Easy Crochet Zipper Pouch

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I am so excited to share this easy crochet zipper pouch pattern with you today. It is crocheted with single crochet stitches in rounds, from the zipper to the base of the pouch.

We begin by preparing the zipper using a simple stitch, then we crochet into those stitches to create the rest of the bag. After Round 2, it is straight crocheting all the way to Round 32. Then we quickly seam the bottom of the bag and we’re done!

Easy Crochet Zipper Pouch Pattern and Video by Rhondda @oombawkadesigncrochet (Twitter Post)

I have created a video tutorial for you so you can see exactly how to make this easy crochet zipper pouch.

Over the summer I tried a new technique, one I’d seen for a Mosaic Crochet Zipper Pouch, to prepare a zipper to crochet into it. When you are ready to try the Mosaic Crochet Zipper Pouch, pop over to this link to watch the video to see how it’s done.

King Cole yarn is available from your local yarn shop, or online at the links in my post below.

Easy Crochet Zipper Pouch Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarns: King Cole Big Value Recycled Dish Cloth Cotton (check your local yarn shop here). Find it online here. (affiliate link) 3.52 oz (100 g) and 175 yds (160 m). 85% Cotton, 15% Polyester. Aran Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash normal (30C), dry flat, iron (warm). King Cole Giza Cotton 4ply. (check your local yarn shop here). Find it online here. (affiliate link) 1.76 oz (50 g) and 175 yds (158 m). 100% Giza Mercerized Cotton. Super Fine Yarn [1]. Machine wash warm (40C).
  • Colors: 1 skein Cream (Shade: 5060) Big Value Dish Cloth Cotton and 1 skein Glacier (Shade: 2194, Lot: 3569) Giza Cotton 4ply.
  • Crochet Hooks: 4 mm (G) Furls White Odyssey and a 5 mm (H) Furls Navy Odyssey (affiliate links)
  • Finished Project: Crochet Pouch: 1.05 oz (30 g) and 52.5 yds (48 m) KC Dish Cloth Cotton, Small Amount KC Giza Cotton.
  • 9-inches (23 cm) closed-end zipper, Scissors, Chenille Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Size

On a flat surface:

  • Zippered crochet pouch width approximately 10 inches X 7 inches height.

Gauge

  • With a 5 mm (H) hook approximately 4 single crochet per 1 inch and 5 rows in single crochet per 1 inch.

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

Crochet Stitch Dictionary

US Terminology used

  • ch – chain 
  • sc – single crochet
  • g- grams
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • Rnd – round
  • RS – right side
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yds – yards
  • [] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
  • () – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

Notes:

  • The project is worked with the RS facing from start to finish.
  • If you are using a different yarn and hook, determine your gauge (stitches per inch) and adjust the number of starting stitches you place on the zipper to work to your gauge. 
  • You can use this pattern on a smaller zipper (or larger zipper) too. 
  • Add the Easy Crochet Zipper Pouch to your Ravelry Library here.
Easy Crochet Zipper Pouch Pattern by Rhondda @oombawkadesigncrochet

Easy Zippered Crochet Pouch Pattern

This project is crocheted in rounds, starting at the zipper.

Step 1: Prepare the Zipper

Mark 4 stitches per inch across the side edge of the zipper (along the natural line). Start marking dots about ½ inch before the zipper closure end and finish ½ inch after the zipper end (about 40 dots on each side of the zipper). 

Easy Crochet Zipper Pouch Pattern

Using your Chenille Needle and a length of King Cole Giza Cotton 4ply yarn (15-20 inches in length), hand-sew your starting round of stitches directly to the zipper using the dots you marked as a guide. 

Prepare the Zipper - Easy Crochet Zipper Pouch by Rhondda

Make a slightly longer stitch on each end of the zipper. 

You will need to use 4-5 lengths of Giza Cotton 4ply to get around the entire zipper. Weave in any ends on the underside of the zipper.

Easy Crochet Zipper Pouch by Rhondda - Prepared Zipper

TIP: I use shorter lengths to avoid the yarn tangling on itself.

Step 2: First Round of Crochet

With your project RS up and the closed zipper on the left-hand side, you will be joining your MC yarn with a standing single crochet (4 mm (G) hook) in the fourth stitch to the left of the end of the zipper (where the bar is that stops the zipper from opening past the end of the zipper). [72 sts]

Rnd 1 of the pattern - Easy Crochet Zipper Pouch by Rhondda

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: 1 sc in each st across to the end, rotate to the stitch that crosses from one side of the zipper to the next, work 2 sc in this stitch, rotate to continue across the other side of the zipper, making 1 sc in each st across to the end, rotate to the stitch that crosses from one side of the zipper to the next, work 2 sc in this stitch, rotate to continue across the other side of the zipper, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. [74 sc]

2 sc in the end stitch - Easy Crochet Zipper Pouch by Rhondda

At this point you will be back to your starting sc stitch.  

Easy Crochet Zipper Pouch by Rhondda - After Rnd 1 switch to the 5 mm hook

Remove your 4 mm (G) hook and replace it with your 5 mm (H) hook.

Step 3: Making the Pouch

For the remainder of the zipper pouch we will be making 1 sc in each st around. You may wish to mark your starting stitch with a stitch marker. 

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 2-Rnd 31: 1 sc in each st around. [74 sc]

TIP: For a longer pouch, work more rows.

Rnd 32: 1 sc in each row around. Finish off leaving a 15-20 inch tail of yarn, when you reach the final side edge of the pouch, skip the remaining stitches.

72 Rounds Easy Crochet Zipper Bag

Step 4: Closing the Bottom of the Pouch

Open the zipper. Turn your project inside-out and line-up the stitches at the base of the bag.

Whip stitch through a stitch from each side (to join them together), all the way across.

Whipstitch All the way across - Easy Crochet Zipper Bag by Rhondda

I worked under both loops (front and back loops of each stitch from Rnd 32) of each stitch to create a thicker and stronger bottom edge.

Whipstitch Easy Crochet Zipper Bag
Final Seam Easy Crochet Zipper Bag

Step 5: Finishing the Bag

Easy Crochet Zipper Bag

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