Drawstring Pouch (Free Pattern)

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This is a very simple pattern and it works up quickly (depending on your speed, only about 1-2 hours) It is an ideal project for a beginning crocheter to tackle.

Drawstring Pouch Pattern

© 2017 Amanda Bryant

Materials:

Peaches & Creme worsted weight cotton – The pouch on the left in the photo is color “Black Currant” and is available in a 2.5 oz/70.9 g ball, approx. 120 yards/109 m in length. The pouch on the right in the photo is color “Pansy” and is available in a 2 oz/56.7 g ball, approx. 95 yards/86 m in length. Both pouches took about 1/3 of a ball of yarn (35-40 yards) each.

5 mm crochet hook

Stitch marker

Yarn needle

Gauge-  4 sts=1″ and 4 rounds=1″

Pouch Measurements- the finished pouch measures approximately 8″ in circumference, and approximately 5 1/2″ in height (when flattened, as shown in photo, it is about 6″ in height).

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch

sc- single crochet

hdc- half double crochet

Instructions:

Starting at bottom of pouch, Ch 2

Round 1- make 6 sc in the second ch from the hook, join with sl st to the first sc

Round 2- ch 1, make 2 sc in ea sc around,  join with sl st to the first sc (12 sc)

Round 3- ch 1, (make 1 sc in the first sc,  make 2 sc in the next sc), repeat around,  join with a sl st to the first sc (18 sc)

Round 4- ch 1, (make 1 sc in ea of the first 2 sc,  make 2 sc in the next sc), repeat around,  join with a sl st to the first sc (24 sc)

Round 5- ch 1, (make 1 sc in ea of the first 3 sc,  make 2 sc in the next sc), repeat around,  join with a sl st to the first sc (30 sc)

Round 6- ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc around,  join with a sl st in the first sc  (30 sc)

Round 7- ch 1, working in both loops again, sc in each sc around,  join with a sl st to the first sc (30 sc)

Rounds 8-21- Repeat Rounds 6 and 7, 7 times.

Round 22- repeat round 6

Round 23- ch 2, working in both loops,  hdc in ea sc around,  join with a sl st to the top of the ch-2 (30 hdc)

Round 24- ch 1, working in back loops only,  sc in each hdc around,  join with a sl st to the first sc (30 sc)

Round 25- ch 1, working in both loops,  sc in each sc around,  join with a sl st to the first sc  (30 sc)

Round 26- ch 1, (sc in the first st, hdc in the second st, make 3 dc in the third st,  hdc in the fourth st, sc in the fifth st); repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the first sc  ( 42 sts around).  If you are not doing the slip stitch trim (next round), fasten off here.

Round 27 (optional) Slip Stitch Trim (it was used on the “pansy” color pouch, but not on the “black currant” color pouch)-  (do not ch 1)- sl st in each of the first 3 sts (in the sc, hdc, and dc),  ch 3, sk the next dc, sl st in the next dc and in ea of the next 2 sts (in the hdc and the sc). <Sl st in ea of the next 3 sts (in the sc, hdc, and dc), ch 3, sk the next dc, sl st in the next dc and in ea of the next 2 sts (in the hdc and the sc). > Repeat the < > around, and join with a sl st to the first sl st. Fasten off. Using the yarn needle, weave in loose ends.

Drawstring- ch 75 and fasten off. Weave the finished drawstring through the hdc sts from round 23.

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