Little Crochet Pouch – Free Pattern

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This super simple and quick project is for me – I thought I would share it in case anyone else needed one too!

Before I had children I used to read – A LOT – of books. Since having them I find it very difficult to make time to pick up a book and just read.

I have adapted – by listening to audiobooks.

It took me a while to get used to it but now I LOVE being able to listen to my favourite authors’ books while being free to do other things at the same time – like crochet, garden, or drive, or even watch the children play at the park.

One thing I realized I needed was a little pouch or bag to hold my headphones in – otherwise I just tossed them into my purse – and they came out tangled and even knotted!

So this is why this simple little pattern has been written. I’m sure you can use the pouch for other purposes – but for me – it is to hold my headphones! Here is today’s free pattern.

Little Crochet Pouch Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern

Little Crochet Pouch

Hook: 5.00 mm (H)

Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn (Worsted Weight Kitchen Cotton)

Abbreviations Used: ch – chain, st – stitch, sc – single crochet, fl – front loop, bl – back loop, hdc – half double crochet,

Finished Measurements: 3″ wide by 2.75″ tall

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Note you will be working around the beginning chain row in R1

R1: ch 10, starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, 1 sc in the back bump (need help? view this tutorial: Alternate ways to work in the Starting Chain) of each ch st across,  (turn 90 degrees clockwise) 1 sc in the end of the row, (turn 90 degrees clockwise), 1 sc in each fl across, (turn 90 degrees clockwise) 1 sc in the end of the row [20]

You will now be working in spirals. Do not  sl st to join or add extra chain stitches at the beginning of the rounds/spirals.

R2: (1 hdc in the fl of the 1st st, 1 hdc in the bl of the next st) around [20]

R3-R6: Repeat R2 [20]

Now to bring you to the edge you will do the following:

(1 hdc in the fl of the first st, 1 hdc in the bl of the next st) 2 times in total (so four stitches), ch 1 and turn

You will now be working flat over a set number of stitches to create the flap

R7: skip the 1st st, (1 hdc in the bl of the 1st st, 1 hdc in the fl of the next st) 4 times, 1 hdc in the bl of the next st, ch 1 and turn [9]

R8: skip the 1st st, (1 hdc in the bl of the 1st st, 1 hdc in the fl of the next st) 4 times, ch 1 and turn [8]

R9: skip the 1st st, (1 hdc in the bl of the 1st st, 1 hdc in the fl of the next st) 3 times, 1 hdc in the bl of the next st, ch 1 and turn [7]

R10: skip the 1st st, (1 hdc in the bl of the 1st st, 1 hdc in the bl of the next st), ch 2 (skip the 2 stitches under the ch 2), (1 hdc in the bl of the 1st st, 1 hdc in the bl of the next st)

Free Pattern Crochet Pouch

To edge the opening (working in a round):

R1: 1 sc in each row end, 1 sc in each st and 1 extra stitch in each corner, around

R2: 1 sl st in each st around, finish off and weave in ends

I added a button to the pouch that would fit through my ch-2 space – my button is 2 cm in diameter.

 

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10 Comments

  1. I almost forgot to reply! Thanks for answering my questions, it was a big help. Im pretty sure I understand everything now, and Im excited to give the pattern another try. 🙂

  2. Hi Sarah 🙂

    No worries – I’m happy to help!

    [20] at the end of my rows or rounds refers to the stitches in the row (or round) – I usually do not include slip stitches or chain stitches in the totals at the end of my rows unless I indicate specifically I am doing so. So for [20] this means there are 20 stitches in total in this row.

    R3-R6 repeat R2 [20] means for Round 3, 4, 5, and 6 repeat round 2 instructions for a total of 20 stitches in each round. So you would repeat this: R2: (1 hdc in the fl of the 1st st, 1 hdc in the bl of the next st) around [20] four more times.

    The next bit is to get you to the edge of the piece to make the closing flap – so to get to the edge you need to crochet in the next 4 sts – working in the pattern you would need 1 hdc in the fl of the first st, 1 hdc in the bl of the next st, 1 hdc in the fl of the next st and 1 hdc in the bl of the next st – so just for the 4 stitches to bring you to the edge – it does seem a little confusing the way I wrote it – I might need to reword that somehow…

    I hope this helps and please if you have more questions – ask away 🙂

    Night,
    Rhondda

  3. Hi, Im still new to crochet, Ive been larning for two months now, but Ive only recently been reading patterns. I was wondering if you could tell me what the [20] means. I see it in a lot of places.
    Also, on R3-R6, it says repeat R2 [20] im not sure what that means.
    Also, where it says in bold after that, “(1 hdc in the fl of the first stitch, 1 hdc in the bl of the next st) 2 times in total (so four stitches), ch 1 and turn.” What does it mean by four stitches in total?
    Sorry I have so many questions. Im really excited to figure this out, ive been needing somewhere to put my headphones. 🙂

  4. Hi Peggy, No worries 🙂 You are working on both sides of the starting chain. So when you get to the end of the chain you are working one stitch in the very end and turning to work along the bottom of the same chain you just worked across – back to the very beginning – in a round (oval/circle).

    The turn 90 degrees clockwise makes the turn to the end stitch and then 90 degrees more brings you to the bottom of the chain row to allow you to work back across to the beginning.

    Hope this clears this up for you 🙂

    Rhondda

  5. I’m sorry to seem to be a ninny but I don’t understand R1. I understand the back bump but how does one get from 10 to 20 stitches? What is turn 90 degrees clockwise?

  6. Thanks 🙂 It is working really well for my headphones! No more untangled for 10 minutes before I can use them lol!

  7. What an awesome pattern! I love your little pouch, so useful for holding those little bits and pieces that get scattered around the bottom of your purse!