round 3: ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as the ch 1, 1 sc in next sc, Repeat *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around and join w sl st in first sc. 24 sc
Round 4: ch 1, 2 sc in same st as ch, 1 sc in next 2 sc. Repeat * 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc* around and join with sl st in first sc. 32 sc
Rounds 5 through 21: ch1, sc in each sc around, join with slip stitch in first sc. 32 each round.
Round 22: chain 4, Repeat *skip one sc, dc in next sc, ch 1* around. Join in 3rd st of beginning chain with sl st. 16 dc and 16 spaces
Round 23: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next ch 1 space, Repeat around * sc in dc, sc in ch 1 space*, join with sl st into 1st sc. 32 sc total.
Round 24: ch 1, sc in same stitch and in each stitch around, join with sl st and fasten off. 32 sc. Weave remaining yarn ends into stitches using plastic yarn needle. Trim.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DRAW STRING
Using the 4 yards of contrasting color, make 2 draw strings. For each chain 50 and fasten off.
Position pouch flat so that “seam” is aligned along one outside edge of pouch. Weave each drawstring through dc openings near top of pouch, one from each end. Tie ends of each drawstring. Trim. Fill you pouch with treasures!
If you would like to minimize the appearance of the seam, apply the following changes to the pattern above.
Rounds 1 — 3: Follow instructions as written.
Round 4: ch 1, 2 sc in same st as ch, 1 sc in next 2 sc. Repeat * 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc* around and join with sc in first sc. Mark this sc with a stitch marker. 32 total sc.
Rounds 5 through 21: Sc in each sc around. When you get to the sc with the stitch marker, move the marker up to the new round. Be sure to count your rounds.
Rounds 22 — 24: Follow instructions as written. Fasten off at the end of round 24.
Pattern and photos (c) 2017 to present Patricia J. Angus of Granny’s Crochet Shoppe. All rights reserved.
Pattern and photos may not be reproduced or distributed in any manner. Please make as many pouches as you desire to sell in your shops and for fundraisers! Please include a link to http://grannyscrochetshoppe.com when possible. THANK YOU!