The Sky Blue crochet pouch is made using one of the easiest ways, which is to crochet a rectangle and neatly seam the sides. One can adjust the size of the crochet pouch by increasing the foundation chains and rows.
Level of skill Required:
Knowledge on how to crochet chain, half double crochet and double crochet is required for this pattern.
- Crochet Hook size 5mm
- Macrame cord 2mm thick
- Meters used – 105 meters
- 2 Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
Finished bag measurements
Length – 27cm, height – 14cm
Crochet Terms in US Terminology
- rep – repeat (do it again)
- st (s) – stitch(es)
- ** – means do what is written in-between the asterisks (for example rep** , means repeat what is written in between the asterisks)
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- dc –single crochet
- hdc- half double crochet
- You are going to work in rows.
- The number in the brackets at the end of each instruction is the total number of stitches for that row
- The chain 1 at end of each row does not count as a stitch (from row 1 to row 23), it is a turning chain.
- The chain 3 at the end of each row (from row 24 to row 27) counts as your first double crochet
The pouch is made in 2 steps
- Step 1 – the rectangle piece
- Step 2 – joining the sides
Step 1- The rectangle piece
Row 1 Begin with a chain in the multiples of 5 plus 2, in this case chain 27. Add 1 more chain (a tuning chain) to make the total number of chains 28. Skip the first chain from the hook, and put 1 hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook. Put 1 hdc in each of the following chains until the row is done. Chain 1 and turn. (27)
Row 2: put 1 hdc in each stitch until the row is done. Chain 1 and turn. (27)
Row 3 to row 23:repeat row 2. At the end of row 23 chain 3 (the chain 3 acts as our first dc for the next row) and turn (27)
Row 24: skip 3 sts, put 6 dc in the 4th st, *skip 4 sts and in the following st put 6 dc* rep** until you are left with 3 sts. Skip 2 sts and put 1 dc in the last st to complete the row. Chain 3 (the chain 3 acts as our first dc for the next row) and turn (32)
Row 25: skip the first 3 dc and put 6dc at the top of the 4th dc (in other words put 6dc in the middle of the 6dc from previous row). *skip the next 3 dc and put 6dc in the 4th dc* rep ** until you are left with 3 sts. Put 1 dc in the last st to complete the row, (the last st here is the 3rd ch of the ch 3 from the previous row). Chain 3 and turn (32)
Row 26 to row 27: repeat row 25. Do not chain 3 at the end rather cut and fasten off the ends.
NB: You may need to stretch out the last 4 rows in case they are not in the same level line with the other rows as a result of different sts used.
Step 2: Joining the side
Take the first row and fold to make a pouch. Align the first row to the 22nd row so that row 24 to row 27 becomes the lid/cover of the pouch.
Hold the pouch in place with st markers.
Using a tapestry needle join the sides of the pouch. Inserting the needle along the edges of each row, join the sides neatly without leaving big gaps until you reach the st marker.
Repeat on the other side. After you finish joining, fasten off the ends of the strands to get a nice finish. Turn the pouch inside out.
- Cut and fasten off all the other ends to finish the pouch
- Your pouch is complete
The pouch can be lined with lining and zipper or buttons