I needed at small pouch and at first I started to go out and purchase one when I thought, "Duh! Why don't I just make one?!!"
The pouch took me about an hour and a half to make in between doing other "stuff". Honestly, I kinda made it up as I went along. If you have questions/comments, please contact me and I will help as best I can. Enjoy!
Stitches Used: Chain (CH), Single Crochet (SC), Half Double Crochet (HDC), Double Crochet (DC), and Crab Stitch (a.k.a. "Reverse Single Crochet".)
MC = Main Color CC = Contrasting Color
NOTE: You can also choose to use only one color or multiple colors.
MC Yarn - Knit Picks Dishie 100% cotton worsted weight yarn in Peach and Swan - Knitpicks.com or worsted weight yarn of your choice.
Size G/6 (4.0 mm) crochet hook
Locking stitch marker, safety pin or paper clip Scissor
NOTE: The pouch is worked in a spiral, DO NOT JOIN at end of rounds.
Crochet the Pouch:
CH 20 stitches in MC. Place marker in first stitch of round to mark the beginning. Do the same for each round moving the marker to the new beginning stitch.
Round 1: SC all around the chain for a total of 40 stitches. NOTE: You should always have 40 stitches, there is no increasing or decreasing from this point on.
Rounds 2-4: Repeat Round 1.
Round 5-6: HDC all around.
Rounds 7-10: Repeat Round 1.
Rounds 11-12: HDC all around.
Rounds 13-16: Repeat Round 1.
Rounds 17-20: SC around alternating between MC and CC, SC around.
Round 21: HDC around alternating between MC and CC.
Fasten off CC leaving 6-8" tail to weave in later.
Round 22-23: SC all around.
Round 24: DC all around
Round 25: SC all around
Round 26: Work Crab Stitch (a.k.a. Reverse Crochet) all around. Video tutorial below.
IMPORTANT: Weave in all ends neatly and securely. You want your pouch to last and look professionally handmade.
Make the i-Cord:
As you can see, the pouch contains an i-cord used as a drawstring. I crocheted the pouch and knitted the i-cord. For me, it is easier and faster to knit i-cord. However, you can also crochet the i-cord. Below are tutorials for both crocheted and knitted versions of i-cord.
Make the i-cord as long as you like. Mine is about 12 inches long. Weave the i-cord through the last row of DC. If you like, you can use the CC to add fringes to the ends of the i-cord like I did for my pouch.
Crab Stitch - a.k.a. Reverse Crochet: