I do love it when my husband asks me to make him something 💖
This pouch was made for my husband so that he can easily carry his phone and wallet with him while running errands and going to appointments. It tucks down nicely beside him, between his lap and the arm rest of his wheelchair. The flap closure is large and easy to manipulate as it has no buttons or zippers, and the large flap helps to ensure that the contents inside the pouch don’t fall out.
While I was making this, which only took a couple of hours, my mind was racing with ideas on how to make this pouch cute and pretty and even into a purse with straps. I have some cute fabric flower shaped buttons that I think would add a lot of girliness to it, but I don’t think my husband would appreciate that, lol. So I might just have to make this again, tweak it here, change it there, add some flowers, some trim…of course, if YOU want to spice up the pattern at all, feel free! And I would love to see what you’ve come up with ☺.
Ok…so here’s the really simple pattern:
A Simple Pouch – Copyright Amanda Bryant 2017
Peaches & Creme worsted weight 4 ply cotton yarn- 1 ball (2.5 oz/70.9 g; approximately 120 yards/109 meters) – the color I used, pictured above, is “Navy”. **I used almost exactly one full ball. I had probably about 15 or so inches of yarn left from the ball after I fastened off at the end.
5 mm hook
Yarn needle, to weave in yarn tails
Gauge: 4 sc = 1 inch, 4 rounds= 1 inch
Finished size: approximately 5″×8″ , with a 1/2″ wide base (base consists of only the 1st round)
**be sure to remember to mark the beginning/end of each round with the stitch marker
Round 1- sc in 2nd Ch from hook and in each ch across, and then working around the backside of the foundation Ch, sc in each ch across (60 sc)
Round 2- sc in each sc around (60 sc)
Rounds 3- 20- repeat Round 2
At the end of Round 20, flatten the pouch and sc over to the side edge (it was 6 sc for me). Ch 1 and turn, now you will work in rows instead of rounds, to create the flap.
Next- sc2tog, 26 sc across, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (28 sc)
Next- sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (28 sc)
Repeat this last row until the flap is about 5 inches long, or until you’re just about out of yarn if you’re using the same yarn and hook size as I did.
Fasten off and weave in yarn tails with yarn needle.